Sunday, October 18, 2015

Family time in Virginia Beach

Summer has come and gone without a stitch. Yes, I mean truly without a stitch. "How is this possible," You may ask? Well for one thing, we were lucky enough to have company visiting on a few occasions. I guess it is considered kind of rude to lock yourself in the sewing room when you have guests to visit with. 

Over the 4th of July our family from Arizona came to visit. We decided to re-pose granddaughter Danielle in front of the little quilt where her picture was taken so many years ago.

Danielle and her mom, Anna Marie at the beach
My granddaughter Mary and her husband Mike enjoying the water. Everyone enjoyed the beach night and day!

Food and family, nothing better!

In October my daughter Polly and granddaughter Katie came to visit. Katie is home-schooled so they manage to get their schooling in wherever they are. Plus, they are able to visit interesting and even historical places off-season.

Jamestown Settlement is a great place to visit!
The museum there is fabulous! (No photos allowed)
They also have guides in clothes typical of the era who explain how the people lived in that very primitive time. There are replicas of the huts that the Indians lived in, including animal skins and utensils on the walls and cots. The above shows Katie standing next to a skunk skin!

This ship is a replica of the Susan Constant, one of the three ships that sailed into the Chesapeake Bay and up the Jamestown River to settle. The ships actually landed about a mile from where we live in Virginia Beach, VA.
You would not believe how small these ships actually are! I can't even imagine crossing the ocean in this! A two month journey! I love all this historical stuff and love reading about how they lived, etc. And I am very thankful for my soft life in current times!

The Virginia Beach Aquarium is always on the list of things to do here. Katie really loved the turtles and felt that one was especially fond of her as well.

It has been a wonderful summer here in Virginia Beach! Possibly my last. More on that in the future.

Thanks for checking in on me and my very irregular writing schedule!


Janet said...

Not a stitch! I'm not sure I would survive that - lol! Great pictures of family. I love the turtles :0)

Janet O. said...

How cute to compare the photos of your granddaughter. : )
Looks like you have had plenty to occupy your time. We can't always be stitching, can we?

Yvonne said...

It looks like a wonderful summer you had with visiting family. In our country it is only a few hour drive to get to the other side and visit family so we can do it in one day but were you live it is something different!
I never been to Virginia Beach but it looks like a fun historic place that I wil put on my bucket list!
Cute picture of your granddaughter Danielle after so many years at the same spot!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Your Granddaughters are beautiful--how clever of you to retake a photo of your Granddaughter in front of the quilt. I am a history lover and take in sites whenever I can.

Michelle said...

Love the two pics of your granddaughter in front of your quilt. I really need to explore this part of Virginia while we are living here...before we know it, it'll be time to move again! I'll be anxiously awaiting what the future holds for you...

Kyle said...

The stitching can always wait when you are creating special family memories instead. What a fun photo of your granddaughter now and then in front of your family quilt. I think about how people had such determination and strong faith to set out into the unknown and create new lives in unsettled areas. Visiting those historical place is helpful to keep me in check. Enjoy your fall.

Laura said...

I grew up in Virginia Beach and enjoyed seeing your pictures.

AnnieO said...

Family is always #1! Looks like everyone made the most of it :). Will wonder about your news and if stitching will be involved!

Me and My Stitches said...

Well it looks like you had a fantastic summer, even without stitching! I just love the 2 pictures of your GD in front of the quilt - she is just adorable.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I love catching up with you Marcie, your precious granddaughters are growing into lovely young women... how is that even possible? Thanks for checking in, we miss you when you're gone! 😊

Lori said...

You have been making wonderful family memories! Looks like a fantastic summer!