Sunday, July 6, 2008

Our weekend get away

We headed up to Marble Falls early Friday morning. We had so much fun this weekend spending time with family. Emily started by helping Uncle David hang the flag.

Then it was time for some tubing.

And swimming and playing around in the creek.

Look I can swim!

Amy catches her first fish!

Amy just having so much fun!

At least she was having fun until Daddy took her out in the tube.

The girls feeding the ducks.

Emily catches another catfish but didn't want to try to hold it in her hands because it was moving too much - for her.

Our fun weekend had a turn of events Saturday evening. Horse Shoe Bay is across the other side of the creek and instead of them doing their fabulous firework show on Friday the 4th they did it on Saturday the 5th. With out even thinking, around 9:15 the magnificent show began and before we knew it Popcorn our dog on the left took off running because the sound was so loud you would have thought we were being bombed - no kidding.

Emily was scared and a little shaky (from the firework show). She leaned over and said "mom, I feel like there is a hole in my heart" I knew that she was scared. So I had to reassure her that it was ok. All this while knowing that David took off to find Popcorn and when the firework show was over I was going to have to let the girls know.

Emily was very emotional and was crying and kept saying "I don't want her to get run over" and the other thing she kept saying was "what if someone found her and likes her and doesn't want to give her back." So we went inside and said a prayer that Popcorn would be found and be safe and return to us that evening.

After driving around for about 45 minutes David called his good friend to come to the house to see if anyone left a message on our machine about finding Popcorn. And low and behold someone did. So we had popcorn back in our arms by 11:30 that evening. It was so precious because Emily was crying and I said "Emily why are you crying" and she said "mom I am so happy" - evidence of tears of joy!

We thank God for answering our prayers by bringing Popcorn home safe to us that evening! Everyone slept good that night once our heads hit the bed.

This was Amy at 10:00 am this morning while everyone was out on the boat fishing.

Over all this was the best trip yet!


Tammy said...

Looks like everyone had a lot of fun and thank the Lord Popcorn returned. What a blessing! said...

SO glad that popcorn was found!
Great pics!
My son caught his first fish this summer too!

We are THAT Family said...

What a fun trip. I've been to Marbel Falls before--it's such a cute little town! We love catching fish and I'm so glad you found Popcorn-love that name btw!

Cheri-Beri said...

Animals always add so much "fun" to the mix, don't they?? I'm glad alls well that ends well!!!

Nancy M. said...

Beautiful photos! Looks like lots of fun. So glad y'all found your dog.

Happy Mommy said...

That was so sweet, I love when my children pray and God answers yes. It helps their little new faith grow.

Mandy said...
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Mandy said...

Aww, what sweet girls. I am so glad you got Popcorn back.

Shana said...

Oh, so glad that you found Popcorn! Looks like your family had a great vacation! :o)

Shannon said...

I assume you are mean Marble Falls, Texas. Your post makes me a bit home sick. I haven't been up that way in forever it seems but I do remember that part of Texas as lovely. I am so glad you found Popcorn. I love the name. Funnily enough right now my kids are munching popcorn and enjoying family movie night.

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Looks like a really fun trip! I'm really glad that you got Popcorn back!

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