Friday, October 29, 2010

Touring Savannah

Now for the rest of the  “Sisters tour Savannah”. On Tuesday morning Crystal and I decided to walk around the Historic District of Savannah. We knew that there were walking tours available, but we had already seen some of the people the previous day on a walking tour and to be quite honest they looked like they would have rather been somewhere else.   So we opted to take our own little tour. So we walked and we walked some more. We ended up at the City Market.
  For lunch we stopped in at Barnes BBQ. 41783_143732963605_958725_nI think we made an excellent choice for lunch. We had the special, which was BBQ sandwich one side and a drink. Let me just say that I do not think that I have ever in my life had a BBQ sandwich that was that good. It had the smoked taste in every bite. (In my opinion it seems like now days so many BBQ restaurants just bake their meat and it just doesn’t taste the same.) We were only able to eat half of our sandwich so we took the rest with us and ate it later in the afternoon.
So after lunch we went back to our room and relaxed for about thirty minutes then decided we would take a trolley tour. The lady at the front desk called Oglethorpe Trolley Tours and scheduled them to pick us up ten minutes later at the front door of the Eliza Thompson House. This was another “best” decisions we made on our trip. We were able to see so many things that we had missed while walking and even found some places we wanted to check out before we left for home the next day.  Here are a few of the places that we saw:
DSCN2506This is Chippewa Square, named in honor of the American victory in the Battle of Chippewa during the War of 1812. It is also the square where Tom Hanks sat on the bench in the movie Forrest Gump.
DSCN2528 Here is the Andrew Low House. The home of Juliette Gordon Low (Founder of the Girl Scouts).
DSCN2522DSCN2524These are just a few of the houses that we saw on the trolley tour. I love the look of all of them.  
While on the trolley tour we saw this very small house, the tour guide told us that it was a one bedroom home that just sold. It had been on the market for $525,000 . I know it is Savannah, but really a small one bedroom home for that much. No thank you!
So remember the walking tour that I told you about earlier, well here is a couple of pictures that I took from the trolley of one of the guided walking tours. DSCN2533 Notice the guy in the white suit and hat, he was the guide for this tour. DSCN2511 Sorry the quality of this photo is not that great, I was in a moving trolley. ( ;
After our tour we got ready and headed down to River Street and did some browsing in some of the shops, then we found us some seafood and once again stuffed our bellies.
Before we headed home on Wednesday morning we went to nourish a natural bath products store. I bought a bar of  vanilla raspberry soap. I love this scent. specialtypageThen we made one last stop at Back in the Day Bakery where I purchased cupcakes to take home and share with my husband and kids. DSCN2633DSCN2637
I am so glad that my sister asked me to take a trip with her to Savannah. I wonder where our next trip will be to?????

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Sisters tour Savannah

My sister and I took a quick trip to Savannah on Monday. She was so sweet to book us a room at the Eliza Thompson House.

DSCN2469DSCN2513After arriving in Savannah on Monday, we headed down to Congress Street to  The Lady and Sons  to see if we could get in for lunch.


DSCN2449We feasted on fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, black eye peas, cream corn, mac and cheese, collard greens (for me) and lima beans (for my sister). Their was also biscuits, and hoe cake, and I can’t leave out some of the best sweet tea around. For dessert we decided we would choose something different and share with one another (like good sisters do). Crystal got the chocolate gooey butter cake, which I have to say was so rich, but oh so good. I opted for the banana puddin’ which was good, but not as good as that cake. 

DSCN2448DSCN2453When we finished our meal, I do believe I could have skipped eating another meal for about two weeks. All I can say is that we both got our monies worth.

  While we were waiting for our reservation for lunch we walked over  to Johnson Square, which was the first square laid out by General James Oglethorpe in 1733. This square which is the largest in Savannah is named for Robert Johnson, a close friend of General Oglethorpe.  


As Crystal and I were sitting there on one of the benches, (people watching, one of our favorite things to do) a lady comes up to us and hands each of us this flower made out of palm fronds, and asked us for  a donation. Well normally I wouldn’t just hand over money to someone who comes up to me like that, but for whatever reason I pulled a dollar out and handed it to her. She thanked me and went back to the bench that she was occupying to make her flowers.

