Weekly Image of Life: Rekindle The Joy

Most of you know that I spent the last 2 weeks visiting my parents in their new home in Georgia.  We had an amazing time, and I felt so fortunate to be reunited with numerous family members and very special friends. 🙂

Since returning home I’ve been a bit consumed with that whole “back to reality” feeling, and I admit that as I decompress I’ve been fighting off the occasional wave of gloom.  I’m extremely happy to be home, but selfishly I wish all the people I care about could be held captive in my personal bubble.  😉 Nonetheless, I read these words from my dear, dear blogging friend IT (see the link to his page below), and I was reminded to appreciate the blessings of those I love, whether near or far!

“It was time to rekindle the joy of being around family. Family who shares their heart generously. Family who loves you for who you are. Family who makes you truly happy no material wealth nor Earthly glory can ever replace.”

As I looked through the pictures I wanted to share from our trip, my joy was overflowing!!  The time was well spent, and only the beginning of many more adventures to come!

On the airplane.  And away we go!!
On the airplane. And away we go!!

Meeting her Uncle Chris and Great Aunt Candi for the first time.  Just 2 of the host of family members who happily passed her around!

My brother. Ain’t he handsome?!! 😉


All the food was delicious, and oh how I miss the sweet tea!  It’s probably best that I can’t get these sweet treats at home though.  They could become an addiction!

Honey-buttered croissants.  Licking my lips as I type. Lol.
Mother Tuskegee.  My alma mater.
Mother Tuskegee. My alma mater.

I gave my husband a tour as I walked down memory lane…


Inside the chapel.

The choir room.  I practically lived here for 4 years!
The choir room. I practically lived here for 4 years!

Meeting the youngest cousin and newest addition.


You can’t put a price on true friendship. xoxo

Playdate with one of my besties and her 3 loves.
Yep, we’re in Walmart, but we had to make it happen!
Softball buddies and forever friends!

I know this house will always be my family’s second home!

Nana and Pop-Pop’s place.

What experiences rekindle your joy?

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