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Girls Little Vacation- Mama's Little Vacation

My girls have had the wonderful opportunity to spend a few days with their grandparents in South Arkansas.  This is the first time both of them have stayed.  Steve and I have never had the house to ourselves except for a time or two they both spent the night with friends.
The girls have had such a good time.  They always love to go to the little local pet shop and see the puppies, mice, fish and birds.  Emily cries EVERYTIME because she wants a puppy.
 They also LOVE to go to a friend's garden and pick vegetables.  My mother always cooks them what they pick and they love eating them.  They said it was the best corn they have ever eaten.  I agree,  she plants what is called "candy corn."
Another highlight of the week was going to Dollar General and picking out a little toy.  They have had fun playing with neighbor children and finding bugs with Granddaddy.
I am so glad they are able to make these wonderful memories.
I have gotten to sit down and look at a magazine from cover to cover.  I have cleaned the house and it has stayed that way.  I have watched grown up shows and I have relaxed.  Steve and I have had two dates and even saw a movie!
These few days have been good for all of us.


Natasha said…
I have such fond memories of spending time on my own with my grandparents. It is nice that you have had a few parenting-free days!
Limitless Lisa said…
Hi Laurie,

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Sasha said…
How wonderful! Our church offers a quarterly parents night out, and it happened to be last Friday, so we went on a date for dinner and gelato and it was so nice!
Tara G. said…
What a blessing!!! Rejoicing with you!!
Nancy said…
I love getting away! Glad you are having a great time. Your girls are growing up into little ladies!
A.K.W. said…
I remember spending a week with my sister at my Grandpa and Grandma's (my Mom's parents).

Amy said…
Awesome! It will refresh both of you! No guilt in that. My papaw used to plant candy corn. It was the best corn EVER! Brings back sweet memories. Enjoy!
Anonymous said…
There is nothing better for a mama's soul than a few days off. Hope you got some rest (and quiet time)!

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