Sunday, February 8, 2009

This is Summer...

This is Summer on the night before our weekend road trip... she was "going night-night with my friends."


This is Summer on the first day (Thursday) of our weekend road trip... she had just bought a special gift from Cracker Barrel with her Christmas money from Grammy and Grampy... a new purse, complete with a camera, mp3 player w/headphones, and a flashlight... and check it out, they all actually work!


This is Summer about one hour into the final day (Sunday) of our weekend road trip... a little bored, obviously... or just so into her Miss Patty Cake DVD that she mistook a marker for make-up... or maybe she was just tired of using the coloring book?
 

This is Summer about one hour and five minutes into the final day of our weekend road trip... and we drove for 7 more hours after this little episode... you should have seen her by the time we got home... the marker was pretty much either washed or worn off by that time, but she was TOTALLY fed up with being in the car for so long.


By the way, our little adventure took us from Nashville to Chattanooga to Atlanta to Augusta (GA) to Winnsboro (SC) to Charlotte to Asheville to Knoxville and back to Nashville... and we stopped in 5 of the 7 places not called Nashville... 1,092 miles according to the odometer... yes, we're a little tired, a good tired though... it was a great weekend... met some amazing folks from Trinity on the Hill UMC of North Augusta, SC and had a chance to catch up with some wonderful friends, Lance and Jenny Lou... was great to be with y'all!!!

Many, many thanks to everyone who was praying for us...  

18 comments:

Ang said...

I love those pictures, she looks like she could be in our family. My girls enjoy painting themselves more than the paper. I always say they could have been on Laugh In ~ but now I have dated myself! Car rides are so hard for my girls, thank goodness for the DVD player in the car. We hope she got a good nights sleep and is happy to be home! Nothing like sleeping in your own bed.

Anna said...

You were in SC near me...WOW!

Glad to hear you had a good weekend. Cute pictures!!

Jess said...

Greg,
This is hilarious!! I'm glad you let her go on and have some fun, as riding with a little one for so long can sometimes be a difficulty. Thanks for sharing. It brought some much needed laughter to the start of my day!!

Blessings!

sheila said...

Wow ~ Wow!!! I am now a little scared. We are taking our 4 children (8,7,4,1.5) to GA, that is a 15 hr drive more likely 20 hrs = two days. THERE AND BACK... UGH....we should have opted for a vacation in Niagara Falls, hahaha. I love the fact that you didn't take the marker away after the first incident and took pictures, hehehe. I am glad you had such a great time and I have been practicing my y'all. My family really thinks I am crazy, lol. In God's Love, sheila

Paige said...

OH my word that is HILARIOUS! I am so glad that you documented that in pictures!

Glad you made it home safely!

Misty Rice-Baniewicz said...

Oh man ...... after the news I read yesterday... I really needed something light that made me smile and giggle. I know this is funny, even more funny since I get to enjoy the pictures and not the actual situation.... you have to admit dad, its pretty darn cute and funny!!!

Thanks for sharing and hope you all had a beautiful weekend.

The Thornton Family said...

Love it! Glad y'all had a nice trip.

My son did this same thing when he was about this age, but he also colored the car. Lucky for my the backs of the seats and the ceiling in the car were washable (as were the markers). There was hardly an inch on his body that wasn't covered, and we were only in the car for three hours!

Blameless said...

Haven't you always wanted to be purple? LOL! She is too precious. What great parents to allow her to explore her own creativity! She's beautiful.

-Sarah

KK said...

Looks like Summer had fun, fun and more fun! Precious pictures.
Very thankful it was a great trip for your family.
Blessings always,
Kaye
Matthew 21:22

~ shi ~ said...

Oh my goodness, those are to precious! Thanks for sharing them.
Once my precious Grandma thought she was using chap stick but had grabbed some bright lip stick, this reminds me of how she looked! hehehehehehe :)

Jen said...

Seeing her do that makes me twitch *grin* I would not have been amused at all! Well, that's not entirely true. I would have AFTER the fact *grin*

Julie Doody said...

Those pictures are PRICELESS!!! See it's the Barney coming out in her, she just wanted to be purple like him! Glad to here you had a nice time! I'm sure the people who were lucky enough to see you were totally blessed!! You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers!

Love in Christ, Julie Doody

Ang said...

Having a really hard day. please pray that I find the strength to get through.
Ang

Anonymous said...

Those made me laugh so hard!! Love them!! Thanks for sharing!!
Glad you had a great trip!! Your wife's voice pierces my soul and I always tear up when I play her cd in my car. Love to all!!

From a Hoosier!!

G. Lehman said...

I assume those are the washable markers. You guys are braver than I would be. She's very creative! Isn't it neat to get pictures of these precious moments? She'll love looking at these when she is older.

THAT GIRL said...

Kate from "John and Kate plus eight" would be FREAKING OUT right if she saw that.

I LOVE it.

Anonymous said...

I think Summer is old enough to experience Chicago pizza with some old friends! Miss you all much...SJ

josie said...

Oh yes... we just spent 22 hours in the car with our three-year-old (went to FL). She slept LESS than TWO hours on the road!!

Summer's markers reminded me of Millie. I gave her a pen to try and entertain her at one point. I saw a few small marks on her pants - "oh well, just ink" -thought. "At least she's quiet."

Later, at the hotel when the pants came off for her shower, her legs were covered in ink. It was hilarious.

We also took a picture.