Thursday, December 13, 2012

My Beautiful Autumn

We had so much fun visiting with my daughter and her boyfriend. We picked them up at New Orleans International Airport, hit the French Quarter immediately after, and never stopped to take a breath. Loved every single minute! No, cherished. Okay, loved and cherished. Since they left, I've been hitting the stores trying to get ready for my trip to Dallas tomorrow. I really wanted see our other kids and grandkids before Christmas and hand deliver their goodies. Whew doggies, I am one tired mama.
At Pat O'Briens (iPhone shot)
I love this girl. She is so much like my mother: gracious, kind and loving.
On the river, New Orleans (iPhone)
Jason is a sweetheart and takes very good care of my girl.
My daughter and our precious little cousin, Brody (iPhone)
Jason & Autumn on top the levee, across the street from my grandparents' property.
She used to always tease me for buying wedge heels and look what she's wearing! Haha
Sunshine, Louisiana
My dad, Autumn & Jason
Magnolia, MS
Planning to make blog rounds tonight after dinner. I've missed everyone!

47 comments:

Evelyn S. said...

How wonderful to spend time with loving and loved children!!! (Is Autumn the one who lives in Oregon?)

TexWisGirl said...

awesome, gail. have been thinking of you all this week, hoping you were soaking it up. now the trip to dallas to give you another dose... :)

your daughter is sweet and i really like jason's beard and 'stache!

Deanna said...

I almost sent you an email today asking if all was OK...so I am really glad to see your post and that everything is definitely alright!! You sound deliriously happy...so happy that you are having such a wonderful time with your daughter. Have fun in Dallas (my old home)

Lynn said...

Hang in there, lady. You can do it. Take time for a cup of tea and hit it again. Peace.

Linda said...

Welcome back, Gail. We missed you but knew you were having special times with Autumn. Looks like Jason is a bit of a photographer himself. Enjoy your visits in Dallas!

Barb Brookbank said...

Sounds like you are having a wonderful time! I enjoyed your photos and post.

Carol L McKenna said...

such a wonderful post of sharing love and time with your daughter ~ I love New Orleans! ~ Now you are off to Texas ~ Sounds like fun Holiday ~ enjoy ^_^

(A Creative Harbor) ~ aka ArtMusedog and Carol ^_^

ps ~ thanks for coming by ^_^

Barbara said...

Looks like you had an awesome visit! I'm so glad. I know you miss her. And by golly, you are an artist with that iPhone! Beautiful shots!

Shug said...

I am happy for you! She is a beautiful girl! Daughter's just make life good....don't they?
Jason does look like a sweetheart. Every parent wants to know that their daughter is well taken care of.
Love all the pictures and especially the one with your dad.
Guess you'll be traveling down I20...be careful, stay safe and have a wonderful time!!
hugs

Snowbrush said...

I saw your comment on Ed and Reub. I live in Oregon but am from Brookhaven, Mississippi, which is 100 miles north of New Orleans on I-55.

hootnonny said...

My goodness, yall look like twins! She's beautiful! Am so glad you had that time together (I hear music)!
Enjoy those granddarlings!

Kathy said...

A nice group of family shots. Have fun coming back to Texas!

renae said...

Gail! lovely! i was wondering yesterday where you were, and i thought, 'is she the one that said she would be gone for a week?' sorry, but it is hard to keep bloggers time away announcements straight.

so glad to see you now!!! i missed you. i really did!!!

lovely daughter and lovely photos!

i don't know if my camera is a DSLR or not. it is a fujifilm S2950 and it doesn't have a fancy lens. i think it just a complicated point and shoot that is too techy for it's own good.

thank you. i blogged about it last week and showed a pic of it.

Joyful said...

Wow, you are a busy momma! Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.

ladyfi said...

Oh, what lovely shots of your daughter! So glad to hear you had a wonderful time.

Hilary said...

They're a sweet looking couple. I'm glad you were able to have this visit with them.

Brian King said...

They're a great looking couple and you took some wonderful photos of them!

