I've been M.I.A.

I've been out of town since last Thursday on a trip to spend four glorious days with my Mom and the rest of my family in West Virginia. We had an awesome trip and I got to see a lot of my family. It was fabulous. But I am back. I just needed a break from blogging while I was gone. I got to spent time with both my brothers. It's been about two years since I saw them. 

My great niece Elizabeth made a smiley face with M & M's in her ice cream cone. 

My great niece Adriel loved her Aunt B's chocolate frosting. Of course, I didn't get her out of it till I got the pic. She is a sweetie pie.

Congrats to my nephew, Jake, for passing all his tests and he is now a Deputy with the Sheriff's Department. 

My nephew, my grandson Caleb and my Mom.

Mom with a few of her great grandbabies. There were a couple more outside playing ball and still even more who weren't able to come.

We took a driving tour of the area since my daughter and her kids had not been in for 6 years and she wanted to show them some sites. The beautiful lake at the City Park.

The house I lived in when Allen proposed to me in the kitchen.

They turned an old 1901 home into a visitor center. This is all original. It has never had to be restored since it has always been cared for and loved. I always wanted to go inside it. 

We got to take a tour of the whole place since it wasn't busy. My sister and I love the inset china hutch. Wouldn't it be beautiful filled with Pyrex. 

And then we sat on the lovely stair case and had a chat. The lady in charge took pictures of us all over the house. She was so sweet.

It was a wonderful visit and I wouldn't have missed it for the world. I needed the break after everything that has happened this past year. I'm already missing them all and thinking about when I can get back up there again. 


shortybear said...

family is so precious.

Terri D said...

Oh what a great time you had!! Visiting with family is just the best! I'm not sure there would be enough room in that china closet for all of your Pyrex!! (winking) What a beautiful old house that is, and it's great that it has been so well maintained! Missed you, but happy to know you were really enjoying your time in WV!!

Debbie Huffaker said...

So glad you got to go "home". You really did need that after all you've been through. Maybe you can do that more often.