Monday, May 24, 2010

Weekend with Fallon



I am really pleased to introduce you to my great niece Fallon. She is very special to me and I love her very much. The past several years Fallon and I have shared laughter, lots of love and many good times together including this past weekend.

I picked her up Saturday morning and we went shopping........gotta love shopping with a 13 year old. She tried on many hats and decided on two, one she has on in these pictures. She also got earrings and a couple of tops and a pair of leggings. We went to Chapters and bought books for both of us, she had just about completed hers before going home tonight.




On our way home from shopping we stopped for groceries and filled the cupboard and fridge with tons of junk food, ice tea and chocolate milk.......all her favorites. We always do this when she comes over, then we read, watch TV, play games or whatever we feel like, everything but housework. She gets to sleep in and do whatever she wants, she is such a good kid and always appreciates whatever I do for her and I so enjoy spending time with and taking care of her. She is easy to please and wonderful company.

Saturday and Sunday were cold and wet here but today was sunny and warm. Fallon's dad called us from Nevada Saturday night to say hello and informed us how hot it was there, we didn't mind, we were glad for him and we like being together. We talked late into the night and laughed at each other's jokes because we were so tired.

Last night we went to see the movie Shrek, The Final Chapter. It was a long weekend here so the theatres were filled and many movies were sold out so we were happy to see Shrek. We had to sit down front and we had a lot of laughs over that. Waaaaaay to close but at least we were able to get in.

We went out for supper tonight before I drove her back home and as I prepare for bed tonight the house is quiet and I miss her. I have already received two e-mails from her so I think she misses me as well. I am so blessed to know unconditional love of a beautiful niece, life doesn't get any better my friends.

Wishing you all a wonderful week, God Bless and many, many hugs:-)


102 comments:

ethelmaepotter! said...

What a blessing that you and your adorable great niece are such good friends! And what fun it must be for her to have a young-hearted aunt to dote on her and take her shopping!

LOVE the hat - I have a similar one with a kilt-clad Mickey Mouse on front.

How did y'all like Shrek? I wanted to see it this weekend, but my Fred, also know as El Penny-Pincher, would not pay the additional price for 3D. Guess I'll be waiting for the DVD.

Have a wonderful week!

shadowlands said...

o come and stay for a weekend! It sounds like such a great time!

I am so happy, for you Bernies, that you had such a great time with your niece. You describe it so well, as if we,, the readers are there. You have a talent there, in your writing.

Cinner said...

Bernie, it sounds like you had a great time. Fallon is very pretty. I like her hat too. The way you feel about Fallon is how I feel about my niece Kelsey. glad you got to spend time with her and do girl things and eat junk food.hugs to you Bernie, I will be gone for about a week, going to see my Mom. take care, will touch base as soon as I am home.hugs.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

What a wonderful story. Thank you for sharing with us Bernie.

You also know, I'm sure, that you have many friends here in Blogland too ...

God bless you and yours always.

GrandmaK said...

What treasured memories you made this weekend. Bod Bless you both!!! Cathy

Brian Miller said...

sounds like you had a wonderful time together...so did you like the shrek movie...witht the summer coming maybe you both will get to spend more time together...

Anvilcloud said...

Aw, how special for both of you.

Diana said...

Good Morning Bernie!
What a great weekend and reading your adventure together certainly brought back fond memories for me of time spent with my grandmother when I was a girl. You made her visit very special as did my grandmother. Those are precious memories that she will never forget! This taught me how to make Sarah's visits special as well!
You are a wonderful Aunt.
Love Di ♥

cathy said...

Hello Bernie
So glad you were able to enjoy the holiday weekend with special 'company' I love having the grandchildren one at a time - that way its 'their' time with me not just me babysitting.
What books did you pick up and did a hat like that come back home from the shops for you ??
Take care
Cathy
BTW I now have a new blog called Still Waters - http://stillwaters-cathy.blogspot.com/ Do drop in some time, I'd love to see you - also have joined your followers list

Wanda said...

Fallon looks like a sweetheart, Bernie, someone easy to love and have fun with too! I'm glad you have each other.

Though peace and quiet is so appreciated by us all, my house always seems too quiet for awhile, just after a child's sweet visit has ended. I'm sure you look forward to Fallon's next visit!

Doesn't your friend Terry come soon? Hope you both have a great visit together...like always! :)

♥...Wanda

Renee' said...

wow bernie,yall had a busy day.
Glad yall had fun :)

KKSC2NC said...

Oh, she seems like a cool Kid. Of coures we all know you are cool. Glad you got to spend some quility time with her. Have a great rest of the week. KK

Deborah said...

That sounded like so much fun. Shopping and eating are right up my alley!
xxoo
Deborah

Valerie said...

