Saturday, June 5, 2010

A little bit of this and that

Or rather a LOT of this and a LOT of that!!!
As some of you may know, my family and I went on vacation the last week of May.
Our vacationing spot was a beautiful retreat set deep in the Mountains of SC.

The house is called BarCraKen after the three sons (Barry, Craig and Kenneth) of the people who built it. The first owners built it as a refuge after their son Craig passed away in a car accident.
Mrs. Janet Albury bought it from them after her husband and daughter passed away in a plane accident. She used the house to start a ministry called "C. Grace at work". C. Grace after her daughter Caitlin Grace and another young lady named Christiana Grace who also died in the plane crash. She lets full time pastors and missionaries stay for a week free in the house to be able to rest.
And rest we did. We spent a delightful week
with breathtaking views...

...beautiful hikes...

...And the beauty of God's handiwork completely surrounding us.

The gang

Enjoying the cool water at Table Rock.

Me and my pulga
While we were there we celebrated my 15th birthday
(which means the 2nd anniversary of this blog!!!).

On Saturday, which was the last day of our vacation, we went to the wedding
of Jon Cochran and Rebekah Jenkins.

The happy couple
It was such a blessing to see how God united these 2 people and to be able to meet up with old friends again.

Me, Alicia and Amy

Rachel, Me and Lizzy
And thus our vacation came to a close. Back here at home we celebrated David' s 6th birthday
with Camilo and Jessica.

And of course Hailey bug who has recently discovered the delights of Pepsi*wink*

Happy 6th birthday David!!! Thank you for being such a joy to all of us.
And for the record, David LOVES smores!!!
And finally yesterday we went on a homeschool field trip to "Ashtabula" plantation in Pendleton, SC.

Don't you wish that you could live in a house like that?

Listening to the tour guide.

Anna, Me and Katie

Aren't these dresses just beautiful???!!!
Oh how I wish we could still dress like that today.

The bedroom.

Learning what children did as pastimes before the age of technology.

Danny(AKA=Coon) thoroughly enjoying having to dress up(NOT).
Well now you are all up to date on the happenings of my family and I hope you have a wonderful Lord's day tomorrow.

5 comments:

Every Endeavor said...

I am so glad that y'all had a restful and enjoyable trip. Your family needed it.

~Christiana

Maiden4Christ said...

Thank yo soooo much. We had a wonderful time. but it sure is nice to be home. Love you!!!
~Bethany

Maiden4Christ said...

Dear Bethany,
You are such a blessing to me and the family. My the Lard bless you.
LOVE YOU!!!
~love
Haviland Franco~

Sarah said...

Thank you for sharing about your trip, Bethany! I enjoyed seeing all of the photos. :) It looks like you all had a great time, and went to some beautiful places as well!

Maiden4Christ said...

Dear Sarah,
Thank you!!! Yes, we had a wonderful time and everything was just beautiful. I'm glad you enjoyed the photos.
~Bethany