Friday, July 3, 2009

PACKING MY BAGS

The clothes are all washed and they are all folded on my bed....ready to be put in the luggage. The week I look forward to for a year is beginning tomorrow! I will be spending an entire week with my children and all six grandchildren. It's loud, active, and full of happiness. LET THE FUN BEGIN!!! The picture above was last year. Gigi (that's me) must have beach pictures each year. Is this a happy time? Absolutely not!! Usually the photo sessions ends (and usually begins) with someone unhappy. It's quite difficult to get six children to look at the camera at the same time (and you can forget about everyone smiling). I'll hear, "The glare is hurting my eyes" or "Do we have to make ANOTHER picture?" from the smaller children. From the adults I hear, "Why do we do this?" "I'm not doing this again!" But somehow we always do it! Memories.....In the one above I remember that Emma was only six months old and she wasn't happy at all. Griffin and Maddie were being their usual happy, do what we want to do, selves. The three older ones were being great. Mamas and daddys were getting aggravated because this was probably the 10th picture we had tried to get with everyone cooperating!
This picture was made in 2007. Again, you see Griffin and Maddie doing their own thing! I love it! Granddaddy was probably saying, "Just make the picture!"
2006 at the beach shows how little Maddie was. Will we go through the complaining and never getting a picture where every person smiles or looks at the camera this year? YOU BET WE WILL! Get ready Amy and Chris. Gigi must have more pictures to add to our collection.



10 comments:

Lorrie said...

Have a wonderful week Sue. I know you just can't wait to be there all together with your kids and grandkids. I hope you have many special moments and make some wonderful memories.

Zaroga said...

Have a great week, Sue. Can't wait to see the next photo :-)

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Have a wonderful week Sue!! Love the past year pictures!

hugs, Linda

Amber said...

Those pictures are awesome! I'm so glad y'all go through the frustration of taking them because they're priceless. Have so much fun and please share pictures when you get back!

YaYa's Funhouse said...

Great pics, even if everyone is not looking....looks less posed.Have a great week with your family.

DaNella Auten said...

Have fun, be careful...
I love, LOVE beach pictures!

Ann's Page said...

Hi Sue,

Thanks for the comment.I love your pictures..You look like a great grandparent....I miss Alabama so much. I miss the kindness ,people waving as you pass on the road...I hope you have a great time with your family,,
Blessing's
Ann

BS HONEY said...

Oh my goodness. Your last post brought back sweet memories, shelling pea's etc. under that big ole sweetgum tree. There was grandmom, mama, acouple of aunts, and some of us kids.
Oh,we can't for get those pint and quart jars, resting in the warm, soapy water of a big galvanized tub. That would be me doing all the washing and rinsing. My hands are small and fit right into the mouth of those jars. Had no idea at the time, what memories we were making.
The family is all gone now, so thank you for bringing this to me.

Connie said...

Beautiful photos even if they all aren't looking! Enjoy your week. I just had a wonderful week with my grandchildren, son and DIL in Colorado. It was a lot of fun!

Connie

Angie said...

Hope you are having a wonderful week with your family!