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A Visit From Grandma, Grandpa, & Lexi

What a lovely weekend we had! Gabby and I started our weekend early Friday morning.  We traveled to meet Gabby's newest second cousin, Blakeleigh.  What a precious little angel she is! Gabby was surprisingly well behaved and didn't get too jealous when I held her.  Brandy even allowed Gabby to hold her (a brave endeavor if you ask me) and I am proud to say, Blakeleigh survived with no bumps or bruises.  Newborns always amaze me.  I don't think there is any way to get closer to God (on Earth that is) than holding a newborn baby. It's truly amazing!  We enjoyed visiting with Grandma, GiGi, Great Aunt Lisa, Brandy, Great Aunt Christine, and Blakeleigh, but Gabby declared it was time to go around 5:30.  She was excited to get home and see her Grandma, Grandpa, and Lexi.

We arrived home promptly three hours after her declaration and to my surprise Gabby stayed up a few hours visiting with everyone, due to her excitement in their arrival.  The next morning we ate breakfast and then all piled in the car to go on a blackberry hunt through some walking trails near our house.  It was scorching hot, but Grandma found a large patch of them so we successfully found about a handful of blackberries.  Gabby enjoyed the hunt for the berries (and we enjoyed the air conditioning when we got back to the car).  I made a blackberry cobbler for dessert that night, which was quite tasty.

 We really enjoyed visiting with Grandma and Grandpa.  Basically the entire visit revolved around Gabby entertaining us, meaning she was the center of attention the way she likes it.  I know that Grandma and Grandpa enjoyed the visit as much as we all did.  They have spoiled us these last few months with a lot of visits, although unfortunate events bring them to us.  We continue to pray for Uncle Ray, our hearts go out to him. 

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