Sunday, May 13, 2012

my children...



my heart.

I am so thankful
to get to wear the name of Mother.

I don't think I have ever 
properly introduced 
my family
so since this is Mother's Day
you will have to indulge me this one time (right)
while I brag about my children.

Meet my oldest daughter Katie 
with her Mr. Wonderful
3  (busy) boys. 
She is kind, compassionate, and creative 
and such  a delight to  me.
We have shared some hard times together;
I consider  her one of my very best friends.
She can sew and garden like no other...
 traits that remind me so much of my grandmother
definitely not from me.

since this photo shoot
Baby James has been added to Katie's brood
(I think it is almost time for another shoot)

 Next in line is my oldest son, Jason

loyal, patient, hard-working

I miss having Jason at home;
he was my debater 
my fix-it man.

I love watching him parent  his batch of triplets
and being a husband to his sweet wife, Tasha.

My son, Brian

 conservative and hard-working
I miss his teasing...he kept us laughing.

He is married to Sheila...
and Dad to these 2 (tractor-loving)  boys, 
with another one (it's a boy, too)  on the way.

  If you've been a long-time reader,
you know my 4th, Mrs G with her Mr. G,
otherwise known as Grace.
She is my delight.
She is creative in the kitchen and on the computer.
She is kind, determined, organized and a hard-worker.
(I'm noticing a pattern-they are all hard-working-must be because I love to work:)
I am so looking forward to meeting Baby (GIRL) G soon.
due May 25
Grace is going to be a great mother!


This girl keeps me young, makes me laugh
and plays the most beautiful music. 
She is a threat on the basketball court,
volleyball court
on the golf course.
She is the reason, I  am still teaching algebra
and still answering the infamous question
"Will I ever use this in real life?"

She keeps me on my toes
and challenges me to live by grace.

And just because
this is my most favorite pictures of my
Not pictured:
Baby James
and the two in the oven.

Thank you for bearing with me...
as I celebrate these perfectly wonderful blessings.
I have to say this is one of the most unique
Mother's Day, yet.
Celebrating is in the heart
and celebrating, I am.


Kathy said...

A picture is worth a 1,000 words. I see a wonderful loving family with you as their mother and now each has their own to spread the traditions, love, happiness they learned from you. Happy Mothers Day, Thanks for sharing, Kathy

Susie said...

You are blessed with a beautiful family . And they are blessed with a loving mother. Smiles, Susie

Blessed Serendipity said...

What a beautiful family you have Rene. You all are so blessed. Happy Mother's Day to you.


Sweet Old Vintage said...

beautiful post

Anne said...

What a beautiful family you have.Each and everyone of them is true blessing.And on top of that to be blessed with beautiful Grandchildren.Happy Mothers Day <3

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Miss Gracie ~ It was a real treat to see your lovely family.

Love and joy I see.

Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

Tina said...

Renee - You have such a a beautiful and lovely family - love the last photo. Thanks for sharing on this speciel day

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

Such a beautiful post, Rene'
Loved meeting your sweet family... You are truly Blessed~ Happy Mother's Day.

janzi said...

What a wonderful peak into your lovely family members... they are all so lovely looking and the girls really favour you in their features... a really grand family, no wonder you are proud of them all.. I had five and cannot begin to say how much they all mean to me and to each other,,[ we must have done something right along the way !!haha] Have a super Mother's Day.. hugs from across the pond J

Unknown said...

What beautiful pictures! Oh wow, you have to stay young with all these precious grandchildren!!! I only have 2. A young man (20) and his sister (5). Oh yes, Mommy started over after 15 years. Only the one daughter.

Enjoy all your little blessings, and thanks so much for your visit!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I can see why you're so proud! It sounds like you've raised your children to be kind and considerate adults. The most important job of all. And all those precious grandkids!! You must have so much fun at family gatherings!

Happy Mother's Day.

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

wonderful photos, love all the children.

Rebecca said...

Such wonderful pictures of very beautiful families. It must be quite lively when you all get together!

Silas, our 11th grandchild, was born April 20. I will visit him tomorrow in the hospital where he's being treated for what appears to be a fairly serious virus. Still on ventilator & feeding tub. They live about 3.5 hours away from me. It's been hard to be away from them.

Sheila Rumney said...

You are indeed blessed with so many children and grandchildren! Love seeing them all...

Wishing you a wonderful Mother's Day!

NanaDiana said...

Rene- What a beautiful, beautiful family you have- starting with you and right on down the line. God bless you as you spend the day with kids! xo Diana

~*Sharee*~ said...

