Short & Sweet

We just finished spending the past two weeks with my daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter in town. It was fabulous! Being a grandma is incredible. I can’t even describe how happy I am every time I get to see and hold my granddaughter. It was a little disappointing this morning waking up without being able to hold my smiling, happy granddaughter before heading off to work. Adalynn is such a delightful little girl and so full of smiles and laughter that she is truly missed.

I had big plans to take lots of photos of her while she was here but ended up spending most of my free time playing with her and holding her. I did manage to snap a few photos though and thought I’d share a few here so our extended family could see how much she’s grown.

We were able to take Jessica, Ryan & Ady with us to cut down our Christmas tree. Ady had great fun checking out all the trees and people along the way. Here are a few photos of our adventure…

Here is Ady watching all the fun taking place…

Freezing cold but hanging in there…

Walking through the forest with her mommy…

Pretending to be a Christmas Tree ornament with her daddy…

No dad, I don’t think that is a proper Christmas tree…

Finally headed back to the car after finding the perfect tree. Thanks grandpa for carrying it!

I was able to snap a few photos of Ady while we were relaxing at home with the family too. Here are a few pictures of her…

Smiling for Grandma…

Pretty please can I have another cookie?

Ady loves to clap all the time, especially when she’s happy. You can’t help but smile when you watch her…

It was so much fun having all of my children home for a couple of weeks. As our children grow up our family just grows in size as new ones are added to the mix. I’m so grateful for all of my family and the happiness and joy they bring into my life.

Take time to enjoy the simple pleasures of life like spending time with your loved ones. Smiles and laughter are good for the soul so be sure to smile and laugh often…