Monday, July 23, 2007

Between Trips..........A Call From Marion In Wales.....

These are a few pictures of the flowers blooming now........an old worn out wheelbarrow filled with ivy and an assortment of perennials and a few annuals......




A new hydrangea 'Blushing Bride'....................................




Another new hydrangea 'Annabelle'..........


This is our family on vacation at Amelia Island..............what a blessing to be together....so many sweet memories were made that I pray our children and grandchildren will remember as long as they live............

It is wonderful to be home even for a few days.......we've been out of pocket for four weeks.......and have another trip at the end of the week.........

My friend Marion, Wales, UK, called this afternoon and 'made my day.' She continues to have internet problems. Marion wants everyone to know that just as soon as the problem is corrected, she will be back online and back to blogging. We agreed that when we can't communicate, it makes for unhappy campers........The Bible teaches us that whoever is in need is our neighbor, not necessarily the person next door..... our friends are all over the world due to blogging and not just locally anymore.........

Edward and I enjoyed talking to Marion...such a sweet, soothing, lilting voice.....the weather in Wales and England is very scary. Flooding is prevalent in many areas. We need to be mindful of those dear people in our petitions to our Heavenly Father........

I haven't gotten the beach pictures nor the trip to Indiana pictures downloaded yet......We've been entertaining six grandchildren this week.......plus laundry, meals....

We've been home eight nights in the past four weeks......

I'm visiting blogs as I have a few minutes to spare...so if you don't see a comment, I'll do better next time....

17 comments:

Linda aka yellowroseli said...

What a nice family pic and a good looking group as well. So nice to have a big family, or so I would think. Enjoy your next trip.
Love the flowers

dot said...

Betty, those hydrangeas are beautiful and one of my favorite flowers! Nice photo of the family.
Sounds like the flooding in the Uk is pretty bad. Glad your friend was able to call you.

Ruth said...

I hope you are enjoying all of your travels! Your family picture is wonderful, and I love the flowers, too. Enjoy your next trip!!

Myrna said...

Great family picture!

I am so glad you are having such a precious time with grandchildren and other family. Enjoy! Enjoy1 Enjoy!

PEA said...

Welcome home dear Betty...we missed you but so glad to hear that you've been having such a wonderful time with family!! I loved that photo of the whole group:-) xox

Lyndy said...

Those hydrangeas are beautiful, I just love them. Your wheelbarrow is great too. So pretty.

I know you and your family have lots of great memories from your vacation. Great pic.

Have a blessed week.

Lyndy

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

What a great picture of your family. Family is EVERYTHING!! I am happy to hear that you have heard from Marion. I have been wondering where she is!! Now I know!! I would love to hear her voice too and the way you described it sounds like I figured that she would sound. I hope that things get fixed soon for her. Thanks for letting us know about her. sandy

Penless Thoughts said...

What a great picture of your family. How great you all got to get together like that. I don't know the Marion you are speaking about but I'm sure you were delighted that she called.
Susan

Kelli said...

Hi Betty! It sounds like you are having a wonderful summer, I love the picture of your whole family together! Your garden is beautiful...I especially like the overflowing wheelbarrow!!

Hugs,
Kelli

RUTH said...

What a wonderful family photograph. I love the Blushing Bride Hydrangea with its flush of pink.

cityfarmer said...

I can certainly see God's love and peace in all of your eyes....faithfulness to all generations!!!!!

Tina Leigh said...

Betty you have wheels on your beee-hind! Glad your having fun. Love the flowers. Handsome family!

Sue said...

Betty,
What a lovely family you have. I will be back later to look around more. Enjoy the rest of your summer ;)
Sue

Susie said...

Welcome back Betty!~
Glad to see that you've been having some wonderful family times, and I truly understand your heartfelt prayer that they will remember these precious family times as they grow older.
Glad to hear the update on Marion, and of course I'll keep her in my prayers. I've missed her posts..
:)

Dirty Fingernails said...

I planted two blushing brides this spring.. Anxious for them to grow the next few years.. I have been thinking of Annabelle.. Have you had good luck with her?? If you stop by my blog, hit green thumbs that is my gardening blog..

Sandi @ the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Beautiful hyrangeas~
The family photo is even more precious!

Barbara said...

Lovely to see picture of all your family Betty. How nice you could all holiday together.
You must be tired having looked aafter 6 grandchildren. Great fun and rewarding I'm sure but tiring too.
I would just love to play the piano and I wish I could hear you play. A great gift. I trust that you will be able to pass on yur love of the piano to a grandchild or two.