Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Random Tuesday....Where did summer go?

Welcome each and everyone of you!  Follow me as I do the Randomizer Shuffle!! 

My day starts at 3AM and some much needed coffee...then off to the shower!!  Ahhhhh!  Feels so good!
Then load the car and Dr. John and SueAnn are off on their vacation!  Woot!!

Checked in the bags and loaded onto the airplane...good ole American Airlines!!

Got my window seat...

And my coffee....

From my perky and friendly air host...Jerry...

My fellow traveling peeps

Me and my fellow air-peeps are onward to Dallas and then on to Columbus, Ohio!  My mom lives in Lancaster, Ohio which is south of Columbus.

Downtown Columbus, Ohio

My youngest brother, Mark drove us from the airport to my mom's home.  So good to see her and she was happy too!!

My mom,  <3 <3

Visited with mom...just the three of us.  Then drove to Lafayette, Indiana to see the rest of the family!!  So cool!!  Brothers, nieces and nephews!  Fun times!!

Downtown Indianapolis!!

Nieces, Lisa and Lori

SIL, Patti

Nieces Stacy and Lori and SIL Linda

Me and niece Lisa

Nieces' husbands

Brothers, Mark and Jack

The entire clan
My immediate family

Rousing game of a kind of poker

morning at brother Jacks'

I have to say, that it was such a blessing to be able to spend time with my family!  As I remembered 9/11, I hugged my family extra tight.  They made my visit special and went out of their way to make sure I was comfortable and loved!  Sigh!!  Nothing beats family!!!

The flight home was uneventful and it was good to be home and sleeping in my own bed! Ahhh!  Sleep were missed for sure!!

I have a craft show on November 5th and a Doll Show, November 12th!!  Whew!  Time is flying by!!  I have so much to do and I need to get a lot of it done before October 5th!!!  Surgery day!!  They say recovery will be two to three weeks!!  Sheesh!!  But I am so excited!!

Dr. John  is doing the final paper work on the book.  So it won't be long now!!  We are both anxiously waiting for that publishing date!!  Almost like having a baby!

Spent yesterday getting my nails and toes done.  Jesse did a good job!  Then Cheri and I went out shopping...rather late...but we found the coolest Halloween decorations.  Cheri wants to deck out her house for the holidays and she sure got a good start.  I will be I will take pics of the finished results!!
Speaking of decorating...that is what I need to do this week in  my spare time.  Ha!!!!  Holiday decor coming up....!!!!!!!

Don't forget to stop over at Stacy's of Stacy Uncorked!!  See what the other Randomizers are up too!!  And join in!  So much fun!  Oh!  And yes!  Keely of The UnMom is still on hiatus!  Sigh!  I think she is liking this too much.  We miss her!!!!

Have a magical and blessed day!
Hugging you


Seahorse Ranch Girl said...

That's a lotta family! But nothing better. You are lookin' good, all sparkly.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great time and I love Halloween decorations! I am sure you'll post pics of those soon too. ): Happy RTT.

Kim Mailhot said...

Looks like such a great family time. Those moments really are so precious, aren't they ?
Wishing your good luck with all the busy stuff !
Happy Tuesday !

Indrani said...

Grand family moments.

Brian Miller said...

nice...sounds like a great trip and you got to see so many family and they all look beautiful of course...could use some of that coffee though...smiles.

Maggie May said...

I don't know where the summer went, either!
Glad that you enjoyed the family get together. Looked good fun.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Big Mama Cass said...

Looks nice! I hope your winter is as awesome. :)

PS. Your music scared the CRAP out of me! The volume must be up loud but it took me a full Kylie Minogue song to figure out where the heck the music was coming from! LOL

Cathy Kennedy said...

What a blessing to spend time with family. It brought to mind my mother's rather large family in the recent passing of my grandpa. I am saddened because I was unable to attend his service, but I managed to visit a day late. Enough rambling already, right? lol Have a good week!

Christina said...

oh this is lovely! enjoy your family!

Slamdunk said...

Glad to hear that you had such a nice time with your family Sue Ann.

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a great visit with the family. Family is so important & so much fun!!!!

Can't wait to see your Fall decor!

Mimi said...

That looks like a great trip!

Hugs & love,

rebecca said...

summer is surely fleeting. I feel it slipping away. :(

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

It was so nice to be on the trip and see your happy family! The pics show the fun...

Jinksy said...

No limit to 55 words here, then?! LOL ♥ Great bunch of family memories...

WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Your family looks super friendly and super fun! Times like that are what make such great memories. So cool that you captured it with photos and a blog post. Big hugs, SueAnn!

SandyCarlson said...

Such a beautiful family time. Thanks for sharing the smiles.