We Now Resume Regular Programming…

….and I’m back, after a week’s blogging vacation. This was the first hiatus I’ve taken since I began blogging nearly four years ago. It was a nice break, but I did miss posting.

When last we visited, I was stressing about the rain chances for our family reunion, which was Saturday, August 2.  And… it did rain. So, for the second year in a row, we entertained in our garage, amongst the hoes, rakes, ladders, etc.  But no one seemed to mind at all.  And we doubled our number of guests from last year: this year, we had 18.

It was a very busy week.  We enjoyed my niece, Donna,  and her son, Connor, being with us. Motor Man and I always try to find fun adventures for Connor while they are here. (Contrary to what he says: we don’t just ride, eat and take photos.)

He sat in a hydroplane (race boat) at Motor Man’s shop:

connor in hydro 8-1-2014 1-46-34 PM

And took a short ride (after he posed for this picture) in what may well be the world’s fastest “souped-up” golf cart:

connor on golf cart 8-4-2014 3-20-27 PM

We went to see “my” horses on the Outer Banks.

horses and 4 of us 8-4-2014 11-11-20 AM

We had lunch (there’s the eating part again) with his Aunt Barb and Grandma June:

donna june barb connor1 8-1-2014 12-58-41 PM

We also did a little beachcombing, took a drive out in the country and had lunch with my friend, Donna. (Connor may be onto something about us eating all the time).

Before we knew it, the week was over, and it was time to say good-bye.

bye pic 8-6-2014 9-26-26 AM

Is it too early to start the countdown until their next visit? I didn’t think so.

~These Days Of Mine~

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19 responses to “We Now Resume Regular Programming…

  1. Welcome Back Dianna, Wow the first break in 4 years. You are amazing!
    You have such an awesome family. I love your adventures and good times you share with us. Look at all your happy smiles of joy.

    🙂

  2. Glad to have you back! Looks like you had a wonderful week though full of your favorite things and people……Connor is growing up quickly isn’t he. Happy Monday!

  3. so nice to be able to entertain (and eat with) family! glad the rain didn’t stop the fun for the family reunion!

  4. Good morning, Dianna. Nice to see your smiling face again.

  5. Welcome back! I took a couple of days off and think that maybe I need to do that a bit more frequently. I usually plan posts way ahead of time but I am out that habit lately—too much going on, I think. Looks like you had a great time–glad you got to see your horses and share them with him!!! 🙂

  6. Oh, you do WAY more than ride, eat and take photos! You play with the cats!

  7. Sounds like you had a fun time with family. Welcome back! 🙂

  8. The count down to the next visit begins before their home bound plane takes off. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate for next year’s reunion.

  9. So glad you gave yourself some down time. Four years with no hiatus is amazing. What a wonderful week you had to totally be there for your family. You totally deserved it.

  10. Sounds like a wonderful week filled with love and laughs. 4 years and no break? Wowza! Welcome back 🙂
    MJ

  11. It was a good week! … & never too early to start the countdown to the next visit 😉
    I’d love to see that golfcart out on the fairway …!

  12. Glad you are back Dianna! Sorry about the rain but it sounds like the reunion was still a joy. Eating.. that’s a good thing.. 😀 Your photos are all fun and I love the smiles!

  13. Sounds like it was a great time for all! I love all the photos and glad you are back to “regular programming.”

  14. Welcome back, Dianna! It looks as though a fun time was had by all! I love that souped-up golf cart!

  15. Glad you had a great time on you time off! Welcome back!

  16. GREAT to have you back! I know you enjoyed your break and your family as evidence by the photos. How many days until the next visit????

  17. Doubled the size! How nice! Motor Man may want to work on enlarging the garage before next year’s rain, I mean, reunion!

  18. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Sounds and looks like you all had a wonderful week, good for you. I have to admit I am glad you are back!

  19. That is incredible that you have not had any time off! Was it addictive?? All the pictures were so vivacious and happy-just a pleasure seeing them. Even I am looking forward to next year when Donna and Connor return!

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