Kicking back....


I found myself spending way too much time on the computer and not enough family time. That made me sad... My Dad spends his summers in Washington State. During the winter he comes home. The past two winters he was home he has had surgery for cancer and his knees replaced. This winter it's just us. No surgerys planned. Wahoooo!! So when ha came home this is what I have been up to. Kicking back and spending some family time..

I can remember sitting on his lap just like it was yesterday. Riding the tractor was always a big deal for me. It meant spending some one on one time.... just me and my Daddy... Now I have to share but I dont mind.

Maddy gets his lap now. I get the fender, smile

I think she enjoys it as much as I did...and still do!

Here is a picture of our faithful dog Pepper. She belongs to my Daddy but we all secretly want to claim her.... She is a wonder dog!




So if you see a little less of me it's cause Im seeing a lot more of my family. Im sure all of you understand and have been in my shoes from time to time. Im blessed to have a great family and so many blog friends to share my world with....enjoying a little life....Susie

52 comments:

  1. Cherish those times while you still can. Nothing is better than being with your family.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I am a "lurker" on your blog...you are one that I love to check on once in awhile...I made that spooky Halloween tree with the crows...got that idea from you...Love it...
    Enjoy the family time...sometimes we just have to 'Step away from the computer" and get totally back into our real life....
    See you when you can...Joan

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wonderful post and lovely reminder to us all.

    I always love to read your posts and this one spoke to my heart - truly and deeply.

    Cherish and Enjoy your family.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I sooooo understand!!! I'm doing just that also....posting a little less, enjoying family a little more.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Family comes first!

    Much Love
    Anissa

    ReplyDelete
  6. I'm so glad you are enjoying your family. Blogging can take over if we let it, can't it? I need to work on that too.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Have a great time with your family....yes, they do come first!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. What an awesome memory that your daughter now gets to have as well! It reminds me of that Alan Jackson song where his dad taught him to drive, and now he's teaching his daughters to drive.

    Pepper is adorable, especially the white face. :)

    Enjoy your dad and the rest of your family!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Good for you.
    I have memories of riding with my dad on a tractor as well & they are special.
    Enjoy.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Family is what it is all about!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Cherish, cherish these times and memories. My dad has been gone 3 years this year and I miss him so much!!!!

    Family will ALWAYS be your family. Take care of them, love on them and express your love for them.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Gerat pictures! Enjoy your family time.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Glad you did that "inner retrospect" it's always a good thing and a GOD thing.
    Computers can WAIT....believe me....family can't.
    They grow old, they grow up...they move away.
    Our "people" aren't with us forever....so spend time with them now.
    Believe me....I live 1300 miles away from mine and MISS them dearly and our son lives further than that. Sigh.

    Besides in 25 years or less no one will care what we wrote on our blogs!
    Sad.
    Hang in there!
    Joyce

    ReplyDelete
  14. I have great memories of riding with my grandpa on the tractor. Thankfully I was able to get pictures of him driving my boy's around last summer before he passed awasy.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Hi Susie, enjoy your visit. I think I am going to cut back on posting too..just cuz. I spend so much time on the computer nothing else seems to get done.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Great pictures and even greater story! We all need to get our priorities in order. Glad you gave us a little reminder. Enjoy your family.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Enjoy every moment you have with your Dad. I treasure every minute I had with my Dad before he passed away. I feel blessed that we had those times together.

    ReplyDelete
  18. I have memories of riding the tractor with my dad and granddad..now my kids love to ride on daddy's tractor too...just sitting on it under the shed is a big deal:)

    ReplyDelete
  19. Yes that is right! Your priorities are in order! We will miss your daily posts but that means will just treasure even more when we do get to read your posts. We should all learn a lesson from this...less time on our computers & more with FAMILY!

    ReplyDelete
  20. I love the tractor riding - how sweet (and fun!) Enjoy your family time and we'll be happy to see you when you can post!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Susie, you are on the right track. Family is so important and cherish the time with your Dad! I don't blame you. My Dad went to heaven 11 years ago and I miss him terribly!
    I love this picture of your little precious riding with her granddaddy. I'll miss you, but I support you 100%!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

    ReplyDelete
  22. Very special and blessed times. We love it when you are there and understand you are doing the most important things when you are not. Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Jackie

    ReplyDelete
  23. As much fun as blogland is, it can never replace the fun and enjoyment that we need to be having with our family and friends.
    I respect and admire your decision. Enjoy your family!
    I'll keep checking in on you now and then.
    I wish you many happy memories with your loved ones, my friend!

