Saturday, August 9, 2014

Tomlin Trip Top Ten

Last month, Raphael's family came to visit us for a few weeks. I took way to many pictures and in an attempt to keep from posting them all, I am going to try and post ten (or so)....................

1.  Welcome to Georgia.
                                                                                                                                                                       2. Panama City Beach (PCB)-we spent a few days in Florida

3. Pier Park- an outdoor mall near the beach
4. Baby Emma- the newest member to the family
5. Shipwreck Island Waterpark
6. The water and sunsets-we saw beautiful sunsets and I could watch
the waves for hours on end. So peaceful.
I walked the beach one morning and passed by these teenagers. Each
one listening to the waves and reading their Bibles.
7. Random Beach Pictures
8. Afternoon at the Braves game
9. Time with Abuela
10. Stone Mountain
Thankful for our time together.


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Back to the Books

                                                           Today is the first day of school!!

The girls were up bright and early and were ready to go. I snapped a few pictures and we had a devotion from the book  Jesus Calling -- we use the kids version and I love it. Said a prayer and off to the bus stop!
                                                                    5th grader!!!
Rebecca said she was ready and seemed calm, cool and collected to me. I am grateful Rachel will be at school to help her find the right classroom today. Still can't believe Rebecca is in school.
Daniella, Rachel and Rebecca
                                    At the bus stop waiting patiently for the bus to appear.
                                                           And they were off ........ and I didn't cry :)
" Great lessons are coming this year.They are never alone. They have Jesus in them and are going to light up some hearts.God has these cuties and school is a wonderful thing filled with loving teachers."
from the Courtney DeFeo Blog

Friday, August 1, 2014

Photos from my Phone Friday

I can't believe it is the first day of August ! Where did our summer go? We have been busy in the month of July with vacations and spending lots of time with our families.  A few pictures from the past days................
Yesterday was open house at the school. I am still in disbelief that Rebecca is starting Kindergarten!
We went to meet her teacher and fill out all the paperwork. Her teacher seems very nice and Rebecca handled the open house just fine.
Rachel in her fifth grade room. Her teacher this year is the same one she had in 2nd grade- Mrs.McMahon. So Rachel was happy to  have one of her favorite teachers again.
We went to a Braves baseball game on Monday afternoon.
The girls and I went to the city pool and had the entire pool to ourselves.
Raphael's family has been visiting us for a couple of weeks. On their last evening here, we drove to Stone Mountain Park to walk around and see the laser show.
We were waiting for dinner and took a selfie.
After dinner, we RAN to catch the last skylift up to the top of Stone Mountain. It was sunset and such a pretty view.
Jonathan, Ivy, Emma, Perla, Rebecca, Raphael, Rachel, Adan and me
We rode back down, sat on the lawn and waited for the show to begin. We have lived here eight years and have been to Stone Mountain several times, but this was the first time we have stayed for the laser show. It was a perfect night to sit outside and enjoy the show.
There was no way I could possibly take a good picture of the show, so this is from the Stone Mountain website. Pretty amazing.
Saying goodbye..... we drove to the airport yesterday afternoon and said goodbye to Raphael's family.