Sunday, May 4, 2014

Challenges and Joys

Yes, that's Austin back with us.
He needed to come home from his mission this week 
so he could get medical treatment.

See that look of shock over Austin's face?
I just so happened to have my camera on him 
when he noticed our remodeled kitchen for the first time. 
I guess it looked pretty bad when he left.

We had stake conference today and so we kept our tradition 
of having lunch afterwards. 
Chicken salad sandwiches, fluffy fruit, strawberries, Lime chips, baked beans, Chinese Chicken Salad, Mom's fruit punch
(just putting it here so when I'm asking myself: Now what did I serve last time?)

While I was cleaning the kitchen today after lunch our sweet 
Violet wrapped her arms around my legs 
and said, "I want to hug you Grandma Honey."

  Things got a little crazy around here after we all ate. 
But that's okay….

That's what cousins are suppose to do when they get together.

However, just as I was coming out of the kitchen I noticed 
everyone was leaving….like all of a sudden. 
So I said, "Hey, uh, you're all leaving now??" 

I just thought it odd since they don't usually leave in unison. 

That's when Amy said, "We were kicked out."
I thought, no way, and said,  "No you weren't. By who?
"By Dad. He told us all to go home."
"I'm sure he didn't mean that….what did he say?"
"He waved his arms towards the door and said, "Okay, time to go!"

This was so out of character for Dennis that it made me laugh!

A few minutes later Grandma Honey and Grandpa were fast asleep.  :)


Karen Mortensen said...

Hope everything will work out okay for Austin. Looks like you had a wonderful time.

Ammy said...

You must share your chineses chicken salad recipe

Sue said...


Good for Grandpa. Ya gotta keep those kids guessing!

Hope your missionary recovers quickly!


Richard said...

Austin looks great

Anonymous said...

Ha! I feel like that sometimes, too, when the whole family is visiting and it's been a long day!

grandmapeg said...

Austin looks good. I hope he gets feeling better soon. The food looks great!

Grandma Honey said...

Ammy…Sorry but I have no recipe for that. It's just Costco's kit and then I add fresh lettuce. The kids always like it and there is never any leftover. Actually I didn't even plan this lunch until 9pm Saturday night. It was a busy weekend and just didn't get around to making anything. So I suddenly just went through the freezer, fridge and pantry looking for things to put together. …plus a quick run to Savemart 9:30 Saturday night.

Rebecca said...

Good for Dennis! He did what I usually want to do when all my kids are here! Maybe I will get brave and do it next time......

Scrapally said...

Austin looks great! Hope he recovers quickly! Your house and food always look so GOOD! I would love to hear Dennis say that...obviously it was time...ha ha.

the Rich girl said...

The look on Austin's face is so perfect. I love it.

And speaking of perfect, I LOVE that picture of sweet Violet. She sure is a cutie.

Lisa said...

What a priceless precious post! Tradition, family, & memories for a lifetime! Love the sudden closure! One time Jerry invited thes strangers to our home for dinner on top of 32 others & after I put the food out, I went to bed. I didn't even socialize or anything....sometimes when you're done, you're done.

Anonymous said...

It's been such a long time since I have been able to check your blog! I feel as if I have been missing my friend! My thoughts have been with Austin for many weeks now. In fact, as I found the time to get on the computer today, I planned to come to your blog first and see if you had an update on your missionary. I'm sorry to hear he has not been well. Will he be able to return to Utica? If you have time, please let me know how he is doing.