Wednesday, August 31, 2011

July Vacation

Darlingest Readers,

How are you!? I've missed you! Heavens, I'm so behind in keeping this poor picture journal up.

SO: Before I indulge in posting pictures of THE cutest newborn in the world, we shall be good children and catch up.


July was huge. Very busy, exciting, and making me smile as I look back through these 'old' pictures! God is good, all the time, and so faithful!

Alrighty-we spent our July 4 vacation in South Carolina, beautiful state-we enjoyed touring Traveler's Rest, some reenacting at Cowpens battlefield, and a wonderful weekend with the dear Kendall family. What a blessing our time with them was!! Thank you all so, so much for an incredible time!!

So, now, I take you with us to our first stop, into a room at Traveler's Rest, where I admire the work on the stairs. The wood in this home was incredible.

It is so fun to tour homes with our architect Daddy!! He is brilliant and is so sweet to point out things of interest to us.
The tour guide said the red color comes from adding a little gold to the glass while it's being made. Would have never ever guessed!
Sister Dear with the afore mentioned stairs. (Andrew and Sam rush to join the picture)
Me and Marth
The roman numerals that guided the builders.
Now there are some incredible shoes! :)
My Father's hand resting on the hand railing that is made of one solid piece of wood.

After we enjoyed the house and grounds, Daddy took us to this precious little cafe-it was delightful. The interior decorating was beautifully done. See, isn't that cool? It's like a wood-sy window treatment.
A glorious detail from...
...this amazing quilt! All the different fibers were just fabulous.
A stunning lily at the Inn...
Then we headed to The Cowpens battlefield, where a small group of gentlemen were doing some fascinating demonstrations. Their costumes were incredible!!
All the old shoes that day were amazing-beautiful in their own unique way.
And this man's shoes were awesome. What glorious, rugged aplomb.

We had the greatest time talking with them afterwards-they were hilarious, and very kind to answer our many questions. They made one of my favorite pictures from the weekend!Bayonet.
The walk back to our rides....
Then it was off to the Kendall's!! What a precious, welcoming family. Above, is The Courting Couple (now engaged!!!) looking absolutely adorable!
I think my favorite part of being with a family is when we gather at the end of the day for the reading of God's Word, singing, telling stories, hearing is all so rich.
Such a sweet Grandmother! (R.'s looking pretty intent, LOL...she just loved it when she would sing! :) Love this one...

And touring their beautiful town! Christiana looking so feminine in her glorious hat!
The suspension bridge. It would shake sometimes, but had a beautiful view.
Marfa dear!

(This makes me think of you, Daisy!! Miss and love you!) Another shot of sister...

Some of us girlies on a swing.

(gracious, these are very simple captions. And you know how big I am on word economy, too....yes, it is late!)

The incredible view from the bridge.
And the view from...the view!
There were tons of the tamest little pigeons. "Tommy's got the spotlight!" ;)
Their streets was just beautiful... I thought this planting was stunning.
Touring the town was extra fun in Lise's adorable convertible.
John Man holding down a rock at the river.

(On to page two, lovelies!)