Sunday, April 10, 2011

Homochitto National Park and Stepdaughter with Our Grandkids Visit

We have been so busy the past few days cause my stepaduaghter and her 3 kids, ages 2, 4 and 5, were just here. They just left early this afternoon so I am finally able to relax and maybe catch up on blogging and comments, in between cleaning up. We sure are going to miss the grandkids because all of a sudden it is so quiet around here. But right now, I will try to enjoy the peace and quiet.

Last Saturday, we went junking. The kids had a lot of fun playing. I was so surprised when the store owner called me by my name. It turns out that he also has a booth in the store where my booth is but I have never really met him before. He said my booth is the best one there and he is not saying that just because I am around, lol. Or maybe he just wanted me to spend more money in his store. He also said he wouldn't be surprised if I am the top seller there. Well, actually he was right about that.

He also told us about a national park that is located nearby. Actually, we have taken AJ there a few years ago but have forgotten all about it. So after shopping, we headed for the park and Clear Springs Lake. Don't let the name fool you, the lake is not clear at all, lol.

But whether the lake is clear or not, the park is very picturesque and so relaxing and peaceful.

They have really nice settings to park RV's, complete with a picnic area and grill.

See Noah with his blue shirt?

They even had a shaded area where I could leave my mom while we hiked. My mom has some blue in her dress too.

Little Holden was also wearing blue.

I love this picture! They are all "Following the Leader!"

Noah is such a big boy now.

I love how the kids' clothes reflect on the water.

Holden was so happy to find a pine cone and Noah fished out this driftwood from the water with Zoe's help.

Zoe's red dress is obviously my contribution for Rednesday.

I took a few panoramic shots for you.

I am linking with Sally's Blue Monday at

Sue's Rednesday at

Susan's Outdoor Wednesday at

and Watery Wednesday at

Thank you so much for your visits. I always enjoy them especially when you leave a comment. Thank you ever so much too to our lovely hostesses! I hope you all get a chance to visit them too.


Kathleen said...

Oh I can see they are active! Reminds me of my 4 and I am exhausted when they leave.
Looks like they were having fun in that shop!
Beautiful park, lake looks muddy! Buggy too? :)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks like you all had a great time! Those little ones will wear a person out. :-D
Have a great week.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Christine, they are all just precious. I know you must have had a wonderful time, and that shot of them following John is darling.

Love the shot of your sweet mom, too. She is always smiling and looks so dear.

That park is lovely. What a pretty, pretty setting. Glad you had fun and glad you are catching up on your rest, too. I need to do that, but I'm waiting till week after next.


Sheila :-)

Terri said...

Those grandchildren are beautiful, Christine! Looks like they had a great day. I used to think that divorce was unheard of amongst bloggers since there is such a strong emphasis on family but am seeing more and more that many bloggers have blended families. As a divorced lady, it gives me hope!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Christine,

I love your pretty pictures! The kids are darling, and everybody looks so happy. I'd sure like to visit your booth ... and go camping at that campground.

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit, and have a wonderful week,

Kathy M.

Dena E's Blog said...

WOW,, your photos are fantastic,,, just priceless Sweetie... Thanks for my note btw!!!!
Prayers and Hugs Dena

Sarah said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun! I can't wait for the sun here! :)

HaPpY bLuE mOnDaY!

Sarah said...

Christine, those grands are beautiful children, and the park is a beautiful place. Looks like a wonderful day! Love your shots of the children by the water. Awesome. ~ Sarah

Cafe au lait said...

Wonderful shots Christine. The kids are adorable!

I played too. Mine is here.

DadEngrMommmyLES said...

it's nice to take kids at the park, this would encourage them to do more physical activities. Visiting for blue monday!

SmilingSally said...

What a wonderful story you told today; I love these pictures! The children are precious.

Happy Blue Monday, Christine!

Be sure to check out my book giveaway.

Erica said...

Christine... the kids looks so cute and what precious moments to cherish. Glad your Mom could make it with you, she looks happy..... the park is just beautiful, we still have no leaves on our trees and pretty much cold here. Thanks for sharing.


Jo said...

Oh my! Christine, these photo's are fantastic!
Love all the blue, and these little ones are precious.
This looks like a fabulous place to relax.(and play in the water).

Hey come over for a visit, and see what me and the Mr has built.

Willow said...

What a beautiful place to visit and it looks like everyone had fun. Beautiful Family you have.

Cat & Cricket said...

What gorgeous photos!
Happy Blue~
And come see what we have in store on May for Sundays!

Dimple said...

That is a wonderful place for an afternoon of fun, and I love how warm it all looks! The shots of the kids with their clothes reflected in the water are great!


Traci said...

The kids look like they had a blast. It was such a great weekend to be outside. The kids are adorable.

bj said...

O, I can see they are having the time of their life. What a perfect place to take the kids.
I adore all your wonderful photos..

mississippi artist said...

The children look like baby ducks following their momma in that photo of them following John. Too cute!!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

What a great looking family Christine. Those park pictures are just gorgeous...the one with the red reflection is really neat!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

The pictures of the children near the water are just precious! They are darling kids and you captured them perfectly! I'm so glad that your business is a success!

lvroftiques said...

Awww they sure are cute kiddos Christine! And what a pretty place! That "follow the leader" picture is precious! Vanna

Genie said...

This is the dearest post of a wonderful series of family photos. The children are precious and the woods and water beautiful. I love the shadows and reflections you were able to capture. Lovely photography and a wonderful story.

ewok1993 said...

what a lovely setting for a day trip.

J Bar said...

Wonderful shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

sueskitchen said...

What a lovely and fun day...your pictures are priceless!

Angela said...

Your pictures are just so vibrant and wonderful to look at. I adore the pictures of the grand kids. Just so precious.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

What a happy, wonderful outing you've shared. I especially like the photos of the reflections in the water. All are terrific tho.

My Watery Link, if you'd care to visit is here:
Have a glorious day!

Marites said...

you have a beautiful family! love the captures and the outdoor settings. they are having so much fun..

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow what an amazing park! Beautiful pictures Christine.


~~Carol~~ said...

Wow, great shots of your day at the national park! Looks like the kids had a great time, and it was a beautiful day!
Happy REDnesday,

Nikki . said...

Wonderful photos... your grandchildren are beautiful... looks like you had an amazing day in the most beautiful surroundings...

Linda said...

Looks like so much fun! Your Grandchildren are adorable!

Chie Wilks said...

beautiful set of photos..! the watery shots are all awesome

my watery

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Another fun day for you and John to give the kids! You two are great with them. And the kids are such sweet, adorable looking children (and their Mommy is very pretty too!) -- I am sure you were so sad to have them leave, although tired! ;)

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Calling by as an Outdoor Wednesday Participant to share a piece of your world. what a lovely place to have a day out with your family.

Dee said...

Such beautiful pictures!!! It sure looks like everyone had a great day.


Joyful said...

Such beautiful photos. It looks like you're having beautiful weather.

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