Monday, August 24, 2015

Southern Comfort

Right before school started, Gray spent a week in Mississippi with Pappa and SuSu, then Michael and I drove out to stay for a long weekend and bring him back.

We always have a wonderful time there relaxing and visiting with family. This time was no different. Michael and Gray fished daily, SuSu and Gray baked and decorated a delicious birthday cake and we enjoyed catching up with all our family.

I tend to unplug when we go there, but did manage to bring my phone and snap a few pictures along the way.

A lake/fish themed cake to celebrate the birthdays of Pappa, Michael and Grayson. I love the scale of the fish to the lego boat.

Grayson and his SuSu

My grandmother Mary Lou with her little gentleman headed into church

Opening an early bday present (a remote-controlled speedboat)

Apparently Gray spied this at the pool store earlier in the week with Pappa and was so excited to receive it and give it a test drive

I think all the boys were excited about taking a turn driving it

They live close to Tupelo, MS, birthplace of Elvis Presley. We decided to stop and take some pictures for Grayson's kindergarten teacher who is a huge Elvis fan. This was the tiny house where Elvis was born and raised. It's about the size of Grayson's room in all. 

Afterward, we needed a sweet treat at a local walk-up diner that's probably been there forever

My parents have also been working hard to fix up a cabin that Susan's grandfather built. It overlooks the same small lake that Mary Lou's house sits on and one of the places the boys like to fish. It's also a great place to relax and have a drink!

Here's the lake looking from Mary Lou's deck. It's always so peaceful and beautiful at dusk. Uncle Mike mowed the day I took this and everything looked golden as the sun set for the evening. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great pics ! We enjoyed your visit so much and look forward to it every year!
L, Pappa