Then I tried to get some posed shots of the kids.....These were the best we got.
That afternoon, we went to the IMAX and saw "Whales and Dolphins". The girls loved it. Thanks Grammy and Granddaddy!
Plus, these 3D glasses were HILARIOUS!!!
On Sunday, we went to church with Pa Pa and Na Na at my home church and stayed for the lunch they were having afterward. We saw lots of family and friends, the church is full of family. It was a wonderful weekend. It did make me miss my home and made me very nostalgic. As a child, I went to church every Sunday, then after church, we would change clothes and go to my Mom's parents house for lunch. My mom is one of six and all of my aunts and uncles and cousins came for lunch too. We spend lots of Sunday afternoons playing in my Granny and Pa's yard! We'd then go home for a while to rest and then we'd go to my Dad's parents house for supper....hamburgers every Sunday night. My dad is one of five and again -- all of my aunts, uncles and cousins would be there. We played croquet and hide and go seek, alot.
Going home to visit and going to my home church full of so much family and memories makes me very nostalgic! It also makes me long for my children to have the closeness I had with my family growing up. And it makes me a little sad that they don't get to have that. I thought I had a perfect life in New Salem.....it really was in a LOT of ways. The little community I grew up in was and still is fully of family and close friends. And I thought the world was a wonderful place and there were no problems. Going back is a reminder of that in a lot of ways.
We made the long haul home -- it is only 3 hours but it always seems much longer when I'm coming back-- on Sunday afternoon.
It was a wonderful weekend -- one that won't be forgotten soon and hopefully, in some small way, my kids got a glimpse of what life was like for me as a little girl.