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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of three. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and will have been married for 57 years this February.

Monday, April 1, 2013


I had an uneventful flight in what look  a bit scary to me. The small Jazz plane looked old and worn out with crackled paint that was chipping and dirty black streaks.  I was sitting by the window in the 7th row near the back and thankfully had no passenger next to me so I played card games of Freecell on my MacBook Pro to pass the time away until we got home. It sure made the time go by real fast.

 It was very cloudy and all we could see was white all around until we hit closer to New Brunswick. It was dark as we arrived and the city lights were so pretty from the air. My husband was waiting for me at the airport with a big smile. He had a stir fry all ready for me when I arrived. Most of my house plants were in great shape and blooming and the house was clean.

I resumed my farm duties first things this morning and got reacquainted with the older calves and met the new ones. There was also a litter of new kittens.

in a vacant calf pen that had some hay in it but needed to be cleaned but we have to wait till the mother moves her litter first.

I really didn't do much at home except bake some Cinnamon Biscuit Rolls, clean up my mess and made supper and got caught up on my emails and blogs this afternoon.

I've been real slack about posting on my blog lately but I have lots of photos of James and Daniel so you will get sick of looking at my grandkids but I have to post them for my family.

James has learned to wash his own hands by holding the bottle with his left stump and squeezes the foaming soap and spreads it on his hand.

For those who don't know about James, he is missing his left hand from birth and he uses his little stump to do a lot of things.

He realized that he's being photographed.

He can turn the water on and off and even adjust the water from cold and warm. His favorite thing to do is fill a little measuring cup with cold water and then he drinks from it.

The little guy needs a little stool to raise him up. He's only 2 years old after all.

Here I'm holding a sleeping Daniel, what a job...

James love his little shovel and he also love to help his dad to shovel snow.

He like to play in his little house with dad. He's got a phone call for dad.

Meanwhile, Mama is upstairs with Daniel. How he's growing fast. Look at those cheeks.

Nothing like mama to rest on.

James is wearing his paper hat that he worked on at Day care. He has been wearing this hat now for at least three to 4 weeks and he only lost a few stick-on circles.

Look at the nice meal that my son in law's boss sent as a welcome home baby  gift. This meal was catered and delivered on time for supper. Tender spareribs, salad, Italian soup. cake and 2 huge decorated cookies  and there was enough for three adults.

Winding down before bed, daddy reads a favorite truck book to James.

A happy little mama time

That's all for now but I have a lot more photos that I'll be posting as soon as I have some spare time.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope that you all had a great Easter weekend and that you are all eager to start to do some spring things. Have a good week.


  1. oh, daniel is a cute new baby! love sweet james! glad you made it back home to a happy home, too. :)

  2. oh, wow! the cat! gorgeous.... and well, James and Daniel too... HAhaaaa

    What a precious precious family, Julia and George had a big ol smile and stir fry... that is so cool..,

    ahhhhh well, now your back and I look forward to more pictures.

    The suns was out here today! yay! I went to a very large nursery here and looked at plants... but tomorrow and for there more days... more ol cold wet rainy weather! hiss

    James' eyes! what a doll


  3. What a lovely family! James and Daniel are both so adorable! Your daughter looks so happy and proud...I love her pretty hair! Bet you are happy to be home, but will be missing those little guys.
    Have a great week,

  4. What cuties they are! You sure don't need to apologize for showing pictures of your handsome grandsons! Glad you had a good visit, and a nice welcome home as well!

  5. Such a beautiful family and how fun to help out for 5 weeks! Of course you're probably missing them tons by now. I love all the pics and both those boys are adorable. I'm glad you had the time to be there. I'm sure your hubby missed you too! Welcome home!

  6. Glad to have you back. I could never tire seeing pictures of those cuties.

  7. How wonderful you had that time with them. I guess your husband missed you for sure. It is good to be missed now and then. don't work to hard now that you are back on the farm
    those babies are the cutest.

  8. So glad that you had a safe flight home. Beautiful family! You have made memories to treasure!
    Spring must be coming if there are new kitties.
    Welcome home!

  9. They look like such a sweet family. It must have been tiring for you with 2 little ones around but what a joy. I'm sure it was nice to get home but bittersweet to leave those 2 little boys.

  10. Cute! Cute! Cute! Every picture makes me smile! A fabulous 5 week vacation! Smiles and hugs to you! Would be good to have catered meals all the time, huh? ;-)

  11. Welcome home, Julia! I love seeing your family's smiling faces! I bet they really miss you. Your husband gets a gold star for cleaning the house and having dinner ready for you. I hope spring has arrived for you. Sarah

  12. You had a busy, but beautiful, vacation! I am glad all went well, and that you are safely home. Hugs.

  13. So glad you are back at home now. It looks like you had a wonderful time. The babies are just precious. I love the very pretty picture of Christine holding her babies. What a wonderful shot.
    I like hearing about what was at home waiting for you too.
    You are such a good Mom.

  14. Welcome Home! Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

  15. It is easy to see that you have had a wonderful time away! Spending time with grandchildren is really special! James and Daniel are precious! Welcome home! Nellie

  16. Glad that you are home safe mom!
    And thanks for the pictures! I have been checking your blog often hoping for a Nephew Update! I am glad that you had a good time away!
    Love you!

  17. Hi Julia, I am way behind on reading blogs and commenting. I know you understand. Your little grandsons are adorable, never get tired of seeing innocent little faces. I'll bet it was really hard to leave. Your plane ride, made me nervous and I knew you make it! I don't like to fly. Your husband sounds like mine very thoughtful and helpful around the house. Aw knew kittens I miss that. Maybe some pictures some day if you get any. Take care and hope you can catch up on some rest. Take care.

  18. I couldn't possibly get tired of grand pics. Of course I plan on driving you all nuts in about 3 months!! Your boys are beautiful and you have every right to be proud.

    Blessings, Debbie

  19. Welcome back home Julia! You have a beautiful growing family. Take care to not do to much too fast, you work so hard on the farm. Spring is just around the corner but it's hard to believe with all this cold weather. Your pics had so much snow in them! And what a thought gift of a catered dinner for the family, yum it looked good! Glad you had a safe flight & a warm welcome home...even if it was not the weather.