Monday, April 11, 2016

Spunky, Myrtle, Turtles and Home!

On Friday morning the kids and I went to see Spunky.   She looked good!   She had trimmed down from how chunky she was last time I saw her.

She was pretty crazy and excited, so it was hard to get a picture =)


This is the best we could do

After that, we headed to Turkey Creek and met up with Myrtle to walk the boardwalk before having a picnic lunch.

As always, there were lots of turtles to view off the bridge!

A remake of a photo from the last time we went with her
(Isn't she adorable??)

I Love this one of all of us!

Caleb playing with Myrtle's magnetic necklace

One of Mom with Myrtle (and a couple cute extras)

Myrtle and I before we said goodbye :(

Just for fun, I compiled some photos of some of our past adventures at Turkey Creek with Myrtle!   We have had a lot of happy times on these boardwalks!

2007

2009


2009

2009

 2011

 2014

 The rest of Friday was spent relaxing and getting ready to travel home the next day.

Mom and the kids enjoyed the sun by/in the pool (depending on who it was) =).   The hot tub was more up mom's alley. =)

In the hot tub

Mom took these pictures on her phone of Caleb going under the water in the hot tub.  This was a pretty big deal, since he is usually really timid about putting his head under the water =)



Love these!

This is the front of the Latham's beautiful home where we stayed

...and the pool, the kid's favorite part =)

We got an early start on Saturday morning and I took the kid's by their favorite donut shop to grab breakfast before dropping off our rental car and checkin in.  (There was quite a line and I was afraid we were going to be late getting to the airport, but we were fine).

Choices, choices

We actually even had time to hang out and eat breakfast in the nice USO lounge at the airport and grab some snacks before heading through security.

Our flights went really well, and in the Atlanta airport, a random guy came up to me, said he was a children's author and wanted to give the kids one of his books!     I had him sign the inside cover and he put "John 3:30" after his signature.   Then I actually looked at the book and realized it was a Christian one!   I read it right then and loved it!   He ended up being on our flight and I thanked him as we went past.

Very cool!

WHAT a great trip!    We had such an amazing time spending time with so many special friends!   Thank you, thank you, Lathams for hosting us for all those nights - your generosity and hospitality were such a blessing! =)

3 comments:

Mom W. said...

Wow, great throw back pics with Myrtle, she has changed her hair but not much else!! Cool that that author was a Christian!! So glad your flights and all went well!!

Anonymous said...

so does Spunky not live with you anymore?

Mark and Rebekah said...

That's so cool that the kids got to see Spunky again! She must have been so excited to see them!

I love the pictures of the kids with Myrtle on the boardwalk.

So many special memories!