A couple of months ago I decided to join Carin over at Forever in Blue Jeans in her year- long meme titled "52 Weeks". The challenge is to be in at least one picture per week since moms are the ones usually taking the pictures. Join in on the fun and give it a try.
It seems like we have either been traveling or hosting friends and family, which means lots of sightseeing and, in turn, hundreds of pictures.
Join me as I share a few places, faces, as God has shown us His good graces.
My cousin, Cherie, came in from Dallas, Texas a couple of weeks ago. She stayed for 3 nights and we saw lots of neat stuff. We were at the Chatsworth House in the Peak District in England. My, my, my, what a grand estate!
Quite literally one day after Cherie left, my niece, Allie, arrived from New Jersey. She came with my friend Mayra, and Mayra's daughter, Ava. They stayed a week and we were able to kick back and relax a little in addition to doing more sightseeing. The funny thing is we seem to end up taking different people to the same places. That means the kids are getting a little tired of going along for the ride. But hey, you only live in England once, right?!
You might hear one of our kids ask, "Are we going to Llangollen again?" Our reply, "Yep, it's beautiful there. You guys like it, right?" Hopefully their are no eyes rolling in the backseat since we teach and train against such things, but there just might be. Like I always say, "If I can't see you, the Lord can." It's true though.
With our back to back company, we visited a place called Beeston Castle twice in a mere 4 days. That place is amazing! Do you see that view behind me? Just picture that 360 degrees around my little pup and I. Gorgeous! OK, so he's not little and is also not a pup.
We also did that whole repeat visit thing in a town called Chester. It has a medieval wall built around the city for two miles. It's still standing and is in great condition. The Brits really know how to preserve their history. The town is really quaint, too. So if you come and see us, guess where we're going? :-) My friend, Mayra, is right next to Austin, who is wearing the white jacket. I look a little bundled up for August, don'tcha think? I think I overdid it, but it was windy that day.
And last, but not least... Ava with us along the wall in Chester.
Hope you enjoyed the tour.