Thursday, July 22, 2010

Visiting Family

The kids, my mom, and I went for a quick overnight trip to visit family in Tennessee. It was so great! We got to see my grandmother, uncle, aunt and cousin. I am so glad we were able to go and have the family time. Wish we could go more often! It is always nice to just get-a-way even if its a quick trip. It's almost like I was able to stop thinking about this upcoming deployment for just a moment...but just for a moment though.

Below are some pictures of our visit:

Jack, Madeline, and cousin Micheal playing outside in the treehouse. The kids had sooo much fun with Micheal! I wish we could see them more often.

My uncle and I both have birthday's next day my grandmother picked us up a yummy cookie cake. It was funny listening to everyone sing us happy birthday. (and that my sweet son was letting everyone know I will be 32...thanks a lot kid!)

The kids with my grandmother...their great grandmother. They had a blast at her house! Of course who wouldn't when you get to eat ice cream for breakfast, lunch, and dinner???

My grandmother and me =) This lady is a HOOT and has taught me a lot about cooking and cussing in Italian lol! But seriously, she has taught me a lot about being a military wife and surviving deployments. She survived deployments back before internet, emails, skype, messenger, and phone calls...I just can not imagine...not to mention she had 4 children and could barely speak, read, or write that is amazing to me.

My mom and her mom (aka Mamaw)

We were suppose to visit with my Mamaw Beth, but she came down with the stomach virus the very day of our visit. I am thankful she let us know before we got there. Mamaw Beth, I know you will read this as soon as your feeling better. We are sorry we missed the visit, but will be back very soon to spend some precious time with you! We love you!



Crystal said...

Looks like great fun! Family time is always so nice!

Nancy said...

I deactivated facebook for the time being, so I want to wish you the happiest birthday! I don't know when it is, but I love you & hope you have the best day ever!!!
So glad you got to spend some good family time together!!

The Allen Family said...

happy birthday jessica!! (mine is the 19th... some mighty good things came from the month of july LOL)

your grandmother sounds like SUCH an amazing woman (sounds a lot like you!!!!!!!!!)

Kayla Sue said...

looks like you had a great trip! and oh my goodness, I've always wanted to try one of those cookie cakes :) mmm!