Sunday, June 01, 2008

Guess Who I've Been Kissing?




I've neglected my blog to visit my grandson TK this weekend. His mom & dad are now renting our other house due to the market being so bad. It's risky and surreal to rent to family and be a visitor in your own house. We do the big yard work when needed and Josh's dad has fixed what he could with us living so far away. In less than a month we've had plumbing issues, electrical problems and our 4yr old oven went out. Welcome to the life as a landlord! We are all pulling together so the kids can live on their own in this tough economy. TK loves his new backyard and having his own room.


It was also my baby's 23rd birthday. Can I be that old? Photo shopping my wrinkles is getting to be a huge project as I zoom in for the kill. ;) We sat outside and relaxed as Dave worked his butt off gardening. My daughter and her hubby had a BBQ and we brought a super yummy birthday cake. The in laws joined us for cake as we celebrated Jessy's birthday.


TK had not forgotten his gramy and my daughter took a few candid shots of us so I'd stop bugging her about sending pictures. I spoiled him and he taught me the flute. It was a great day!



20 comments:

paisley said...

what a lovely group of photos.. you wont be able to day you have no pictures for a while to come... sorry about the landlordy stuff,, but your helping them out is tops!!

bella said...

How precious! I'm so glad you guys had a great time. xo

JP/deb said...

Happy birthday to your baby! How lovely that you got to soak up some family love & get your TK cuddles in! xx, JP/deb

Brian said...

No neglecting family is much more important Tammy. Beautiful pictures.

((((((hugs)))))

daisies said...

awwwwwwww ... so happy that you got to go for a visit :)

and i think it is a wonderful solution that you have come up with renting to your family, it helps everyone out, makes me smile, xo

Nancy said...

What priceless photos! I'm sure you feel "all filled up inside" now. I'm happy for you.

Love and kisses,
Nancy

Star said...

How wonderful that you and TK can always pick right up where you left off. What a loving child he seems to be.

Ah, the challenges of being a landlord ;) But I'm glad the situation is working out for all concerned.

Thanks for sharing all the photos in the slide show!

Pam said...

Wonderful, wonderful pictures... I love black and white, it's often more dramatic and artistic than color. TK is too cute! And you are beautiful, Grammy.

Annie said...

Oh how dear these are, Tammy. Especially the one of the two of you playing peek-a-boo over the truck. Hugs, Annie

GreenishLady said...

Oh... lookit how happy the two of you are when you are together. Those are such beautiful pictures! Happy birthday to your girl!

Giggles said...

So much love in this post. You do NOT have any wrinkles. You look amazing!!! Loved those photos. Happy Birthday to your baby! Mine will be that old in Feb....where has the time gone???!!!

Hugs Sherrie

Just Jen said...

Wow, you've been busy! Happy b-day to your baby! (I photoshop my wrinkles too;)
I think visiting your grandchildren is way more fun than writing!
I know the feeling of renting to family because I've been the one doing the renting. It can be touchy but it can be a good thing too! Hopefully it works out for you all! :D

bella said...

it sounds like a wonderful time.
and I LOVED seeing these photos.
:)

emmapeelDallas said...

You're such a terrific Mom & Grandmom!

:)

Lippy said...

So let's see...the photos are adorable. The little guy looks happy to be with Gramy, that's for sure.

Don't you worry, there's no need for photoshopping. You're the right kind of beautiful and you have nothing to hide!

Have a great day. I enjoyed the entry :)

Geraldine said...

Happy Birthday, what a cutie! Huggs, G

PS: I play the flute too, isn't it a great instrument but harder to master than I ever imagined. G

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pepektheassassin said...

Just can't believe how big the boy is getting! And you look GREAT!

Amber said...

I can't believe how big he has gotten. Time flys.

:)

tinker said...

AWW!!! So cute - he taught you to play the flute, your little TK is adorable - and getting to be such a big boy! Precious moments like those need to be enjoyed to the fullest, they grow up so fast. Happy Birthday to your daughter - glad you had that time together.

This economy is tough right now - and even worse on those just starting out. Despite the landlord woes, that is so wonderful of you guys, to help them out like that. I think we may all have to figure out how to stick together again, to get through this - hmm, maybe this is a blessing in disguise...
Glad you had a fun visit!
XOXO

turquoise cro said...

My baby turned 24 in January! Hard to believe!!! TK is getting big! That's a cute pic of him teaching YOU how to play the flute! I just did find one of my kid's little flutes from school!!! don't have a clue how to play but I will practice on my back porch! LOVE the pic of YOU in your pool! Cool!((((Tammy))))