Last week was Jack's second furlough week. Again, we decided to turn what could be a hard week into a happy one and we made it our family vacation. With our finances tight this year, we were not able to rent our condo in Panama City this year. Although we were sad about that and missed the beach, our friends allowed us to use their lake house for free so that we could still have a fun family vacation. We were so grateful and feel so blessed to know friends like them. We had a wonderful week!
Our week began, however, with a two hour trip to the emergency room as Noah fell into the coffee table and needed stitches. The ER doctor decided not to do stitches but instead to use "glue." That's why you will see a band-aid on his face. The glue was hard to protect on a 2 year old and actually didn't hold, so he'll probably have a scar, but it's healing up now! Other than that we had a great week! Tuesday we went to Seneca, SC to play Putt-Putt and have lunch at a BBQ place (Noah couldn't get his face wet so we did a trip away from the lake). We had a great time.
Wednesday we enjoyed the lake- we went on a boat ride and rode the jet ski, the boys played in the pool and they loved the playground with the tee-pees.
Thursday we decided to take a trip to Tallulah Falls and Toccoa Falls and we packed a picnic. We walked down 300 stairs to overlook the falls, and though Caleb wanted to walk down the 200 more stairs to the bottom of the gorge, Daddy wisely said we better head back up! Going up was much harder! I ended up carrying Josiah while Jack carried Noah. And then when we reached the top of the stairs Jack put Noah on his shoulders and pushed Josiah in the stroller up the pathway. Super Dad! The boys loved the tall waterfall at Toccoa Falls and they loved climbing all over the rocks. And we got some great pics!
It was a wonderful vacation filled with family time, laughter and love. There's nothing I love to do more than spend time with the men in my life. I am so blessed and everyday I am grateful of the privilege of being a wife and a mother. There's nothing else I want do to with my life.