Friday, February 15, 2008


Well, Jamie has been working sooooo much lately and we have not had ANY time together as a family. We planned a get away trip to a state park in South Carolina for last weekend, and it was fabulous! We rented a cabin, which was actually more like a villa than a rustic cabin....and we did all of the things we wanted to do. For me, there was scrapbook shopping in Greenville, and for Marissa and Jamie there was fishing. We rented a boat and went out on Lake Jocassee and it was beautiful. The water was so clear. We pulled up into some little coves and got off the boat and explored. Marissa even learned to drive the boat! Then the weather started getting rough, the tiny ship was tossed......sorry about that.....anyway, the weather did get rough as a windstorm came up so we headed back to shore and Jamie handled that just beautifully. I should have known right? Ex Navy, licensed by the Coast Guard, works on Tug Boats.....how could I have doubted his abilities as our captain? Back at the cabin, we grilled chicken for dinner, made s'mores over our fireplace, played board games, scrapbooked, and watched a little TV. We took some side trips and went to the highest waterfall in SC and a really cool place called "The World of Energy" by Duke Power plant which showed how electricity is harnessed from water, coal and nuclear sources. It was really neat! Lots of hands on exhibits and learning stations made the trip both fun and educational for us all. It was a wonderful getaway weekend, and it gave us a chance to reconnect as a family. The only problem was, it ended too quickly!

6 comments:

jamietg said...

Woohoooooo, a new blog for me to stalk!! ;) Love the pic of the family...real 'outdoorsy' lookin.
Okay, I'm gonna check back in often, so keep this puppy current you hear? Mwah!

Amanda Johnson said...

Awesome Muffin! I am so proud! Can't wait to see whats to come..and tell Marissa Gi Normous kudo's for the thumbprints.

Debbie said...

Hi Sis, just wanted to say how glad I am you have this site since we are unable to get on your "other" one due to a block at work. The picture is great, and I am so glad you enjoyed your weekend. I miss you so much!!!!!

Song Bird said...

I love this!!! You know I love your journaling, so please keep it up girl!!! I am so glad you guys had a great weekend!!! I will check back often!!!! You guys look so happy.

Jonnsatsmom said...

WELLLLL!!! I am here and even though I dont scrapbook, You know i LOVE to read your BLOGS!
Love and MISS you!
Steph

The Hot One said...

Love the pictures. They are great. Love the one of my Angel driviing the boat.( Oh, you and Jamie look ok too. HAHA) Seriously, the picutres are great and you look so relaxed and like you are having so much fun. I guess you will know when you see the name who sent this as well as the words I am sending. You also should know where I got the name.