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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Fall Vacation 2009

We had lots of ideas for our Fall vacation-the beach, OBX, Grandma & Grandpa's, the mountains, California. We settled on Tupelo, MS! What's better than the birthplace of Elvis, right! Both Jim and I have recently felt God telling us to slow down. Things are about to pick up even more and our two little boys will be big brothers before we know it. So our plan was to relax for 9 days. We cleared our schedules and made no commitments, except to enjoy our family and to have fun doing it!

The Lord kept our boys in the bed extra late every morning for us and we were able to spend extra time in His Word and together, quality time between Jim and me in the daylight is hard to come by, so we took every advantage to adore one another.

We wanted the boys to really feel like we were on vacation, so they got to do things that they would not normally get to do, eat breakfast on the couch, have waffles, pancakes and french toast all in the same week! They got special sweet treats and I baked some really yummy suppers! Taylor got to stay up late every night. Jim and I would make a daily trip to Redbox and were finally able to catch up on our movie list.

On Monday we went to the Memphis Zoo and Taylor absolutely loved eating lunch with the monkeys! It was freezing that day, but it was perfect because the zoo was almost empty. We would have like to have stayed longer, but Jim HAD to get back for the Vikings/Packers kickoff! (Go Brett)

On Wednesday we went to the Pumpkin Patch in Blue Mountain. (see previous post)
Thursday we went to Lowe's to pick out Mum's and to shop for screen doors. Then we went to Hobby Lobby for Taylor to pick out our scarecrow. Then home, to decorate for Fall!!! Do you notice the change in clothing from Monday...this week's temps were all over the place.

Another day we played at the mall and had Chick fil A for lunch-Taylor's favorite.
On Friday we had a pajama and pancakes day! We stayed in our pjs ALL day! I loved it!!! Friday night was date night, Parent's Night Out at church. Jim and I were really looking forward to getting some adult alone time together. We started out at Kyoto's. As we waited for our Hibachi table, we browsed the menu...maybe I am not really hungry for Japanese either...we left, went to Chili's and got Fajitas! I think I had 4 cokes! Then Jim took me shopping for a dress for my 1o year reunion.
We had big plans for Saturday and Sunday, head up to Florence, AL, early for a 1-miler for Jim and shopping for me, and then to a Pickwick cabin of a friend, but, Taylor woke up with a fever so the boys and I stayed home, Jim brought back a $100 reward for his race finish! Go Jim! Good thing we didn't go, it rained the entire time and Jim froze! When he got home just before lunch, I had some wild rice soup on the stove and fresh loaves of bread in the oven! Perfect day for soup! The boys loved it...we ate the entire pot of soup in one day!!!

Sunday morning was family devotion and know the ones, the homemade kind made with buttermilk, smothered in butter and syrup, that just melt in your mouth...yah, those! We couldn't believe that we pulled off a vacation at home and loved every single minute of it! I highly recommend this vacation to anyone!!!

1 comment:

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