Monday, February 29, 2016

My Best Week Ever!

We visited several of our 'favorite places' this past week!

 

And saw some beautiful sights but what was the best part? We had 'kids' and grandkids to share them with.

 

(Family pic taken at Rainbow Springs State Park)

The rest of these were taken at Homosassa Wildlife Park. 

 

The weather was fabulous and we packed a picnic lunch to spend the day at the park!

 

It was amazing to see manatees in the wild and then walk all through the park to see wildlife native to Florida.


Some manatees were more 'wild' than others! heehee!

 

It was a SUPER FUN week....but it went by way too fast.

How have YOU been? I can't wait to visit all of you and see what you've been up to.

I’m joining Beautiful Sunday and

Amaze Me Monday HERE .

44 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

It is always fun to visit interesting places, but so much moreso when family is along! Love the photo of y'all.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Oh how nice to see photos of you with your family - Thank you for sharing them.

Stacey said...

Diane, I'm so glad your adventures included your family. Does your son and his wife live far away?

Diane said...

Great pics! Glad you had a nice time!!

Ariadne said...

Great family photos! I would have loved to see the manatees too!AriadnefromGreece!

Susan said...

After seeing your photos, wishing for some "grand's time" too! I'm glad it was a happy week for you, XOXO

cucki said...

love to see your photos.
love and hugs x

Linda Kay said...

Looks like a really lovely time with the grands! I love the owl.

Susie said...

Diane, I think you are the short one...LOL..your grands are as tall as you, if not taller...and oh boy your son looks like your husband tall and lean. I hope you got sweet hugs and kisses. Please squeeze those granndkids down they will grow up too fast. I always give Emma a big squeeze, I tell her it's to keep her from growing too fast. Honestly Diane, if I dwelled on how fast my babies are growing I could cry. I loved that duck...the colors are amazing. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I know how happy you are to have family visit! So many smiles!! Big Hugs!

Linda

Inger said...

How nice to visit with family. It sounds like a very special time. Love the owl.

Arlene Grimm said...

You all look so happy!! Love these pictures. And come to Nanaland tomorrow to leave a conment on the give away. I was not too clear about that this morning on my post. I was in a rush, heading to a drs check up!!

Karen Ann said...


Your son looks so much like you! Lovely pics of family and you do live in a beautiful area of florida.

Stephanie said...

Oh, what a wonderful time all of you had! I am so glad you enjoyed yourself, sweet friend :) And your photos are stunning!

Hugs and joy to you!

Vee said...

Oh yes! Always more fun to share with special people!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it looks like a great place to see wildlife and to visit with your family. I like the family shot and the owl.
Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Diane,
Wow how nice to have your family visit and sightsee too!
Wishing you a wonderful week.
Julie xo

Carla from The River said...

Fun. Super Fun!
I am so glad you had family over for the week.
I bet you had a great time.
The photo of the wood duck is my favorite.

Debby said...

What a beautiful family. That duck is so pretty it doesn't look real.
Silly manatees.
Yes, I will probably keep the things I make and just stick to reselling the dolls.

carol l mckenna said...

What a lovely family and gorgeous and fun photos ~ beautiful nature shots too!

Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What fun family time, Diane! I went to the Dallas World Aquarium with my youngest son and 15 month old granddaughter and it was fabulous. It was like a mini zoo, and much more than an aquarium.

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

Nothing beats spending some good times with your loved ones.
Keep having fun!

Linda Walker said...

Hi Diane,
Looks like you had such a fun week! ....and what a beautiful family photo! So nice to see your son and his lovely family!!! I hope to spend time with my girls later in March!!! Really looks like you had a ball! Happy for you my friend!xoxo
Linda

ann said...

Oh yes, what a great week you had. The kids must have had a grand time. Love the wood duck. Funny you should mention, as I show one one the dollhouse blog. We only hear about manatees here; how special to be able to see them the kids must have really enjoyed getting to see them. Such wonderful memories for them and for the entire family.

Red Rose Alley said...

FAMINGOS! Jess' favorite bird. They are spectacular, aren't they? It looks like you had a fun time, Diane. This is a nice picture of your family. And you got a great picture of the mallard duck.

I wanted to thank you for using the pop-up comments. They are a lot easier to comment with, and wish more of my blog friend's had them.

Oh, and your new Header with the pink flowers is soooooo pretty. :)

love, ~Sheri

Happy@Home said...

So nice that you shared a wonderful week with your family. Love the picture of the whole gang together.
You did see some interesting sights!

Gina said...

Diane! What a sweet family you have! Everyone looks happy to be together and outside enjoying Florida's beauty! Love the manatee pic! :-)

Joy H said...

So glad you got to visit with your beautiful family!
Looks like a good time was had by all ;)

Shelia said...

Hi Diana! OH, what a beautiful place you live in. The duck is so beautiful and what a great time to spend with your family. I have more dolly fashions to show! Hopefully I can get my post up!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Happy days ..... the orange birds are beautiful!
Thanks for sharing this.

Wishing you another fun week!

Debby Ray said...

What a wonderful weekend that must have been for all of you...wonderful family photo along with all of the other great "critter" shots! I'm off to see my TN bunch in few days...always fun to be with the grands! Hugs!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

How wonderful you got to spend time with your family, looks like you had a wonderful time! Deb xo

Montanagirl said...

Hello my friend! I've been away so long I almost forgot how to blog! It's a long story. I hope you're still following me. LOVE that Wood Duck photo you posted - your whole post is very nice, and looks like you had a wonderful time!

SpicingUpIdaho said...

Such a lovely day outing! I absolutely loved your pictures, they are amazing! The flamingos are so striking in color and form, and the pictures of your family so fun, always so great to get outside and enjoy each other's company! Have a wonderful week :)

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What a lovely family - everyone is simply precious. I'm glad you had nice weather and got to go so many places. The photos are wonderful. Oh how I would love to see a wood duck! I know you are resting up and enjoying the sweet memories. Well, I'll "scoot" along - see you on Wednesday morning.

Linda said...

This looks like so much fun!!!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

What a sweet family photo and sounds like you all had a wonderful time! Those are the best - time spent with family! Hugs xo Karen

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Oh Diane those are the best days aren't they?
Enjoying day trips with a picnic lunch with family, it brings back similar happy memories for me of France.
Florida is beautiful - I haven't been but I feel I know part of it because of your photos!
Fun family photos!
Thank you for popping in to say hello too - my old blogging buddies are the best and you're one of them!
Love
Shane x

acorn hollow said...

so wonderful to share time with family and great outing
cathy

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

You look so pretty, Diane! Gald you had such a happy outing with your family/friends

September Violets said...

You have a nice happy little family there Diane :D Sounds like the park was the perfect place to spend a day! Love the shots of the wood duck and the owl.
Wendy

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Hi Sweet Lady!
I have been out of the loop a bit here with the family, just like you have been enjoying yours!
What a treat to see such a great looking group with wonderful smiles.
I am so happy for you!
Sweet Hugs,
Jemma

cynthia lee designs said...

How fun that your family got to spend the day with you...it looked like the perfect day!!
hugs,
Cindy

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Beautiful family! So happy you were all able to spend time together.
Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
Blessings,
Cindy