Monday, December 2, 2013

Blue Monday - Report on Gainesville Trip

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We had a super Thanksgiving Day. As I mentioned last week, we drove to Gainesville where our daughter, son-in-law, and four grandchildren live. It was a real treat to be with them on this special day. Here's a picture of our beautiful daughter and our handsome son-in-law. They're both wearing Blue. Michael is wearing an Auburn shirt; he graduated from Auburn, and he LOVED the results of the Iron Bowl.

My daughter's oldest, Caeli, is quite an artist. She drew this as a pencil sketch and put it on Facebook. When I saw it, I told her to frame it. So, she drew one for me! Of course, she colored it my favorite color, Blue. Am I pleased? You bet! I plan to hang it in our home.

Here's Our granddaughters Ara and Caeli, who is holding her new dog, Quin. Quin is such a sweet dog; she fits right into the family. (I don't think she likes getting her picture taken! See her face turned?) Both of the girls are wearing Blue.

Our son-in-law, Michael, has just purchased this vintage car--a 1971 Oldsmobile Cutless. Most of the guys have on something Blue.

Vintage cars have a special Blue tag. (Caeli photo shopped out the number for me.)

Johnny took a spin with Zachary (seen standing) dressed in Blue jeans.

This is a shot of Pierce, the youngest. He's 15 and able to drive that Cutless. (That's why he's smiling!) Johnny and I are happily digesting that huge Thanksgiving meal we just finished. Of course, I'm in Blue.

Finally, Zachary, has two chickens that he keeps for eggs. Mmm, fresh eggs. Here's one of them pretending to be a football. Notice, please, Zachary's Blue shorts and shoes.

Happy Blue Monday!


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The Quintessential Magpie said...

I loved this whole post, Sally, but Zachary with that chicken as a football is just a scream!

Happy Blue Monday...



xinex said...

You have a lovely family, Sally. Great family pics! Thanks for hosting and hope you are enjoying this holiday season....Christine

The Quintessential Magpie said...

P.S. Caeli's drawing really is wonderful, and you have a beautiful family. I also love that car!

Annesphamily said...

I stayed up a bit later just for you Sally and all the blues over here and everywhere! Looks like your Thanksgiving Day was a wonderful time for all. I sure love those chickens with their fresh eggs! There is nothing better than it anywhere! Your phamily is beautiful in blues! Happy week to you Sally! Hugs Anne

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Sally! You looked so happy and beautiful in this post. Aren't grandchildren the best? I can see you are very proud of yours!

Unknown said...

Great Pics <3

Jeannie Marie said...

What a wonderful Blue Thanksgiving you had! You have a beautiful family! It was certainly chilly though!

Gerald (SK14) said...

love that sketch

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great family Thanksgiving. Your grand daughter has certainly got talent, wish I could draw like that.

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

What a beautiful blue bird! Happy Blue Monday, Sally and Thanks for hosting :) Spring greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The little blue bird is absolutely darling! Such talent your granddaughter has!

Anni said...

The drawing is absolutey lovely, such a treasure!
How nice to see you all together. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Blue Monday!

Unknown said...

No wonder Sally, your favorite color is blue! Hehehe
Blue really looks good on you :)
Happy Thanksgiving!

Lina Gustina said...

Your family photos make me smile and happy!

Melbourne Australia Photos said...

Great shots, Sally. Love that artwork of the blue bird!
Thanks for hosting.

Unknown said...

Love this party! Back for more party fun. Thanks for hosting!

Leovi said...

Wonderful photos! Really reflect the joy!

JLS Hall said...

Such lovely photos of a lovely family! Glad you had a good visit at Thanksgiving. And I love that drawing - Caeli really is a very talented artist!

Happy Blue Monday and have a great week!

Ileana said...

Glad to meet your family!:)
Happy Blue Monday!

LadyD Piano said...

Wonderful post showing a beautiful family. You are a blessed woman Sally and I can tell by your lovely smile. The young lady is a very talented artist, enjoy!

Neesie said...

