Monday, July 20, 2009

In my mind I am going to Carolina...

Oh how sweet it is to be at home and spend time with family. On July 9th we boarded a plane to Raleigh, NC to visit Mahnee and Bumpa and have some family vacation time! Our five days were filled with fun in the sun, games, good food and lots of laughter. HIGHLIGHT of the week was .... drum roll please... Sammy and I taking a trip to the beach for the day while my parents kept Georgia ! It only takes a few hours to get to the coast from there house so we headed out at 7am and we were on the beach by 10:00. God was so good to us that day- we started out with a Starbucks run ( a MUST) , the beach was 80 degrees, no humidity, blue skies and we had an ENTIRE day to ourselves to talk, walk on the beach, nap, throw a frisbee... and then ended the day with dinner on the pier. For those of you who are parents KNOW what therapy one "free" day can do. It was such a blessing. We also had so much fun at the Lake house ( thanks Brown family) - saturday we played at the lake and wore ourselves out tubing and knee boarding. Georgia was not a big fan of the boat but she lasted for about 30 min as long as she could eat powdered doughnuts! ha ha!
All in all - it was a restful and sweet time with family - We look forward to heading back in the fall. Thanks Mahnee and Bumpa for all of your LOVE ! Enjoy the pics !

This is what a child- FREE day looks like ! ( we missed Georgia a little) wink-wink!
pina coloda? SURE !!!

Hanging out at the Lake house

Georgia was not a fan of the boat OR the life jacket!

We had so much fun playing!! we laughed so hard our faces hurt !!


Sunday, July 5, 2009

July 4th at Yellow Creek Ranch

Happy July 4th ! Thank you Lord for the freedom we have living in America and the freedom that we have in YOU ! We spent the afternoon at Yellow Creek Ranch - Aaron's ( bro- in law )  sister's place  in Dickson,TN ... and it will most definitely take your breath away.  It was great to be with family and friends rocking on the porch, cookin' up some yummy snacks, walking through the horse stables and 4-wheeling baby!!!!    The only bummer is it RAINED most of the evening so we waited and waited for the sky to clear so we could head down to the pond area area for our FIREWORKS extravaganza ....but by 9:00 it was still coming down hard! ...  so Georgia did not get to see any sparklers  - sad!    Thanks Reece and Rayford for inviting us to the sweetest place in Tennessee - we loved it ! 

Nothing more beautiful than the land  in Tennessee!

Ella in her cool ranch hat !
Auntie A and Gracie!
Headed to the barn
feeding the horses - she loved this!

sammy and I went 4-wheeling and got caught in the rain - so funny!! I was sooo cold!!