Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Another Son and Two More Grands


Most of you know my Texas son (Mark) and family now --but you may not know my youngest son. Jeff is a divorced father of two wonderful children. His whole life is those children---and I'm so proud of him for being the world's best Daddy!!!! He is in the Photography Imaging business, and is extremely creative.

My oldest son was born in 1963. I had a hard time getting pregnant, so my middle son wasn't born until 1970. After he was born, I thought I would have trouble getting pregnant again, so I was a little careless... Jeff was born 16 months after Mark, on May 14, 1971 . Even though I divorced their father, my sons were the best thing to come out of that marriage. All three of them are fabulous young men.

Here are some pictures of Jeff and his kids...AND there's a surprise picture at the bottom. Enjoy!!!!



This is Jeff when he was about Age 1. Isn't he a Cutie Pie????




This has always been one of my favorite pictures of my two younger sons. That's Jeff on the left and Mark on the right!!! Precious, aren't they????




This is Jeff and his special lady. She lives in North Carolina and he is in Chattanooga, TN ---so they don't get to see each other very often right now.




A proud Mom with her son; This picture was taken this past Christmas.




This picture is George and me with these two wonderful grandchildren. Both children are musical. Grandson (age 12 1/2) plays the drums and wants to go into Music in college. Granddaughter (age 10 1/2) loves to sing. She looks JUST like her Daddy.




This past November, George and I were privileged to attend Grandson's Bar Mitzvah. We all were SO proud of this young man. He is extremely smart--and did a wonderful job in the service. Little sister was proud of her brother also.




George and I are SO very very proud of this Grandson. It was the first Bar Mitzvah that I've ever attended ---and was I ever impressed. WOW!!!! This Grammy was just so pleased and proud of her Grandson.





Jeff loves to fish. He has shared this hobby with his children. This past weekend, they all went to Lake Chickamauga in Chattanooga to do some fishing... You can see from the picture above that Grandson caught a huge White Crappie... WOW---he's turning into a great fisherman!!!!




Granddaughter actually caught two fish (a Largemouth Bass and a smaller White Crappie)... Jeff said that it was a great day at the lake... I think so!!!!!!




And last, do you notice the difference in this picture and yesterday's bluebird egg picture??????? Yesterday there were TWO eggs in the nest--and today there are THREE... Bluebirds lay an egg a day--up to 5 or 6 total. Then Mama sits on the eggs for about 15 days. After they hatch --they will grow and won't leave the nest for another 18 or so days!!!!! I can't wait... Everyday is so exciting!!!! Happy Birding!!!!

Hugs,

48 comments:

Shellmo said...

So nice to see your family!! I can see why you are so proud! Looks like Jeff and his kids have a creative side! :) And what a fish your grandson caught! (Greg would be jealous!!!)
Shelley

Grammy said...

Hi Betsy, Great family photos. They have accomplished allot. I have seen a few bluebirds here this week. I was amazed. We normally do not have them. I also saw a very small flock of 4 birds the had red like a wood pecker but was too small to be a downy. It seem the birds are mixed up this year and in the wrong states.

Femin Susan said...

Lovely family photos. what a fish did your grandson catch!
cheers!

Femin Susan said...

And now the number of the eggs increased. Thinking that in a few days you will have baby birds all around your house.
Cheers!

mothernaturesgarden said...

Betsy,
It is great fun meeting your family. We had five bluebirds fledge recently.
Donna

TheWritersPorch said...

I can see you are like me Betsy, a proud Mom and Grandmother!

Carol

Busy Bee Suz said...

Love all those family pictures...the kids are cute AND talented. Fishing. Musical. WOW.
I hope the bird is not getting mad at all the paparazzi around taking pictures of her nest!! :)

Arkansas Patti said...

Great family photos. Loved him as a baby. Bet there isn't a button left on your shirt, swelling up with so much deserved pride. When you hear how families turn out badly, you have to pat your self on the back for that group.

Beth said...

Thanks for sharing your family with us, Betsy. I can certainly see why you are so proud. It's wonderful to see a dad who is so dedicated to his children.

Love those bluebird eggs. But watch out---we had some little ones fledging yesterday and I was divebombed repeatedly by Mama and Papa Bluebird! :-)

Susie said...

Fun pics Betsy!

I wonder how many eggs we have in our nest?!?!?

Smilingsal said...

You have a right to be proud.

Darla said...

What a great family you have...you and George look like proud Peacocks! I posted a photo of one of the baby Eastern Bluebird peeking out of the house......I think they will be leaving the nest soon.

Mary said...

Congratulations on your wonderful family :-) 3 eggs...Cool! Look forward to more news.

Cedar ... said...

Nice to see happy smiles on your son and grands. Keep us posted on the bluebird eggs. How do you get those pics? Does the top of the nesting box lift up so you can look in? I've never built one so i don't know.

Small City Scenes said...

Nice family. You have every right to be extremely pround of your wonderful son and sweet grands.

Another egg!!! Yippee!

Say I hear they are have several fires in the great Snokies Parks and are shutting down roads. One is in the Laurel Falls are That country is too beautiful to burn. I hope it is minimal. MB

Small City Scenes said...

That should be Smokies. My fingers just keep hitting the wrong keys. MB

Pigeon said...

Such sweet family pictures. You have such a lovely family.

