Thursday, April 29, 2010

Atlanta - Day Three

So this is my third and final post about Atlanta. I don't feel as though I can do this trip justice in just three posts, but if I wrote everything that's in my head about the weekend, this post would be EXTREMELY LONG. I know that I will treasure the time that I spent with all of these fabulous women and will do my very best to take what Beth taught and put it to practice.

Sunday morning we woke up to Joy saying, "y'all, it's almost 7:30!" I must have been tired the night before, because I set our alarm for PM instead of AM. OOPS! This caused us to wake up an hour later than planned. Don't get me wrong was still early! So we ran through Starbucks and then found this place to grab some breakfast. We don't have Dunkin' Donuts in Arkansas. It was quite delicious.

My traveling companions...

So I stepped up to the counter - snapped up pic of this little guy - he gave me my lemon-filled donut - I told him that he had a great smile - and we were on our way!

Through Alabama...

Through Mississippi...

Stopped for a little refreshment...

We were so happy that the rain had stopped (it rained the entire day on Saturday) and it was a BEAUTIFUL DAY to drive home!

I missed taking a picture of the Tennessee sign, because we were only in Tennessee for a matter of seconds (it seemed) before seeing this beautiful sign! Home sweet home!!

Upon arriving home, we went straight to my church. I wanted to hold Amelia so bad. Though I had a wonderful time at the conference and really needed that time away, I was ready to get back to my girl. I hid, while Joy had my camera. Alex brought her down the hall and I started calling out her name...this is before she could actually see me.

When she actually saw me, she decided to snub me for the first 5 minutes. (LOL) This is something that she has done to Alex when he goes on business trips. She also did it to me when I left her with Joy to run some errands. I'm starting to think she knows what she's doing! HA!

Alex said when I would call home and they would put me on speaker phone, she would pout her bottom lip and almost start crying. :( She missed her Mommy! :)

Giving me kisses, but still not making eye contact!

Oh how I missed her while I was away!!

I think this is so funny...I just have to share it. When I first saw her, I asked Alex why she was wearing her froggy slippers (essentially house shoes) to church. He replied, "they were the only shoes that I could find that matched her outfit!" HAHAHA!! How cute is that!? I'm just glad her clothes matched. HA! He really did a wonderful job in caring for her. He's the best father to her and I love him even more because of it.

Thank you to my sweet husband for allowing me to have this weekend away. I also need to thank my M-I-L, F-I-L, and S-I-L for coming and staying with Alex and Amelia. They were here the entire weekend to help care for Amelia and cook for Alex! I love you guys!

Love to all,


The Disheroons said...

Sounds like you had a great time. It is good to get away every once in a while.

Lauren Kelly said...

Awww, so sweet. She is just precious!!! I’m glad you were able to get away for some girl time but it’s always nice to come home!!! :)

Faith said...

I'm cracking up at that the picture of the Dunkin Donuts guy - so funny! The rest of the pics are so good! Your sweet girl is so adorable and I know you were thrilled to be re-united with her. It's so funny that she won't make eye contact for a while - she's a smart one!

Hope y'all have a great day!!

The Patterson's said...

Those pictures are just too cute! Amelia is such a doll! I was laughing out loud when reading about her froggy shoes. Way to go Alex!

Betsy said... precious. I love her froggy shoes! What a good daddy. :) I know that sweet baby missed her mommy!

Linda Lou Rogers Averitt said...

I love the shoes:) hugs and I love my time with them both

Mom of 3! said...

So glad you had such a great weekend! I loved reading all about it and seeing the pictures! Love you girl!