    ReplyDelete
  24. She will cherish those memories as much as you do! Enjoy your time with your family!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Susie,

    I've been blogging less lately as well. I've gotten so many things done including spending time with family. I think it's great that you're spending time with your dad. Take as much time as you need. You can't let blogging take over.

    Hugs! Brandee :-)

    ReplyDelete
  26. Good for you,....that melted my heart!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Hi Susie, Thank you soooo much for sharing your time visiting me. WA, as you know is my neck of the woods. We're enjoying the beauty of fall, as I'm sure you are as well.Have fun creating memories with your Pop. This time is precious and irreplaceable. ENJOY!
    Sweet Wishes!
    Sara

    ReplyDelete
  28. Oh, girl I COMPLETELY understand!! I got too wrapped up into reading and responding to too many blogs for awhile. I am back to my normal self... taking care of the real important things and I feel better already. I think my chronic back pain was too much time in the computer chair! :o/ Make great memories!!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Hey Susie, when I was little my dad took me fishing, mom took pictures...when my daughter was little he took her fishing. I loved those days. Anyhow I have a picture of me at 2 with him and his fishing pole, and I found one of her at 3, same thing. I framed them and put them together. You ought to see if you have a picture of you on his lap..and tractor! Wouldn't that be so sweet. I love family time, very precious.
    Deb

    ReplyDelete
  30. Have a wonderful time with your family.

    ReplyDelete
  31. I hear ya. I find myself having to do that. They are gone or grown in the blink of an eye.

    So where does your dad spend his summers in Washington state? Thats where I live :)

    ReplyDelete
  32. Good for you! Enjoy those you love.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Yes! family comes first.....
    See ya!!!!
    Pat H

    ReplyDelete
  34. I know how you feel...family definitely comes first. I am always trying to find the perfect balance with everything I do!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Family should always come first! Enjoy your family!

    Manuela

    ReplyDelete
  36. Well, the tears are rolling... What a wonderful daddy you have. I'm so glad you got to enjoy some quality time with him. It sounds like you have been blessed with a great father as well. There is nothing better than being a Daddy's Girl. I wss once one myself. Big Hugs.....

    ReplyDelete
  37. What a wonderful time for you. Enjoy! We'll be here when you get back.

    ReplyDelete
  38. Hi! Trees N Trends is basically like a HObby Lobby but just home decor. :) They don't have real trees.

    ReplyDelete
  39. What an adorable picture of your Dad and daughter! My parents were very close to my children as well and I know they treasure the memories.

    ReplyDelete
  40. What a sweet Saturday to spend with your daughter and dad - so glad you had time to get away. :)

    ReplyDelete
  41. Oh Susie, that brought back memories of me learning to drive a tractor first, then a car. Dad would always say if you can handle a tractor, you can drive a car. I miss him so much and Christmas will be tough without my parents, but this will be our 1st Christmas without dad. Enjoy your time with him, while there is time. Love and Hugs, Pat

    ReplyDelete
  42. Hi Susie, What a blessing to have a wonderful dad to spend time with! Your children, as well as you, will always cherish these great memories you all are making! now! Take care and enjoy! :) ~Rhonda

    ReplyDelete
  43. Aren't daddies great?

    You have been boo-ed. Copy the boo photo and put it on your sidebar so everyone will know you already have been boo-ed. Then, find some friends to boo.

    ReplyDelete
  44. How much fun! Those pictures remind me of my childhood memories with my grandad. Much needed family time - these momoments will live on.

    ReplyDelete
  45. Cherish the time you have with your family...

    ReplyDelete
  46. There is NO better place to be!!! AND, what a darling daughter you have!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  47. This brings back memories! I remember riding the tractor with my Daddy. Such sweet pictures. God bless you. -Shawn

    ReplyDelete
  48. Hi Susie,

    Just wanted to stop by and wish you and Maddy and the rest of your family a Happy fun-filled Halloween!!

    ReplyDelete
  49. This is my first time visiting your blog. I think all bloggers can relate ~ we need down time from the computer to spend with family and friends. What a lovely family you have and beautiful land too!

    ReplyDelete
  50. This is just awesome. You are so lucky!!

    M ^..^

    ReplyDelete
  51. Thanks for sharing your family time with us. I'm so glad you'll get some time with your dad - no surgeries planned!

    ReplyDelete
  52. You enjoy that family time! It is lovely and so special and you can't get it back. ENJOY with a happy heart hun! Hugs, Leslie

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for stopping by. It's always so nice to hear from you.