Now that I've shared the beautiful sights
that the Lord blessed us with on our trip,
I wanted to share some pics of people
and the moments we spent together.
Here are a few shots of us on our
almost 950 miles and, roughly, 18 hours trip...
Everyone was cozily situated. Ü
Suzie enjoyed some fresh air along the way.
And I enjoyed a mocha and peppermint twist mocha.
Here are a couple of shots once we got there...
Papa enjoyed listening to Ally play her guitar and sing...
The Saturday after we arrived,
we had a family Christmas party...
my sister, Ally, my mom and dad
Daddy and Ally
My beloved and me
The younger ones sang a couple of Christmas hymns
and Will recited a portion of Luke 2.
Suzie, though she couldn't go to the party,
did receive a gift from an uncle... a ham bone!
And she loved it!
Sunday afternoon, my brother, sister, and their families,
and my grandma came to my mom and dad's house
to open gifts and witness my mom and dad exchange vows.
Here are a few shots from that afternoon...
My "baby" and me
Mama and me
Me and our "lap" dog, Suzie.
Mama and Daddy sitting together as their children
and their grandchildren open gifts.
Mama and Daddy, later, after exchanging vows...
During the week we were able to visit my beloved's dad,
visit the town I grew up in, stop to see my brother's house
that he built, and visit more with Mama and Daddy.
Tuesday's church was cancelled due to the weather
but we were glad we were able to visit our friends
and distant church family at least once during our visit. ;o)
On Christmas Eve, Mama was admitted to the hospital
with extreme difficulty in breathing.
She had pneumonia, congestive heart failure, and copd.
She was there on Christmas Day, too,
so we went to visit with her, especially, since we left the next day.
Daddy was there with her and we brought them
Christmas supper from the house
so they could have it together...
They, also, opened their stockings to each other...
Beth and Carolynne enjoyed looking out the hospital window...
... and sitting on Daddy's lap...
It was such a blessing to be able to go north
and visit with family that we don't get to see often.
We didn't like leaving Mama in the hospital,
especially since Daddy had pneumonia, too,
but we are glad they are home now and doing better.
It was a blessing to be there when we were.
God's timing is so perfect.
Next post, I hope to share a few pictures
of us enjoying the snow!