Monday, August 12, 2019

People, Look Up

I just took a trip to So. Cal to see Nel.
Unlike my daughters, I don't like traveling.  I find no pleasure in it at all - the planning, the packing, the navigating the airport, taking the shuttle to the gate, the expense of it all.  I was at the airport waiting for my flight, and as I was looking around, most of the people had their heads buried in their phones.  I wanted to shout, "people, look up, we are about to go on a journey to the unknown" haha.
 
 
I am exhausted from my trip, but here's a little peek at some of the weekend fun we had.
Mia turned ONE!
 
 
Her birthday party theme was The Princess and the Frog, and her cake was really cute.
 
 
 
I don't like traveling much, but Nel was right when she said that once you get to your destination, you will not have regretted it.
 
 
~Sheri

30 comments:

Sandi said...

Reminds me of a joke by a stand-up comedian. He Is amazed we fly through the air. When people complain on flights he thinks, "You are in a chair IN THE SKY!" He said we should spend every flight just going, "WEEEEeeeeeeeee!!!!" 😂

Susie said...

Oh Sherry, seeing you with the babies makes my heart smile. You are so happy there. I am not one to travel any more. I used to love to fly ..would have gone all the time. But it's not the same these days. Too many people , some rude..two much cost ...paying for luggage. That alone has me packing lighter. LOL. Blessings to all and Happy Birthday to Mia. xoxo,love you, Susie

R's Rue said...

Love it.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

HI SHERI! You did it, you took the flight! Yes, jet lag is no fun, but it will pass. The memories however, you will have much to ponder on and write about! What a darling theme for the party and her little lace and blue dress!

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Lovely birthday hero and beautiful cake;-)

Debby said...

Beautiful photos. Adorable little "princess." That cake is awesome!

I'm with you Sheri, I don't like to travel like I thought I would, at my age. So much trouble and I miss my animals.

Laurel Wood said...

Such a precious photo of you and the babies. Happy Birthday to Mia. Such a darling cake. I dislike traveling very much. I have not flown in some 40 years! lol I am so glad my brother shares his travels in CA - I can see the sights w/o traveling! xoxo

Louca por porcelana said...

Such happiness!What a precious time...That photo of your Grands and you made me smile,absolutely adorable!Congrats to Mia!Hugs,dear Sheri!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sheri,

How wonderful that you got to go and visit family and happy birthday to sweet Mia. Love the photo of you and the precious girls. Such a gorgeous little dress too.
I can't get over people today, they are always staring down at their phones, travelling and walking around the streets.
Have a happy week
hugs
Carolyn

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Oh Sheri, I'm so glad you were able to fly down to go to Mia's party. I adore the sweet photo of you and your grandbabies! Mia's darling dress is beautiful. I know you are glad to have her and her parents closer to you.

Rose said...

I am afraid I am like you, not that i travel by air. Only one trip...but even with driving. It is not so much the actual traveling, but the getting ready and worrying about forgetting something important. But oh, it was worth it...I can see that from your photos....wouldn't miss it for the world if possible I bet.

Pilar said...

Sheri what a beautiful picture of you and the babies! Happy 1st Birthday to Mia! Her cake is so pretty! I'm glad you had a wonderful trip!

Ann said...

Everything was worth it at the end,
I can see it from your wonderful smile.
Happy First Birthday Mia.
Have a wonderful life ahead.


Ann
https://roomsofinspiration.blogspot.com/

Patricia said...

So true regarding the travel Sheri, it is a time-consuming lot of work. We do it to keep up with our family but with the pleasure comes the tedious flying. In a few weeks we go on a long adventure which will involve a total of seven flights around the world. We have done it before, but I always feel a sense of dread as we take off. Of course, seeing daughter and grandsons is the reward. How beautiful is Mia, and her clever and sweet princess cake. Have a great week my friend.

Chatty Crone said...

Is that the first time you met Mia? She is beautiful - love her dress and that cake - wow. I am glad you survived the trip. Looked like a wonderful party. I can't believe she is one year old already! Love, sandie

Sherry said...

absolutely delightful...
your grandbabies are darling
and you glow while holding them
close. love it.

Jeanie said...

That cake is too adorable for words -- and so are your grandlittles! What a happy picture!

The Liberty Belle said...

Glad you made it safely to your destination. The cake was cute.

Pam said...

Oh my gosh....one yr old already. Don't seem possible. Happy Bday to the sweet little one. You know I am iffy with travel, I like seeing different places but it takes so much out of me. I love flying more then I think I like driving however with that said one day I want to jump in my new SUV and drive to San Diego. Getting there might be doable, just not sure how long it would take me to make it back. I normally fly Southwest myself. Packing is a pain when staying longer then a couple of days, what to take and how much. Unpacking is a pain when you get home...BUT I do like seeing new things and places and the experience of it all.

natalia20041989 said...

She is so cure,what a lovely day to remember! My son turns 1 in October☺ The Polish festival you mentioned on my blog sounds so great! Any chace fir photos?☺ And yeah, good quality Polish sausage is the best😊 Have a lovely day☺

roughterrain crane said...

The cake is really full of fun.

baili said...

Dear Sheri this is absolutely beautiful post and these images are truly ABSORBING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i loved train travel when i was kid but now just like you i am hesitant of being much travels though i want to see some favorite parts of the world still i don't want to be on journey for long

thank you for precious sharing :) your both grand daughters are so precious and cutest :)))

the joy on your beautiful face reflects your love for them so proudly :) I bet you forgot the irritation of travel when you took these treasures in your lap :)))

cake is such a delightful to look at :)

more blessings to your life and family my friend!

Walking the Bean said...

So many of us are too busy to look up and see the many miracles life has to offer. I believe that miracles still happen, but we are just too blind to see them. Your message was perfect. You got a sense of the miracles around you after getting to your destination! Love the cake!

~Christopher

Carolina G. Ticala said...

Que buena pinta tiene esa tarta! Me encantaría verte pronto por mi blog! Feliz día! ♡♡♡

Shirley Wright said...

Happy Birthday Mia! It looks like you had a wonderful time.
Grandbabies are the most precious gifts.
The pictures are beautiful and the cake is amazing.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Sheri, I knoooooww! Air travel has become such a hassle. I especially hate having to take off our shoes now--ridiculous! Once I was traveling with two other women, on our way to a professional conference. The least "dangerous" looking of all of us was pulled out of the line for a full-on security check and was delayed so long that she nearly missed our flight despite our making a point to get to the airport much farther in advance than was recommended.

Carla from The River said...

Hi Sheri,
I am so happy you had a good trip. I love the cake, what a fun idea. I LOVE LOVE that last photo.
xx oo
Carla

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Sheri - the last photo says it all - smiles and memories makes that traveling worth it all. Hugs!

It's me said...

So good That you do this !!.....so cute picture you with your grandchilds. ....love Ria 💕💕💕

Marilyn Miller said...

So glad you traveled. What a special reason to do so.
I love, love traveling and hate that I haven't been on a plane recently.
What a special birthday celebration! The cake is beautiful.