So, some dear friends climbed on a plane today to embark on their life’s next adventure: park rangering in Kotzebue, Alaska. Yeah, that’s far.
A small group of us went to my parents’ weekend double-wide…err…house to enjoy grilled foods and lots of tubing down the Potomac River.
The burgers were well worth the excitement.
Sonny never wants to go in a tube or raft or kayak ever again.
We wanted to safeguard all our valuables before we went down the river. Good thing each piece was so unique.
Look at these lovely ladies:
And, of course, a trip to the country wouldn’t be complete without some nature shots:
Be safe, friends!
We spent Thanksgiving north of the Mason-Dixon line. I didn’t manage to capture any pictures of the food or the centerpiece…I also didn’t cook a single thing in three days’ time. But here are a few things we are thankful for:
…is probably what we’ll be eating for awhile around here. Most likely in the sophisticated form of applesauce.
On our way home from Oma & Opa’s (celebrating Opa’s big 5-4), we stopped at Homestead Farm. And by “one our way”, I mean big-time detour. But that’s okay; Oma traveled with us so she could head on to a clergy wives’ retreat in the area, and we had a great time on the farm together.
We took our first major road trip of 2011 this past weekend. Daddy was working, but Nanny and Aunt M. joined us to make for a much more favorable adult-to-child ratio. We journey to northeastern Ohio, to see this:
Perhaps it is because “Ohio” is such a fun and easy word to say, but we found S. talking about it all week in anticipation, and quite often on the trip. We stopped for gas a few blocks from home: “Ohio, Mommy?” New favorite song? “On the Ohio.” “Where’s Ohio, Mommy?” “North. Can you say ‘North’?” “Thank you, God.”
Ohio did not disappoint.
We spent Saturday morning in the Larchmere district of Shaker Heights. This bookstore was our destination. Vintage and out-of-print children’s books galore! Two hours passed quickly.
And then it was off to the wedding!
Seven years post-graduation, my close college girlfriends are now all married. It’s amazing! Not because it shouldn’t be so, but because it happened. When there were many days we thought it wouldn’t. We’re very thankful for God’s grace in our lives.
And now, I will leave you with two pictures of my elf baby:
It’s as beautiful as they say. And we get to spend lots of time there now, thanks to a little house on a plot of land my parents purchased this year.