Sunday, August 2, 2015


"The older you get,
the more you realize
that it isn't about the
material things, or
pride or ego. It's
about our hearts
and who they beat for.

~ R.A.

This has been an 'all about
family' weekend.

A trip up the road to my
son Charlie and his wife
Ashley's home for a little
photo shoot and some horse
loving. A little girl who's day
was made as she rode her
Marsh Tacky horse, Moonshine.

A birthday party at the bowling
alley with all of my babies, their
partners and lots of friends. This
is the last time my whole family
will be together for several years
so there was a lot of laughter and
a few tears.

There has also been time to knit
and finishing the pullover for
Emerson. I will post photos
after it finishes blocking.

Eating Greek grilled cheese sandwiches:
warm fluffy pita with aged cheddar,
and feta cheese, caramelized onions,
and fresh diced tomatoes with a side of
tzatziki sauce for dipping.

Eating birthday cake, really good
birthday cake.
I blame it all on Karen and her
talk about cake for the last
few weeks ;)

Tomorrow I spend the last day with
my favorite girl before we drive to the
airport.  Trying not to cry..

Joining Karen


  1. Such a mixed bag of emotions... I wish there was an easier way for you. Your babies are beautiful. And a huge Happy Birthday to your sweet girl. Enjoy these last few hours dear Tracey. xo Hugs

  2. Oh sweetie I know it'll be hard, but with technology, you will be able to talk and see them often. What joy to have been given these last days with everyone.

  3. Warmest of hugs, dear Tracey. Such a beautiful, bittersweet weekend. I'm sure there will be a few tears, but that's ok. Lots of love xxx

  4. ((hugs)) sounds like such an amazing weekend. such a beautiful family you have. i hope you have a wonderful day with your wee girl before she is off on her adventure.

  5. ((hugs)) sounds like such an amazing weekend. such a beautiful family you have. i hope you have a wonderful day with your wee girl before she is off on her adventure.

  6. Great family photos Tracey! I can imagine how bittersweet this weekend was and I'll be thinking about you in the days to come. I know what you're going trough and how hard it will be. Hugs to you!!

  7. Such great pictures! It's great that you all got together before Erin, John, and Emerson move. Now you can start planning your trip to visit them!

  8. What perfect family photos....(we judge if everyone's eyes are even got great smiles!!!). Such exciting times for your babes.....tears of excitement and joy and they set off on their adventure. Can't put $$$ to the experience they are about to undertake!!! Better study up on your German....Emerson will most likely return bilingual!!!

  9. I'm crying for you. I love seeing your family all together and celebrating, I hope that the move is uneventful for them and that you get to visit and see a new part of the world.

  10. What a wonderful time to have together... and so hard to leave!!

  11. Praying for you and all your babies as these changes happen. I love that you have such wonderful memories to hold close on the days you miss them fiercely.

  12. What a beautiful weekend you spent together. I'm glad you all had the chance, though I know it will be hard to be apart now. Emerson is about a month older than my daughter, by the way. I thought they seemed similar in age from seeing your photos and they're just weeks apart. Take care, Tracey, and have a good week.

  13. Oh Tracey, what a bittersweet weekend. I am so happy you had this time with your family before your daughter and her family leave. What a wonderful weekend you all must have had. The photos are beautiful.

    Thinking of you today. Hugs. xo

  14. They are a handsome bunch and look fun. I'm sorry it's bittersweet for you.

  15. Tracey, it looks like you had a terrific weekend. You have some fantastic pictures as a reminder. I know having your daughter and Emerson move away is going to be very difficult for you. Guess that means the newest little guy will get lots of extra Olly time!

  16. what a beautiful family you have !!! I'm so happy you were all able to get together and enjoy each other. I love the location for the photo look wonderful under that leather brim!! hugs to you and your little Emerson...

  17. Hugs Tracey. It must have been so wonderful to have everyone together.

  18. What lovely memories you made this weekend. Laughter and tears sometimes fit very well together. I love the photo of that old house.

  19. This all looks and sounds wonderful. You will have lots of memories for those times when you miss everyone. Thank goodness for modern technology to help keep in touch.
    Take care,