Tuesday, October 18, 2016

~WELL, HELLO~

Autumn in New England...
If you have never visited New England... Autumn is a delightful season to do so...Mother Nature puts on such a lovely show...all dressed in her finest...
leaves turn to brilliant colors of red, orange, yellow and gold...the air cool and crisp...farm stands offer crunchy apples, pumpkins in various shades of orange...cornstalks, decorative corn and sweet apple cider...of course I would be remiss if I did not mention the homemade pumpkin and apple spice donuts...a sweet indulgence after a morning of apple picking...
Travis Lloyd is now four... goes to preschool three mornings a week...and plays soccer...
Paige Elizabeth...our ginger haired girl... turned one last month...Paige loves her baby doll and playing in the dirt with her brother...
Alas, I have much catching up to do with everyone in this world of blogging.. These past seven months have been spent caring for my beloved father at my parent's island home...this is where he wanted to live out the remainder of his life with the people he loved most...Sadly, on September 16th, Lloyd Elliott Jones lost his battle with multiple myeloma...
Life continues on...one step at a time...
I am back home...back to my husband...a cat named Hazel and two chickens, Cinny and Doris...oh and new stories to share... 

21 comments:

WoolenSails said...

I am sorry to hear about your dad, but it is wonderful that you were able to spend his last moments on earth, with him. I am loving the slow foliage this year, and the nicer weather we have been having.

Debbie

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

My deepest sympathies for the loss of your Dad.
The kids have sure grown and that little ginger haired miss is beautiful.
Susan x

Valerie said...

I'm sorry for your loss. It seems you have been through a lot these past few years. Sending you healing thoughts. Take care.

Denise said...

Welcome back, sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Looking forward to reading your updates, especially since we live in the same state.

Farm Girl said...

Oh Julie, I was so happy to see your post today. I have missed you!! I am so sorry about your dear Father, but I am so happy he got to live out his life on his island, with his family.
The kids have got so big. Yes, Maine is I am sure the place where all of the poems are wrote about Autumn. I can't wait to read your stories and see your photos. I have missed you, welcome back!

Orange Sink said...

Hi Julie, I am sorry to hear of your father's passing... it sounds like we have been going through similar times as I lost my dear mom in August. She too was able to be home and cared for by myself and my siblings. How wonderful that your father was able to be in a place he dearly loved at the end.
Your grands are so cute and growing up real fast! It's so good to see a post from you and the beautiful pics of Maine! This time of year goes by so quickly doesn't it... but it's precious to be able to see the beauty out our windows. May your heart continue to heal dear friend... sending love and
Hugs!!!
Cathy G

Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. I am sure the memories of your days spent with father are helping as you move forward. I lost my mom in March and it was the most difficult time of my life, but life marches forward and as mom would have wanted, I am marching forward too, and enjoying the magic of fall in New England. Each time I drive through another town, I remember doing so with my mom in her last years and I smile thinking of her. I hope you are able to remember your dear father in the same way. Hugs across the miles, Linda

Stitching Cat said...

So sorry for your loss. Cherish the memories. Glad to see you back.

Prims By The Water said...

So sorry to hear about your dad. My prayers are with you. Travis and Paige are adorable..I cannot believe though that Travis is already four...my they do grow up fast. Janice

Vera said...

If I were ever to visit the USA it would be to see New England in the Fall. Sending you lots of hugs for your recent bereavement. Vx

Julia said...

Julie, I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. Caring for an ailing parent of family member is a difficult task. It's good to reconnect with you. Your grand children are adorable. It's hard to believe Travis is already 4.

We just got news that our oldest daughter has passed away in her sleep in Scotland and arrangements are being made to take care of things. She was not feeling well a few days before so we are waiting for results of autopsy before some family members go to Scotland. We are all in shock. She was such a lovely person and so loved by everyone.

I haven't blogged since April and my blog is set on private. It seems that only a handful are still blogging regularly.
Hugs,
Julia

Jacque. said...

I am so happy to see you but saddened by the news of your father's death. WOW! Your grandbabies are growing way too fast...and are adorable. I have been thinking of you. xo

Primitive Stars said...

Tears my friend, my heart hurts for you and I have missed you so, you have been in my thoughts.... Travis is such a handsome little man and Paige a living doll, you are blessed.... One time I would love to visit New England in the Autumn, on my bucket list...Hugs sweet friend,Francine.

Rugs and Pugs said...

I was so happy so see a post from you but so sorry to hear the reason for your absence. How fortunate you were able to spend time with your dad.
Travis Lloyd ~ already four. So hard to believe. Paige is just too cute.
Hugs :)
Lauren

acorn hollow said...

Such beautiful children. so sorry to hear about your dad never easy and I hope your mom is doing well.
cathy

Freckled Hen said...

I'm so sorry on the loss of your dad. Hugs and love sent from NH.
Your grandchildren are beautiful and have grown so much.
Kate

Constance said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I wish you every comfort.

summersundays-jw said...

So sorry you lost your Dad but so glad to see your post. Hope you enjoy this beautiful fall.

Mugwump Woolies said...

So sorry for your loss, Julie. Your grands are so precious. Cannot believe how big Travis has gotten and Paige is just adorable. Hope you are able to enjoy this beautiful time of year and find comfort in your memories.
Robyn

Ginny said...

Missed you so much, but I thought there must be a reason. So sorry to hear about your Dad, may he rest in peace. Glad to see you are back, you might just have inspired me to start blogging again as well. Can't wait to see (read) more. Grandchild are beautiful.

Earlene L. said...

Oh gosh...I just saw this! Your grands are beautiful!!
So sorry for your loass!!!
Hugs and welcome back! Missed you!