Becky said...

Nice meeting your lovely family! No wonder you are so proud!
We will be visiting Chattanooga soon to visit a local amusement park! It is only 45 minutes from my house.

Good Luck on the birdies!

The Incredible Woody said...

What a wonderful family!! I think they are pretty lucky to have such a great Grammy, too!!

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Great family photos!I can see why you are so proud.Lovely family!
And congrats on the eggs,too.

fishing guy said...

Betsy: Fun post sharing all the family. What a nice Whiite Crappie, they are a great tasting fish. I might have some tonight.
Keep posting the nest developement, it is fun.

karin said...

Just got caught up on reading your beautiful posts! Thanks for all those wonderful pictures of your family. It's such a privilege to know you better through all your pictures. It is always a delight to visit here!!

Diane C. said...

What a wonderful Dad Jeff is, I see why you're so proud. Another blue bird egg, very exciting! Love all the pictures.

Pat - Arkansas said...

Handsome children and grandchildren! Love the look on the kids' faces in the photos with their fish.

Yay for more blue bird eggs!

mountain.mama said...

You are one proud grandma! And rightfully so.

Joy said...

You have a beautiful family. I'm so impressed with his Bar Mitzvah. I know that was a proud moment.
Those little blue eggs are pretty. Can't wait to see the babies.

Joy

Diane said...

Betsy, the bluebird eggs are even prettier with 3. Thanks for the great pictures of your son and his family. He looks like a sweetie. Have a great day.

Tricia said...

You just GLOW of HAPPINESS & I love your smile, Betsy! You have got to be one of the sweetest people alive! Its no wonder you & George are so happy together! Great family photos & keep in the loop on those eggs!

Kallen305 said...

Loved reading about your son and your grandkids. Great pictures too!!

Can wait to see how many blue bird eggs you get!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

You have a lovely family! I can see you feel very proud...and you should. ;-)

Three bluebird eggs! Keep checking the nest and keep us updated. ;-)

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Thank-you so much for the pictures of the nest.This is so exciting for me....Blessings to everyone...m..

NCmountainwoman said...

Lovely post about your son and grandchildren. And I am SO jealous of that bluebird nest. Thanks for sharing it.

Clara....in TN said...

What a nice family. Aren't grandchildren wonderful? I have a plaque of my wall that says, "If I had know Grandchildren were so wonderful, I would have had them first." I'm sure you have seen that before. And then I have another one that says, "Grandchildren are God's reward for NOT killing your kids."

Your bird egg collection is coming right along. My little birds are still in the nest, but I can tell it won't be long until they will "leave the nest."

Aleta said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures of your son and grandchildren! You are truly blessed wit a beautiful, happy family!
Your bluebirds are awesome, and I learned something new -- I didn't know they laid an egg a day!
Hey, Betsy, go to my blog and look at an entry I put on today. There's something there for you!
Take care & have a great day!

Aleta said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures of your son and grandchildren! You are truly blessed wit a beautiful, happy family!
Your bluebirds are awesome, and I learned something new -- I didn't know they laid an egg a day!
Hey, Betsy, go to my blog and look at an entry I put on today. There's something there for you!
Take care & have a great day!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

It is great ot be introduced to your lovely family.I can see the pride in your eyes,about those grandchildren,and rightly so.
Blessings,Ruth

Leedra said...

I believe the nesting instinct is rubbing off the birds onto you. Love the post of your son and grandchildren. I remember the post about your grandson at his first Bar Mitzvah.

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ROSIDAH said...

I love your family stories and photos! It is great to see all these precious moments in life. I joy your delight just by seeing them. Amazing how wonderful sons and grandchildren you have. I wish I will be as proud as you, when my children have grown up. Wow, the last photo is a real surprise. SO you might end up with six lovely birds. I can't wait to see these little darlings. Have a great day, Betsy :). Hugs from Indonesia.

marmee said...

betsy,

you certainly have a wonderful family...so glad you are getting to visit with them. they are blessed to have you as a grandma.
loved seeing your bluebird eggs and the grosbeaks(in previous post). i haven't seen the female here yet.

ramblingwoods.com said...

You and George have made a wonderful blended family as my husband and I did....I enjoyed this post Betsy...

Tina said...

Fun pictures Betsy..so many smiles of so many happy family members. No wonder you are such a proud Mother..what a nice family.
....and Iguess you are also the god mother to these little blue eggs pictured at the bottom of your post.
Sure hope you have a ton of meal worms for these little ones..you know how the relatives always spoil the babies!! :)

Robert V. Sobczak said...

It's great you are so engaged to your family, which is probably all spread out. I'm sure your a great Nana, or whatever name you go by!

Rose said...

It is nice 'meeting' your family...

Daisy said...

Wonderful family photos to cherish, Betsy! Having family is such a blessing. :)

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

Gorgeous kiddos...........I'm going to be a first time grandmother. I can't decide what to wear to the hospital.......buh!!
It makes me feel old Miz Betsy but I know that it will be so fantastic and I'm overboard excited!!

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Janie said...

Fun to see another set of grandchildren and meet another son.
You guys look like you're having fun together. Nice that the bluebird eggs are coming along.

Mildred said...

Great to see more of your family. Such fun pictures.

Gena said...

I love your family photos! You all look so happy!