our first family trip

Labor Day weekend for us started out the Thursday before, packing up our belongings and most everything in Marlee’s room and heading out on the road towards Mississippi to visit my husband’s grandparents.  Marlee had just turned 6 months old and we hoped she would do well in the car for about the 7-8 hours it took to get there.  Traveling for the first time with a little one, we of course, had unscheduled stops, crying fits in the back seat, diapers that leaked (ugh!) and clothes that needed to be changed.  Nine and a half hours later we did finally and happily make it in to the small town of Crystal Springs near Jackson.  Marlee is their first great-grandchild and we all had a wonderful time visiting, and despite Tropical Storm Lee’s threats over the South, we all made it back to Texas just fine.  Here are some of the highlights of our first family vacation.

It's so lush and green in the Mississippi country. Simply beautiful.

Visiting my husband's great aunt and uncle in Hazelhurst.

Aunt Helen's butterfly garden. There were butterfly's everywhere! I have never seen anything like it!

Me and my little bugaboo. A favorite picture of mine.

Couldn't leave without snapping a picture of our family road (McCardle)

Back at his grandparent's house where we met a very friendly porch cat.

Yummy homemade cookies- lemon cake batter, rolled oats, raisins and chocolate chips.

Such beautiful countryside to see on the way home.


Where have you traveled to this Summer?




1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Booksphotographsandartwork
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 22:55:07

    Thats so sweet. Glad you guys had a safe and happy trip. I know the family was thrilled to see you all. It’s not easy to travel with a baby. I don’t like to ride in the car for long either!


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