Oh dear! I've been so inconsistent with blogging this summer, and I don't want to forgot the sweet memories the Lord has given to our family! So, I'm going to rewind just a little and write about our 4th of July weekend.
We surprised our children by taking a whirlwind trip to South Carolina! We left our house after dinner one night "to go get some ice cream" and instead, we drove five and a half hours to Papa and Nana's house! About 30 minutes into our drive, Wubs got suspicious. She stared out her car window for a long time and then she said, "Daddy, I don't think this is the way to get ice cream." David played a guessing game with the girls, where they were allowed to ask yes/no questions about our destination, and they guessed it in no time! We enjoyed staying with Papa and Nana, and spending time at the lake with Grandpa, Grandma, and all the uncles, aunts, and cousins. (Thank you so much, Papa and Nana, for helping us surprise our babies with a special trip! Thank you uncle Justin and aunt Paula for hosting a wonderful 4th of July cookout, and thank you uncle Joe and aunt Teresa for taking us for a ride on your boat!) We were only gone for three nights and two full days, but we packed in a lot of fun!
While in SC, we went to JJ's first baseball game! Just before the game, we stopped at the Shoeless Joe Jackson museum. Then, Papa and Nana joined us for the ballgame. After the game, there was a beautiful fireworks show. It was such a treat and we were so thankful for the many ways the Lord blessed our trip!
|Daddy and JJ, holding a baseball bat from the late 1800's. The Shoeless Joe Jackson museum was really educational and we all enjoyed it!|
|Wubs, Bella, and JJ, posing in front of the Joe Jackson mural.|
|We stopped for a few pics before the game.|
|We had to snap a picture with Papa and Nana, too!|
|It rained during the baseball game, but that only made it more memorable! JJ l.o.v.e.d the baseball game and he was really excited everytime the ball was hit!|
|Bella and mommy. I love this little girl so much.|
|We even got to meet the Greenville Drive mascot! This picture makes me smile. I love my family so very very much!|
"Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures."- 1 Corinthians 15:3