And the Fun Begins…

The fun has just begun! This will be a week of festivities that I’m sure will prove to me that I’m not getting any younger! Warning: This post is going to to be packed full with photo collages. Get your scroll fingers ready!

My kids sent me this lovely bouquet of flowers for Mother’s Day. I also received a phone call from each of them which always makes my day! After church on Mother’s Day we headed to Whittier for lunch at my sister Kathy’s house. We managed to have 6 of us siblings, our parents, 4 nieces, 3 nephews, 3 SIL’s, 3 BIL’s, and our grandnephew all together.

My parents were thrilled when Miss Hope arrived. She lives in Dallas and we don’t see her as often as we’d like.

Miss Hope’s parents were there, too! Isn’t it funny how the youngest one always seems to steal the show? I mean Hope not my brother Leonard, although…come to think of it, he’s the youngest sibling and he steals the show, too!!

Before we head into Hope overload here are a few shots of some other family members :0). My sister Kathy, my brother Tim and Dear, my brother Leonard and Mandy, my sil Letty, and nieces Melissa and Debbee.

My dad followed Hope around till he ran out of energy.

Hope enjoyed following our Grand nephew Jackson around.

Hope sat still for about 20 seconds while she opened this gift from Baba and Deda. Then she was off …

…. to do some shopping…

It was warm on Sunday and what a treat these homemade tangerine popsicles were! My sister and BIL Len have a tangerine tree in their backyard.

We are trying to see as much of Leonard, Mandy and Hope as we can while they are in Southern California. Tuesday we are celebrating our niece Debbee’s birthday in Laguna Beach and then on Wednesday some of us are headed to Disneyland. If I’m absent from Blog Land you’ll know why..

Photobucket is holding all my photos that I stored on their site from 2007-2015 hostage replacing them with ugly grey and black boxes and asking for a large ransom to retrieve them. It is a slow process to go through all my posts deleting the ugly boxes.

About Ellenhttp://I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

15 thoughts on “And the Fun Begins…

  1. It looks like you had a fabulous Mother’s Day…from the sunshine…to all the family gathered together! And Miss Hope…most precious.

  2. The sweetest of days for you and yours! Hope is adorable and well loved!! The flowers are so pretty and interesting!
    I’ve enjoyed each and every picture of your family!! Bring us more!

  3. Happiness…this post is pure happiness, Ellen and so wonderful to see! My heart skips a beat…so many happy, smiling face, especially the young ones…Your Miss Hope is an angel! :o) Thank you for sharing…Happy week ((HUGS))

  4. I loved every single photo! Cute, cute! Today is my only grand niece’s first birthday. Her dad is very cautious about posting photos of her and so to please him, I don’t. But I would so love to show her off!

    Your mother’s day flowers are really special. It looks like it was a wonderful family day and your parents look great! I imagine days like yesterday are a little bit of heaven for them.

  5. What a great family post again Ellen. You have the best family gatherings if your photos are any indication. I love the picture of little Hope being carefully followed around to keep her safe. .

    OH .. and shopping from everyone’s food .. we do that here too .. very fun.

  6. The flower arrangement is Bee-u-tiful!! You took wonderful shots…you’ve brought many happy smiles among your readers….your new camera did you proud!!!
    Have you checked your finger for a blister yet?? :O

  7. Ellen,
    I love your photography! You are so blessed to have such a wonderful family. Jackson and Hope are adorable. Happy Belated Mother’s Day!
    -Jeanie

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