August 8, 2013

Special Visitor

I had a sweet visit from my sister this past Tuesday morning.  She has yet had a chance to come see me since I moved to NC in 2003.  My niece needed to make a trip up to get her children from their dad's so my sister rode with her.  Neither of us realized where he lived until they had been on the road for about 5 hours.  He lives only 50 miles from me so I offered to cook breakfast for them.  Michele, my niece, drove all night long to pick up her children before their dad went to work on Tuesday morning so they arrived here at 6:30 a.m. They were tired and hungry so I had bacon, eggs, sausage, gravy, biscuits, peaches, and strawberry jam ready for them when they got here.

You can see that my sister is the "mouth" of the family. hehe 

First thing through the door is her voice.. "Honey, I'm home!".  :)

It was so good to see her walk through that door!

Me and my sissy!

My grandbaby Allie in the middle and Michele's 2 young ones with her.  They had tons of fun chasing butterflies and dragonflies and playing games.  They played so hard that Allie's legs cramped that night.

My niece, Michele.  She shares a birthday with my oldest daughter Audrey, Allie's mom.  And they both share the name Michele.

It was so very nice to get to spend 10+ hours with my sister and her family.  It has been a while since I have been home to see my family so it felt good being in their company for a while.
I wanted to share a couple of photos of my hubby's flowers too.

His grandmother's crepe myrtle so vibrant and full of pink blooms!

Some of our early summer visitors.

Our resident heron. We think he is a she with a nest down by the pond.  This is the first year she has stayed for several days without leaving and coming back.  She usually makes an every day appearance but this year, she is parked. :)


SeeingStars said...

So glad they could pop in for breakfast. It's nice to fill your home with family.

Marilyn said...

You could adopt me - I've only read about biscuits and gravy in books. Its not something that I've ever heard of being made up here. So nice that you got to visit with your family. And I love your DH's flowers. I have a brown thumb extraordinaire so don't get any flowers. I did manage (or rather DH did) to keep the Mother's day petunia from the farmer's market alive. DH just took it out and planted it in the old cast iron bathtub in front of the house a couple of days ago.

Vickie said...

There's no one on earth like your sister, I have 3. Very pretty flowers !

Sparky said...

Now what a glorious visit...and my oh my great photos....yes I would love a drop in visit too lol

Merry said...

How special to have your sister and her family visit. Pretty flowers too.