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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Time Flies As Swiftly As The Wind!

This weekend came and went so swiftly, as swiftly as the wind storm that blew into our area in the Monday a.m. as I was cleaning up while thinking about our special week end company. As I began to write a blog post the winds slammed the house, the lights flickered and the computer did that thing it does as the power comes and goes. So I shut down the computer and tried to distract myself from the sound of the winds. I finally did get to sleep after I plugged my ears and snuggled under the covers. I awoke to a home with no electric power and had to call my friendly neighborhood sheep shearer and cancel a shearing appointment for 2 rams.Above is a picture of a bird's nest I found in the huge branches that came down onto the roof of our sheep shed. Our youngest son, his wife, and one of our oldest son's daughters came to visit over the weekend. We were happy to host an Artistry product party here for Breezy and lunch was served along with a great and informative presentation. Above is Breezy, Judy, and daughter A.Joy listening to Breezy talk about the benefits of the products.
I got to cuddle little MN as I listened.
The granddaughters had fun playing dress-up. They were giggling as they showed us their finery. The 2 blue dresses were worn by my sisters in my wedding.
Later on that day we had home church in our home, then visited some more late into the evening with Daniel, Breezy, and our granddaughter who quickly fell asleep on my lap after we polished our fingernails together. She got striped nails!
Oldest Son's #3 daughter hugs Aunt Breezy....
...and Uncle Daniel. His birthday was Sunday and my husband made him a chocolate cheesecake a la Nigella Lawson. Do you know, he shared one piece with my husband, his Dad, and then took the rest of it home! Why, the cheesecake got boxed up before I could take a picture of it.I think he likes chocolate cheesecake. I also received a needle-felting kit in the mail so I can participate in the needle-felting challenge issued by Shannon Phifer of Kenleigh Acres ( click here to view her blog*) . Check out her blogs about her farm, and her studio. Don't you just love weekends, and all they bring?They come and go so very quickly....and time flies swiftly...like the wind. And then comes Monday...MY day of rest!

11 comments:

Daisy said...

Love the picture of the girls playing dress-up. That one made me smile. Sounds like you had a busy weekend, Kathy. I'm glad you got to spend it with family making good memories.

Southern Comfort said...

The gatherings with your family always look like so much fun. I can't wait to have some grandchildren around.The wind storm sounds a little scary.I love the picture of the girls dressing up and I love that you got to have striped fingenail polish too.

Mary said...

It sounds like a great family weekend. I'm glad to hear your property wasn't severely damaged by the wind storm. Have a great day.

Mildred said...

Good Morning Kathy! So very good to see the family photos. The one that makes my heart sing is Breezy - it's good to see joy and life back in her beautiful eyes! Happy belated birthday to your son and I think maybe your husband needs to make another cheescake! The felting kit will be interesting to follow along with.

Sandra said...

What a wonderful blessing, to have family close enough for a visit! I love the looks of contentment and peace that shows on each face...except for the little 'uns...they have sheer FUN written all over their faces...and well they should.
Tempus Fugit indeed.

Vikki G said...

What a wonderful weekend! I suppose your son loved the cheesecake too..my what a wonderful dad to make this so special~ lovely pictures as always. You have a beautiful family.

Julie Harward said...

YOU HAVE A REALLY BEAUTIFUL FAMILY! HOW FUN TO HAVE THEM FOR THE WEEKEND, I TOO LOVE THAT..BUT BY MONDAY MORNING, I AM TIRED! THERE'S AN OLD SAYING.."IT'S SO GOOD TO HAVE THE CHILDREN COME FOR A WEEKEND VISIT, AND SO GOOD TO SEE THE TAIL LIGHTS OF THEIR CARS WHEN THEY LEAVE," LOL SOMETIMES IT'S LIKE THAT BUT WITH THE REST THAT COMES, I ALWAYS FEEL A TOUCH OF SADNESS THAT THEY ARE GONE! COME SAY HI :D

Mary said...

Power is always such a concern. When we first moved to this house we lost power for a week. We did not have as many animals then.

Loved your pictures, as always.

I kept hearing of the windstorm, was not sure who was affected.

Farm Chick Paula said...

That sounds like a wonderful weekend, Kathy! I know you had a great time with your family around you. And you're right- weekends just seem to fly by...

Sounds like Daniel was a little stingy with the cheesecake! (I would have been, too! LOL)

Kenleigh's Fiber Studio said...

It looks like you really enjoyed your weekend! I love the girls all dressed up :) and I can't wait to see what you do with the felting kit.

noble pig said...

Yes the weekends blow in and out like the wind. Yours looks like a wonderful time was had by all.