Monday, October 29, 2012

I'm Back From Reno - A Small Peak...

My first out-of-town excursion since moving to CA just two months ago.  Thus, I also experienced my first coming "home" to the new Boston Manor... returning today, with The Maven picking me up from the airport,  driving home through the mountains from her place with highway traffic (hey, it's LA!), running to the grocery store on the way home, and getting an enthusiastic greeting from the Bostons and Bumby, well, I really did feel like I was coming home.

But I digress. 
One picture is all you get this post because I have to absorb it all and think about it.
Okay, two pictures because there are two babies.

Boston Lady and her grand-nephew, the big brother, Sebastian.
He was a much better crawler than I am and just on the cusp of walking - one finger tip away!

Adorable little boys who took me back in time to when my kids were that little and cuddly.

Two and half-week old Theodore. Happy, healthy baby.

A long weekend well spent and hopefully I gave mom and dad some time to refresh and prepare for....
a move! 
Yes, they are moving across town and that was one of the reasons I was there.
Ah, to be young, and handle so many things at once with such composure.
Don't think I ever had that...

AND, they are cat people! More about that later too. (ok, three pictures...)

Veer, loyal house cat and not one bit phased by two little ones.

Another post will follow soon with lots of baby shots and some pretty scenery from the area of Reno where I stayed with my niece and her husband (and of course, THEM!)

P.S. All those good bloggy thoughts and grandma prayers worked!  The Maven has landed a job in LA!  So happy for her and proud. Life's going to get interesting for her now...

Prayers and positive thoughts for those dealing with Hurricane Sandy and her aftermath.

16 comments:

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Welcome Home!
It looks like you had fun with the littles... two cutie pies!
Congrats to The Maven on landing that job...Way to go!

Pat

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH SO happy for your daughter! Looks like you had fun with the little ones! Great photos!

centerofgravity said...

So glad you made it home safe and sound and that all went well with the babies, etc. Congrats to The Maven on her new job. I know that makes all of you breathe a bit easier. CG

Mr. Connor said...

A good time was had by all. The story will continue and will be very interesting !. Thanks !

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

Ann, Good news to hear you are safely home, and such sweet babies. I'll bet you had an amazing visit.
Their small orange tabby looks remarkably like my Herbert, minus about 11 lbs.
Congratulations to the Maven!! :)
Brenda

Chatty Crone said...

Congrats to MAVEN!!!!!!!!! And those babies are so cute - and you are not too bad yourself. Look at that tan! sandie

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Holy Smokes it looks like someone pulled a Landen Gunn! We always say this in relation to Bonnie and Lisa who are like 10 months apart. :)

Too cute!

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

What cutie pies, both the babies, and the cat.

Well you know me and cats....

So glad you had a wonderful trip, and feel like you are home when you walk in the door.

Jen

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love seeing a photo of you! Isn't it fun to climb about on the floor...heehee! These are just the sweetest 2 babies. I know you enjoyed playing with them! I'm happy for you, my friend! Sweet hugs!

Maple Lane said...

Love the adorable babies and sweet kitty! Congrats to your daughter.

Olive Cooper said...

Ann it was so good of you to help with the babies. You are the best. Good news about Maven.

rottrover said...

What a great trip! AND congrats to The Mavin! You go!!

Edilma Weissmueller said...

It sounds like fun, foo bad this Greatgramdma is so far away I would love to see them. A new experience for you to return to your "New home". MY continue prayers for W and her new endevor.

Maple Lane said...

Stopping by to say Trick or Treat!!!

Robin Larkspur said...

Glad you are back home safe and sound. Those two little boys are precious. Did they wear you out?
Big congrats to your dear daughter. I hope she will be happy and satisfied with her new job.
Looking forward to your next post.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

So glad you are back. I've been out a lot this week and trying to catch up reading posts. Sorry I'm so late in getting over here. Two adorable little boys. So glad you had a nice time. Congratulations to Maven on the job!