Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Mountain, uh... Wednesday?

I must express my gratitude here for a couple of things. One, for your kind support, loving words, thoughts and prayers during a difficult time last week. It was a rough week and I am ever so glad it is over. Two, that last week is over!
My mom is home again and recovering very well I am so glad to be able to say. That was just scary, and she can not do that again. The plan is for me to go out mid-ish October with Buttercup and her parents to go see her. The Bald Man will be staying home with Little Man so I can do some serious visiting, and laughing, and heck raisin'. Already the girl cousins are planning some get together time where we can visit and laugh til our sides hurt.
Have you ever craved laughter? I do. I crave the kind where you end up with tears running down your face, your stomach hurts and you can't catch your breath. I NEED some. I am sure my cuz'ns and sisters will be happy to supply me with a bunch. God bless them.

On to the pictures. Autumn has arrived. Having lived in California for a good portion of my life, I am always grateful for the four seasons Utah has, versus the two California has. Hot and Foggy. Also known as summer and winter, with a week or two of fall and spring here and there. Lucky me, not only do I get to personally enjoy all four seasons, I get to take pictures and make the rest of you jealous share them with you!

I think Mother Nature was showing off a bit, but because she did, I was privileged not just to witness, but also record, where Winter and Autumn met.

Little Man is continuing to enjoy playing soccer. I am pretty sure I like watching him even more than he likes playing.

I continue to be the luckiest grandma on the planet. When my own children joined our family, I was very sure that there were no other children on the planet who were as beautiful and as smart as mine. I was wrong. My grandchildren have managed to surpass the beauty and intelligence of my own children. Who knew it was possible?

I know I say it all the time, but it is always true. As I look at the pictures from the previous days and weeks, trying to decide which ones are the best,the bad times melt like the fall snow, and the good moments shine like gems, waiting to be picked up and admired. The pictures not only document the growing of the children, and the passing of the seasons, but also find a way to distill my joy and delight in my family and nature. Thanks for sharing the walk with me. You make all the difference!

13 Kids Who Want To Play:

The Boob Nazi said...

Northern California has seasons! Don't betray your roots!

Sarah said...

Beautiful as always!

Lisa said...

I am so glad you're mother is doing better and that you'll be able to (leisurely) visit with your family.

As always, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the pics!!!

Lee said...

Winter all ready visiting autumn? Say it isn't so!!! Gorgeous shot though. I love the way your shots play with light. I also nominated you for a blog award. Wrote about it on my blog. :-)

K J and the kids said...

I'm perfectly great with Mountain Wednesday. :)

Look at those girls in pink. VERY VERY cute. VERY CUTE !

Good to hear from you.

Laura in L.A. said...

Praise God that Mom is home and on the mend! And praise Him for the stunning Utah scenery, and for the most beautiful set of granddaughters ever assembled, and for the most handsome soccer player in cleats!

Blessings abound, Jo. :):)

Love, Laura

Kristina P. said...

The girls all look beautiful!

These mountain pictures are some of my favorites of yours!

SO said...

I'm glad that your mom is doing better and that you will get the chance to go out and visit and laugh.

Beautiful words to go along with your beautiful photography. Thanks for sharing.

M-Cat said...

1. So glad your mom is better.
2. Grandbabies make the world go around! They are truly better than your own children!

The Head Eagle said...

As always...beautiful pictures!

I am so glad to hear that your mother is doing better! I truly hope you find the laughter you are craving. I'm a believer in laughter being the best medicine

Jillybean said...

The pictures are beautiful!

I can't believe how much your grand babies have grown. Is that Squidling looking all chubby cheeked and grown up?

Valerie said...

I found your blog on Mormon Mommy Blogs. You have the most beautiful scenery photos! And super cute kid pics too.

Bonnie the Boss said...

LOVE the fall leaves!