Thursday, November 12, 2009


I was looking through photos I've taken over the last year and a half, and I got to thinking about some of the wonderful times I've had with my family. I am so blessed to have them, and grateful. I'm not thinking about this because it's November and there's a "gratefulness" theme going on (though that's all well and good), because I stop and reflect on the awesome things about life quite often.

Right now I'm remembering this time last year. My husband was working out of town for several months, and we had just arrived in Charlotte from Albany, New York. While driving down from Albany, the weather was so gorgeous, we admired all of the scenery, I of course slept as did the kids, and we just enjoyed being together and making memories. We actually ended up being "accidental tourists" in New York City in the middle of the night (a post that I'll share later, with pictures) and we had so much fun!

We had a lot of great times while living in Charlotte too. It wasn't until March that my husband's project there was over, and while he was glad to come home, it was also kind of sad to leave. We had developed our own little stomping grounds there. Just a few of the things I miss:

walking to Romano's Macaroni Grill for dinner
Destiny Bubble Tea (wow that was so amazing!)
taking my kids to the nearby park and lake
the bread pudding at MiMi's Cafe (I think there's one in Atlanta though)
driving across the state line to South Carolina for church on Sundays
my weekly grocery shopping trip to Bloom

Very small things, but fond memories nonetheless. I wonder what kinds of awesome memories are in store for us this year.

1 comment:

Melissa A. said...

Sounds like great memories and a great time to be grateful for. Thanks for stopping by my blog.