Quick overview on life over the past few weeks:
Jonathan and I took the kids to an extended family reunion down near Maggie Valley a few weeks ago. After getting a late start and then getting a bit lost (gasp, can you imagine ME getting lost!?), we basically missed the reunion itself and arrived as everyone was packing up and heading out. However, it turned out to be an awesome day because we went to my great Uncle Roy's house and picked his brain for old family stories. Jonathan got some names and facts straightened out for his genealogy research while the kids and I went with my cousin, Jennifer, and her kids to the cabin that Uncle Roy moved piece by piece from way up on a mountain years ago. The cabin is well over a hundred years old and was the birthplace of Julius Ball (my great grandfather). very very cool. Caleb and Adam played with Jennifer's son Grayson (if she is my third cousin, what does that make them to one another?) in the huge bank behind the cabin. When we got back over to Uncle Roy's house, Caleb announced to everyone that he had actually found heaven on earth over there.
I am not one that ever cares about the kids getting dirty. It is a good thing.
Annabelle was thrilled that she got to give Baby Fara a bottle. so dang sweet.
|We worked a water station at the Cheshire Pump and Run 5K.|
|And of course there were more pool days!|
One day Amie and I had all of the grandkids together.