Friday, May 29, 2009

Bringing Home the Big Boy


Nothing could be finer than to head to Georgia under a blue sky to bring a boy home from college! A boy who loves his choice of school, loves his work, and has fallen into the habit of making straight A's, and who still wants to come home and spend the summer with us!


We had plenty of time to poke around and do some Savannah things. We spent one morning on Skidaway Island walking through a gorgeous Spanish-moss draped forest. Felix had a field day, so to speak, and spotted forty different species. Of birds, naturally.


Bella, not so much a birder. But game enough and cute as a button in the new cotton crocheted cap from the super-cool vintage clothes store. Everything there was arranged by color. Makes me want to buy it all.


The humid air down at River Street--is that what makes Daisy look so luscious?


We poked our heads in the Paris Market and Brocante again. Such inspiring styling! One glass case was set up as a miniature formal French garden--sand paths overlaid with ornate green felt grass patches. A watercolor background of a chateau, and silver jewelry laid out all over the "grounds." Genius at work!


Of course a trip to the pier, and time in the ocean for Daisy. When she could bring herself to let go of Giles' hand.


But this is what we came for--to cram the car full of Giles' stuff, and sit three across the back seat once more. They turn into adults so quickly! Tall and handsome and mindful.


The Lord gives good gifts.

24 comments:

mrs boo radley said...

You are blessed! Love the last picture of little sister with big brother!

KinaBolina said...

Daisy is getting so grown up! It looks like you all had a lovely day.

Melissa said...

How wonderful to have everyone under one roof for the summer - enjoy!
I love that Clara is knitting in the car.

Lucy said...

Your "big kids", the glimpses of their lives you share, fill me with excitement for those later years of my own children's lives - it is so easy, espec I think with adoption when your children come to you later, to find it hard to embrace as fully and joyfully the growing up part...but I see your young people and think how wonderful if my own are one day similar.

Lucille said...

Is Daisy playing scissors, paper, stone to while away the journey?
Ours is coming home soon too - three years went so fast.

KAlexaLott said...

Daisy is really growing up,isn't she? She seems to really ADORE Giles. I know you are happy to have them all under one roof again. Both of your boys will be in college next year, right?

Lisateresa said...

Welcome back. Sounds like a very refreshing trip!

Suzanne said...

It must be wonderful to bring your young man home. So far my older two have opted for college close to home--I don't know if I could bear them away-girls! You must be looking forward to having everyone home for summer--I pray it is a blessed one:-)

Grace =) said...

I especially love that last picture of everyone crammed into the back of the car. The boys with Daisy in between them, the girls knitting and such...looks like a fun trip. And Georgia looks really pretty!

Ann Voskamp @Holy Experience said...

Indeed...good gifts.

Linda said...

He does indeed - gifts more precious than fine gold.

Now the summer can really begin!

Obi-Mom Kenobi said...

Lurker here. I just wanted to let you know that I thought this one of the sweetest and most picturesque of posts.

Sharon said...

Just beautiful! How happy you all must be :) I also love the photo of 3 in the seat. Thanks so much for sharing Anna and have a beautiful weekend!


~Sharon

Laura said...

LOVE the car photo - so real life :)

Ms. Dale said...

So glad you have them all in the nest for the summer, and even better that they want to be there! They have all matured so in the short time I have kept up with them..and Daisy is just growing too fast and becoming just too beautiful, but there is not way to stop that!
Have a wonderful summer!!! Ms. Dale

Mrs. Pickles said...

What a beautiful family you have, Anna. Enjoy your summer together!c

Gena said...

Yes, He does indeed give good gifts. I also think Daisy looks so beautiful because she looks so serious the thoughtful - a growing up look.

Have a wonderful summer.

Sonja said...

So glad you are all together again! Praying for millions of opportunities to enjoy those good gifts this summer.

Lynne in NC said...

Anna,
Lovely, just lovely.
Thank you for sharing.
Peace.

Bethgem said...

When you talk like that I can feel mine going already. Stop it! :)

You are very blessed that your grown-up and almost-grown-up kids are so cool... it might also have something to do with their mom.

Cathy said...

Is cloud nine any higher than blessings such as these? Every good and perfect gift is from above, indeed.

JennKS said...

Oh, I teared up at this post- I just love reading about your family. Daisy is breathtaking, and I wish I could show you a picture of my 4 yr old, George, they look almost identical- well, it's what she would look like as a boy. Is that weird? Anyway, thank you so much for showing us a glimpse of your life. Such joy. ;)

Wendy said...

Your family are just so lovely, and what a sweet relationship between oldest and youngest. It's truly heartwarming. Enjoy your summer!

Heather Hutch said...

Amen, they truly are gift from above. Today we found out that we are adding another boy to our wonderful family the Lord has blessed us with. Thank you for sharing such wonderful shots of your family. It makes me look forward to what I hope my boys to be.

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