DSCN2447 Not long after we finished eating I realized that I didn’t bring extra batteries for my camera and battery light was flashing on my camera. So after getting checked into our room we asked where the closet place to buy batteries was at. We were given directions and found the place that we were told about. However they looked busy and also looked like I would most likely pay an arm and a leg for batteries. Long story short, we drove all over trying to find a CVS or Walgreens, and went way out of the way to find absolutely nothing. Although I did see this Great Dane.

DSCN2473We finally found a CVS and it was just down the road from where we were staying .

I’ll be back soon with another post of our trip to Savannah.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Pure Randomness (is that a word??)

I can’t believe that it has been just over two weeks since I have posted anything on here.  So what has been going on at our house? Well since my last post, Kaelyn had a birthday, I went to the Optometrist (verdict there, I need glasses), Chuck and I attended the NANC (Biblical counseling training) in Jacksonville, just to name a few.

I still have a hard time with my “baby girl” growing up so fast. How in the world did she go from this baby:

Kaelyn 1999 001to this 11 year old girl.

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We didn’t have a “big birthday party” for her. She had two of her friends over and we took them skating then we came back home and had a “cupcake party”. I had baked cupcakes ahead of time then made some butter cream frosting and each one of them decorated their own cupcakes. So very simple and yet so fun for them.

DSCN2364The girls at the skating rink.

DSCN2367Decorating cupcakes.

DSCN2377My nephew Wyatt decorating his cupcake.

DSCN2380 - CopyMy nephew Waylon with his finished cupcake.

  So as for me and glasses, because of my allergies and only needing a light prescription we decided that I would just have glasses and skip on the contacts. I have not gotten the glasses yet, I am “shopping” around for them. I want to find some that I like how they look on me and also the best price for them. 

This past Friday, Chuck and I traveled to Jacksonville for training in Biblical counseling. We were in classes Friday evening and then again all day Saturday. There is so much information to take in and then trying to remember everything. So thankful that notebooks and notes were provided for us. Chuck is going to pursue the certification process of becoming a NANC counselor. I on the other hand, will most likely be a support person for him, and counsel as needed. Eventually I may seek certification for myself.

I leave in the morning with my sister for a much needed “SISTERS ROADTRIP”.  Thanks to my sister for taking me with her and to my husband for the time away. I know Chuck and the kiddo’s will have a good time while I am away. Will hopefully have some nice pictures to share when we get back.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

1- 2 -3 Imagine . . . .

Several weeks ago my sweet sister invited me to go on a field trip with her, my nephews and my mom. Our destination, Sesame Street. So this past Tuesday morning we headed to see 1 –2 -3 Imagine! with Elmo and friends. 

WaylonSesame Street Elmo 
I enjoyed the time that I spent with them, not so much the show though.  Could have been that I saw this show years ago while I was still working in Pre-K or it could have been the fact that we had a hard time hearing what was being said.I don’t know if it was everywhere or just in the section that we were sitting in. Apparently I wasn’t the only one who couldn’t hear the show. There were several people sitting around us that said they couldn’t hear either.  About 30 minutes into the show, Wyatt says, “I want to go home” guess he didn’t like it much either.  Here are a few of the pictures that I was able to take while we were there. Sorry that the quality is not the best.
I love the shirts that Waylon’s teachers made for them to wear on their field trip. They were so cute. 
When the show was over we loaded up the boys (their mom had already signed them out of class) and headed on over to Cracker Barrel for a yummy lunch. The boys did a great job on their field trip and also at lunch. I had a great time with them. Thanks Crystal for inviting me to tag along with you all. 

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Last Sunday

So in my last post I talked about the new season of our lives. Well tomorrow marks our last Sunday at our current church. I know it will be bittersweet, but I also know that what we are doing is what God has called us to do. There may be times when I give an update on here, so if you want to see where we are at with the church planting phase of our lives you can go HERE to find our latest updates, (between my husband and I we will try and update at least once a week). I do ask that you keep us in your prayers during this time.