I'm so pleased you had such a wonderful time with Fallon. She looks a lovely girl ... I love that hat.

Nora said...

I'm glad you had such good time together. It's always nice to have young people around, especially those you are related to. It creates an extra bond.

Hugs,
XXXX

wendyytb said...

I bet your niece loves visiting as much as you love having her.

My grandchildren and I share the same bond. I feel so blessedto have these little people in my life!

Bernie said...

Ethelmae....she is adorable and has been an important part of my life since she was a baby.
Loved Shrek, kind of sad that this is the last one......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

shadowlands, come visit anytime. We are not fancy here but everyone is loved and welcomed....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

cinner....enjoy the time away with your mom, hope our weather gets better.
Fallon is very special to me..Hugs

Bernie said...

Victor I do realize how blessed I am with such good family, friends and all my friends in blogland. Love them all........:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Cathy, yes and the memories will stay with us forever. God Bless you as well my friend....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Brian, we are hoping to get a week in this summer, Shrek was great and every seat was taken in the theatre.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

A/C it was great, I always love my time with family....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Diana, Fallon is so easy to please. All we did was have fun, gotta love these kind of weekends, especially with a fun kid like Fallon. We share many good memories together.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Cathy, I picked up 2 Nora Roberts novels and Women, Food and God (Oprah recommended)
No I didn't get a hat, Fallon got 2 and they both look so cute on her. Yes I agree, the one on one time makes it special.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Wanda, the house was dreadfully quiet without Fallon, I am hoping she comes over for a week on her summer vacation. Yes Terry is arriving Thursday morning for a couple of days and I am looking forward to that very much. I have my list all ready and we are hoping to see Letters to Juliette, it was sold out last night. Have a great week, big hugs to Alivia..:-)

Bernie said...

Renee, we had a wonderful weekend together.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

KK, we did have a wonderful weekend, I am so blessed....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Deborah, nothing better than shopping and eating sweetie, thats the way Fallon and I thing...:-)

Anita said...

What a loving relationship you have with Fallon!
(By the way, I love her name. It was on our list of possible names for our girls.)
She is blessed to have her great aunt sharing "girl time" with her and enjoying every minute of it!

Bernie said...

Val, Fallon is so special. She has had to grow up so fast in her short years but she never complains, just keeps on going with a smile on her face and love in her heart........:-) Hug

Bernie said...

Nora, I do hope you had a good weekend. I wasn't on the computer much, I just enjoyed my niece's company. Will be over later.
........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Wendy, it is fun to just be able to love them isn't it. We do have a special bond, always have. Love the little people in my life, I do love children anyway, always have.
........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Anita, Fallon has been an important part of my life since she was a baby.....we have always been close and God willing we will always be........:-) Hugs

Mary333 said...

That sounds like fun! Especially the junk food fest :) Yes, I have a sweet tooth, too. Your niece sounds like a great kid. You are both blessed to have each other. I think EVERYONE wanted to be at your house this past weekend from the comments I read!

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

Everything is so cute about your great-niece, from her name to her fashion sense!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend. Front row would be hard for me, also. Even the shopping sounded fun.

Can I come for a weekend?

Ruth said...

I'm so pleased that you had a wonderful weekend with Fallon. Such a pretty girl, and with a great taste in hats!

Bernie said...

Mary 333, I had so much fun on the weekend....Fallon has a great sense of humor and so easy to love and enjoy........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Holly, she is so sweet and loves clothes. The one thing she loves more than me is Justin Bieber, OLO
She is a great kid......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Julie, you are welcome anytime my friend. Hope you are rested up from all the exciting times you have just been through. I had a wonderful weekend with Fallon, she is so sweet........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Ruth, she loves hats, the other one she brought was black with a cute visor, looks sweet on her. You would love her, she is so funny and loving.......:-) Hugs

Eddie Bluelights said...

Fallon looks a very nice niece. Glad you had such a good time together - she obviously loves you to bits as well.
Take care Bernie ~ Hugs, Eddie

Denise said...

Glad you were able to enjoy time with your great niece. I love you my friend.

Joey said...

I've missed you Bernie! She is a doll, and that hat is perfect!

You know how to have fun. I miss those days with my daughters.

Bernie said...

Hi Eddie, My wish would be that everyone had a niece like Fallon, pure love my friend.
I do hope you and Maria are feeling well Eddie, is the hip healing well.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Denise, love you too my friend, I do hope all is going well for you and your husband......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Joey, how are you sweetie. Yes, I had a great weekend with my niece. I love her to bits and she is so much fun to have around. Stay will my friend......:-) Hugs

Rebecca said...