Bob Bushell said...

Nice and loving, cheers Gail.

Stewart M said...

Nice set of family pictures.

More than a little of my "Help, I'm busy" comes from my own failure to read my diary! I will slow down very soon!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Phil said...

Good to see your family looking so relaxed in front of the shy one with the I-Phone Gail. Looks like you don't actually need that fancy Canon after all, so just send it over here.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I was wondering where you'd been! You got some great pictures.

Lisa Gordon said...

What a beautiful pair they are, Gail!
So glad you had such a wonderful time with them.
Have a fantastic trip!
xo.

Buttons said...

Oh your daughter looks like you and I am sure your Mom. That is wonderful
I am so glad you all had a great time.
That last photo made my heart swell HUGS. B

Rosemary Aubut said...

So happy for you Gail! Nothing a visit from our children to make us really happy! Enjoy your trip to Dallas! Hugs and kisses to all! Merry Christmas!

Dianne said...

she's beautiful, he's adorable
and everyone looks so happy
I'm so glad you had a good visit :)

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful shots, Gail! What a wonderful time you must have had!

rainfield61 said...

Now I know where you had been.

Have a nice weekend.

Starla said...

Love the sepia tone to the photos! Just adds "something".
So glad you were able to enjoy such a wonderful visit!!

Tricia Hays said...

A multi-state family visit! They make a good looking couple, too! Sounds like ya'll had a wonderful time
Lovin those smiles! God bless =)

Nancy Claeys said...

Lovely fam photos my friend -- enjoy your trip. xo

Mitzi said...

What a blessing that you get to spend time with your family right up to Christmas! Safe travels to Dallas...I'm sure I'll be headed that way sometime in the future as well. These are beautiful photos of your daughter and the rest of the family. I look forward to seeing more from your Dallas trip. Big hugs to you, xoxo

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Looks like and sounds like you had a wondeful visit with your daughter, Dad and Jason. There's nothing like having family all together and making memories! What a happy, nice looking couple!!
Have a great weekend Gail!

Linda R said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful visit. Your photos look wonderful.

Have a safe and fun trip my friends.

Hugs~

Pieces of Sunshine said...

You have some beautiful photos here of great times spent together. You are blessed to have such a wonderful daughter as Autumn.

Charlotte Wilson said...

Gail,
I can feel the love in these precious photos of your daughter, Jason, Dad and cousin. Love the black and white too.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Nothing like a visit with family!!

Ana Eugénio said...

Autumn is so beautiful (I love her name) and Jason sounds like a keeper :) your dad looks young! what a great treat to visit your blog today and meet part of your family. Merry Christmas sweet friend. thank you for all the tenderness in the words you left me. today I'm happy :) xxo

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Your daughter is really lovely -- her beauty both inner and outer shine through your pictures. I'm glad yhou like Jason, that's so important and so wonderful when it happens that way!!! Love the last one. Lucky grandpa!

(Of course I love the PLACE where you were too, but that's not as important as your family time!)

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Oh, so, glad you had time with them. She is beautiful and they look very happy. I bet all you did was smile. God bless.

Oh, I love the processing of the last few.

Patrice said...

Looks like fun, Gail - love your desaturation technique!

Stephani - A Defined Life said...

So glad you had a nice visit. Wonderful photos!

Dave said...

Enjoy your daughter and her partner Gail. Have a good Christmas - Dave

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Sweet pics- glad you had such a nice time! Merry Christmas!

renae said...

Gail! news! i traded in that 'fuzzy focus' junk of a camera (fujifilm) for an AWESOME Sony cybershot again. So once my computer gets repaired or replaced, i'll be at full form, whawhooo!!! yes my heart is full of sorrow regarding Newtown; too horrible, sad and fearful to comprehend.

take care girlfriend! :D

Jori said...

Merry Christmas! Your fam is adorable! xo

Ana Eugénio said...

Merry Christmas sweet friend :) xxo

Lisa Gordon said...

Gail, just stopping back to wish you and your family a most wonderful Christmas.

xo.