Sunday, April 29, 2007

Yet another Stone Mountain excursion

I was recently alarmed by getting on our blog and glancing at the last date that we posted something. Too long ago. So after a most amusing trip to Home Depot with Daddy this afternoon, I sat down and attempted to remedy the situation. The following is the result of my attempt, though you can be the judge as to whether I succeeded in breaking up the monotony of our blog as of late:)

Alan and Katie are presently on the road home from Tennessee where they spent the weekend. We have felt the loss of their society most acutely, but hopefully they will have some pictures from their trip they'll be willing to share with us, when they get settled back into their routine.

But alas, I am suffering as usual from a refusal on my own account to get to bed at a "decent hour", and shall rectify the situation directly. So Tre~la y'all, and may the Lord bless and keep you this week.

Grace and Peace in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Last Saturday found us Smithy's off to Stone Mountain in "The Big Black Truck". The boys grilled us some hot dogs, and then Daddy took us kids up the mountain. It was delightfully windy and we had an excellent time!

Shall we?


3 cuties, enjoying the scenery.

Thoughtful reflections. - Or maybe just a staged moment, lol, but they sure look fine!

The man of the day - and a mighty handsome one at that! Thanks Daddy for taking us:)

"Ohhhhohoho, Lyyyyyyydia."

A Smithy Kids Photo Op

(in other words it's too much trouble to put a caption under each picture, lol ;)

Care fer a swig?

Peaceful relaxation. (That is untill the annoying flash of a camera breaks in upon your peaceful slumber, lol! Sorry Daddy:)

To keep up the tradition:)
"Where can I go from Your spirit? Where can I flee from Your presence? If I go up to the heavens, You are there; If I make my bed in the depths, You are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there Your hand will guide me, Your right hand will hold me fast."
Psalm 139:7-10

We could hear the music from this carnival on the top of Stone Mountain.

Apparently Carnivals are not to our young hams liking.

Above the water...

...On the water...

...And in the water.

"Having traversed the heights, they glance back across the unmarred beauty of the surrounding countryside..." Well okay, so if we moved the camera up an inch we'd see McDonalds, Wal-Mart, highways and cars, but it's a nice thought isn't it?

The faithful "carrier". (Shoes, water, etc.) Quite convenient really:)
Such a sweet brother!

The tromp down. Or maybe the traipse. Or the jaunt? Hmm, shall we ever know?

Pretty self-expanatory, but just in case: A train!

And the caboose. (Yeah I know, I'm getting way too deep and complicated;)

"Farewell, farewell!!"

Beth's recent growth spurt.

And we're back!

The graceful lady reclines upon the soft...umm...well she reclines anyways;)

Ahhh, the rumble of a diesel!!

Seeing as there are soo many exciting things to see on the road...

LOL, notice the smashed hat;)

Alright Cleve, what kind of info can you give us on this one???

"What a charming amusement for young people." Yeah, well we wish.

The pointless photograph of the day. (Shouldn't every blog have one of those on occasion?)

"Uhhhhh..." -"What?" "Umm we have a bump coming up..."

Hmm, does anyone know when the 3rd Bourne comes out?

Never fear, he can fix it!

"Just a popped seam, easily repaired." Or a popped hood anyways.

Well then, shall we proceed?

On the road again. (Though others appear to be OFF the road again.)

And I leave you this evening with this further evidence that the Smiths have an affinity to the location in question. (Just in case you needed this picture to clarify that;)

Monday, April 23, 2007

In which Michael officially joins the ranks of... "tank hood" LOL!
Here it is ladies and gentleman! Never before viewed evidence of Michael's very first diving expedition!! In the "big blue" that is. I think he may have given it a whirl - or a splash - in the Sanders pool once. Or am I mistaken?
Anyhoo, I made a deal with Rach that I'd blog the trip to Florida (since I was there and she wasn't;), so I'll put the rest of the pix on later.
- Bethany

Yep, here he is folks - in all of his 'aquatic' splendor! (yes it really is a word y'all.)

Uhh, Buzz...

Alan explaining what to do. This is not staged!

Don't do it woody, we love you!

Oh Mom! Not the eyes, not the eyes! LOL! Sure do love you Kate, your such a good mama!
Breathe in....breathe out....uhhh, swim...kick feet...move hands...breath in... ;) You are such a ham Mike!