Tuesday, March 27, 2012

MY GREATEST BLESSINGS

Call me GRANDMA!
We enjoyed an evening in a hotel with a swimming pool.

We were there to celebrate our oldest grandsons ordination to the Aaronic Priesthood.
Two adjoining hotel rooms, lots of running, two pizzas and two hours worth of Puss 'n Boots...
and then....
....the sound of SILENCE!

Congratulations Josh!
We are so proud of you!
It was so fun to get together.
Howie with our oldest and youngest son.
We missed the middlest son.

AND a picture of ALL SEVEN GRANDKIDS!
Oh wait....see the bump on the right?
Make that grandbaby #8!
It was a blessed weekend.

34 comments:

Connie said...

What a bunch of cuties. I'll bet you and your hubby are the BEST grandparents ever, (well, except for me and my hubby, teehee).
That is a great idea to meet at a hotel with a pool, lots of fun.

Connie said...

Oh ya, I was first!!!!!!!!! Neener, neener, neener!

Ginger said...

So much fun! Every time I read a "Grandma" post it makes me so excited for my next stage! You both look like you fit in the "Cool Grandparents" category. I'm sure if I asked all seven of those kids they would all say YES! :)

Kristina P. said...

They are all adorable!

Sherrie said...

Very nice! Those are some pretty cute grandkids you have. Aren't grandchildren the best! Sounds like a really fun time.

Julie Harward said...

Oh how fun...these weekends are the best of all. You seem too young to have such grown up sons! Every grand is so cute! ;)

Queenie Jeannie said...

7 Grandbabies??? Wow! You're one hot Grandma!!! Hugs!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I look forward to this kind of fun too! Yay for all of yours!

renee @ Singing With Birds said...

Aaaah, they are all so darling and # 8 is on the way. Congratulations to you and thanks for being such adoring grandparents, creating magical memories and being there for those most important times. I'm so glad to see all the "jewels in your crown".... that's what my grandma called us and I love it!

Yvonne said...

What a fun time. Those are the experiences that mean the most. So glad you were able to be there for such a wonderful occasion.

And congrats on grandbaby #8. Fun, fun, fun.

DeNae / SHP said...

So fun! We used to love staying in hotels with our cousins!

Maple Lane said...

I enjoyed these photos so much!

JennyLynn said...

It does sound like a blessed weekend. I can think of no better way to spend time, than with family.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Such handsome sons - I know you must be proud of them. And 7 grandchildren! You'll catch up with me when this next one is born. :) blessings, marlene

just call me jo said...

You are brave--I can barely take care of 3. Such fun memories for you and them.

lesa said...

I'm glad everything went well :)

next time...call me!

Ann Marie said...

#1 Grandma and Grandpa!!

Not many grandparents would take on such a task. I applaud you.

I love your pictures.. but wish we could have seen you in the pool! ;)

I had no idea your grandsons out number the granddaughters... is the baby bump a girl or boy?

Furry Bottoms said...

Oh wow, way to go Josh!!! You have beautiful grandchildren. Stunning!

Butterbean Row said...

What a lot of fun you had! They are all so cute.
I went to the link to "Arronic Priesthood" and there was an awesome video.
Thanks for sharing!

♥charlotte

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Looks like so much fun.
Blessing beyond measure!

wendy said...

What a great time that must have been. Always hectic, nosiy, and chaotic (at least when I am around my grandkids) BUT...ENJOYABLE and wonderful which make is the Mostest fun ever.
yup....mostest...
How come I didn't see you in the pool?????

Kerin said...

What a cool reason to get together with all those special people in your life!! Blessings indeed!!

Love the 'pool' pics.
Living in the colder parts of the country, it really is a special treat to go for a swim:)

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Cherie said...

Tauna hey yo from Florida!!
You and The How-man are such awesome grandparents!!
What a fun time and congrats to the oldest grand boy!!!!!

Emmy said...

What a great weekend! So awesome that you were able to be with all of your grandkids. And love how #8 was included in the picture

" Hit It......." said...

They are darling. I can't believe you had ALL of our grandkids at the same time. I would have been nuts.

Don't you love being a Grandma. You can have tons of fun with them and not the responsibility of parenting.

Laura Lynn said...

Looks like fun! What fun grandparents you are.

Nezzy said...

What a great bunch of grandkiddos, I have eight too but ya already know that.

You have a beautiful family sweetie...one to be most proud of.

God bless ya and have yourself a fantastic weekend sweetie!!! :o)

tammy said...

Fun! I loved hotel swimming pools when I was a kid. I still like staying in hotels even now. Luvpilot? Not so much.

Cute grandkiddies!

Connie said...

Nothing better than having family together in a hotel room...or anywhere!
Congratulations to Josh! It's wonderful to see our children and grandchildren grow in the gospel. (Can you tell I'm listening to Conference?)
Love you, Tauna.

Vern said...

Grandmas really do have all the fun.

lifeinredshoes said...

Nothing beats great family time :)

Heather said...

I loved this post! Your Grandkids are adorable! Looks like you all had a blast! Congrats to Josh for receiving the Priesthood!

Kazzy said...

What a great event to celebrate! Love seeing photos of your family. :)

Valerie said...

Lots of fun and memories!!