Monday, July 19, 2021

Family Time In The Mountains

My family visited last week, and it was soooo good to see them.  There were lots of hugs and kisses from grandma, and playing and talking and also some traveling.  When they first got here, I had a seven layer bean dip and chips ready for them, along with some potato salad and lemonade.  The little ones know me as cookie grandma, as I'm always baking cookies for them when I see them.

I bought two pink lawn chairs for the grandgirls, and placed two BIG teddy bears on them to greet them when they pulled up.  These were my kids' bears when they were little, and they are very special to them.

I found goodies here and there to fill their cabinet so they would have something to play with.

Remember the glass jar I bought at the home store?  I filled it with peanut M&M's, Brian's favorite candy.

The first day, we traveled to see some beautiful Waterfalls.  These Falls are amazing, and people come from all over to see them.  We talked with families that were traveling from Huntington Beach and other states like Florida and Texas.  Here are some pictures of the Falls.

An old man taking a rest with his loyal companion.

Little feet going up the steep walkway (Francesca).  It's quite a hike to get to the top of the Falls.

There is a cool little shop there that we went to and bought some water and snacks.  They sell t-shirts and cups and other items.  Here is Mia outside the shop standing next to a huge tree, which looked very much like a Christmas tree.

We walked so much, she was pooped out at the end of the trip.

It was such a fun day, and I was so glad to see my family again.  I'll show you a little more of their visit next time.



R's Rue said...

What a great time you all had. I’d love one of those cookies. Those waterfalls are so gorgeous. Nature is stunning. Have a beautiful day. I can’t wait until the next post.

Laurel Wood said...

I love the chairs with the bears. Thanks for sharing the pretty waterfalls. They are awesome. I know you enjoyed every minute of time spent with loved ones and I look forward to more photos next time.❤️🌹

Martha said...

I'm so glad you had a great time with family Sheri. It sure sounds like you were well prepared with a very nice welcoming for all. The falls are so gorgeous, I would love to see them in person. Little Mia is so adorable, even when she's worn out. Looking forward to more photos from the visit. Have a wonderful week my friend!

Nellie said...

Great visit with family! Nothing better than time spent with those whom we love! Gorgeous waterfalls! You’ve planned well for the entertainment of the little ones!

Linda O'Connell said...

What a surprise for the kiddos and what a fun outing. Love the picture of her sprawled ont he bench. Those falls are a delight. I love the outdoors.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello Sheri!

That looks like such a fun and very thoughtful reunion that you created for your family; all the favorite things from the candy, the cookies to the teddy bears greeting the girls.

What a GORGEOUS waterfall!

Ginny Hartzler said...

What a wonderful post; I have enjoyed every bit of it! Mia is gorgeous! And the falls! I can amost hear the roaring and feel the water spray on my skin. You got some powerful photos. There are so many falls, too! I love the cute chairs. And the teddy bears are in such good condition for being so old! You are a Grandma after my own heart. I bet they just adore coming to your house. How far away do they live, and do you get to see them often? The glass jar is beautiful, I remember seeing it at Home Goods and wanting it. But being so clumsy, I'm sure I would have broken it.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Oh Sheri, I'm so happy you and your family enjoyed such beauty on their visit. The falls are gorgeous. I can imagine the hike up to them would poop anyone. Such a darling photo of your granddaughter on the picnic table bench! I love all the preparations you made for their arrival. You may be the cookie grandma but you are also the thoughtful grandma.

Chatty Crone said...

Those cookies looked delish! And I am surprised you still had your daughter's bears. Cool. A play area for the kids and the M&M's!
How far is that waterfall from your home? Did you climb to the top? I bet the girls were tired and I know you LOVED to see them again.
The old man and the dog priceless.
Haha I would be pooped too.
Fun, sandie

Billie Jo said...

Oh my goodness!
What a wonderful visit!
I loved sharing this part with you.
I loved the precious preparations you had, and the waterfalls are stunning. I cannot imagine seeing them in person. Thank you! I am so happy you had some wonderful days with your loved ones.

Jeanie said...

Sheri, I'm smiling all over. After quite a long separation since your move, this visit must have felt like a tonic. It looks like a wonderful time and you sure figured out some good things to keep them occupied! Three cheers to the reunion!

Louca por porcelana said...

Wonderful,just wonderful time!How precious!

Susan said...

Oh Sheri, what wonderful memories all of you made. The grand "babies" are so precious and beautiful. You did so many nice things for everyone. That's just you! So happy for all. Susan

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CiNdEe's GaRdEn said...

I am so glad you had a great visit! The falls and the cookies look so wonderful! I am sure the girls were so happy to see you too. What a fun visit!

Olde Dame Holly Rose said...

What a brilliant idea, the cabinet for the grandkids. How thoughtful you are! The falls are beautiful. I bet the grandkids will remember seeing those bears in chairs for their entire lives! A very special touch.

Hena Tayeb said...

Oh what a marvelous time you all had. The waterfall is gorgeous.

Carla from The River said...

The waterfall is beautiful. WOW, the color of the blue you captured in the photo is outstanding.
I am so happy you got to have your family to your mountain home.
Love, Carla

Veronica Lee said...

Such a wonderful time you all had.

Yummy cookies!

I absolutely love the chairs with the bears!

Kim said...

You're such an awesome grandma, Sheri! Such sweet touches to make the grandgirls happy. They're so adorable. Those falls are gorgeous, as is the setting in which to view them! Happy Wednesday!

Hootin Anni said...

How wonderful this all is!! I would still be there at those falls if it were just me & nature.

Those chairs & teddy bears are so so sweet. Grandma came thru with flying colors.

My favorite photo is of the little one, tuckered out on the picnic bench. I look forward to more soon.

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Marilyn Miller said...

What a special grandma you are to have the chairs with bears to greet them and all the goodies and cookies for them. You made their visit so special.
Now that water falls is gorgeous. Now I want to visit it too.
Thanks for sharing it all with us.

Debbie Nolan said...

Sheri dear what a special visit you had with your family. I am sure those cookies were consumed about as quick as they put on the plate. Adore the teddy bears and bet they got a good cuddling. The waterfalls are magnificent and so beautiful. As always your photos are gorgeous. Hope you had a delightful week. Hugs!

Mica said...

The falls are beautiful and the teddies on the chairs such a fun way to greet your grandkids! :)

My mum is the cookie grandma too, haha! She is always making awesome sweet treats for the kids, so yummy!

Hope you had a good weekend! It was a great one here, busy Saturday with volunteering but a relaxing Sunday :)

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Pam said...

What a cool place with the waterfall Beautiful....I love all your pics. Looks like you all had an amazing time.

Mellie said...

What beautiful waterfalls! It looks like a nice family outing. How sweet that you still have those bears.