Thursday, July 28, 2011

Well, I didn't keep my word now, did I?

I have been a very bad blogger of late. Three weeks between posts and I have no real excuse except that I am a procrastinator (hangs head in shame). I promised you more timely posts in my last post and well, it did not happen. Please forgive me I will try to do better...

When last we met I was heading off for a long family weekend. We drove a couple of hours west to Massenutten Resort where we have a timeshare. The men golfed and we women, well we had two babies with us that kept us in line! Let's just say that a lot of time was spent feeding, holding, playing with and changing those little darlings!

It is amazing how two such small people can control a room full of adults and keep us hopping!

We did pay a visit to the Green Valley Book Fair while on route to our weekend destination. A great place to stop and peruse thousands of discounted books! It is out in the middle of the country on a farm, a huge two story warehouse just brimming with books of every kind...luckily I am trying to downsize my book collection so I was very good while there and only bought one book, a slow cooker cookbook that has some very nice recipes and it only cost $3.00 so my hubby was pleased! The new parents bought lots of children's books at great prices!

On Sunday afternoon we watched the Women's World Cup Soccer match up between the US and Brazil. What a tense game it was and when the US scored to tie things up we all let out a yell which scared the bejebbers out of one of the babies. From then on we remembered to use our inside voices! lol Told you those babies were in controll of the adults!!

There was a mama deer hanging out around our condo with her 3 babies! Don't know if she birthed all three or if she adopted an orphan but they were all with her!

The deer are so friendly on the mountain that they just seem to ignore us humans. They are so pretty but this mama doe was very skinny.

Well the weekend came to a too fast end and it was time for us all to leave. Here is a picture of my family before we left.

If you are wondering why we are all making a 'V' sign, it was in tribute to my youngest daughter....she always made this sign for was just one of her was our way of including her in the family vacation picture.

We had a great weekend just being together with good conversation, lots of food and just catching up with each others lives.

Until next time, Blessings to You and Happy Stitching!


Anonymous said...

It sounded like you had a fabulous time away! Isn't Green Valley Book Fair great? You can get some really terrific bargains! It is probably a good thing they aren't open all the time!

Robin in Virginia

Dana said...

Great story...and I love the inclusion of the "V". The babies are adorable. Take care....

Catherine said...

Such sweet babies!! Oh yes, they keep you hopping and it never stops!
Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Great family picture!

Margaret said...

Looks like a lovely time! And those babies! So cute -- and yes, they are very good at controlling the grownups. :D

pam said...

glad you had some nice family time. who can resist the babies?

mdgtjulie said...

Oh, that sounds lovely. I'm glad you had a good vacation. And if blogging becomes an obligation, then it's no longer fun anymore, right? We should be keeping up with you at your pace, not at ours. Hope you're having a sweet night's sleep!!

Mouse said...

ooo sounds like you had a fab time and the babies are adorable :) and don't panic if you can't blog all the time ... we are still here waiting till you can just round the corner :) take care love mouse xxxxx

Peggy Lee said...

This summer my blogging has slowed dramatically. I agree with the others.....when it becomes an obligation it's no longer any fun.
Blog when you want and know we will be here for you!

Valerie said...

I am so glad that you enjoyed your vacation in the mountains. I hope it was cooler there at Massanutten!

Oh, you gotta love the Green Valley Book Fair...what an amazing place! You are GOOD to walk away with only one book...I don't have that kind of willpower!

Stay cool!

Lynn said...

The babies are adorable and two would definitely keep you hopping!
Nice to see the deer too although I know they can be a nuisance in the garden.