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A Sunny Saturday and Soccer

Well, apparently Spring is taking a little break here in our part of the world.  With snow back in the forecast this weekend and a grand thunderstorm raging as I type, last weekend's weather seems a distant memory....

But, it was a TERRIFIC weekend, with sunny skies, warm temperatures...and a great time with FAMILY! 

Our recently-turned-6 grandson had a soccer game on Saturday morning.  So, Eddie and I loaded up the folding chairs and Jake, our Australian Shepherd, stopped by to pick my mother up, and headed out to the soccer fields.  Once there, we met up with Bonnie and the kids and spent a great hour under the sun.

Here's the WONDERBOY himself, Trayden, all sunscreened up and ready to hit the field.  Of course, when he realized I had the camera out, he "cheesed" big-time. 

Ansleigh, 3-1/2 years old, was in her own unique PRINCESS/DIVA mode.  Honestly, I don't think they made little girls like this back when I was a child...

And just check out her new pink booster had to be PINK!!!

Jake truly enjoyed being out around all the people.  Being the DOG that he is, he found lots of girls to flirt with.  He also found lots of dropped food...yum....and Ansleigh shared her cheese puffs with him....yum yum!!!

Trayden has certainly come a long ways since we saw his first soccer game three years ago (when he confused soccer with football and started tackling his own teammates).  Look at that kid hustle!

Being back home means we will have so many more opportunities to spend time with the family.  Watching these grandkids grow up is part of what keeps us young. Well, that and the fact that after the game and lunch they got to go shopping with their momma and we got to come home for a NAP!

Regardless of the weather where you are, I hope you have some family time planned for this weekend.  Can't wait to hear about it!



  1. Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting ! Of course, I had to return the favor. I loved reading about your sweet family. As a blended family myself with three children (also with two strange...) I find that we have a lot in common. As we are both fairly nnewbies to this bloggy will be fun to grow together.

  2. Hi to you! What a beautiful family you have and love the photos! I came across your blog from Daisy Cottage and would love to follow it. I am new to all this blogging but feel so inspired from the blogs that I have seen so far, so I felt it was about time I made a start! Please feel free to visit me at All the best Karenx

  3. You must be delighted to be close to your family now. I'm an hour away from my grand-girls and am fortunate to see them regularly. Your grand children, your entire family is lovely and I'm envious that you are able to sit outside and watch soccer. Also, your earlier post about flowers...I'm aching to get outdoors and start getting my gardens ready! Going to go and check out sittingohsopretty and containchaos!

  4. Just stopped over from SITS...cute kids! Have a great Sunday!

  5. Thank you, thank you, Paula, Karen & Michelle, for stopping by the porch! Your comments mean so much to me! Especially considering the fact that each of you has such a lovely blog of your own.

  6. Looks like a great day!

    I'm passing by via SITS to say hello.
    Have a great weekend!

  7. Sounds perfect! I am enjoying every second with my girls, but you're right, no rest for the weary. LOL. looking forward to lots of Grandkids someday... no rush... enjoy them and send them HOME! :)

  8. Hehe such a cute bunch of pictures :D

    Just stopping by from SITS to say hi! :D

  9. Braden and Ansleigh are GREAT names. I love it. I know what you mean about Spring taking a break. I was a little sad to wake up to rain this morning. Boy was this weekend amazing though. Holy Wow!


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