With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: With Our NY Kids

Thursday, January 3, 2013

With Our NY Kids

A few days after Christmas, John and I traveled to New York to spend some time with our daughter, Jill, Brad and their children, Ryan, Brenna and Shaela.
 Our 5 1/2-hour drive turned into an eight+ one but we finally made it safe and sound.
 Raider is a great traveling companion except that he thinks he can only do potty in grass...
dry, green grass... let's just say he spent way longer than usual outside.

 gift time
 seeing their new home
 Raider (the Schnauzer) and Rudy (the Yorkie-poo) did very well together.  Rudy was a gracious host.
From their appearance, Raider and Rudy look the same size.  But Raider is a stocky and compact 20-pounds and Rudy is a fluffy, curly 12-pounder under lots of fur.
Raider is not agile and even has trouble doing steps.  Rudy is light on his feet and bounces and dances like a feather.
 We enjoyed sitting in as Brad led a Sunday School class and hearing Jill as she played her violin during Worship time at their church.
Afterwards, it was lots of giggles through lunch.
 New Years Eve was spent playing, "Don't Eat RUDY", (their version of Don't Eat CASHEW), eating delicious food Jill made and watching the sweet movie, Nanny McPhee.
 All but one (youngin') stayed awake to see the ball drop and welcome in 2013
 Dear Brad and Jill
Jill and her parents
My Beloved and I
beginning another year together.
(pretty scarf and earrings are from Jill and family)

Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:13-14


NanaDiana said...

What beautiful family pictures, Lorraine. Your children/grands are such a blessing to you and I can tell how much you love them- xo Diana

Barbara F. said...

A wonderful family celebration. The children are darling. Love the two doggies who got along so well. xo

Susan said...

Sounds like a great time, LDH. Soooo happy for your sweet family to all get together. Glad you made the trip and back, a-okay. Take care. Susan


A beautiful family together, what a perfect holiday, dear Lorraine. The grands are so adorable and they look so happy too. Sounds like it was a great holiday and a blessed one. Wishing you and yours a very happy and blessed new year, lovely lady.

Heather said...

Your family is so beautiful!! Happy New Year ~Love Heather

Maple Lane said...

I always enjoy your delightful family pictures.

Maryann said...

Always love your photos, the children are adorable. We had our grands NewYears and none of them made it to see the ball drop...it was fun watching them try though

podso said...

A beautiful post filled with love and family and memories being made! Happy New Year!

Purabi Naha said...

Wow, I loved knowing more about you in this post. You look so sweet! Happy New Year to all of you!

Sue said...

It is always a joy and pleasure to visit with you and your family, and seeing the wonderful memories you make together.
Thanks for sharing.

Traci said...

What a great way to spend New Years! The kids & puppies are too cute!

lindsey said...

As always you have posted great family photo's, your daughters new home is beautiful and such a lovely photo of you and hubby :)

Leann said...

What blessings to be all together! So glad that you had a safe and wonderful trip.

Happy New Year!


BTW - Love you glasses!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Glad you arrived safe and sound and had such a wonderful time with your family :)

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Beautiful family and glad the trip was made safely. My sis and I were in NYC but escaped just as it started snowing -smile-.

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

what treasures are in this post...even the dogs are part of it..it is the fullest of what life is all about

Great pictures...great memories!!

Winnie said...

Such beautiful and happy photos :)
You definitely had a great time
Thank you for sharing :)

Maggie Ann said...

I'm glad you made it there safely...your wonderful family pictures and post were enjoyed by me. You guys are so special!

~ Liz ~ said...

I love seeing your sweet family moments. Looks like you all had a great time together. The dogs posing together made me smile.

Just a little something from Judy said...

I like how you documented the trip for us and how happy the smiles were on the little one's faces. You can see they love you so much. Truly beautiful pictures! What precious memories you are will have of the New Year's Eve celebration.

Debbie Petras said...

What a wonderful way to welcome the new year in; with family. I remember well days like that with the snow as I grew up on Long Island, NY. But their home looked nice and warm as it was so obviously filled with love.

Happy New Year Lorraine!

Blessings and love,

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

Lovely images, Lorraine. That trip on the road made me cringe a little. Soooo glad I don't have to deal with such in my corner of the globe.

Wishing you a beautiful new year, my friend.

Jackie said...

Happy New Year to you and your wonderful family Lorraine.

This post is just wonderful. I really love your collages and the kids...wow..out of this world adorable!!

I hope you guys have the best year ever!!


happeningswithLana said...

Nice pictures. The scarf is very pretty. My favorite color.


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