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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Have any of you noticed I've been missing? ;)...

Probably not... oh well :).
Over the next couple of days I'll be doing a series of the great time we've had over the past few days, going on a very special family vacation! The granola and bread that we made on Tuesday was going to that cause. We made WAY too much for those four days, but, oh well, we'll always be able to use it! (Andrew was looking for his clothes for Thursday on Wednesday, and stopped to look at Mommy and say "Once we were at a hotel... and they had FOOD!!!" He is so funny!)
After I posted on Wednesday last week, we started packing for a four day trip as a family! We children were not told were we were going (although Tori and I had a pretty good idea :)...) and we were not told what we were going to be doing when we got there (Tori and I just thought that we had a pretty good guess on that one!)
The next morning we left at about eleven thirty, thinking we were going to have a calm, enjoyable two and a half hour trip. Most of the trip was a wonderful time talking, listening to tapes, reading (I'm doing a three month Bible reading challenge, and I'm down to the last month, so an hour of my time was spent with the Bible. I have so enjoyed doing this :)...), and for some of us (that would mainly be me) crafting. Tori did do a bit, too. I completed the tic-tac-toe board, and worked some more on Thanksgiving decorations that Mommy requested (I showed them to her with the idea of making her ask for it, haha... I'm not telling what that project is before I get the set complete. Anyone interested?).
We did have a bit of a scare during the drive, though. We were pushed off the road by an eighteen wheeler, who came so close to our car that he pushed the passenger side rear view mirror in. He never even noticed, not even when Daddy was honking the horn, but kept driving. We were so thankful that Daddy was able to get of the road, that nobody was too close to us, and that not a bit of damage was done to car or passengers! Five miles down the road we saw a car that had been hit, their trunk was in a awful condition. Daddy stopped to see if everybody was alright, and to make sure it hadn't been the same truck. It wasn't, so Daddy prayed with them and we headed on for the more peaceful part of the trip.
We got to the hotel in SAVANNAH (we guessed right about that part of it!), unloaded and went to the beach (I'll be doing this series a little odd, just so the posts are a more reasonable size: I'm going to tell the day's doings, then post the pictures. Sound alright?).
We were going mainly for pictures that night, we were planning on coming back the next day to do a bit more wading in the ocean, but we did find some beautiful shells and get our feet wet :). Daddy is a wonderful photographer, he does all our pictures, and a few for friends, free of charge :). After all the photo shoots, we headed back to the hotel to take baths. It was amazing how sandy everybody was after being told "not to play in the sand, it was time for pictures"... I guess it didn't work, haha :)... Anyway, we stopped on the way to get some pizza for tradition's sake, and that just thrilled Abbi!
For our trip to Savannah four years ago (and to learn the story behind the pizza, haha!), you can look here, here, and here on my Mom's blog.
Day two coming soon!

9 comments:

Joy said...

Haha, I noticed! :) That sounds like so much fun--I can't wait to read the rest! The story about the eighteen-wheeler is eerily familiar; that happened to us just this summer. So glad you were safe!


One other thing: At my mom's request, I have indefinitely privatized my blog. If you would still like to read it, I can send you an email invitation. I also think you can request an invitation, although I'm not sure exactly how. Anyway, though, just so you know :)

Bri said...

We were so glad that nothing worst came of it!
As to your blog... yes, please send me an invitation for all three! I have enjoyed reading your blogs a lot :)!!!!

Tori said...

Who said that I had a 'pretty good' guess? I KNEW! Do you want to know how I knew? Mommy TOLD me!!! And I did not think I knew were we were going!!! ALL I knew was:the beach, the squares (and the hotel :-))

Oh and the candy shop...

Bri said...

Oh, okay... You are giving the rest of the trip way before I get to it!!! :)...

Joy said...

Haha, Tori and Bri you two are making me laugh!! ;)

Bri, do you/your family/your mom have an email address I could send the invitation to? I don't know how to do it except by email.

Bri said...

Lol, you should see what she does to my Facebook wall, using my account :)! My Gramma gets a kick out of it :)!
Which address do you want? Us older four all have like two addresses,haha. One of mine is "futurekeeper@earthlink.net". Thanks for letting me n! :)

Joy said...

Any email address would be fine... if you want I could send it to the one you mentioned in your last comment (futurekeeper@earthlink.net).

Bri said...

That would be great :).

Bri said...

Thanks! I'm glad I'll still be able to read your blogs :)!