Sunday, March 28, 2010

My Little Vacation

Spring has finally arrived at least according to the calendar. Last weekend the first day of Spring brought us a storm that gave us blizzard like conditions. Winds with gusts up to 50 mph and up to 16 inches of snow in some areas of our state were felt. It was as if old man Winter wanted to make sure that we did not forget him too quickly. I was at the airport early that morning. If lucky I was to catch a flight to Dallas then another to Nashville and spend the week with my daughter and grandkids. It was close, but we were able to finally get out an hour and a half later than scheduled. The heavy winds made it difficult to de-ice the plane. We were the last one they allowed to leave.

Once we topped the clouds the sun shone brightly. I have always loved how when one flies that bad weather is never as bad as it seems. It can seem so dark and menacing down below yet once you make it above the clouds it seems like a beautiful day. Sort of like ones problems. We can lose in our own storms, thinking that there is no way out and that we are sure to be swallowed by their turbulent violence. Yet if we manage to step back and look at it from the outside, we realize at times how small and insignificant it may be. Or at least we may see a method of overcoming them that we could not see while inside of its fury.

Anyways, my flight was a good one. I left snow and wind chill temperatures of close to zero and landed in a beautiful 70 degree day. I was greeted by my daughter and two wonderful grandkids and for the next six days I was close to being in heaven. It had been some time since I had seen my grandkids, close to six months to be exact. It is amazing how much kids can grow in that amount of time… not only in size yet also in their maturity and mannerisms. My granddaughter has always been dear to my heart… quite possibly because she was my first grandchild, yet also because we have a special bond. We sat like two little girls chatting and talking about all kinds of things.

My grandson is who makes me feel most like a grandma (or GG as they call me). He gives loads of hugs and wants to be beside you constantly. We did the usual things that GGs do with their grandkids. A little bit of rain kept us inside for a couple days so we watched movies. Willy Wonka, Stuart Little, and Shorts were a few of them we saw. Cartoons were also high on the list as we were always avid Sponge Bob fans. Coloring, blowing bubbles, going to the park, getting ice cream, riding bikes, and a trip to the toy store and library were a few of the adventures we had during the week also.

My daughter is ready to deliver my newest grandson anytime. Her due date is not until April 12th however she appears ready to pop anytime. Once again I will venture back to Tennessee to spend some time with them in May…first to see my newest grandchild yet also to celebrate my granddaughters 7th birthday. Something I have never missed yet and hopefully will never have to. I am already looking forward to the trip.


AkasaWolfSong said...

Oh your Babes are just gorgeous! I love the color of their hair! Must have some Celtic roots in there somewhere, eh?

I am so happy you enjoyed your time with them and now you can go back in just a short while.

They always make our hearts sing and shine don't they?

Many blessings to You and your Babes!

TMCPhoto said...

living away from any family is hard when you have kids. My Mom works a lot and has only been to one of my daughters birthday parties and that was her first, I know she wishes we or she were closer so she wouldn't have to miss out. You are so fortunate to be able to make that trip.

mxtodis123 said...

What beautiful grandchildren you have. Sounds like you had a wonderful time of it...blowing bubbles, parks, ice cream, toy stores. Oh, you are so blessed. But, keep your fingers crossed for me. I've heard a rumor about my youngest...but nothing's been said yet. Hoping it's not just a rumor.

Mama Feoneafey said...

Greetings! What a wonderful trip you had and i am glade to see you are home safely! Congrats on the 3rd Grandchild to you and your family!! Thank you for stopping by my bog and I, as you can see, found your blog while you were gone !! I am so very glad I did!!
I have been reading through your past post , and I really like it here! It's a wonderful place to visit!
Blessings abundant!
Ma Fey

Marie S said...

So nice to be able to go see your family and 70 degree days.
I am so glad you had a good and playful time, welcome back!
Your grandchildren are so gorgeous!
Have a great week!

RA said...

Sounds lovely. Those are the kind of moments that are worth all the gold in the world... :)

Rue said...

What a fun trip! I'm glad you had some sunshine and plenty of hugs from your grandchildren. That is the best kind of medicine for shaking off the Winter blahs!

Blessings on your daughter's delivery. Keep us posted!

Stella Seaspirit said...

What beautiful grandkiddies you have! Brightest Blessings*

JJ Beazley said...

Kids Rule! Quite right, too. Love 'em. When are you lot going to get your bessoms constructed?

luna petunia said...

Welcome home, Janie. I am glad you had fun with those darling grandchildren!
Love from luna p.

greekwitch said...

Your vacation sound full of love. BEAUTIFUL!