By the time you’ve finished reading this post, you should be well-informed as to what we’ve been doing…. At least for a few days…. until we go off and do something else. Sometimes you just never know what we’ll do next…. in fact, sometimes we don’t even know what we’ll do next. Who knows, we may decide to take a trip to the moon!! (Well, that is a little “far out” – literally, and there aren’t any plans right now to do something that drastic…. but then again, you just never know… )
The Monday following Christmas, the Staddon family came for an all-too-short visit. It is hard to accurately put into words everything that happened. There’s an old saying that goes something like, “A picture is worth a thousand words,” so we’ll just show you the pictures.
Next on the schedule was a trip to Bainbridge, GA to visit Grandmama (Dad’s mom) and “Uncle Fudge.” Long-time friends of the family, “Uncle” Bill and “Aunt” Peggy Chapman, who we hadn’t seen in three years, were also there.
We had been asked to sing in two churches down there, one pastored by one of Dad’s science teachers, and our aunt, uncle and cousin go to the other. Both services went really well, and we praise the Lord for the opportunities to minister!
We also did some hunting while we were down there, but unfortunately did not have the opportunity to pull the trigger, except on a couple of armadillos. Oh well…. maybe next year….
We are disappointed to not have any pictures of that eight-point buck, or even a nice doe, which we were really hoping to see…. but we do have some pictures of the times that we weren’t in the woods. It was truly a wonderful time to visit with friends and family for a few days!!!
We were home for a couple days, and then friends from Atlanta, the Barnes family, came for two days. And it was a great visit! We even got to go sledding… with snow and real sleds.
Whew! Now I think you have been pretty much updated… oh and two weeks ago all of us had dentist appointments, we got a foot of snow, and Mom and Dad went away for the weekend and left us kids home with a friend. This week we’ve had more doctor’s appointments, and day trip to Greenville, and more company… life moves on. We look forward to what the Lord will bring across our path in the days to come… and hopefully we won’t fall too far behind in our blogging!
Whoa! You all have no problem finding great things to keep life exciting. Thanks for letting our family join in the fun!
Great summary, Jessi!!! Love all the pictures… thanks for taking the time to post them all. I look forward to other adventures the Lord has in store for us; I am so thankful for the Team I get to enjoy them all with!
This update makes us homesick for a Neely Family Night!
It’s a good thing you all don’t live down here or we would probably be gettin’ close to nothin’ done around here for all the joy and excitement we could produce. If you all wanted to swing by some night though, I’m sure the boys would have fun chasing lizards and iguana for a Miami-style hunting trip. We girls could do something more civilized, such as serenading Latin neighbors with late-night music fests or baking famous Neely treats to delight our International students.
Truly… we miss you fierce!