Beautiful family hun; love the grandkids; I only have 2 so far...

Hugs, Sharee

A Kitchen Witch said...

My! Look at all those boys! That is a good looking family. I hope you enjoyed Mother's Day!

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

What a beautiful family you have Rene! You must be so proud! I don't have any children of my own, you are a lucky woman! xo

from me to thee......... said...

what wonderful pictures, and what a beautiful family!!!

the old white house said...

beautiful... you are indeed blessed! Happy Mothers Day! t.xoxoxoxo


Wow...what a gorgeous family you have!! I can tell there is a lot of love in that family!♥

Patina said...

Beautiful post Rene' Your family is just wonderful. I LOVE the picture of you and your hubby with the grand babies...wonderful!
Happy Mother' Day

The Feathered Nest said...

Such a beautiful post Rene'!!!! Thank you so very much for sharing your precious family with us dear are truly blessed! Wishing you a wonderful week ahead, hugs and love, Dawn

Kathy said...

I have loved seeing your entire family, other than the little ones not in this picture. They are beautiful and I think you have been a wonderful mother to bring up these lovely children. Blessings on you and your family

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Precious post, even MORE precious ~ the sweet subjects in each of the pictures.


Shabby chic Sandy said...

What a beautiful family you have! Those portraits are amazing. Happy Mothers day to you and thanks for sharing your family!

trash talk said...

I agree...they are just like you. Every adjective you used describing them can and has been used to describe you...including hard working. Children learn from example and y'all have certainly provided a lot of OTJ tutoring on life lessons.
Beautiful family...just beautiful.

EllenaElizabeth said...

What a lovely description you have shared of each of your children. Just lovely and they all look so healthy and happy. Thanks for sharing and well done Mum!

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

What a great family! Lovely photos!

Kelly said...

You have a beautiful family. Congratulations on the new grand babies soon to arrive too! God Bless!

Stef@ said...

lovely photos and family!!


Unknown said...

Oh Rene, what a gorgeous family you have! Love the last photo of you, hubby & grand children.
I hope they spoilt you rotten on Mothers Day,they are a credit to you!:)
Love Gill x

Unknown said...

And with very good reason! I can see why you are so proud...what wonderful handsome children, spouses and grandchildren!

I am getting a kick out of your gd being so outnumbered by the boys!!! Not for long, I guess but too funny! Is she spoiled? lol

aarond said...

Beautiful family and those grandkids, what can I say. Just simply "Adorable"

ew.ka said...

rewelacja !
pozdrawiam :-)

Unknown said...

What a Beautiful Family! The photos are Fantastic! Such a Blessing!

Cindy~ said...

What a precious family you have! My what a LARGE group of grand babies you have, the more hugs you can give and receive! You are truly blessed! Glad you had a happy mother's day.

On Crooked Creek said...

You have been abundantly blessed with children and grandchildren! Thank you for sharing your lovely family with us!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Oh Rene...thank you so much for sharing your family with me ~ the pictures are wonderful! The smiles are beautiful!
Looking forward to meeting the other three soon!

Cindy said...

You are a very blessed lady, what a gorgeous group of grand kids you have. Your kids are gorgeous, too. God is good. I'm glad you had a good Mother's Day.
Hugs, Cindy

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

What a beautiful post, Rene! You ARE truly blessed...XO

Sandi said...

You have a beautiful family Rene and I know that each one is a true blessing! Enjoy!

vintageandart said...

You have every reason to brag a little...what a beautiful family you have, thanks for sharing your lovely pics.

Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

What wonderful pictures of your gorgeous family! I really mean it - everyone is beautiful and the pictures are so well done! I love the last one - grandbaby attack! Y'all look like natural grandparents and those look like some happy and lucky little ones! So sweet! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Leena

Curtains in My Tree said...

what a great family all with smiles on their faces.
I remember Grace and her cute adorable wedding and the old Ford car

so nice to have your family close, well close enough to get family pictures anyway

I have my 1st giveaway and would like to invite you over to enter

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

Your family is beautiful. It is obvious they bring you great joy. And those grandbabies! Goodness. How exciting to have more babies added to your brood!! Grandchildren are such a blessing.

Leah C said...

What a big, beautiful family you have!! It's a pleasure meeting them:) Hope you had a most wonderful Mother's Day!

Pamela Gordon said...

I love this post! Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos of your wonderful family and congratulations on the impending arrivals too. Blessings indeed!