Sunday, August 3, 2008


Last week we had my daughter and her family from Colorado here for a visit.   It is too easy to forget just how wonderful it is to have children around.  It is true that there were times when the noise level was a few decibels higher than I am accustomed to,  but it was so nice to have them here.   I do have 5 grandsons that live here in Vegas (all four of my granddaughters live out of state).  I thoroughly enjoy seeing them on a regular basis.  I only get to see the five who live in Colorado and the three that live in Texas, once or twice a year.   Between visits there can be some significant changes, especially in the older ones.   Don’t get me wrong,  I love seeing the parents too,  but there is something about  the grandkids………..


It was also very nice to have so many of my children and grandchildren together at one time.   Last Wednesday we spent the day celebrating Kay’s Birthday.   All of my kids, and grandkids except those living in Texas were here.  We missed the Texans but enjoyed having the rest together.  


Michelle, Mike and Family,  thanks for coming.  Jaidi, Justin and Family,  wish you could have been here,  but we will see you in a few weeks.   Nigel and Z,  Kevin, Cass and Family, and Jeff,  thanks for making last week so very nice. 


Love you guys.


Nigel Flannery Livingston said...

It wasn't my fault the pizza burnt.

Jaidi, Justin and girls said...

Yeah, I wish we had been there too...I avoided calling all week because I knew that it would make me sad to hear how much fun everyone was having together. Reading Michelle's blog before she left made me cry...Reading your blog made me cry.

It makes it hard being so far away, and having to probably be so for another 7+ years...

I miss you dad, and I miss the rest of you guys (since I am sure you'll probably read this) ONe day we will all be able to be in the same place at the same time...ONE DAY!

Kay B. said...

We need to plan a big gathering once every couple of years with all the Pierce's and all the Bruce's. We made it happen once in March. Nothing says we can't do it again. Everyone start saving your money. Maybe it could be on a cruise or something.

Michelle said...

I second that one Kay. I think it would be a blast to get everyone together. I have been trying to get the Pierce's all together for a trip and family reunion for a couple of years now and it never seems to work out that everyone can be there.

Mike's family gets together someplace new every 2 years. Last year we went to YMCA of the Rockies, next year we are heading off to Steamboat Springs. We have also been to Yellowstone, Zions, and Bryce National Parks, Nauvoo, and one other reunion camping in Colorado. These reunions have been a total blast. I would love to get the Pierce's going on the off years from Mike's family and I'd be happy to have the Bruce's join us too. It would be really fun!!!

Thanks dad and Kay for having us. We had a great time. We will keep working on that noise level issue. Maybe it will be better next time. Love you Dad!