It has been FOREVER since I have done a Friday Fave Five………and as I sip a little coffee on my deck this morning, I was thinking today would be a great day to do it!
Although I must say I really can not confine the Fave Five to just one week. So please allow me to indulge you in Five Faves of the summer! 🙂
It really has been a memory making summer, with all the traveling we have been doing, this summer will surely be implanted in the archives of our memories for a long time. It’s seems so surreal in a way that we can have such a fun, family time together, but on the other hand we are still dealing with the horrors of Alzheimer’s disease on a daily basis. Sometimes life just seems so normal. But those little things like helping Curt order from a menu ( he has trouble finding what he wants, all the info on a menu can be confusing for him), or showing him which way his debit card goes into the card reader at the gas pump, these things remind me of what we are daily dealing with. And I share them with you to give you a glimpse of how this disease can rob your mind of such simple daily tasks!
But alas some faves from the SUMMER!
My favorite destination by far was Atlanta, Ga. Such a modern city filled with much of that good ole southern hospitality. Now I must admit even though I had a strong affinity for the city I did not relish driving the 8 lane beltway around the city! 🙂
We enjoyed the Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta. You can see my boy running around the cool fountain with out a shirt on!
We also loved all the Southern cooking, and a visit to the Passion City Church, led my Louie Giglio and worship leader Chris Tomlin. Let me tell ya, they know how to rock a church service!! We all loved it!
Here is a pic of Curt and I outside another fine southern restaurant called Mary Mac’s Tea Room….here you could enjoy such southern dishes as Pot Licker soup, Sweet Potato Souffle, Fried Chicken, Tomato Pie, and plenty of Sweet Tea.
Spending time with family was another bonus to all this traveling!! Check out all the family members we got to see!!
Here is most of Curt’s side of the family together in Dayton, Oh. Visiting with family has been such a special blessing and cherished time in the chaos of a busy summer.
And Tyler with both of his lovely Grandma’s!! Got to love these grandmas so willing and eager to have their 6’4 giant of a grandson swing his sweaty arm around their shoulders or stand next to this smelly, sweaty boy!
And dear Madi out shopping with her Aunt at the Easton Mall in Columbus, Oh
I watched endless hours of baseball in some serious heat and 95+ degree weather. But once you get over worrying about how you look, and just accept the fact that you are a sweaty mess, it’s all good. I really do love watching the games!! Love when Tyler does well, stress when he struggles, but wouldn’t miss a minute of it!
Love this picture Curt took of Tyler sliding home to score!! 🙂
Getting off the beaten path makes life so interesting also. While in the Charlottesville, Va after a game one day we followed signs to a peach orchard that sprawled out on the top of a mountain. We loved the views and the peach ice cream and cider!
And lastly…HOME. I relish the downtime of time on our deck and relaxing in these chairs at home!!!!
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