This is going to be a good year. If I write this one hundred times do you think it will come to pass? If I visualize a wonderful year, will that work? I do that a lot you know..use visualization. Been doing that for years. From that I have learned NOT to visualize bad things..because as surely as you do..they will come to pass.
So...to start out the new year..an outing to L.A. for grandson Alex's (Brock) 25th birthday. What a fun bunch of people my children are. The birthday boy is on the far left of the photo...the one with the huge dimples. His lovely wife Natalia is holding my little great granddaughter, Emily. The chubby gray haired woman in the center is me...and their wonderful step grandfather is standing in the top row next to my grandson Adam. Adam is Emily's father and the son of my eldest son, Patrick. His wife, Cristina (Emily's mother) is standing to the right just behind my shoulder.
You really don't want me to go into further detail now do you?? Of course you don't. ;)
My two granddaughters in law and their sweet mother.
My Columbian relatives! :)
That bright sunlight is not too flattering....Ug!
Natalia and Grandma Mona.. (that's what they call me..)
My own grandchildren all call me Grandma Duffy. If you have grands...what do they call you? Of course when there are lots of Grandma's...one has to be identified. :)
Sweet, patient husband always has such a good time when we all get together and laughs constantly. What a great sound that is!
The serious business of getting down to eating great food, lovely afternoon, great company.
What a great start to this New Year of ours. The house is nearly back to normal..except for a bit of window washing..putting Christmas cartons back up in the garage...checking for pine needles under the cushions of the couch..and for the next month I will find little things forgotten in corners that didn't get packed. It happens every year.
Family. That's what it's all about isn't it?
Love and hugs,