Sunday, May 12, 2013

May Has Been a Blur.....and It's Mother's Day Already

It seems like for me that it has gone from the 1st of May to nearly the middle of May in the blink of an eye. As that time flew by we enjoyed a trip to New Orleans and a visit from Doc's son and family from San Diego, and I have been working way too much for someone who is supposed to be retired.

We had a great time in New Orleans, but I don't really have much in the way of pictures to prove it. The ones I did take have to do with food, which is appropriate since we spent a lot of time eating while we were there.

This is our dessert being prepared after a wonderful Sunday brunch at Brennan's.

This place was not quite as fancy as Brennan's, but the popularity of their fried chicken dinners is apparent from the line of people that was waiting to get in as we were leaving.

Doc's 5 yr old granddaughter, Avery (left) and one of my 5 yr old granddaughter's, EJ, became immediate best buddies while Doc's son and his family were here.

This morning Mother's Day started early for us with the Colorado Rockies Home Run For The Homeless race. This has become a very fun Mother's Day tradition for our family.

Joanna and Hope nearing the finish line.

Jared, Hope and Justin after the race. 

EJ getting a Rockies tattoo in preparation for the Kid's Fun Run.

Justin ran the Fun Run with EJ after doing the 5k race. She finished in style, still running fast enough to have her hair flying.

Beck was all set for the Fun Run.....until he changed his mind and said "no, thank you".

I'm off in just a little while to Mother's Day part II, a family picnic, another family Mother's Day tradition that I really look forward to. 

Beneath all the activity today are thoughts of my mother who died when I was 18.

I hope everyone is having a good Mother's Day.


  1. Happy Mother's Day Jeanie!
    Your mother was beautiful and it must have been hard losing her so young. What did she die of?
    Hope your pick-nick goes well and you enjoy the day with your lovely family!

  2. Happy Mother's Day, Jeanie!

    Doc's and your granddaughters look so much alike. Cute!

    I had to chuckle at the photo of your grandson deciding not to participate at the last moment. That's what some kids do. Lol.

    I haven't been to a picnic in years. Too hard to find parking...

  3. Such lovely Mother's Day traditions. Your mother was beautiful and you have such a beautiful family. Happy Mother's Day!

  4. Hi Jeanie, Happy Mothers Day! Your Family is so photogenic (and athletic). I'm so full from brunch I can't do anything but sit on the sofa!

  5. I love your Mothers Day traditions, and the photo of your mother is striking. It had to be hard losing her when you were still so young (as was she, for that matter).

  6. New Orleans -- all that good food! And all these cute children -- what a grand day you had today! Such a fun event and your family looks so wonderful and so happy! What joy. And I do love that beautiful photo of your mother. We've talked about losing our mothers young -- I'm sorry you didn't have more time to share with each other.

  7. You have been busy! I love how the granddaughters hit it off. My blended family grandchildren have done the same.

    I'm sorry you lost your mom so young. She was a lovely woman.

  8. We have had no Mother's Day traditions since my mother died in 2007. I realized this year it is past time to start one again. Yours sounds absolutely wonderful!

  9. May is flying right by, isn't it? I love your pictures, even the food! So glad you made the trip. What wonderful Mother's Day traditions you have, and the fact that the whole family (well mostly) joins in! I hope you had a wonderful day, and that your week continues with the warm feelings you surrounded yourself with yesterday!

  10. Oh Jeanie, your mom was so beautiful. Losing her at just 18 years old must have been heartbreaking.

    Looks like a grand time in New Orleans. I haven't been there in years and remember how great all the food is down there. Yum.

    High Five to all your runners. It's great that it's a family affair.

    And a belated Happy Mother's Day!

    xo jj

  11. I take a lot of food pics too. Sometimes I look at my phone and think I need to add some people to my photos : ) Glad you had a good weekend!

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  14. Well... that looks absolutely fun!!! Trips and food and family... ahhh... life is good! I was sick in the morning, but felt better in the evening and went on a boat ride with Todd's. Tracee took me out on Monday. Ty said great things on facebook... all around great.

  15. My mom and sister went to New Orleans and loved it. How nice you could go there. The little girls look so sweet together and it was wonderful to take part in the run for the homeless. I'm also sorry about losing your mom when you were young. God bless.

  16. Your granchildren are all gorgeous like mine *smiles*.
    How sad that you lost your Mum so young.