i'm 34 years old and i still find that same comfort in those traditions.
we haven't been to every single color drive my entire life. things happened or came up and there were years we couldn't go. but i still hold tight to this weekend because it's a favorite weekend out of the year for me. i can't think about the days when these traditions slip through my fingers. because that brings a sadness over me that i almost can't handle.
it's called the color drive because it takes place on the 3rd weekend in october and all of the leaves are just beautiful. pike county (where my gma lives) is really a pretty place. being around family is great. everyone always complains of the noise now that there are a million and one grandkids and family members....but i'm used to the noise. my house reminds me of a gym during a basket ball game. loud, echoy, and weird screeching noises that you just aren't sure where they're coming from.
we used to stay at my gma's house, but now that we are a family of 5 we pretty much take up her entire home. so we stay at a local hotel off the square. it's been redone and is pretty awesome. we love the atmosphere and homeyness of the building.
i wish my gpa was still living here on earth. he would LOVE all of these people and the kiddos and the crazy things that are going on around the farm.
top row: uncle kevin, uncle bill, my dad, uncle danny
bottom row: aunt suzie, aunt linda, my mom, my gma, aunt ginny
top row: my brother matthew, kim, jennifer, my sister meghan, chris, chasity
bottom row: lindsay, andrea, gma, me
it was adorable.
these girls.....we all 4 grew up together. :)
okay, so my gma basically invented garage sales in her county. and still has them yearly...she's almost 93 you guys. this is insane. you can find anything in her garage. for instance, if you are looking for an old hat with no brim, she's got that! and it's only a quarter!
this woman is amazing in so many ways.
i told you. she's amazing.
we were so lucky this year because we had family home from arizona. things are just better when we're all together. we had a great weekend. it's never long enough and always feels both like we've been there a week and yet only a day at the same time. either way, it was good to get away to the farm. :)