Tuesday, August 14, 2012


In spite of it all,
we went away for
a long weekend.
Just what we needed.

We played miniature golf
with the pirates.
( I won)!

We shopped
the Crazy Dayz
sales at
a nearby town.
(My kids spent more
than I did)!

The final day,
it was time to 
As in
you just never outgrow.

Here's the crew at 
the start of the day:

Being silly!


They went on many rides.
I know not to even try taking 
shots of that with my little 
point and shoot!

Then is was on
The Pioneer Village,
where I gave thanks

I don't have to do
laundry like this!

And my kids gave thanks

their schools days
weren't like this.

Then it was time.

I locked 'em up and...

and tossed away the key and....

and took a little
"me time."

Hey...a girl can dream!

The road home.

Update on Becky:
She will have an MRI on Thursday.
Thank you ALL
for caring and praying.


Fiona said...

Fantastic happy family photos
These are definitely ones to treasure Jill.

Lovely big smiles on everyone!

I will be thinking of Becky on Thursday and you too of course.

Take care

x Fiona

Bee Lady said...

Just stopping by to say Hi and see what you've been up to. Looks like you had fun visiting Paul! Thinking about your daughter and hope all goes well on Thursday morning. The hardest part is waiting. Keep us posted.

Cindy Bee

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh that looks like BIG fun! Hoping all goes well on Thursday!

andy said...

Looks like somebody had alot of fun! Glad you got out of the slamer! !!!Have a great day

EG CameraGirl said...

Great family fun, Jill. Hope all goes well on Thursday!

Madi and Mom said...

WHat a fun weekend!! Mom and I think we want to join your family!!
Hugs and many blessings,
madi and Mom

EM Illustrator said...

That sounds like a real fun weekend :) Love the pics. Enjoy your day!

Nancy Claeys said...

Looks like the kids had a great time -- good to take your mind off of the other stuff and just enjoy each other's company. xo

Mike said...

A break in everyday life is rewarding. It's also a law to take a few once in a while.

Bonnie said...

Looks like you had a fun time. Continuing to think about you. Please keep us posted.

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Looks like you all had a great time. Those are the best. I am thankful I don't have to do laundry that way either. Laundry is my favorite chore, but probably would not be if I had to do that way. I will keep Becky in my Prayers that everything goes well and I will also Pray for you to give you strength through these times.

Beth said...

And a wonderful time was had by all. Love the family photos.

Dianna said...

Looks like you all had a GREAT time!!
Thanks for taking us along...

And prayers for Becky AND you on Thursday - will be waiting for updates!

Debbie said...

just what all of you needed!!

great picture of you and your beautiful kiddos!!

big hugs girfriend, you have all of us thinking positive thoughts for you!!

Julie Marie said...

Glad you all had such a nice time Jill... hope all goes well for Becky, xoxo Julie Marie

Donna said...

Your family looks so happy, dear Jill, in spite of what you might face.

Lovely and loving family! You will be in the prayers of Don and I, you, and your precious daughter!

Blessings, Jill,

TexWisGirl said...

love the shot of the kids on paul's feet. :)

Chatty Crone said...

Looked fun to lock the kids up and love your boyfriend. And I have written it down and will pray for BECKY! Let us know. sandie

Renae said...

Thank you for the update, the poem, the fun pictures and the whimsy in your voice.

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

That looks like fun! I'm glad your kids had a great trip.

I love "the road home"!

Paula said...

Bet you're in love with that ole country guy now and forgetting about John Deere. Will be thinking of Becky and you on Thursday as I travel to San Antonio to take John to a doctor to have pre-cancers removed off his face.

Buttons said...

Oh Jill that looks like a lot of fun. I like the throw away the key shots and the handsome young man you lie your shoulder on:) Take care. I will be thinking of you and Becky on Thursday. I will be at my Mom. Take care, B

Anonymous said...

I loved seeing these family photos! How fun!

Glad you guys enjoyed your time away.

Rohrerbot said...

Very fun shots:) I like them all. My my....Paul is one giant man. Such a beautiful place. Can you get over the school days of past?? I walk into those old school houses and just think about what it would be like to teach in a place like that....incredible.

JT said...

Looks like a great day! Smiles and laughter, what fun!

Best wishes for Becky Thursday.

Anonymous said...

Its nice to have happy times and fun when ever you can.
I will keep you all in my prayers, Jill.. especially Becky.

Jackie said...

OH I just love going to Paul Bunyan. Havent been there since the kids were younger. Your two are adorable, such a fun time for you all!!!. Thinking about The MRI on Thursday, Praying all is well!

Blessed Serendipity said...

So happy you got to do something fun with your kids. Love your new cowboy friend.


Dawn's Craft Place said...

Looks like you all had a great time, how fun you got to have a last vacation before summer ends. Sending positive thoughts and prayers for Thursday.
A big hug for good measure

Anonymous said...

Hi Jill, Looks like a very fun time for all. Great photos.

We'll continue to remember you all in prayer.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

That looks like a fun day and one I would have enjoyed too!!

I'm keeping Becky in my prayers!

Susan said...

Oh Jill, you are so cute! I just love how you love those kids of yours and you are just the most awesome woman! I so wish we lived closer to one another! I'm glad you had a good day! Becky is in my thoughts and prayers!

Kayla said...

I still remember when we went to see Paul when I was little. I remember being amazed and, quite honestly, a little scared that he knew my name!!! Looks like you all got a little very needed fun, family time! Praying for you all tomorrow!

Ellie said...

Sounds like that was just the trip you all needed - fun and relaxing.
I will be thinking of you all on thursday. :)