For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

Monday, July 27, 2009

Georgia On My Mind

Papa and the kids My Aunt...the kiddos call her Nana M... and the kiddos (Can you see the reflection of the camera man in the side window?)
Papa and the kids(before we headed home)
Two Peas in a Pod... they are changing and growing so much...

Swimming is fun but waiting for the lifeguard to wistle all clear is no fun...
The little ones enjoying the kiddie pool and time with Nana M Nate and Mandy exploring the deeper pool...boy oh boy was that water ever cold...too cold for momma to stay in long, so I took pictures.
Daddy's work night at the baseball game...sounds like a tough job, but somebody's got to do it! He really wanted to stay and do stuff with us, but his attendance was required at this meeting and if there is a free baseball game involved....
Nana M's dog...Reese... she is one big teddy bear of a dog...
Can you see this woodpecker? He was gorgeous(the picture doesn't do justice to his colors and markings)We think this was one of the babies...the momma woodpecker had distinct color and markings...she was bigger and we saw some of them feeding others.We just returned from a week long trip to visit my aunt and my 95 years young grandpa. We had such a good time and were so blessed to spend time with family. My brother, his wife and my nephew live a short distance from where my aunt lives, and they made a special trip out one evening to spend time with us. Brad was actually on a working trip and had a few meetings and lots of work . He actually had a meeting that allowed him a chance to see a "free" baseball game, and he squeezed in a few hours to go swimming with us.
While daddy worked, the kids and I spent lots of time having fun with papa and my aunt. Papa shared lots of stories about his 95 years of living. The kids loved hearing all about "living" history. They share a love and interest in bird/wildlife watching. So, we always have to feed the birds,squirrels,chipmunks, and deer while visiting. We are always rewarded with a spectacular nature show right outside the big picture windows. This trip was no exception... we saw some amazing birds, and the deer even made a trip to the feeder on the last day of our visit.
We kept the kids extra busy with swimming, playing and shopping. My Aunt took the kids shopping on two different days and outfitted them with new school clothes and school supplies. It was indeed a wonderful surprise and an amazing blessing to us! As if this weren't enough, my aunt took the kiddos to see the movie "UP". It really surprised me by the terrific story it told. It was really a good movie. As a special celebration, Nana M and Papa took all of us out to eat at Pappadeux's(Creole/Cajun/Seafood). The food was fantastic and the company even better. Lots of activities, lots of good food, lots of laughter, and lots of love made for a wonderful, blessed week with family.

4 comments:

David and Sarah said...

Sounds wonderful! I love how you incorporate so much nature study into everything you do.

Blessings,
Sarah

Susan said...

Glad you all had a fun trip!

connie said...

Sounds like an awesome trip! Thank you for sharing.

Jill and Rick said...

What a wonderful trip to connect with family and have fun too! (UP also surprised me, Kim - didn't expect that touching story)

Jill