Wonderful for BOTH of you! I needed some reading time myself....and I think I'd like to see this Shrek movie...would have been fun to sit down in front with you and Fallon.

Her hats are really cute. She's very lucky to have such a fun, generous great-aunt!

Ann Marie said...

sounds absolutely lovely! i think i'm in need of s girls' weekend for sure.

Queenmothermamaw said...

So glad you got to have that visit with one of your favorite persons. Love the way she looks. She is as cute as a button. I know you miss her.
QMM

quieten said...

Fallon is just adorable. It sounds like you both had so much fun together. I love kids at that age- Too old to be a kid but not quite old enough to be a true teen-ager!
did you get any good books?
Love ya
Quieten

Bernie said...

Rebecca, I am the lucky one, she is so full of life and love. Can't help but count my blessings around her.....you will love Shrek, we got a real laugh out of some parts.
.........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Ann Marie, we all need a girls weekend once in a while. I love spending time with family and friends.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Peggy, isn't she adorable, so love her and we had a great weekend. I love know she is happy and love to see her smile......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Queiten, yes Fallon is at that great age, so enjoyable and so funny.
I picked up 2 Nora Roberts novels and then a book from Oprah's club called Women, Food and God....I haven't begun to read any yet.
.......:-) Hugs

Joanna Jenkins said...

Fallon is darling! I'm so glad the two of you had such a great time together. What a wonderful treat.

Enjoy the quiet and the memories.
jj

Snowbrush said...

I'm so happy you had a fun weekend with Fallon.

Lynn said...

Bernie, sounds like both you and your great neice had a wonderful time together! I sure do know what you mean about having a really quiet home after your company has left.. it seems almost too quiet!

Have a wonderful Wednesday! This week is just flying by, like they all seem to do lately!

Take care..

Blessings,
~Lynn

Bernie said...

Joanna, Fallon is a sweetie. I am already looking forward to her coming back......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Snowbrush, I had a wonderful weekend with Fallon, she is a lot of fun to have around.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Lynn, we had our long weekend last weekend so yes this week is flying by quickly. Oh I so enjoyed Fallon, she is so funny and we laughed so much. Be well my friend,
.......:-) Hugs

Cinner said...

A little birdie named Wanda told me you have a birthday tomorrow, have a happy one Bernie, I hope you spoil yourself. all the best. hugs

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Oh, she is FABULOUS!!! What a doll she is!! Such style...and sounds like an absolute delight! No wonder you miss her! Hope that the rest of your week is filled with love and smiles...despite the fact that Fallon has gone home! You deserve all the happiness in the world!! Love you! Janine XO

Cheryl said...

I know its a day early but I may not be able to be on tomorrow so here's wishing you a very Happy Birthday! I so enjoyed reading of your wonderful time with Fallon, a beautiful name for a beautiful young lady. What wonderful memories you two must share and continuously add to.

Bernie said...

Ahh thank you cinner, big 63 tomorrow but I don't mind as long as I feel good......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Janine, Fallon is wonderful. She visits often and she plans on staying a week this summer. I so love this great kid.....a sense of humour like no other and also cracks me up. I do miss her but my best friend is arriving tomorrow for a couple of days, that helps he lonliness......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Cheryl, thank you sweetie, I think my friend Wanda has been busy. I am so blessed to have her as one of my very best friends....:-) Hugs

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Happy Birthday, Bernie! Doesn't let me leave a present here, so will send via email.

Bernie said...

Julie, thank you sweetie, love hearing from you anytime....:-)Hugs

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Bernie, I'm new to your blog, but I have a little something to tell you...

Happy Birthday to you...

Happy Birthday to you...

Happy Birthday, Dear Bernie...

Happy Birthday to YOU! :-)

May your day be filled with all the joy your heart can hold, and may the year to follow be a wonderful one for you as well!

You and my husband share a birthday. You have got to be a very special person, particularly if Eileen says you are!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Andrea said...

Happy Birthday and GOD BLESS!
andrea

The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

All the best people are born in May, right? ;-D

P.S. Drop by the riverbank…

anupama said...

Dear Bernie,
NAMASTE!
Good Evening!
Happy Birthday,Dear!May God Bless You!Many Many Happy Returns Of The Day!
Your great niece Fallon looks so beautiful and cheerful!
Oh!My!she should have stayed back with you!
You are such a wonderful person,Bernie!I love you!You are really generous!
I enjoy reading your posts!
May All our Dremas Come True!
Wishing you a beautiful and lovely night,
Sasneham,
Anu

Bernie said...

