Sunday, May 11, 2008

How I spent Mother's Day

In years past, we have waited for hours to get into a Mother's Day brunch (even with a reservation), went to restaurants on Saturday to avoid the crowds, gone bowling... all fun - usually because of the company. But I think this may have been one of our best Mother's Days since I have been blessed enough to qualify!We had a lazy weekend in Dallas (Oregon, not Texas) at the In-Law's house (Jan and Ken Frederic). It is a beautiful place to go, every visit feels like a vacation, the kids got to play, we shared incredible meals and I watched my children enjoy themselves....

what greater gift can a mom have?!

We were also fortunate to get to spend the day with Grandma Morgan - Shane's maternal Grandmother - She's a legend! An awesome woman of God, INTENSE prayer warrior, wonderful conversationalist, adoring grandmother, so loving.... I could go on.
She has 4 children, 2 step children, 16 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. (I think my count is correct?!)

The Frederic abode is a comfy house, full of comforts, wood burning stove... always buzzing with visitors. People will stop by just to say hi. (Like Grandma and Grandpa Frederic -Ken's parents, Oscar and Betty - sweet people!)

The 3 acre property sits along the Little Lukimute River.
There is Louie... a Dalmatian- Mastiff mix, as gentle as any dog I have ever seen.

There are rock piles to play in.
Almost all year round, there is always something yummy to pull from the ground or a tree and eat. The kids really enjoyed the rhubarb.
Noah got to help Ken pull weeds out of the area that is going to be made into a pond. He loves to work with Grandpa!

Shane got to ride on the tractor, his Mom says its fun - like therapy for her.

Zak and Hannah helped.

It was a great weekend. No one wanted to leave to come back home.... not one of us...

I'm really looking forward to our next trip down - Hannah's Birthday is May 31st and we'll spend the weekend at Grandma's, per Hannah's request.


  1. Hi! Thanks for your comments over at my blog! So fun to bump into new bloggers. Happy mother's day--your kids are beautiful.

    It was Lake Chelan that was so beautiful. About three hours East of Seattle. Get over those mountains and you're good to go.


  2. Wow, what a generation-filled Mother's day!

    Thank you, Sarah, for being an inspirational wife and mother. You do them both so well.

    Happy Mother's Day!

  3. What a wonderful family and Mother's Day. It is just beautiful to see three generations who love each other and get along. The younger ones honor the elders, and the elders teach the next generation. Beautiful scenery too. Have a great evening. Kathi


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