Monday, May 21, 2012

A happy birthday weekend

Friday we got some special visitors -- my brother Matthew came and brought his girlfriend Ashley to meet us!  We had a wonderful weekend together.  On Saturday morning we went an hour north of here to visit Amicalola Falls, the highest waterfall in Georgia.  We drove to the top to see where the calm creek suddenly became a waterfall (I pity the first unsuspecting visitor who paddled down that creek!), then drove partway back down and walked in to see it just below the first drop-off, then drove to the bottom of the mountain for a picnic lunch.
We talked and ate and played games...they even got to share Bruce's birthday dinner with us before they left.  We were sad to see them go, but very thankful for the unexpected time together!
^The kids made signs welcoming our visitors :)
While Matthew was here, we borrowed the extra manpower to put together David's bunk beds.  We have always had them set as separate twin beds, but David wanted bunk beds now.  To celebrate the excited new 'fort', Abigail even slept in David's room last night and they very much enjoyed their 'camp-out.'  (The rail needs a little fine-tuning.  Just ignore that part for the moment.  I assure you that it was sturdier than it looks in this picture!)
Last night after church, we had Bruce's birthday dessert (strawberry shortcake) and sang 'happy birthday' to him.  Happy 38th birthday to the most wonderful man I have ever known!


Delighted Hands said...

Wow, that is a wonderful record of your weekend! I like the bunk beds- will make the room so big! Glad you got to share the time!

Bethany said...

Beautiful waterfall! I love that they made signs. I have many memories of doing that to welcome 1 or both of my parents back from a trip. :)