Sheila, thank you so much. Love your name (same as my sister's) How kind of you to visit and I do hope you come back....Eileen is special to me as well....:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Andrea, thank you kindly. I am a bit overwhelmed with so many kind wishes this morning, it is a beautiful feeling.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Grizz, Thank you for your good wishes and I agree all the special people are born in May.
I was thinking last night I should check your blog, you haven't been showing up on my reader. Thanks again my friend......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Anu, Namaste and thank you so much for your birthday wishes, so kind of everyone. Already I am having a wonderful day.....:-) Hugs

Amariah said...

What a fun time you must have had! We're hoping to see Shrek soon- maybe in a few weeks when the crowds aren't so bad :)

Bernie said...

Amaria, we had a wonderful weekend, have a great day sweetie.
.........:-) Hugs

Linda Higgins said...

hey sweet Bernie! she looks like an amazing girl! Don't you just love hanging out with kids, it just makes you feel like a kid again too and to be with an amazing girl who doesn't mind hanging out with you too makes it all the more fun! I can't wait to be with my Madi in a few weeks! hugs to you too! have a great weekend as well!

chasity said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BERNIE!!!!
hope you have a wonderful day filled with joy and fun.

love you~
chasity

Sniffles and Smiles said...

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAREST BERNIE!!!!!!! XOXOXOXOXO

Eddie Bluelights said...

Bernie
I've just heard it is your birthday.
I wish you a very, very happy birthday ~ hugs Eddie

PS The hip is great thank you and improving mobility every day. They will have me in the Sadker's Wells Ballet Company yet! LOL

TechnoBabe said...

Sniffles and Smiles blog is posting that it is your birthday. Wow. I would like to wish you a wonderful birthday. So glad you had a great time with your niece.

linda said...

Just stopping over via Diana to wish you a Happy Birthday! Hope it's one of your best ever!

Fallon sounds like an amazing girl! You BOTH are so very lucky to have the relationship that you have! Clearly, unconditional love at its best!

Maggie May said...

What a great child your niece is and I do love that hat and earrings.

It has just come to my notice, Bernie, that it is your Birthday. Have a very happy one. You really deserve it.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Donna said...

Bernie,
Fallon is just adorable and it sounds like so much fun! It is so kind and thoughtful of you to take the time to enjoy being with her. This reminds me of times I spent with my girls.
Blessings,
Donna

Elaine said...

I just popped over from Wanda's blog to wish you a happy birthday. Hope you have a great day.

Penny said...

Happy Birthday.

Crown of Beauty said...

Hi I am new on your blog. I came over from Eileen's last entry where she wrote about you. What she wrote was so interesting, it made me want to come over to your blog place and meet you for myself.

Well, she was right. I only was able to read this last post about you and your niece...a truly enjoyable and delightful post!

Wishing you a happy birthday!

Blessings,
Lidia

Barb said...

Dear Bernie,
I'm still on the road (in AZ now) but had to stop by to wish you a VERY Happy Birthday! Hoping that a year of good health and many adventures is in store for you. Looks like you had a wonderful time with your sweetheart niece - such a cutie. Have a wonderful weekend, Bernie - sending you Smiles!

ethelmaepotter! said...

Happy Birthday Bernie!!!!!

Charli and me said...

Hi Bernie, I just stopped over to wish you a very happy and blessed birthday! It sounds like you and your niece had a great time together. She certainly is a beautiful girl. The hat is very cute.

Saranne said...

What wonderful memories you are making with Fallon...she is blessed to have you in her life! Happy, happy birthday! OX

Graceful Moments said...

Hi Bernie,
This is my first time visiting your blog. I just popped in to say, "Happy Birthday." I don't know you but Janine at Sniffles and Smiles says you are a wonderful person and that's good enough for me. So hope you had or are having a beautiful day! Vicki

wendyytb said...

Happy Birthday. Bernie! I hope that you have the best day...and year...EVER!

Bernie said...

Boy, how lucky Fallon is to have an aunt like you. I can't imagine having an aunt like that!Speaking from that side of the fence about myself when young. And you too are blessed with a youngun like that to visit you.

Happy Birthday a little late. I didn't know about it until I read your comments. Why you are just a mere child yourself! Just kidding. And you are right. As long as you are feeling good that is all that matters. Love to you

Kay said...

is it wrong of me to envy her??? oh... sounds just fabulous!

Donna said...

What a sweet time with your sweet girlie.

Tranquility Speaks said...

Made me extremely happy to hear of your niece. She sure looks bright and full of spark and spunk :-) God bless her :)

Teresa said...

Hey B,
Glad you enjoyed your weekend with Fallon. Last weekend I had Bailey, and we too went shopping, and to a movie and giggled and talked until the wee hours of morning. Bailey is 12, and this is such a great age!!! ((((HUGS))) T