Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The Vacuum After The Whirlwind


The months of May and June were wild and wonderful whirlwinds of family time... You know if I have been missing for long periods there is SOMETHING going on.  =)

My brother and his wife extended their stay to cross over with the Little Men & Co.'s visit in June... and, oh, the fun we all had!!


This photo quality is pitiful... but, it was one of my favorite moments... all piled up in Noni and Pop Pop's bed at the end of a long day... they look angelic, don't they?  ;)


Yes, we had so. much. fun... Now, it is so. very. quiet. 

Almost two weeks have passed since everyone left for home... I'll admit to being exhausted and enjoying a bit of the quiet time... but, that soon wears off and I find myself sitting in "the sousins (cousins) room" amidst the books and toys... remembering the laughter and sweet hugs... and the hearing "Noni" a million times a day... And, I miss my small herd. 

It takes me awhile to get my wind back and ready to move on with life as it comes... I'm ready.

"Hold up to him (or her) his better self, his real self that can dare and do and win out... People radiate what is in their minds and in their hearts."
~ Eleanor H. Porter

blessings ~ tanna

34 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

You have a lovely happy family and I am glad you had a fun time with them all.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love the pictures. You are certainly blessed.

Mary Bergfeld said...

What a wonderful family :-) It sounds like everyone had a fabulous time. It is, however, good to know you are back with us. Hugs and blessings...Mary

Catherine said...

Dear Tanna, What a wonderful time for all. I bet the memories are sweet and dear for all.
It takes me time to adjust too. I am so glad for you and your family and the fun times. Blessings dear. xoxo Catherine

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I'm glad to hear that you had wonderful family time. Those grandkiddos are just the cutest things ever. We are off to the States tomorrow so not sure how much I'll be around over the next 5 weeks. I never carry a laptop with me and haven't figured out how to blog through my phone or anything else. Sometimes we just have to be in the moment. :) Best wishes, Tammy

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

I figured you were having fun with family. You were missed here, but we all understand. Looking forward to reading future posts. Blessings to you always sweet friend. :)

steph said...

what a beautiful family!!!!! I know what you mean about that void....missing my crew, too, after our beach vacation. Just means we both have something wonderful to look forward to, right?

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Your pictures sure show alot of happiness. Bet you had a great time and enjoyed every moment with them.

Gillian Olson said...

Pure joy! A time to remember for years to come.

Laurie said...

Oh Tanna, you have a beautiful family! I am with you girl on missing them, when they're gone. It's exhausting at times, but that's what naps are for. Family time is the best in all the world. I love the picture of your babies all lined up in bed. Reminds me of the Waltons. What great memories for your little ones.

podso said...

How wonderful! Oh the memories! I'm sure at first the quiet was deafening. We do need rest breaks between the fun but you know those good times will come again. The grands are growing and all so gorgeous and happy!

La Table De Nana said...

You are such a beautiful nana..inside out..

look at all the glowing faces..
I love the bed shot too:)

makes the bed even MORE special ..
I love the Littlest holding the Littles chin:)

I would frame that!

Shug said...

Ah....such a sweet post. Beautiful smiles on all the little faces, which messages that they too were having a wonderful time. Oh, the greatness of family....there is nothing like it. Lots of special memories made. thanks for sharing your family with us...

TexWisGirl said...

oh, such a sweet, sweet bunch. i have thought of you and hoped all was well - this was wonderful. :)

Lynne said...

Adorable, Sweet, Loving . . . ALL . . .
Beautiful family . . .
Love those happy faces . . .
The rest after though is SWEET too . . .

From the Kitchen said...

I thought you might be surrounded by this sweet bunch!! Enjoy quietly reflecting on those weeks of fun!!

Best,
Bonnie

Tricia Buice said...

A wonderful summer adventure indeed! I bet you were exhausted - I would be :) They are all such beautiful children. Very happy you were blessed with a nice long visit. So happy to have you back - you are missed!

karen said...

I am happy that you were absent for a very good reason! I can imagine the happiness the exhaustion and the missing of the noise. When my kids are home I cannot wait for quiet and when they are gone I cannot wait for them to be here!!

Laura at Beehive Rugs said...

Love your pictures and glad you are back in bogland!!!

Susan Sevig said...

Priceless times.

prideinphotos.com said...

Oh, I can so relate, after they are gone, you are so tired! But soon the aching starts for them again. It is a vicious cycle my friend. We are both blessed beyond measure with our family!

Sandy said...

Love the darling pictures of all your sweet blessings, each so cute in their own way. How blessed you are!

Catherine Holman said...

Such precious photos and memories!

Judy S. said...

So glad you were off doing fun things with family. (I was getting a bit worried actually.) We just had a family reunion in CA, and you are so right, very fun and very exhausting! All that energy in those littel bodies!

Wanda said...

Oh what a lap full of darlingness. Each face is just adorable. And Grandma in the middle is beautiful.

Janette Wright said...

Whirlwind around here also. The pictures are priceless and the memories held in everyone's heart for a lifetime is what it is all about!!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

One of the greatest joys in life- maybe thee. Our grandchildren! We get ours in waves just as you do, we go full steam for as long as they are here and come to a crashing halt! It's good some of them live around us or we'd be very exhausted.
Have a lovely weekend,
Jemma

Robin said...

Relationships are so precious, and I know you created many wonderful memories together!

Amanda said...

Love and miss you. XOXO

Cheryl @ TFD said...

It was great to see your post, Tanna! And look at those beautiful faces!

handmade by amalia said...

What a lovely family you have! I'm glad you had this wonderful visit, must be a bit hard now, missing them.
Amalia
xo

Dee said...

What a sweet post and such great pics of the grandkids. Family time is so important to me, too. I also agree that sometimes you need a little quiet time afterwards... =D

Christine said...

"your herd", that is so good, I'm going to borrow that!

Mereknits said...

So glad you had a lovely time with your gorgeous family Tanna, you are stunning by the way.
Hugs,
Meredith

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