Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Feels like home

We're just getting back from a week visiting family in Alabama. I'm trying to get unpacked, do the laundry, get the kids back on a schedule, but the whole time wishing we were still there. We had a such a good time. 

We celebrated V's birthday again...on her actual birthday.

The cousins played with Elijah and V so much Caleb and I felt  spoiled not having to change diapers for a week.





There were no big plans just hanging out together. One night we walked around the University...



We were able to sneak away for some alone time,


and i brought my camera to play around with.


We went to the boys baseball games...





Elijah enjoyed the hot dogs and could have stayed out all day.


The humidity made his curls get curlier...


and made V and I think we might melt.


V liked staying in Grandad's arms...

I loved just being there...


We did some shopping and ate lots of treats.

 Played on the tire swing...


 One afternoon we went fishing...


 Got a couple bites, but only reeled in two...

Elijah and Grandad caught the first one...

a nice seven pounder...then Caleb thought he'd give it a try and hooked the second one...

We're thinking it might have been half a pound. 

 It was a great night and I only came away with about ten mosquito bites.


Our Easter was perfect. We went to church, which Elijah slept through while V was singing and clapping. Then we came home and had a wonderful dinner before we had to pack up to leave.




 Saying good bye was hard. We had the best time and really didn't want it to end.


Caleb said being with them is like being home and that's exactly what it's like. It's relaxing and refreshing and you never want to leave. Thank you all so much for having us.


 I know this is turning into the worlds longest post, but I'm not done. We left my aunts house and drove to Atlanta where our good friends the Smiths moved almost a year ago. We miss them so much and even though our time was really short we made the most of it. 

the kids together again...

Brooke and I in front of their new house.

Okay, the end.

14 comments:

Marli and Memory said...

You were in our part of Alabama! Love the Easter outfits...precious!

Marli

Melissa said...

soo fun that you saw the smith's!!!

Marli and Memory said...

Sorry you had to hang out in Auburn... *ugh*... Tuscaloosa is much prettier! lol ;p (Go Bama)
Mosquitos can be pretty bad... sorry you got bitten! :( I got some bites a few weeks ago too.
That's so cool y'all were here in Alabama... you should check out the small town here in Prattville sometime! :)
Blessings to you on Tuesday!!
*MeMoRy

matt said...

So fun! Looks like you guys had such a great time and Happy Birthday to V! How great that you were able to visit the Smiths too - what a wonderful trip!

Suelynn said...

Sorry, Matt is really Suelynn:)

katygirl said...

You look beautiful in all the pictures!! Glad you had so much fun! You can have that much fun in bako.

meme-and-he said...

lovely pictures! Your kiddos are adorable...especially little V!!! Love your blog, and thanks for stopping by mine!

Laurie J said...

looks like a fun time! little V has an adorable smile that melts this blogreader's heart :)
<3

Jami said...

What a blessing this trip looks like! Glad you enjoyed it, and the picture of you on the tire swing...should be a GAP ad or something. So pretty!xoxo

Fawn Teresi said...

Your family is adorable. Love the family shots you got! Looks like you had a great trip!!!!!

Sarah Ann said...

So sweet! :) What a lovely family you have!

life chasers said...

What an awesome trip! There is NOTHING like family!!!

KT said...

The pictures made me miss being there. Your pictures are great I can really tell you've been working on your photography. I loved, loved, loved, V's Easter dress.

Newlymeds said...

Beautiful family!!

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