Monday, September 29, 2008

Long Time, No Blog

It has been a while since I blogged. I just got back from Girl Scout Camp with my Junior Scouts.
Sydney got to go to the same camp Julie and I attended for 6 yrs. in a row when we were little girls. It was really neat having her stay where I stayed and swim in the same lake,remember Julie?Great memories!

We are about to leave for our annual trip to San Diego. We have been to Legoland, Sea World an Miramar Airshow, the USS Midway, Hollywood, and many other great places. Here are some past pictures of our visits.

USS Midway

Blue Angels

Miramar Air Show 2007


Sea World


Here they go!

Todd and Nick enjoying a ride!
"I can't do this again!"

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Fall is in the air

Autumn brings...
cool evenings
beautiful colors
apple cider
warm soup on a cool evening
Yankee candle fall scents
camping trips to the North Georgia mountains
caramel and candied apples at the fair
hikes by a river in the woods
bike rides on the paths around the lake
Blessings of Thanksgiving to God for what we have
thoughts of the beautiful country in which we live

Friday, September 12, 2008

Kindred Spirits

Have you ever had someone that was your friend and you did something out of the ordinary that was exactly alike? I mean so alike, it really took you for a loop?
On my sister' s blog(travelsofabooklovingmom),she was talking about her close friend Kim. They both like chips in their sandwich, which is something they didn't know about each other. It was a funny coincidence they laughed over during lunch.
My kindred spirit is Anne Levenson. She and her family were our neighbors( literally across the street), only for one short year. Our boys were both in kindergarten, we were the same height, and we just happened to attend the same congregation at church. It was wonderful!
We had a habit of showing up dressed EXACTLY alike. Same capris, same color shirt(sometimes from the same store),etc. She moved to Dublin Ohio, and on one visit, I yelled from the guest bedroom," I'm wearing my teal shirt with my khaki capris!" She replied," Ok, I've already got on my khaki capris, but Ill change out of my teal shirt and put on the fushia."
That really happened!
Isn't it great that God puts these wonderful people in our path ? I miss her tremendously and I know when we visit this fall, we'll come out laughing, going back and changing shoes, purses or shirts.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Labor Day by the pool

We had a great time at Grayton Beach. Mom and dad,Julie,Savannah,John, and the kids were there. Our dear friends, the Machemels rented the cottage right behind us. It was terrific!

We had the best shrimp and grouper, fresh from the Gulf, one night for dinner. There is nothing better when you make it yourself. The pool was FABULOUS! We ALL swam . The children turned into fish,they enjoyed it so much. With the jellyfish in the surf, it sure is nice to have another alternative . The washout is always good too ,but looks like you're swimming in tea.

Gustov sure came up close to the homes. I had not seen it that high in a long time. We left on Monday to return home. Oh what fun tmes we have with our family!!!