Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Our Vacation

We had a great time visiting with my parents last week. Most of the time was spent relaxing, talking, and just enjoying each other's company. We don't get to see them very often, so we try to make the most of our visits!

This is a picture of the Greenbrier River in West Virginia. We had a family reunion there on Saturday. In the left part of the picture is the stage for an amphitheater. I think it's a beautiful place for one.
There's a picnic shelter there too with lots of trees and a playground, so it's really a nice place. It was good to see our relatives and find out how they're all doing. Most of them we only see this one day a year.
Katie had a lot of fun swimming in the river with her cousins. The water is so nice and clear and you can see all the pretty river rocks.

Mom and Dad have a fire pit and a shelter out in the woods, so of course we had to go out and roast marshmallows and make some s'mores! It was so relaxing to watch the fire and listen to the leaves rustling in the wind.

I recently told you about how talented my mom is, so last week I took some pictures of just a few of the beautiful quilts she has made. She does a wonderful job, don't you think!
I'll try to get some pictures of her other quilts and post them sometime.

Jewel Box Quilt

Maple Leaf Quilt (I love Fall, so I'm really partial to this one.)

Garden Trellis Quilt

Hope you enjoyed the pictures and are having a wonderful week. :)


  1. Looks like you had and sounds like you had a great time. I know Katie did.

    Hey have you learned to make those beautiful quilts from your mom. You should. Those are gorgeous!


  2. Maple Leaf is the winner, hands down!! How stunning! It would be so lovely to put out in the fall. Your mom is so talented! Are these quilts she has made for you? I'm glad you had such a great visit with your family in such a beautiful place!

  3. Yes, I certainly had a wonderful time at my grandparents' house! And, seeing my cousins and making s'mores!

    And I love the quilts she makes! I probably like the fall one best (out of those pictures), but they're all beautiful!!!

  4. Oh, Melanie....those quilts are GORGEOUS! My fav is the fall one too!

    Glad to hear you had a great trip. Your pics are great!


  5. I'm glad you got to spend some time with your family this week! Sounds like a great time was had by all. Your mom's quilts are beautiful! She sure is talented! Did she teach you how to quilt?


  6. I'm glad to hear you all had a good time and that your mom let you share her quilts with us ....I love quilts and these are beautiful...I love the colors she used in her Jewel Box. God Bless Trish

  7. That is interesting that you should post about the Greenbrier River. We are considering it for our overnight camping and canoe trip later this fall. Looks like a really great place - we have heard many good comments about it and the camping available along the banks.


  8. Welcome Back!! Sounds like ya'll had a wonderful time.

    Beautiful quilts!!!

  9. Your mom's quilts are very beautiful! I'm glad you got to spend some time with your family :)

  10. Hi Melanie ~ It sounds that your time with family was one of those "memory making" times. The quilts are absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

  11. Hi Melanie,
    I'm so glad you had a wonderful time with your family! You mother has made some very lovely quilts. Thank you for sharing your photos.

  12. looks like great time and photos. love the maple leaf quilt. rose

  13. It sounds like you had a wonderful time. Family reunions are so fun! Those quilts are beautiful. My mom's arthritis has gotten so bad that she doesn't quilt anymore, but I treasure the ones I have that she's made :-)

  14. Truly looked like a spectacular visit and place too visit. Nothing like spending time with family and friends....such great memories made:)

  15. The quilts are absolutely beautiful! But you had me at the marshmallows over the open fire...I could "hear" the fire crackling and taste those marshmallows. Fall, anyone?

    BTW, followed the crumbs to your blog while blog-hopping.

    Liz (aka Ninny)

  16. That maple leaf quilt is just beautiful!!

  17. beautiful quilts your mom makes; she is indeed talented!! I know there's a lot of hard work and time that goes into each and everyone of them (and of course love); my mom used to quilt and I remember her working on them, cutting blocks, sewing, etc. All were very nice; hard to pick a favorite among them!

    glad you had a nice vacation and was able to spend some great quality time with your family! so very important to take the time to do so! and in such a pretty area too!


  18. jumping back thanks for your comment on my post AWAy. yes, we need to remember those who are and were in the military. Have a blessed Sunday. Rose

  19. What a wonderful time with family.. Making many happy memories..
    The quilts are beautiful, how much love and time goes into them is something to be appreciated..

    Have a Wonderful Lords Day,

  20. Very nice quilts and what a fun looking lil vacation!


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