Wednesday, July 7, 2010

our family

"The most treasured heirlooms are the sweet memories of our Family."

(Above: 4 generations of Nolen boys)

Over the last couple of weeks, we have enjoyed countless hours with our family in Mississippi. In the first 6 days alone, we put over 780 miles on a rental car driving around the state to see our parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Oxford, Grenada, Madison, Brandon & Tupelo...each of the cities held a separate adventure! Parker is very special; he gets to be spoiled by not only his grandparents, but 3 sets of great-grandparents that love him dearly. We are so blessed to have the loving and supportive family that we do.

4 wheeler-riding, blueberry pickin', grilling out, blowing bubbles, playing in an outdoor "washtub," cuddling kittens, sitting on tractors, chasing dogs (my apologies to poor Charlie and Speedy--uh, I mean Scooter-- who I am sure are only slightly terrified now of active little two and a half year olds!), squirting cousins with the water hose, 4th of July sparklers, playing with his uncles and granddaddy's childhood toys, going miles and miles on his knees with his toy cars and airplanes...these were just a few of the fun things that Parker experienced with family in MS. I don't know what was more fun...enjoying the special moments myself or watching Parker's excitement over all the activities!

Thank you to each of our family members who helped to make this trip so special for us. We always look forward to the visits and can't wait to see you all this winter!


valerie said...

Wow! Y'all really made the most of it!! I'm just so glad that we got to see all of you. Joe really hated that he had to miss out.

Casey said...

Looks like so much fun and wonderful memories!