Friday, February 10, 2012

Where In the World is Loretta???

Quote for the Day:
“Never any weary traveler complained that he
came too soon to his journey's end.”
Thomas Fuller

I know, I know...I've been MIA ("missing in action") lately. 

Well...not technically "missing"...because *I* knew where I was!  :)   Andy & I took our yearly sojourn to Florida for 5 days and even took a side-trip up to Georgia to see the kiddos...Paul, Trinity, and Andrew III.  :)

A few years ago, we got in the habit of going to Florida for an albeit brief escape from the cold West Virginia winters.  However, since the weather has been very mild so far this winter, it really made this trip to Florida seem strange....going from semi-warm weather to REALLY warm weather!  LOL  The last couple of years, the weather in Florida had been "cool", by normal standards.  Not this year!  HOT HOT HOT!!!  I had to keep reminding myself that what season we were in because it felt like August weather to us!  ("Tourist season" in most areas of the United States is during the summer months, May through September.  But in Florida, the "tourist season" is January through March.) 

Here are some pictures from our side trip to Georgia to visit with Paul, Trinity & Andrew:

Our son and daughter-in-law, Paul & Trinity...

Andrew LOVES to draw and carries a little notebook and crayon around with him most of the time (like they do on "Blues Clues")!!  

Here he is intently watching what Aunt Mary Ellen is drawing in his notebook...

Whenever I get the chance, I like to take pictures of "The Three Andrews" together...Andrew, Sr., Andrew "Paul" II, and Andrew III...

Playing outside quickly turned from this... this... this...

All I can say is I'm glad those Little Tyke toys are made to be sturdy!  LOL

On Sunday, we tried out a new restaurant that Paul knew about...Mongo's, in Valdosta.   (BTW...HIGHLY recommend it if you are ever in the area.  It is a Mongolian barbeque.)  
After lunch, we took Andrew to the park to play for a while.

As soon as Andrew saw a swing become available, he headed straight for it...and then promptly fell asleep in it for about 10 minutes while his mom pushed him in it...

Anybody who knows little Andrew knows he has a special love for his Grandpa Andrew.  They are inseparable when we visit!  Andrew will forsake even his mother's arms when Grandpa is around!  LOL

We had a great trip, both in Georgia and Florida!  Lord willing, we'll do it all again next year, too!  :)



  1. Looks like you had a great time with family. Those grandchildren are just so special. Our Nebraska winter has been totally weird this year. Temps in the 40s a lot of the time, upper 50s & 60s a few times. It's colder now, more like winter should be here, but it's not supposed to last all that long. We've gotten spoiled.

  2. LOVE the pic of Dad and Andrew kissing!! Such a great pic!

    Glad you had a good trip!
    Love You

  3. I've missed you & your blog! :-) I love the pix as always....good family times are such 'precious moments'...
    (BTW, can you tell? I needed a distraction from the crazy workload today!?)

    ~Susana in Indy

  4. We very much enjoyed the visit. Can't wait until May for the next visit! We love y'all!