Thursday, May 18, 2023

Time with Family

We arrived here May 6th and it hardly seems possible that 12 days have passed since we pulled into this site here at the Wayne County Fairgrounds.  

We celebrated a very special event with our Granddaughter, Marcella Rose, on the 13th she made her First Holy Communion.

Mother's Day was the 14th and I happily celebrated with both my children and their families.

On the 16th our Grandson, Noah, was part of the 5th and 6th Grade Honors Band.

Mostly our days have been ordinary days of spending time with our son, our daughter-in-law, and our grandchildren. Plus, there is the drive to their home then back again in the evening. (I will share that ride in another blog.)

Saturday, May 13, 2023 (Marcella's First Communion)

Marcella Rose 
For her First Communion Dress 
she wore a Korean Hanbok.

Our son, Thomas and his wife, Nadine holding their youngest, Thomas
Noah and Jonah

Our daughter and her family drove down to celebrate the occasion with Marci.

Our daughter, Rachel with Timothy and Charlotte
Nathaniel and Adelaide.

Tom and I with our grandchildren

It was nice to be able to spend the weekend not only celebrating Marci's First Communion but also Mother's Day. I do not remember the last time that I had both my children and their families with me to celebrate the day. It was a wonderful, but short, weekend filled with busy children that can be loud at times while at the same time there are moments of silence when the parents wonder what is going on and they are found all just sitting quietly watching a movie. Another words it was a typical family weekend with seven children, that range in ages 3 to 12, eight adults, one dog and three cats. Everyone survived and the memories will live forever.

Heading into church these two are so cute together.

Sunday, May 14, 2023 (Mother's Day)

These two little precious people were waiting for us 
when we pulled up this morning.

Our daughter took several pictures trying to get all seven

in one picture inside the trampoline.

Pure joy!

Amazingly the three oldest stood for a picture and smiled!

It was a special whirlwind of a weekend filled with moments for our memory book.

Tuesday, May 16. 2023 (Noah's Honors Band Concert)

Noah who is in 6th grade plays the trumpet and was chosen to be part of the Honors Band for 5th and 6th grade. The concert also included the 7th and 8th grade Honors Band and several High School small ensembles. It was an enjoyable evening always special to be able to attend one of our grandchildren's activities.  

We could not see our grandson but he is somewhere on the left.
The insert is Noah in his shirt when he got back home.

When it is time for bed it is time for bed!

We are glad you stopped by!
If you have time to leave a comment we would enjoy hearing from you.


  1. Deb you and Tom have a beautiful family and how nice to be with all of them on Mothers Day. Looks like the kids had a blast !

  2. What great family pictures and even better such special times and memories, I'm sure you will have many more fun times while you are there :-)

  3. So glad for you to get to spend time with all of your children and grandchildren. I am sure you were blessed to be there on your granddaughter's first communion and Mother's Day. They are special family events.

    1. It was special to be here for her First Communion and to have our family here.

  4. You have a beautiful family. I'm glad you made it back to spend the time together. Those pictures ..... AWESOME!!!!

  5. Amazing to have all the family together. What adorable grandchildren, they sure are growing up too fast! I don't think I've ever see Tom without a ball cap :) Great pictures Deb, thanks for sharing your lovely family!

    1. Thank you, Shirley! They are growing up way to fast. LOL about Tom and the ball cap.

  6. Such a lovely family!
    The pictures explain in detail how lucky you all are to have each other. Perfect Mothers Day!
    Shirley took the weird out of my mouth about Tom and his hat! ☺️

    1. Thank You, Patsy. It was a wonderful Mother's Day!