What a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration Sally,
There's nothing better than spending quality time with family ;D
I'm not letting my hubby see that vintage car...he'd have one on his Christmas wishlist before you could say "gear"!
Fantastic drawing talented.
I love how smiley everyone is in this post :D
Thanks for hosting Sally and apologies for being so late!

Jackie McGuinness said...

Great post! I love the painting your
grand daughter did!!!

Rob Hunt said...

Thanks for hosting Blue Monday Sally. Have a great week.

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

Glad to hear you had a good Thanksgiving I think the drawing your granddaughter did is great your right she should frame it.

LV said...

Slow today as I took advantage of this beautiful day. Dug myself out of the leaves in front and side yard. Going to wait on the back until all the leaves have fallen. I enjoyed seeing your family today. That young lady is a very talented artist. Love the bird.

Anonymous said...

Glad you had a good time with the family:) The guys take the cake here with the new vintage car and the pose in the last pics!

Anonymous said...

great family photos, I love Caeli's painting, happy Monday :)

Anonymous said...

That sounds like a fantastic family Thanksgiving. And your grand daughter certainly is talented. I wish I could draw!

Unknown said...

Looks like you all had a lot of fun. Thanksgiving is always a great family time.

Little Wandering Wren said...

Hello Sally
Sorry to be so late this week, we're down at the beach without internet but we do have sun - I guess we can't have it all?!
Looks like you had a fabulous Thanksgiving all together. My crazy poodle would like to say a quick hello to your family's gorgeous new camera shy dog and then he'd like to chase the chicken!
Have a lovely week
Wren x

Rhondi said...

Hi Sally
Looks like you had a great family Thanksgiving! I am joining in Blue Monday with you. For some reason my photo didn't load on the linky thing

Anonymous said...

Fun family photos ~ thanks, carol, xxx

You are blessed !

Hannah said...

Lovely photos of your family, holidays are so special. I like the egg-laying chicken football, I have eggsactly that topic on my post. I admire so much people who can stylize drawings, I just draw what I see. I like the swirls of the body and the fancy stylized feathers.

Jeanne said...

Hi Sally, Boy I am late visiting today. We were busy getting caught up today after being gone for so long. I am in charge of our garden club Christmas celebration luncheon coming up soon, so I haven't stopped all day (except for a nap)

I truly love your post with the photos you shared. Your whole family is so beautiful and handsome. Smart too, a family to be so proud of for sure. We rooted for Auburn too. a great game.

The antique car is great fun and I love the red. Lucky guy. The chicken/football is the cutest photo. But my favorite was you and Johnny and your beautiful happy face. What a happy Thanksgiving day for your family.

Happy Blue Monday,

My name is Riet said...

What a beautiful family Sally and i see you are not the only one who loves blue. It looks goodness on all of you to.have a Nice week

Anonymous said...

It does look like you had a wonderful time! You have a beautiful family.

Anonymous said...

Visit Gainesville, Florida for family vacations, outdoor recreation and events and activities at the University of Florida. This is where nature and culture meet.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sally, I have a favor to ask you. Two of your posters dropped by to see me, and for some reason, I am not able to leave comments on their blogs. They use Google Plus and I don't, but I don't think that's the problem because I visit other people who have it just fine. But could you tell them that I have tried to leave comments and can't?

The bloggers are Shira and also the Wandering Wren. I didn't want them to think I was being rude. I had thought I would get more visiting in, it I had to go to another funeral, and it sort of mushroomed from there.

Thanks for any assistance on this. It might be my IPAD, but. I think it is so etching with both girls' blogs. Because even though this is wonky when it comes to respelling words if I hit a funky key, I can still visit other friends who have blogs so I don't know.


Sheila xoxoxox

The Quintessential Magpie said...

It is "something"... See what I mean a out it respelling things for me. It kept tricking to respell respelling to reselling. ;-)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It looks as if you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I especially love that your grandson keeps chickens for eggs. Our daughter and sil do that as well (in Oregon). Su ch a great thing to do.