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I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Down on the Farm

We didn't get lost this time going to visit our youngest.  One must understand when driving in VA that the assumption is that you've been there before -- no need to clearly mark direction or exits. This probably saves them a lot of money -- especially when confused motorists have to get on and off the Dulles Toll Road and pay the tolls each time.

The weather held out for a while, too.

We picnicked in the barn.  From the left:  Luke's sister, Robyn (youngest child), Luke.  Behind Luke are his parents and my husband.  On the right is our son, grand daughter, middle child and in the front is 'the baby' who just turned three two weeks ago.
Melissa and the girls loved driving (slowly) around the farm on the ATV.

Two of Robyn's charges...

My girls are multi-talented and can look feminine even when taking a fence and wearing a dress!


Clouds over the Blue Ridge...
And then the rains came!
We toweled off the little ones, changed their clothes and then headed home. 


16 comments:

Retired English Teacher said...

It looks like you all had a wonderful time! Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Looks like a fabulous day with your family.... Great looking kids and grands... AND--what a fabulous setting... I love that area of VA...

Hugs,
Betsy

Lena said...

Beautiful photos and family! Looks like it was a great time!

The Vanilla Bean Baker said...

Life on the horse farm is looking pretty good. Lovely looking family, no wonder you are so proud of them all.

p.s. the rain didn't hold off here at all :(

Kimberly said...

Beautiful! Picture postcards! Love the one of your daughter hopping the fence.

Purple Flowers said...

Looks like a good time had by all. So glad you were able to see your daughter down on the farm.

Kay said...

These really are beautiful photos. I'm glad you didn't get tooo lost. It must be so terrific to live out in the country with horses.

Snappy Di said...

Looks like the perfect week-end even with the rain. A picnic in a barn... how divine!
Yes, had rain off and on all day yesterday over these Blue Ridge mountains. Loved it!

Di

KiraAJ said...

Gorgeous! What a beautiful area! Love the photos, what a good looking family u have! This looks like my dream property! :)

Happyone : ) said...

Looks and sounds like a great time. I love the last picture when the girls are caught in the rain. : )

George said...

It looks as if you had a marvelous day 'Down on the Farm', and I'm glad the rain held off for much of the time. Your daughter is very lady-like, crossing that fence in her dress. Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures.

Cheryl said...

Looks like it was a delightful day.

And I made the toad house. Without directions :)

Jay said...

I thought people only picnicked in a barn on The Barefoot Contessa and other Food Network shows. ;-)

forsythia said...

Lovely day down on the farm. Life is good.

Tracy said...

Kathy,
It looks like you had such a great time visiting! How fun! hold your memories tight my dear!

Gilly said...

What a wonderful family! How lovely you can all have a get-together.