Saturday, October 20, 2012

Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days Of Summer

 

 

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It only seems like yesterday the kids were getting out of school for the summer.

 

 

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We had all kinds of fun things planned for them to do during their summer vacation.

 

 

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I love the summer because I get to spend so much time with my grandchildren.  But when hurricanes come our way, as they often do, my son gets activated by the National Guard.

 

 

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and…as you can I see, I just love taking their pictures. Wouldn't you?

 

 

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And dressing them alike. 

 

 

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The girls have so much fun together, no matter where we go.

 

 

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These are the memories I have stored up in my heart; moments I will forever cherish.

 

 

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And this little trooper still knows how to have fun, even though he is out-numbered by the girls 3 to 1!

 

 

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The kids are finally getting used to Grammy’s camera.  But they have learned that they can bargain “a smile for a treat”!

 

 

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And oh boy, that twinkle in their eye simply melts my heart.

 

 

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Gosh…they are growing up right before my lenses…(I mean my eyes). 

 

 

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And before I knew it, the kids were making plans to go shopping for their new uniforms and school supplies.

 

 

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I’ve learned…“time waits for no one”.   So I’m numbering my days and using them wisely. (Psalm 90:12)  Giving thanks always for the many Blessings God has brought into my life!

So long summertime, let the fall fun begin…

 

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42 comments:

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Your grandchildren are adorable. They must bring you great joy.
Thanks for stopping by and you nice comment.
Have a wonderful Sunday.

Lynn said...

Fantastic photos! They're growing up so fast!
Whatever happens keep your eyes on the Lord! Praying!
Psalms 62:1-2 Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.
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Southern Gal said...

You're a wise woman with a huge talent for photography.

Savannah said...

What wonderful pictures you have accumulated. Many photographers who specialize in children do not take photos this well!

stephanievarno said...

These are wonderful photos! Your grandchildren are gorgeous and so photogenic!

Barb said...

Your grandchildren are so beautiful and your photography is amazing!

Nina Bille said...

Hi Susan, Your post is so encouraging - all the sweet grandchildren and the reminder in the end to be thankful for His blessings and cherish every moment we're given!
The portraits are very good, bringing the liveliness of the children into the pictures!

Lindsay Drya said...

They are real models, with such gorgeous smiles!

Robin Dance ~ PENSIEVE said...

I absolutely understand why they've captured your heart; so it's only fair for you to capture THEM!!

:)

Beautiful.

Ana Eugénio said...

children are so magic. they make us happy and in love. your grandchildren are gorgeous and your shooting is so good! congratulations. visiting from Sunday Best. I'm your new follower. happy Sunday :) xxo

Living Out His Love said...

Your grandchildren are beautiful! You capture them perfectly, wonderful work!

Crafty Gardener said...

Lovely photos of your grandchildren. I'm sure you all love spending time together.

Pride In Photos said...

You and your grandchildren always bring encouragement to my soul. God bless you all.
Laurie @ Pride in Photos

Ruthie said...

Love these pictures! <3

debra said...

you have a beautiful family / kids are so darn cute !!

Thank your son for his service! I loved seeing that pic as MY son is in the PA Guard and I babysat this kids this afternoon and he picked them up after drill in his uniform just like your son's pic

Mine served in Irag...I am so glad that time is over when my heart was in turmoil and worry everyday . One of his best friends was killed there and my little grandson is named after him....

Anyway what a beautiful post and family :)

Rosemary Aubut said...

Such precious faces! Loved them all!

Even Miracles said...

Your grandchildren are so cute ! I am sure they love being with you as much as you love being with them. There is something so special about that bond.

Kathy said...

Love the sun and haze in that first shot!

Dina Lettre said...

They are always so beautiful...and I love that first shot!

Beyond Zephyr said...

Beautiful portraits of each one!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Gorgeous kids and shots.

Mama Monkey said...

Your grandkids are beautiful! I'm glad they enjoy when you have your camera out, or at least act like it! :)

dawn said...

So happy to see these beautiful photos and smiles. You have a gift for catching their joy and sweet faces. I can see they love being with you just as much. How lucky all of you are to have these special times together and make wonderful memories.

Oh, yes they are growing up fast, no matter what we do to stop it they just keep growing, lol.
Thank you for this touching post, sending you and yours love and prayers.
HAPPY FALL
HUGS
DAWN

deb duty said...

Oh Wow!! So many gorgeous photos of your beautiful grandchildren! I hope you are enjoying your new camera!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Your grandchildren are so photogenic and precious. It's great to have such wonderful photos to remember these days which pass so quickly.

Nancy Claeys said...

Good grief! Cuteness overload! You are so blessed. xo

Jaymi said...

such cute pics!! I love the light in the first one!

Kristal said...

They are beautiful and you do a wonderful job capturing them!

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

What a beautiful children!! They are so blessed to have a "grammy" who is so crazy about them. Yes....savor each moment.

bettyl said...

How cute are they!

Tiffany said...

I have told you so many times what a beautiful family you have...once more, You have a beautiful family. Love all the shots, but my fave is the high heels:)

Tiffany

Island Rambles Blog said...

I am so glad Jordan is doing well, as I was reading down your postings to find out and check up on him. You are so blessed with the beauty of those grandkids..your photos of them are amazing....they will soon grow up and these photos will be the home of their memories.

el-mundo-en-colores said...

absolutely wonderful portraits! love them!

Donna said...

Adorable grandchildren. You captured them so beautifully.

Lori_Z said...

Sweet photos, love the first one with the sunflare. Great job!

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said...

What great memories & God Bless your son for his service. So very much appreciated!

Buckeroomama said...

Your grandchildren are beautiful. :)

Lynn said...

Know that I'm always here praying so very, very hard!
Philippians 4:6-7 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
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Kate @ Daffodils said...

How special! We are across the country from my mom and I miss her all the time. Lucky kids and beautiful photos!

rebecca said...

Love your beautiful photos Susan! :) Thank you so much for sharing! I can't wait to see you at the simple things two year anniversary party this weekend!! :) Rebecca

CREATIVE MIND said...

Amazing photographs..love it..

bettyl said...

Great models you have! Such cute faces and awesome smiles :)