Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Savannah Trip With Teenagers and a Surprise!

Well, folks, I made it through the trip to Savannah! It was so much fun. I was actually surprised at how well behaved 240+ teenagers could be! They were great! The company that organized the trip did an excellent job of scheduling everything! We had five motor coaches (as our little old tour guide called them). We were so busy, with hardly any down time at all. There is so much to see and do in Savannah. It truly is a wonderful place to visit. There is so much History there.
The first place we went was The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Is this a great picture, or what? I just love it.

Here are some of the pics from that stop. This was truly the most beautiful church I have ever seen! They still have one Confessional. There were three before. I would like to think it is because there is less sin to confess, but I am just not sure that is the case!

I thought my little girls would love this picture!

I loved this picture. I wonder if Mr. Parrish can re-create this look in our driveway!!! Wishful thinking!

Here is one of the cemetaries in town. We went here on a Ghost Tour, where we rode in an open Trolley and heard stories from the past. They say Savannah is the most haunted City in America!

I love the Spanish Moss, but hear it is actually full of bugs and a true nuisance!

Look how the headstones were placed in the wall!

We also went on a Dolphin Cruise tour.

I honestly did not get my hopes up. They said sometimes you do not see any at all! We were shocked to see our little friends!!!

They were very playful! .............. or mad at each other!

Pretty cool, huh?? I took alot of pics to get those really good ones! I was so excited!
We went to Fort Pulaski. It was alot of fun. They were actually filming a movie at the fort so that was also exciting.

The movie being filmed is called the Conspirator and it is about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
Ok, here comes the surprise part.
Guess who the Director of the movie is?
Do you know?
Well, he was there!!
And........... I got pics!!
Enlarge to see closer!
Pretty neat, huh??

Here he is telling that guy to take the camera out of my hand, I'm sure!! I took lots of pics.
Next stop, Tybee Island beach study. I love lighthouses and I thought this picture turned out good.

While we were there, one of the Teachers came and told me that this sweet girl had never been to the Beach until this trip. That is something I do not even think about. We have ALWAYS gone to the beach, but there are kids that have never seen the Ocean or Sand or Seashells! I took her picture. I will be printing out and sharing with her. She is such a nice kid. I held the door for about fifty kids and she was the only one who thanked me... THE ONLY ONE! You notice that.

Here she is with Coach K.

Here are Toni and Autumn on the beach. These two have been friends since they were two years old.
I took this one for my Mom. She always likes to see feet in the picture! :)

Next stop, Mighty Eighth Air Force Base. If you have young boys, they will probably like these pictures.

We were showed a series of movies that were very moving! I loved this wall. Look at all the crosses.

Here is Autumn with Coach McClain. She loves Coach K and Coach McClain so much! I do too! They are the greatest.

Our final stop was shopping on River Street! Here are the steps that Mom and I always take Autumn and Austin's picture on. We got a group of girls together and the picture turned out great. I printed this pic out poster size for Autumn and we framed it last night. It looks great.
Of course, my kid was the one to get a big glob of Caramel Apple of her shoe!

I thought the kids would love this Ferry Boat. I do!

Finally, here is the Waving Girl Statue. The story is that this little girl came out every day and waved at ships as they passed. I loved the statue and wish I had a pic from the front. We were boarding the bus to go home and I had a sick kid to take care of (not mine, but one of mine on the trip that I was responsible for).

Hope you enjoyed my pics. I tried to narrow it down, but still had alot!
NOTE: One of the bloggers I follow has a little girl named Hannah. She is 10 years old and has started her own blog. I hope you will visit her and leave a comment. She is doing a GREAT job. I am so impressed with her to be so young. You will be too! Click HERE to go to her blog! Come back and let me know if you do!!!
I hope you all have a Wonderful Thanksgiving! I know I will. My Marine Cousin, Justin, will be home for Thanksgiving, which means his family will be here too, instead of visiting him!
...............................Until Next Time!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Playing With Food and The Finished Project

Hello All!! We had three parties at my house in one week and two days! I am Exhausted!! We had Autumn's Party, Cindy's Party and Sunday we had Austin's Baseball Team Party!!! The Coach's Wife, Brooke, made a pasta salad that was really good and it had Black Olives in it. What Brooke did not know is that my littlest Angel, Avery, LOVES black olives! I mean she loves them. I can order a pizza for me and her with cheese and extra black olives and she will want to pick more off of my pieces! She decided the most effective way to eat her black olives was to wear them and eat them one after the other off her fingers. I guess you can play with your food if you are still eating, huh?

Here is the team. Austin is in the front with the tye die shirt. The boys played football for hours, roasted hot dogs and marshmallows. It was a great end to the season.


Here is the project we have been working on. At first, there were the steps with nothing at the top. For a very long time, I called it "The Stairway to Nowhere". We finally got the Gazebo and I love it. The kids love to go up and lay in the hammocks. Here is the Gazebo during our "big snow" last year (which was not much, but more than usual). Look at the big snowflakes. It was a really pretty snow day! Click on these to enlarge (if I did it right).

And here is the Gazebo with the new Fire Pit area my Hubby designed all by himself! I was a bit nervous since I had NOTHING to do with it. I believe he just wanted to do this one on his own. I told him it better be good since he left me out. ;) He really outdid himself. I love it. We have already had so many good times sitting out there and it is not even that cold yet. I am already needing a break from roasting hot dogs and marshmallows, though.

The view from the back of the Gazebo. I love the "Flintstone" couch he had built. We do call each other Fred and Wilma so the "Flintstone" couch is totally appropriate!

The fire pit. I ordered these chairs unfinished online and love them. We stained them to match the gazebo and the fence. He even had me a planter box built!

Wilma's view from the couch! ;)

Most of you know I LOVE sleeping babies, big and small! Here is my oldest and youngest. They, too, were exhausted from all the parties. Aren't they the sweetest?

Ok Gang, please pray for me! I am leaving Wednesday morning (hence the early post) to Chaperone my 14 year old's class to Savannah Georgia! I am very excited because I love Savannah and they have a lot of really fun activities planned. You know I will have my camera ;) I am also excited that my 14 year old Daughter still wants me to go to things like this. I know that won't last forever so I will seize the moment!
Have a great week!
................until next time!!