Sunday, May 30, 2010
This is one of the springs in FL - Manatee Springs. It is about 20 minutes from the Gulf Coast. As you can see, this water is crystal clear. It is very, very deep and also very, very cold (73 degrees)!! Once you get in tho and start moving, it feels great. We got up very early and drove 2 1/2 hours to get here. We stopped and had some breakfast on the way. Then we went hiking around the springs and then we went swimming. On the way home we stopped for a delicious dinner. We had an absolutely wonderful day together!!
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Two things I have truly enjoyed this spring here in Tennessee...are the gorgeous Southern Magnolia trees and the sweet fragrance of honeysuckle in the air!
We walked from our house to downtown Clinton today. This little town has more antique shops in it than I have ever seen anywhere else.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Yesterday, Jean and Ben came over for lunch and a fun afternoon of playing and visiting. I made everyone a Frog Cupcake for desert...then the kids and Jean decorated their own frog cupcakes, their finished cupcakes are pictured below. The kids had fun playing w/toys, serenading us w/the lap harp, drums, and xylophone, and then outside for some bike riding. It was a fun day!
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Today, a group of us homeschoolers from Antioch went on a field trip to Sam Houston's Historic Schoolhouse. We were taken on a tour through the museum and listened to a history lecture on Sam Houston's life. Then we sat in Sam Houston's schoolhouse, which he founded in the year 1812 and was the teacher at the age 17. I could go on and on about all the history facts that I found fascinating today...but, that would probably bore many of you...so, I won't. :) The kids did learn how to grind and sift corn into flour and how the pioneers made their wooden roof shingles and wax candles. At the end of the slide show, you will see Allyson and a group of girls pretending they are teaching in Sam Houston's schoolhouse.
Needless to say, we rode the elevator quite a bit! :)
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
The miniature horses...
This mini really liked Grandma...she kept nuzzling the top of Grandma's head :)
Time to go riding!
Just wait until I get my own horse...can you imagine all the horse pictures you guys will have to see then?
Uncle Bob gave the kids a ride on his four wheeler...Kaleb liked this better than the horses! At least Allyson is a horse lover like her mother! :)
This is my favorite picture! Taken outside the tack room.
Monday, May 10, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
This is Kevin's grandmother's farm...and we are very thankful that we have this place to staying during the week we are here. (can you find two little monkeys in this picture?)
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
After the Kendalls left, we all walked down the pool and went swimming and then sat in the hot tub.
At the end of the day, we went to Grammie's house and had ice cream cones and root beer floats.
Then we drove to Avila Beach campground to visit Grandpa and Stacy. We had such a great visit and they loved playing with their grandkids.