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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Home


On Tuesday, the kids and I drove to the place that will forever be "home" for me.
The tiny community I grew up in is called New Salem, Georgia.
And it is one of my favorite places.
Full of family, friends and loads of memories.

We arrived in time for supper on Tuesday night and then visited for a while.
On Wednesday we got up and went to my Grandmother's house to do an egg hunt with the kids.

I am blessed to have one set of grandparents both still living.
My Pa came out and sat on his seat and watched as the kids hunted eggs.

He doesn't remember us anymore but he enjoyed watching I think.
And I know my Granny enjoyed the visit.

We hid the eggs for the babies and then again for just Brady.
My girls didn't want to hunt eggs.

The preferred to 'help' my nephews hunt for the eggs.

My sister, Ginger, and Bradford.

Holden and Brady.


Brady showing my Granny his eggs....


Maggie with my Granny.
This is something that I love seeing.
My kids making memories in my grandparents home and yard.
As I did when I was a child.


We then went back to my mom's house for a while to rest before headed to Chattanooga to meet my Dad.
Allie painted Grammy's toenails.

Babies resting......

Ginger and I then loaded up our kids and drove to Coolidge Park in Downtown, Chattanooga.
I also consider Chattanooga 'home'. 
It was 'town' for us when I was growing up.
It, too, holds a lot of memories for me.

The kids loved riding the Carousel.




After we rode the carousel, we went and walked near the river while we waited on my Dad to arrive.

The park runs along the Tennessee River.....

Besides the carousel and wide open areas to picnic and run, it has a water pad.
I was surprised it was open yesterday already.
We kept the kids out of it because we didn't have extra clothes for them.
But we promised to return this summer for some splash pad fun!

There is also a walking bridge across the river from this park.
It was once a bridge for cars but they changed it to a walking bridge back when I was in highschool.
You can also see the Hunter Museum of Art on the far shore under the bridge.

Chattanooga is also the home of The Delta Queen. 
A riverboat that offers dinner cruises.

We began to walk back toward the carousel and saw Papa walking toward us.
The kids ran to meet him.

Then Nana arrived . Everyone was happy to see them both!

We then headed out to supper in another part of downtown .
When I was in college, I worked in this building at the Guess store.
It has changed a lot in the last several years.
All of these stores have changed from chain stores to local places and restaurants.

Once I managed to parallel park, we went to eat supper.
At one of those new restaurants in that building.
It was very good!


It's good to be home. <3 p="">

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