Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Georgia on my mind...

This past weekend we changed our plans from flying to SLC to driving the 13 1/2 hour trip to Georgia. We went to see my mother and my cousins. My mother recently moved out there to be closer to her sisters and to be back in Augusta, GA where she grew up. It was a very pleasant trip and my mother was doing better than I expected.
On our way down we stayed in Charlotte, NC with my cousin Tiffany and her kids. Here is Kade, Jack, Lydia, and Serrin…

This is me and my cousin Tiffany and our two babies that were born 2 weeks apart.

Then on Thursday we headed for Augusta, Ga and it was busy from the moment we arrived until the day we left. We moved my mother into a nicer apartment than the one she was in and she seems very happy right now. And yes, my mother is that small...



On Saturday, we finished up moving the last of the items over and got her settled so that she was functional. Then later that day, we met up with my other cousin Jaime and her family just outside of Atlanta. We met them at a restaurant called The Blue Willow Inn Restaurant. Formerly known as the Bertha Upshaw House. While the Upshaw’s lived in their grand home, Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone With The Wind, was a frequent visitor during courtship with Redd Upshaw, her first husband. Redd Upshaw, of Walton County Upshaws, was the character basis for Rhett Butler in Gone With The Wind. Knowing that bit of history made it that much more interesting to eat there. It was beautiful and the food was fabulous!! Good ol’ southern cookin’!

So, do you think they could be twins? It’s a little crazy how alike Natalia, Jaime's daughter, and Lydia look. Lydia is just a few months older than her and they both are having trouble growing out their hair – it must be genetic!

Here are Jaime's kids and Lydia and Jack sitting on a bench at the Blue Willow Inn.

The drive home was beautiful... especially at this time of year. This was taken in Virginia.

8 comments:

K. Laura said...

Cute kids Jan! What an adorable family you have. So good to see what a great mom you are!

Jaime said...

I bet the drive was really pretty. I love the pics of you and your mom! And of you and Tiff (she needs to put pics in her frames on the wall, huh? lol!) We really enjoyed the visit!! Love ya!!!

Tiffany and hers said...

GURL! I miss you already!! I had sooo much fun visiting- again sorry I couldn't get down to Augusta. I'm glad ya'll had fun though!

That Girl in Brazil said...

I'm glad your mom is doing so well, Jan. She's such a cutie! I want to hug her!

Rachel said...

OK the picture of Lydia and her cousin....WOW!!! They look so much alike!

Natalie said...

Jan- It's great to see pictures of you and your family. I wish you could have come to Utah so we could catch up. I'm glad you have a blog so we can keep up with each other that way. Did I send you an invite to my blog? I can't remember if I did. Anyway, take care. ~Natalie

Jennifer said...

Wow! Gorgeous!!! It sounds like a fun trip :)

brittanimae said...

Those kids look like they could all be siblings. Did it make you wonder what it would be like to have that many? Yikes! Your whole blog setup is SO cute.