Visits aren’t just about seeing old people. It’s also very much about family. I didn’t realize I was so hungry to visit family and get caught up with everyone. Time flies so fast and the little ones I knew are now grown up.
The family barbecue was so nice. My brother-in-law is the best barbecue man in the world but this was also a time for family and the main reason for the barbecue was my great niece who was turning one on the 25th of May. Of course she had no concept the celebration was for her birthday.
Here is my sister, Bonni, and Mama enjoying the festivities
The reason for the barbecue was my great niece turning a year old. This is her with the proud parents. I hope they won't kill me for posting this pic, but I think it's adorable
This is four generations - my niece, Jodi - my sister, Scherri, holding her granddaughter, Abbie, and Mama
Everyone else brought side dishes, which included ranch potatoes, beans, bread, onions, barbecue sauce, pickles, etc and there was a whole table of just homemade desserts. Who can resist all that?
This is four generations again with Abbie's other grandmother in the background
A good time was had by all. I took it all in because I know I won’t be participating in anything like this anytime again soon. This just isn’t a happening in my everyday life.
This is my niece, Reesa, and her two kids, Rae and Riley. It astounds me that my nieces are such good parents. These kids have great manners. That's something you don't see often these days.
Mama was tired afterward and more then ready to get back to the nursing home. We all took home leftovers. My sister, Tedo, and my nephew-in-law, Chris, are helping her in the car while my sister, Bonni, is holding the leftovers.