I already posted about our visit to Lake Chautauqua on Monday morning. On Monday afternoon we drove down to Brookhaven to see Finding Dory. It was such a cute movie! It was Ben's first trip to the theater. He was excited.
me and my boys ready for the movie to begin
The boys playing checkers at Cracker Barrel in Brookhaven.
Napping on our drive to Jackson on Tuesday afternoon.
On Tuesday night David's cousin took us out to eat at Cock of the Walk on the Reservoir in Jackson.
the boys watching the ducks at Cock of the Walk before we ate supper
our family at the Reservoir
David and some of his family at Cock of the Walk
David with his mother and grandmother
David's sister Robin, his grandmother Mary, and his mother Linda
One of the things on my list to purchase for Cruz while in the States was his own Bible. I have plans to mark all of the memory verses he learned in kindergarten and add the new ones he memorizes each school year. It will hopefully become a keepsake that he will treasure later in life. He was very excited about picking it out. I wish I would have had it to present to him at his graduation program but I did not.
Cruz with his new Bible
Here is Cruz pretending to read the story of Jonah to Ben on the drive back home. Ben was way more interested in the movie he was watching than his brother. I need to work on that story a little more with Cruz. He didn't get it exactly correct but he did well. He is learning and it makes me proud.
On the way home we saw the red neon sign at Krispy Kreme. Who can resist that?
me and Ben watching donuts being made at Krispy Kreme
On Friday we stayed home all day. It was the first time for me to do that on this trip home. I needed it. I washed clothes, rested, and caught up on some things I needed to do. That night my mom took us out to supper at Stark's in Hazlehurst. After eating we drove down to Lake Hazle to feed the ducks again. We love that.
Mimi and the boys at Lake Hazle
our family at Lake Hazle on Friday night
feeding the ducks and fish at Lake Hazle
We came home and finished packing our bags. Why? Because today we head out on a little vacation within our vacation to the Gulf Coast with David's family. For the next several days this will be our view from our beach house porch.
I can't wait to hear the waves crashing and feel the breezes blowing. I also can't wait to just sit still a little while and relax. We have been on the go so much lately. I am hoping this will be a time to just chill out. I'll be sure to take a few pictures to share. We anticipate a fun time there with family.