Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Different and Wonderful

This year for Mother’s Day, Jim wanted to do something out of the ordinary, something different from the usual take-mom-out-to-dinner standby, so he planned a picnic lunch after church.
But it wasn’t just any picnic lunch!
We picked up sandwiches at Subway after church and rove out to Norris Dam State Park where there is a beautiful park area and easy walking trails.  We enjoyed a lovely lunch in a shady spot, and then took some time to make pictures, taking advantage of the scenic backdrop!
Conveniently, these are also the outfits we didn’t get pictures of when the kids wore them on Easter!
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Jonathan
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Zachary
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Reagan
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Thomas
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After pictures, we went for a little walk.  (We changed our shoes first!) If you’ve never been out to Norris Dam, it’s a really pretty park.  There a picnic area, trails, campsites, fishing, boating on norris lake, etc.  We chose a really easy, mostly shaded walking trail, but I believe there are more challenging trails there too.
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By the end of our walk we were a little hot and a lot thirsty, but we had such a good time!  It was so beautiful there!  I can’t wait to go again sometime when the weather cools off!
Big thanks to my sweet husband for making Mother’s Day so special! 

2 comments:

BECKY said...

Lovely! Jim is a thoughtful guy, and that setting was beautiful.

Lynne said...

Love all the pictures.