Blessings From Above

Blessings From Above

Friday, May 7, 2010

Gone to Georgia and Back

This past week we visited the beautiful land of Georgia and we had the most incredible time. We stayed a full week visiting my family and making memories to the fullest. It brought Jason and I so much joy to share Laylie with all my cousins and she sure did enjoy them too. I think she giggled and smiled more this past week than her seven months of life combined. I must admit, out of the three of us, I think I am having the hardest time adjusting to being home because I no longer have all of the wonderful helping hands every second of the day. It’s now just Jas, Laylie and I again. We loved waking up each morning with my family and being in their presence was the most cherished time.

We did get to indulge on some delicious southern comfort food while we were there – such tasty treats as fried corn nuggets, authentic southern BBQ, Chick-fil-A, Georgia peach ice cream, pecans, and at every meal we drank a nice big cup of sweet tea. Our taste buds went wild and we loved it!

One of my favorite things about Georgia are the houses there. They are the most breathtaking houses you will ever see. They have the most beautiful brick homes, big lush green yards, large vegetable gardens on the side, and wrap around porches. We would drive from place to place and I would just be in the back of the car enjoying the scenery and looking at the cute homes going by. I never knew how beautiful Georgia really was until this trip.

My family is blessed to have one of these houses and we made many memories playing in their 4 acres of beautiful land. We fed their baby chicks, played on their swing set, trampoline, napped in their hammock, got very dizzy on their merry-go-round, went on some beautiful nature walks, and rode bikes around their neighborhood with Laylie in tow. We even broke out my Great Grandpa’s shotgun and shot a few rounds with it!

All in all it was a very wonderful, relaxing, and amazing trip. We are forever grateful to our Georgia family for taking us in and being such gracious hosts. Talk about southern hospitality! We are so looking forward to our next visit.
Here are some captured memories of the time in GA…

The Georgia Family - My Aunt, Uncle and Cousins

The Girls

Laylie did have a Berry Good Time - The Lane Place

Swinging on the swing after eating snow cones together

Giving my Grandpa's shotgun a try

Jason getting a shot at the shotgun

One of the adorable houses I loved


  1. I love you guys soooo much! the memories we made while you guys were here are amazing and im so glad we got the chance to make them:) please please come again soon (maybe next time you guys will come to look for a home) haha wouldn't that be awesome??? dont let Laylie get any bigger until i get to see her agian! <3 kaylie

  2. I LOVE that photo of the three of you up top - it is so adorable! And Laylie looks so cute as a strawberry. :) We're glad you guys had a great trip and we're happy you're back home! Love ya!