March 14, 2017


It turned out to be a great time to visit!
Since their original trip had to be postponed due to illness,
this rescheduled week proved to be good timing!

Even though our weather was a bit "iffy" on Thursday,
we spent the afternoon down in
Klyde Warren Park in Dallas.
Miss M and her family had never experienced this great
recreational area, so their first experience proved to be a good one!

The skies were overcast, but signs of spring were abundant!
All that was needed was maybe a light jacket, if any at all.
The food trucks gave everyone a variety of choices
would you believe our little eight year old chose a
Lobster Tail from 3 Sons Lobster!

Miss M chose this marvelous Asian Noodle bowl..
so fresh and yummy!

This was such a fun experience for them.....

Now, I chose the Bratwurst Reuben....good lord....
just fantastic!

Papa followed Luke's choice and decided on Lobster also!

Jay selected a Pastrami Reuben!
This was a loaded sandwich to say the least!

Then it was on to the kid's play area...
there was no keeping him from getting soaked at the water pools.....
he had a ball...as did every child in this marvelous play ground!
It was just fun to sit and watch little kids romp and play!

I think these two were enjoying a cold beer and people watching.......

Steaks and asparagus on the grill, along with
fresh salmon!
This was a full day of fun!

Friday was our Mad Hatter Party 
which I will feature in my next post, but these
darling photos of  Luke "choosing" to write
a book report on Alice in Wonderland, all on his own, warmed my heart!

I think he loved sitting at my writing desk in the little
guest bedroom and using  "Grandma's stuff!"

He later came downstairs and read me the entire report
and it was not only accurate, it was quite creative!
Job well done Luka!

Friday night, Greg and Jenn hosted a little family party!

Just a beautiful evening......

These two always have fun together.....
great sister-in-law's!

They do a lovely job of preparing easy appetizers...
followed by Cheeseburger Bacon Sliders on Pretzel Buns
and a homemade Beer Cheese Sauce!
Delish....I actually ate TWO!

We were so happy to have a chance to meet up with
Cat.......Son #2 was out in Denver with the other
two grandchildren attending a Volleyball Tournament
and a few days of skiing for Spring Break!

Rob arrived from Austin safe and sound...
our youngest and our oldest....
Twelve years apart.....!!!

There is nothing better than dinner on Saturday night.......

This was our treat......

Great place.....great food...great service!

Our final evening,
I made a fantastic stuffed pork loin....
I am going to have to share my recipe if I can manage
to duplicate this again!

This was a wonderful visit......
summer will be here before you know it
the activities will begin!
I love to see them come and am sad to see them go...
but we managed to pack a lot of livin' into a few days!


  1. Betsy, such a beautiful family you have! Looks like a wonderful visit filled with smiles and laughs. My #2 is moving to Atlanta for a job this summer and I can't wait to visit. It looks like such a fun place. Thanks for sharing your pics. Have a wonderful week.

    1. You are so sweet Katie! Thank you for stopping by today and leaving such kind comments. It was a great time! Stay warm..sounds like you have a ton of snow up there!

  2. My grands come this weekend and I can't wait to see them! Your visits always feature some wonderful foods and company, XOXO

    1. Oh how wonderful Susan! I hope you will share some photos of their visit! Hugs from me to you!

  3. What a great visit you all had! I so enjoyed seeing all the photos of your wonderful family time.

    1. Thank you so much Connie! I probably gained 5 lbs!!! Hope you are enjoying some spring time!

  4. Betsy, It seems everyone had a great time. You certainly ate well. Such good foods. Food is better shared, I think. When I am alone, I can just eat cereal. LOL. Luke is at that precious age. I love that he did his book report and read it to you. You certainly have a good looking family.:) Blessings to all, xoxo, Susie

    1. Yes, Luke is growing up too fast! I miss him already! THank you for visiting today Susie! Have a great week and stay warm!

  5. Golly, I got all emotional seeing Luke writing his report...I didn't know that students did this anymore. And does he ever have sophisticated tastes or what?! 😊

    1. Thank you Vee! I could not believe he did this just for fun! He makes my heart sing! And, yes....I had to marvel at his chosen food truck lunch! Oy vey!

  6. Fun times! Luke is darling and writing a report all on his own is great! I chuckled when I saw he chose lobster!

    Glad their visit was a good one!

    1. Hi Deanna! So happy to have you stop by today! Luke loved Lobster from the time he first tasted it in Maine...about two years old. We had a great visit! I so hope you are not snowed under today..warm hugs!

  7. i love little 8 year old's first grown up teeth! the duke doesn't know it yet...
    but he's gonna have to fight off the girls.
    and did you notice? he's the spittin' image of his beautiful grandma!
    who happens to have a magical creative desk!
    and did i spot there... a gorgeous handmade rug from claire murray? it looks like her work!
    i always love a post showing your family. they're the best kind are they not? :) XOXO♥
    well... other than your other babies ... mae and bo and piper rose! :D

    1. Hey Tammy! How has your week been thus far? Indeed that is a Claire Murray rug! How wonderful you noticed that! Thank you as always for such kind comments! Hugs from me to you!

  8. How wonderful, Betsy! Your family visit was just perfect. Family times are just the best and you and your's always do it up right. Your grandson is a cutie pie and quite the writer I see. I know you are proud! ♥

    1. You are ever so sweet Martha Ellen! Thank you! Family is such a joy isn't it? Hope you are having a great week! Hugs from me to you!

  9. How perfect!!! I love seeing you and your beautiful family! You are such a classy lady with all the meals and activities. You really do know how to enjoy family times together and celebrate them with such style!!

    1. It was a wonderful visit Linda....too short! I am so happy to see your Summer improving each day. It should be great weather down at the ranch so I hope y'all have a wonderful time! Thank you for visiting today!


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