Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The “Center of Attention”!

What can I say…I like being the center of attention.

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Most of you know, I have a big family and they are scattered all over the country so I don’t get to see them all very often. So this year it was a HUGE treat to have all four of my sons come to Myrtle Beach for a week! We walked on the beach together, ate most of our meals at the same table…talked and laughed and had an amazing time.

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And it’s always fun to measure the year’s growth of the grandkids by standing next to Nana!

They have all grown so much this past year!

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(and btw, I’m 5’4” tall)

I just thought I would share family photos today.

Thanks for indulging me!

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(do you think any of these guys look like me? heehee)

What a blessing my family is to me!

42 comments:

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

ahhhh

indeed blessed.

Susan said...

What a beautiful family! Happy Thanksgiving, Sis XOXO

Debby Ray said...

Aww...what great family photos! You have some very handsome sons there...and I think I do see a family resemblance. My two oldest grandsons are both taller than me and it also looks like the boys outnumber the girls in your family too! I know that must have been a wonderful week you spent at the beach!

Breathtaking said...

Lovely family photos!:) What a joy to have spent quality time with them.

Susie said...

Diane, Your sons are very good looking. They do favor you in looks. Must have gotten their height from your husband. Your grands are like mine...all taller than their grandmothers.. LOL I know that had to have been the best time...walking the beach with your grown kids and having meals together. Blessings to all of you. xoxo, Susie

eileeninmd said...

Hello, you have a beautiful family. What a great family visit, to have everyone meet up for a vacation together. Your grandchildren are beautiful and tall too. :)

Enjoy your day!

Vee said...

Yes, they certainly do look like their mom. You must be so proud of your handsome sons and beautiful grandchildren! How wonderful that you were all able to be together for a week!

Connie said...

Your family is lovely :) Our daughter and granddaughters are visiting us this week, too. She doesn't want photos of them on the internet, so I just have to say how wonderful it is to have them visit, no pictures, LOL. There is nothing as wonderful as being surrounded my children and grandchildren . . . I know that you are having a wonderful time together :) Happy Thanksgiving!

carol l mckenna said...

You are blessed ~ four sons and so handsome ~ beautiful Mom that's why ~ great post and photos for Thanksgiving ~ thanks.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family ~ ^_^

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a beautiful family. Four very handsome sons!! I love seeing your Grands also. You look so happy!! Big Hugs!

Celestina Marie said...

Your family is amazing!! Yes your sons look like you. You look so cute standing with them. What a beautiful family and grands. So glad you all had time together. What a blessing. Wishing you a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving my friend. xoxo

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hi Diane, wow I love your family and your have such good looking sons! You must be so proud of them all. You grandkids are cute too. I am glad you were able to spend some time with them.

It's me said...

Lovely post ....love Ria x ❤️

Pamela Gordon said...

What a handsome family you have! And yes, your sons all look like you and each other!! It's the eyes. Wonderful photos.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

What handsom sons you have, and adorable gradkids. How lovely it must of been to have everyone together.

Art @ Home said...

So much fun seeing your sons and your grandchildren. I think all of your sons favor you, but two of them favor you more than the other two. :)

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!
xo,
RJ

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

My goodness, what a family resemblance! I'm so happy for you that you had all 4 sons in the same place to enjoy their company. I'm a little taller at 5.6 lavender sis but even most of the grands are towering over me too.
Hugs, and have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Happyone said...

How blessed you are. : )
What wonderful photos of your sons and yes I sure can see the family resemblance.
Grandkids seems to grow up faster than our kids!!

Cloudia said...

You take a good picture! What a lovely family

Lowcarb team member said...

Times with the family are so special.
Lovely to see your photo's here.

Wishing you a great week

All the best Jan

Jaybird said...

You ARE blessed and you have a wonderfully handsome family!!
Hug them all a bunch.
Happy Thanksgiving,
J

Ariadne said...

What a blessing to have so many people in your immediate family!Proud mum and grandma I can surely see!Keep happy and healthy all together!AriadnefromGreece!

acorn hollow said...

How wonderful! Such a great looking group of men you have raised.
cathy

podso said...

Yes they favor you. And here's a compliment--before you said who they are, I was thinking maybe they were your brothers!

NanaDiana said...

WOW! What a handsome bunch of boys and you can sure tell they are related. It is really great when you can get your family all together in one place at the same time. It gets harder and harder as everyone ages.

Your grands are darling- all grown up and I guess you are going to be the shortest one in your family. lol

Blessings- so glad to see you posting again- xo Diana

September Violets said...

Before I even started reading your post, I looked at that first photo and thought "these guys are all related". It's in the eyes ... and they obviously get their good looks from their sweet mom ;) Aren't you a cutie with all those giants surrounding you! You clearly had a wonderful time. How nice that they all came to see you at the same time. I love seeing family photos of friends. Happy Thanksgiving Diane!!
Wendy xox

Happy@Home said...

Oh yes, I see a strong family resemblance there.
How wonderful that you could all be together. Nothing better in my opinion.

Carla from The River said...

I am so happy for you ... what a great trip. I love that last fun photo. Giving mom bunny ears. :-)
Thank you for sharing the photo that your daughter in law took of you and hubby walking on the beach, that is an awesome photo.
Happy Thanksgiving,
Carla

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

I am so happy for you. How special that all 4 sons came for a visit. They all look like you. I noticed that right away.
Many blessings for you and your family. Happy Thanksgiving. Thank you for your sweet visit.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

I am so happy for you. How special that all 4 sons came for a visit. They all look like you. I noticed that right away.
Many blessings for you and your family. Happy Thanksgiving. Thank you for your sweet visit.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Happy Thanksgiving my dear, sweet friend.

Loved your photos of your handsome sons. You have a beautiful family. xo

handmade by amalia said...

You have a lovely family, Diane.
Amalia
xo

Karen Ann said...


How wonderful to be together, all! And wow, handsome bunch. ALL look like their mom with that warm smile.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Arlene Grimm said...

Great pictures Diane!! So glad you had a good visit with your family.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

You are blessed and yes, they do look like you! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Margie said...

Reunited and it feels so good! You have a wonderful family, Diane. Happy Thanksgiving!

Cherdecor said...

Your sons are handsome young men! Nana, I think you need to grow a little. Those grandchildren have already passed you up. You have a nice looking family and you have a right to be proud of them.

Linda H said...

How wonderful that you could all share some precious time together! You have four handsome sons, and yes there certainly is a family resemblance. Cute grands too! Bet they're pleased to be taller ! Lol

Linda H said...

Oops! Forgot to say Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

BeachGypsy said...

What handsome sons you have Diane! I am so glad for the time you got to spend with them. What adorable grandkids too! I love this family picture and hope you get it framed!!

Cranberry Morning said...

Diane, I am so glad you shared these wonderful family photos with us! What a handsome group of sons you have! And I think I can see family resemblance in everyone. Isn't it great to have them there with you. I know it is a joy, as it is to all of us mothers, to have our 'kids' around, even when they're all grown up. Have a great weekend and I'm glad you're back to blogland! xo

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Womderful to have all yr handsome/beautiful family together. It has been ages sicnce we have had all our 4 together.