Welcome to Life Through Bifocals

Life is not always clear and easy to figure out. So grab a cup of coffee and your bifocals and let's see what we can see.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Weekend Review

It's been a while since I did a Monday review of the weekend but this weekend I had a blast and wanted to share it with you.

Our oldest child, our son, came to visit us for a few days!  He wanted to check on us and see first hand just how we are doing.  It was great to see him. It's been way too long. Even though he is over 6 feet tall, married and has a wife and children of his own, he still answers to "Little Gerry". He never did like the sound of  "Jr." I now think of my two guys as a Gerry Sandwich with me in the middle.  I love that.  He brought with him a painting and cards made by our grandsons. Don't we all love kid art?

He came in on Thursday evening while I was teaching my class, so he and Hubby got to go out and share a meal together.  It was great Father/son time for them both. They like each other and get along well so having some one-on-one time was great!  They then came to my class for the last few minutes of class to see me work.  It was great to look up and see that smiling face looking back at me. No matter how old he is or how tall he gets, he is my "Little boy". I think all moms think that way, right?  Our kids are always our kids even though they are grown, with kids of their own.

Father and son at the local Dairy Queen.  

We got to spend all day Friday together, talking, catching up on his life with his job, the  wife, and the boys (2 grandsons). We got together in the evening with our daughter and her family and had a cookout complete with playing with the girls a great game of "I spy with my little eye"  Since the youngest is 2 years old she couldn't pronounce "Uncle Gerry" so she calls him "Uncle Dair-wee."  So bloody cute.  He got it on video to show his family later. Our Son-in-Law did the cooking and boy can that man grill!!

This is whats happens after a big Momma Breakfast! 

Saturday, I got to cook my son breakfast! That may not seem like much to some, but at my core I'm a mom.  Our children are all grown up and have children of their own and our son lives on the other side of the country so being a "MOM" from so far away is not easy.  I loved making him eggs and bacon and watching him enjoy it. We talked about the all the meals he would eat and never feel full, or gain weight.  He has a son now that has taken over that job.  I loved having him here, even though I knew it was a short visit.  Afternoon, myself and my "Gerry Sandwich" went to see Iron Man 3.  I really liked the movie and it was fun to have him sitting between the two of us like when he was little boy and we could just look over and see his smiling face.  It was so comfortable for him to be there.
Brother and Sister getting some "face time" with the family on the west coast.  I love technology that allows us face time.  

It was followed up by getting pizza and hanging out at the house while our daughter and girls came by to spend time to visit, get caught up some more, face time with the son's family still back on the west cost and hear all the stories of what is going on in their lives.

It was over way too soon.  He had to fly out Sunday morning so that he would have time to readjust to the time zone and be ready for work on Monday.  I know that his family missed him.  We did have a blast with face time so that we could hear and see each other. and  the cousins did spent a good amount of time sticking out their tongues to each other - COUSINS!  What fun.

This starts a new week.  Sunday we spent the time trying to cool down the house, (Son brought temps in the 90's for us) worshipping God together, and looking forwarded to a new week.  Up! I feel blessed!!

Thank you God for lifting my spirits and getting me to laugh!  I love my kids, my babies, my children.  They both have turned into great adults!
How was your weekend?


  1. Aw, what a great weekend you had, Lynne Marie! I'm so happy you had the chance to have some great 'family time' with your kids :)

  2. I'm so glad you had some mama-son time! There's nothing like face to face, I agree. I also love cooking (and eating) breakfast and I get what you mean about how that feels. Something we no doubt took for granted when they were under our roof. Sounds like a nice family weekend!

  3. What a sweet weekend! You're so right - it doesn't matter how old our kids are, they're still our babies. It used to bug my daughter when I'd go into "mom mode" but now that she has kiddos of her own, she understands it all too well. ;-)

  4. Sweet! I am so happy that you had your "babies" together if only for a little bit.

  5. I'm so glad you had such a fun and special weekend spending time with your son. The pics are all wonderful.

  6. There's just nothing quite like having your kid come home, is there?

    Glad you had such a great weekend.

  7. How wonderful for you to have Little Gerry home for a reunion! Also glad he came during the weekend when your energy level starts recovering after the drain from chemo - good timing there!

    Little G looks just like you! (I still haven't decided who Kiki looks like).

    So happy your son came out east to check on his mom (and dad). You done raised him right, girl!

    1. Yes, Little Gerry looks like me, not sure how he feels about that. Kiki looks like Gerry, dark hair, dark eyes, wavy hair. She really looks like Gerry's mom - Germaine. We have a photo of Germaine at Kiki's age and man - they look alike.

  8. What a perfect weekend you had. How awesome to have him in for a visit. I can tell by your writing how thrilled you were and over the top happy. Your children are gorgeous and handsome too! ((HUGS))


Thank you for stopping by today and if you left me a comment, thank you twice!