summer 2011

summer 2011

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012
family

Sunday, April 24, 2016

travels and adventures...

In our hotel room, most are still asleep. The seven of us were tired after a full day of fun yesterday. Our plan was to go to the Shenandoah National Park, but a raging forest fire changed that plan. We pondered taking the metro to the city to see the Smithsonian museums again, for little Danielle, but she didn't seem to really care either way, and Samuel spends so much time in D.C....so we went to Great Falls, and it was lovely. I would post some pictures, but the girls are using my phone for white noise.

We walked some trails, the kids climbed rocks and played in a stream. We ate our chicken bacon wraps in the park, people watching, and dog watching. There were two black labs there, oh so cute. We went back to the hotel in the afternoon and got coffee, ah, then went to the pool and hot tub. Back to the room to watch more HDTV (home decorating, remodeling, house searching, ect.)...then a late evening trip to the diner...

It's time now to get up for breakfast, and start the day. This place has decent food, and plenty of really good coffee, so it's a winner. The seven of us fit well in this room, there are two double beds and a pull out couch, plus a refrigerator and an extra sink.

Today, we have to say goodbye to Sam. Jon suggested we just bring him home with us, but we can't do that. The Army wouldn't like it. It's the hardest thing. Being with Samuel is like remembering why you like something so much. He's really funny, and so good to the little kids, and Jon simply worships him.

And, today is going to be 70 degrees and sunny here....

I love my life. Spontaneous road trips are my favorite. Paul's back in France for the week, so I'll be on my own again this week. The four teenage girls sent pics of a gathering at our house last night, Emily was there, and baby Lydia...they are having a good time without Mom there. Joseph brought Paul to the airport, and went to the dump for us...

Anyway...I do have lots of nice pictures. The girls are so much fun, Char and Cam and cousin Dani. They delight in the little things, like hotel make-your-own-waffles. :)

1 comment:

Marilyn Reid said...

What fun you are all having 🤗🤗 Spontaneous events are just the best! You are having lovely weather.....you deserve it after all that awful cold and snow. I love that the little girls are having so much fun too......it's the little things, isn't it?.......like making their own waffles. That is really precious 💗 I'm looking forward to seeing your pictures. How nice for to be with your army son. He must miss you all a lot.

Marilyn from Canada