With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: hello August

Monday, August 24, 2015

hello August

August
Feels like it just began but we are already heading to the end. It's the month of birthdays, vacations, visits, kids, cousins, get-together's and non-stop activities. Add to that home projects and chores and it almost qualifies as an endurance race.
Posts like this are especially for the kiddo's in our family because it is packed with photos of them doing all the stuff kids do.
(the photo above is Shaela as she sat on the counter watching her mom bathe her little brother in the kitchen sink. I love her sweet profile and long hair)

giggles and smiles when cousins come for a visit
the girls do girly things

and
and the boys do boy things
 My four daughters and I all look whipped tired in this pic but after full days they found a babysitter for 12 littles, and the guys joined us for a late dinner to celebrate my birthday. 
I helped Jamie and Josh ready their current home for listing with hopes is sells quickly and they are able to purchase a larger home for their growing family.
With a birthday coupon, Jared joined us for a lovely dinner outside one evening.
 My sweetie and I 
 My brother and sister and I celebrating his birthday one week after mine.
  Our granddaughter, Keri Jill celebrating her 12th birthday the day after my brother's
(we also have a grandson that turned 2 on the 5th and oldest daughter had a birthday on the 6th, sister-in-law on the 21st, three close friends share my birthday and three anniversaries to celebrate!) 
 Happy Birthday, Keri!
 Cousins and friends and Aunt Abbey!
I love this photo of our twin daughters Jill and Jamie. Jill has four children and Jamie is expecting her 8th baby and feeling most yucky thanks to morning sickness that lasts all day (see photo above of the ghost-white complexion she is currently wearing)
 Spending one-on-one lunch time with Ryan, our up-state NY grandson
including a quick visit to PopPop's office
the guys found some time for chip and putt
and Keri, Brenna and Shae relaxed in the shade
Even Raider and Rudy have learned not to instigate or chase each other as they did when they were younger. They get along just fine now though they don't really interact.

Summer is toward the end and our fall doesn't look any less busy. These little ones are growing taller and older with each passing day and we are so thankful for the times we have them close.
Special moments, indeed!

8 comments:

Sharon - creativity and family said...

Such happy pictures. A very happy Birthday to all those who have had theirs. x

Ann said...

I always enjoy seeing your family get togethers. You sure do keep busy

Cheryl said...

Lorraine, I think that your family rivals ours with the number of August birthdays and anniversaries! You may be the winner!! :)

Wonderful pictures of your beautiful family...sharing love and good times. Oh, how those children are growing! Congratulations on another new life added to your circle!

Cheryl said...

Lorraine, I think that your family rivals ours with the number of August birthdays and anniversaries! You may be the winner!! :)

Wonderful pictures of your beautiful family...sharing love and good times. Oh, how those children are growing! Congratulations on another new life added to your circle!

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

Your August sounds like ours, busy, busy, and still not over. How blessed to have your children and grandchildren together, and so many little ones, and a new one on the way.

Happy belated birthday to you!

Lea said...

Oh, my goodness, what a precious family. I cannot imagine having that many Grans or that many cousins. Both Hubby and I came from small families and we have a small family. Such great pics of a fun filled August!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Happy birthday to all that you know in this last month of Summer. My dear niece's birthday is this month too.
You have such a beautiful and wonderful family. Enjoy them and celebrate with them the month of August.
Have a blessed week sweet friend.
FABBY

Preeti said...

Happy Birthday month to you and your family !!:) You have such a big family, your Birthday calender must be very big.

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