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Picnic in the Mountains

August 28th, 2011 by Mommy

The girls and Mama rode up to the mountains with Grammy and Granddaddy for a picnic by the river. The girls enjoyed coloring at the table while we cooked and playing in the stream. We floated bark like boats down the side pool we were playing in, we threw rocks, we jumped in the water from the top of the rocks, we caught minnows in a bucket so we could inspect them close up, and we rearranged the river rocks. The girls were fascinated by the people floating down the river by us. We had a blast. Then we drove into town and enjoyed pizza for dinner followed with driving home. The girls minds were filled with ideas of other things we should go back and do another day.


Sisters loving on each other while enjoying their picnic.


How Julia looked when we got to the picnic area. She had the best nap of any of us that day.


Emily taking her coloring seriously.


Julia enjoyed a little pre-picnic rock throwing. She was excited!


Mama loves this photo. It was of just genuine happiness, no cheesy grins.


Granddaddy just enjoying watching the river. He also enjoyed watching the girls play and reading his book riverside. Looks comfy!


The girls were busy in the water walking on the rocks and searching for the next best rock to throw.


Julia got a little cold in the water and decided laying on the rock in the sun was a good solution to the problem.

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Our Piece of Heaven

June 17th, 2011 by Mommy

We took a day trip up to the mountains together. It was a treat to all be together as we traveled. We are so privileged to have such a beautiful place to visit in our backyard. The weather was cool compared to the weather we have been having and even cooler in the mountains. We visited the visitor center, drove through the park, and drove the Roaring Fork loop. The girls loved playing in the cabins. While we had to duck our heads to enter each door, they found the two room home to be a perfect place to play. Julia was a little skittish to touch the water in the stream, but once she did she didn’t want to get out.



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Slugger and Diamond

June 22nd, 2009 by Mommy


We attempted to attend a Tennessee Smokies ballgame last week to celebrate Father’s Day with Granddaddy. We got to the field between storms and the game never got started. We waited a while for another storm to pass before we made our way out to the car. While we waited we were delighted by a visit from Slugger and Diamond, the mascots. So far Emily has been excited to meet large furry mascots, with parent in tow. She was delighted to meet these two!

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A Candid Moment

February 27th, 2007 by Daddy

A Candid Moment, originally uploaded by Robby Edwards.

While Rachelle was trying to settle Emily down so I could take their photo, I couldn’t resist taking this shot.

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