We had a good time in the home town. We celebrated my mother's 85th birthday and my brother in law's 50th birthday! Sadly, I have no pictures because we were having so much fun, eating and visiting. My sisters made THREE freezers of homemade ice cream, Cherry, Peach and Vanilla. Before the birthday party Marvin and I met with John, my brother in law's father. John is a draftsman and will be drawing up our cabin plans for us. We gave him a rough sketch and we told him some of the things we wanted in particular. I am already rethinking something!! We have always heard that building a house together can be quite an ordeal. I am hoping we find it a dream come true!
I have not even been over to our property at the farm in quite a while so Bruce drove us over in his pick up.
As we were driving back to my mother's house we met "the Girls" coming down the hill.
Sunday was "Homecoming" at my mother's church. For those of you unfamiliar with this concept, it is a time for far flung families to return to their home church to fellowship with family and friends. If the church has a cemetery, then flowers are placed on the graves of loved ones as a special tribute. After the morning service, dinner is served. Not on the grounds as in the old days but in the church fellowship hall for the most part. The serving tables were filled with homemade treats of all kinds. Marvin had three pieces of pie for dessert. After homecoming my sisters and I made it to a family baby shower so it was a full day!!
We got to hear The Morrison Sisters sing at homecoming and we really enjoyed them. Ages 9, 11 and 14 they sing with their daddy. They reminded me a bit of the Peasall Sisters who sang in O Brother Where Art Thou? They are north Georgia girls and very talented. You can find them on Facebook as well as their website.
Well as usual after a weekend away, I have some chores to tend to today!! Have a blessed one, friends.