Watching the sunset with Anya
Every now and then my son and his wife trust us with their Most Precious Jewel, that is, our granddaughter Anya Genese, and we get to enjoy a few hours playing with this sweet dolly.
What a blessing!
This week was the first time Anya didn’t cry when her beloved Mama and Papa left, although her lower lip came out for a brief pout. But she adores her Uncle Mack and her Aunt Amalia, so her eyes began to sparkle almost right away.
After supper, we decided to go outside. Anya observed wisely that there was so much more scope for the imagination outside, Amma, what with the chickens and the dogs and the cats and the lovely spring flowers and the songbirds and the vast Nebraska sky. She said something like that. We all agreed, naturally.
So we all headed outside. I’ve been so busy with spring planting and pre-graduation-party housecleaning and whatnot, that I haven’t settled down to watch a sunset in quite awhile. And that, Gentle Reader, is a shame. We may not have mountains (or, for that matter, valleys) or ocean views here in Nebraska, but we do have some pretty glorious sunsets. And we are blessed to have not a lot to obstruct the view out our back door, to boot.
It’s the perfect time to watch those sunsets, isn’t it, with the hint of coolness in the evening and the mosquitoes not quite with the program yet? Grab somebody you love and find a good place to just watch that giant ball of fire sink in the sky. You’ll be glad you did.
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What an absolutely stunning blog, Amy, your pictures are just beautiful. I long for 5 minutes to breathe and just absorb the beauty around me – Must try harder !
Sometimes you have to just make the time to rest and be refreshed, Anita-Care! Blessings–
What a wonderful reminder, Amy… and what a beautiful sweetheart! Hugs!
Isn’t she sweet, Carrie?
Great shots – lovely family!! Always love you posts!!
I have to decide which is better- the blue eyes or the colorful skies. I vote for Anya…
I’m with you, Roy!
Roy, I’ve informed her mama that when Anya gets to adolescence, she will not be allowed to wear a certain shade of blue . . . . it makes her eyes just pop and makes those eyes unbelievably pretty.
What beautiful photos you have, and your family is just lovely. Your granddaughter is truly precious, as you’ve said. You must feel truly blessed!
I DO believe I’m blessed, Suerae. God is so good!
The pictures of your kids and granddaughter are amazing! I love your take on the “stop and smell the roses” theme. Sunsets are so awe-inspiring, no matter where you are! Thank you for sharing this moment in your life.
Such a cutie and such stunning eyes! My parents say that grandkids are the best. Thanks for sharing your day!
Isn’t she a vision, Angela? Thanks for your comment!
Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing. It’s so special to be able to share such moments with your granddaughter. I am going to be a first time grandma in about 4 weeks. So excited!
Congrats, Bonnie. Being a grandma is fun, fun, fun!! 🙂
All the things I did with my son (who is an adult now) – I never watched a sunset with him. He was too active a kid. But I should have done that and I feel a little wistful. Hopefully I will have a grandson or granddaughter to do that with. My husband and I love to watch sunsets on vacation. Somehow, when we are home, we just don’t get around to it, although we have a good place to watch them from! (a local park).
That’s the fun thing (one of them!) about grandchildren, Alana: you can do all those things with them that you may have been too busy with your own kids to do.
Beautiful pictures and family! Love the light in which they were shot too.
Your granddaughter has the most perfect skin. That’s the thing I notice most about youngsters. It must be hard to tear your eyes away to watch the sunset.
I confess, Francene, I didn’t watch that much of the sunset!
What a cutie!! I’m sure the older she gets the more she’ll love staying at your house. You always have such fun things going on! Love looking at photos of the sunset.
Oh, Tony, I do hope so! I can imagine no greater blessing than having my grandchildren really want to be at my house!!