It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Chapter 7, Page 13, Book 11

DS#2 and Mr. Wonderful

The kids loved their pool.

We arrived late Tuesday afternoon. DS#2 had a great dinner for us. Here are some of the grandbabes.

Wonderful Wednesday/ Wonderful family time.

Have children. Will travel.

It seems most of my traveling these days is to one or the other of my children's homes. This trip is no exception but this time many of my children are traveling too.

Many families are combining resources and taking trips together as large units. Families with members scattered across the country look forward to vacation time together as a way to reconnect.

This year I'm doing exactly that.

We have a basic travel schedule with notes outlining when certain activities will occur and distributed them to all family members so the entire group knows the schedule. As most of us are traveling from Ohio, there will be times we'll meet up with others and more times than not others will go their own way to see things and do activities that don't interest everyone.

These days of travel will be ones of sight seeing and relaxation times as well as a means to get to our destination.

Summer vacation give grandparents and grandchildren opportunities to travel and play to their heart's content. Fresh air, sunshine, cool water--these are the ingredients for outdoor fun with grandchildren. Summer's the perfect time for multigenerational celebrations. Planing something special to bring the whole family together is a wonderful way to travel.

I hope your Wednesday is a wonderful one!

'On Ya'-ma

Wednesday resolution: Practice listen skills - treat yourself to some humble pie and make a point to listen to others.


BlueRidge Boomer said...


Hollie said...

Sounds wonderful to me! I love times like this. It just seems like families don't have or take the time to be a family unit much anymore! That's why when it does happen around here...I truly enjoy every moment!

That corgi :) said...

So glad you finally got to your destination Ma!! Loved the pictures!! Your grandkids are all so precious looking! Great idea to tell others about vacation plans and see if others want to be included in some of the adventures!!

have a great day!


Scrappy quilter said...

Sounds like a perfect way to vacation. I love the idea of meeting up with others. Love your little tip too. Have a great day. Hugs

Kathy said...

What better way to spend the summer than with family and especially the kids. Love those little kids and their precious ways to make memories.

Kath said...

Too true it is a great time to meet up and all the family get together Ma.You have such a wonderful family and I know you just love get togethers.I cannot wait for September to come around when I will be travelling out to your wonderful country once again to meet up with my Son who lives in USA and enjoy friends and family once again in USA.Enjoy the rest of your days together.Take Care Safe journeys.God Bless Kath xx

Sybil said...

Hi Ma, I'm sorry I have not been reading the blogs for a few dasy so missed the point of your departure for your holiday. Sounds as if you are having a wonderful time..Loved some of the sing along songs...especially the spagetti one...never heard that one before ! It had me smiling as I sang it to myself !!
what a wodnerful family you have and what a wonderul Mom and Grandma you are. God Bless you all have a wonderful relaxing time.
Love Sybil xx


Beautiful grandbabies, each and every one of them. You have a wonderful vacation and ENJOY every single moment.

jack69 said...

Family get togethers are the best. Sounds like this one is under control.


Enjoy all the times and family!