Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Let The Marathon of Pictures Begin... (Day One and a Half)

Well, I already wrote a little about day one and the first half of day two, but I think I promised some pictures. So since I just got back into town just two hours ago, I will recap day one and a half a little and share the beginning of my picture marathon with you. However, since I am tired, you will have to wait for the rest until tomorrow.

So here we go... let the marathon begin!

DAY ONE AND A HALF



Kevin and Mr. Bill. As I may have mentioned before, Mr. Bill was a big influence for the "good" in Kev's growing up years. He is a dear Christian friend who my hubby really looks up to. I was so glad to finally get a good picture of the two of them together.

We met my parents in Little Rock and Mr. Bill allowed us to leave our car in his driveway while we were on our big family adventure. Thanks Mr. Bill!!!


Let's see... Two moms, two dads, one "Grammy," one "Poohpa," one preteen girl, four hyper boys (ages 5 to 10) and two vans. Anybody remember seeing us? We certainly left an "impression" wherever we went!!!


First night we drove into Nashville. Love that town. We decided to eat at the Old Spaghetti Factory in downtown Nashville. If you like pasta, like my family does, it doesn't get much better. YUMMY!!!



My son and nephew decided to make paper airplanes out of their menus instead of coloring...imagine that!!! Of course, once the food arrived, we had some happy little boys.





Of course I had to take a picture of everyone else around the dinner table too... Now please forgive us for the travel clothes, bedhead hair and tired eyes. We had just rolled into town and went straight to dinner after "too many" hours in the car.




Dinner ended with the waiter singing "Happy Birthday" to my oldest nephew, who will turn nine next week. As you can tell by the boys' expressions, it was a funny moment.



As for the other "half" or this post, well here are some random family pictures taken the morning of day two, before we got in the car for some more traveling. (Notice the fixed hair and unwrinkled clothes.)





I will end today's post with just one more picture. My daughter calls this "Dad, did you take your blood pressure medicine today?!" I know after this picture marathon, you are probably looking a lot like my hubby in this picture, but thanks for hanging in there as I recapped the first day and a half of my family vacation. Hope you will come back tomorrow for day two...



13 comments:

Grace said...

Thank you for becoming my follower.I went to Little Rock this time last year.I love the pics of the kiddos during the birthday song.

Mocha Momma said...

I enjoyed the pictures. Thanks for stopping over to see my blog.

Glad you had a nice vacation & you all survived.

Have a great rest of the week.
Nannette

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Good for you for taking pictures of Day One. Especially for a road trip!

Thanks for your comment on the Mom Blog today!

I am now personally following your blog...;) There are so many new people to meet through "THE 5 MOMS"!!!

Tarah

He & Me + 3 said...

What fun. I am sure everyone did remember you all when you left...:) Good impressions right?
loved that last picture. Too funny what your daughter says.

Sharon@JoyInTheTruth said...

What fun! Feel like we are travelling with you!

LOVE seeing the pix! Looks like a wonderful time!

Jim said...

Sis,
And the Scrapbook "in the making" begins, right?

You readers take note. This girl can pickshur take real gud! She's a chip off the ole' Jim-Dad, but she got the chip that had all the pickshur takin' talent!

So, Sis, go ahead and turn the page. I was there, but still lookin' fer how you saw it all!

Love,
Jim-Dad

Amber said...

I've seen these pictures somewhere before....hmmmmmm....

I'll be saying it for a week, but it was blast and a half!! SO MUCH FUN!!!

And I love that picture of Kev!! You didn't get one with Kirk with the same expression!

Heart2Heart said...

Mich,

Your pictures are priceless and truly something to be treasure as behind each and every one of them is a memory that will long be treasured by all of you.

Can't wait to see the rest. Pictures do go great along with the story!Just seeing the Old Spaghetti factory gives me some ideas about where we will headed next!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

E @ Scottsville said...

Oh, just wait til your hubby sees that last picture!

Great photos and never apologize for TOO MANY pics. We enjoy them.

Erica

christy rose said...

Loved the picture marathon! Thanks for sharing the beginning of your trip and am waiting for day 2. :)

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Nothing like a road trip, cramped quarters, and lots of kids to rev up the summer fun! Hope you survive...

peace~elaine

Simply Stork said...

hello again,

what fun pictures. that last one is a hoot :o)

~simply~

Hope said...

Mich, you are SO cute!
Loved seeing the photos!
Thanks,
♥Hope