A few months ago, I was posting things that would lead you to believe that there was a serious situation going on in our home life, and there is. Something I am unable to talk about, at least at this time. I can say it involves one of our children and is an ongoing situation that will be going on for months on end. The stress, sorrow, shame, and pain has been overwhelming at times. Russ and I have been longing to run away for a long, long time. God provided a time for us to do that last week and what a great time we had....I won't bore you with too many vacation pictures. ;) However, I do want to highlight a few special moments during our time away.
Our travels took us southeast into Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida, we also drove through Alabama on our way home. The only state I had been to before was Kentucky, so it was a real feast to my eyes to see such beautiful scenery I had only seen in pictures before now. I will say this...There is something to be said about southern hospitality and manners. They do it right!!
In TN, we ate dinner with a dear online friend, Capi and her husband. Capi made this wall hanging for her dad using my Oh, Happy Day tutorial as an inspiration. =) Isn't it darling!! Now, something you should know about Capi, she is one very talented lady and has a darling Etsy store, Chosen Sisters, you should check out. Really! She makes the cutest tape measures that I think every quilter should own. I know I love mine!!
On way home, also in TN, I was able to meet up with a long time online friend, Bridget. She and I have been friends for 10 years or so via a homeschooling forum. =) It was a precious, precious time to sit and catch up with her...
One more friend, I was able to meet up with is Michelle@Renewing Mrs. Sew & Sew...We met up in Florida on our way down to the beach.
Ummm, my bad! I didn't get a picture of the two of us!! =( Trust me when I say, she is beautiful, inside and out!! I don't think we stopped talking except to catch our breath!! She blessed me with these sweet fat eighths from her stash. I love them!!!
These fabrics and pattern found there ay home with me when we shopped at a couple of quilt stores.
We didn't do a lot of that on this trip. Our goal was to relax, unwind and enjoy the sights and we sure did!! We are already hoping to go back again next year. =)