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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

What A Fun Trip....Come Along

Well, who was up bright and early on Sunday morning ready to travel??? Yes Darbee Rae and her babies were so excited.  Just look at that face.

Getting to our destination is so much fun.
Filled to the brim with all kind of munchies.  For a 6 hour trip!!  Really???
Stopping along the way, shopping and taking a break.  Oh, and here you get free samples that are so yummy.  If you time it right, you can watch them in their kitchen upstairs making pies, etc.  FUN!
Crossing really tall and long bridges.  Yikes!! Darbee Rae thought this was cool.  Unnerving to me!!
A little something to calm our nerves after crossing the bridge.  Chocolate to the rescue for all of us girls. 
Finally in the afternoon, our destination.  Biloxi Beach.  Wish I was back already.  A breeze blowing off the water, and a good book in hand,,,,, so peaceful.
Darbee Rae couldn't wait to dig in the sand.  She was NOT fond of the ocean, but loved playing in the sand. Paid the beach a visit everyday.
Holly tried crab legs for the first time and loved them.  Me???  To much trouble !!
We did so much shopping.  There were Outlet Stores close by.  Darbee Rae got a precious  princess outfit to carry to Disney World at the Disney Store and Holly and I found a few bargains.  Found a good many thrift shops and got a few things to repurpose.  We went to Walmart at 11:30 at night in a torrential rain storm. {memories}
We stayed up late at night, well, really till early in the morning.  This was taken in the lobby of the  Island View Casino and Hotel at 1:30 in the morning. See the pink behind Darbee Rae?? It is one of her special dolls, Emily.  The security guard came over and thought she was a real baby.  Holly said it was so funny, and he just kept on looking as if to make sure it was not real.
Photo: My little night owl. Only my kid would still be going strong at 1:15 a.m. sitting in the lobby in her jammies eating chips. That's what vacation is about right?
No sleepy in those eyes.  We gave it up each morning around 3 a.m.  But slept in late everyday.  Wow that was the life!!
We were headed down the strip to hit the interstate and head for home, and we saw the signs for a new Casino.  Off we went on a search. On the back bay, we found it!
We just had to go inside and check it out, so we decided to have lunch at the restaurant. Darbee Rae could go to the restaurant but not stay on the casino floor. 

It was such a neat place to eat.  You could sit inside the boats. We chose a table with a view.

And our food was delicious.
And then, it was time to say goodbye and make the long trip home
The last time we visited here Darbee Rae looked like this
And today she said her goodbye to the ocean a much bigger and smarter little girl. 
 We had so much fun, As I grow older and time swiftly passes,  I hold all these precious memories with my girls so close to my heart.  I am determined that Darbee Rae will have lasting memories of the fun times we have shared together.  Playing with babies, pretending, singing at the top of our lungs in the car, playing question games, dominoes, shopping and snuggling in the bed , just to name a few things we do together. 
I feel so blessed on this Wednesday afternoon.  Thank you Holly for loving me, sharing Darbee Rae with your Daddy and me and being the best daughter and Mommy in the world.  Love to you and Darbee Rae.
And to all of you.... I hope you have enjoyed following along on our brief little getaway.  Now, laundry is waiting, supper is on and a very thankful wife, mother and grandmother has chores awaiting.
Until next time.....


  1. Loved reading about your trip Angela.

  2. It sounds like your trip was just fabulous!! How nice that you girls are able to get away together and make all those wonderful memories. I hope to do the same when my grands come along (1st one due in August!!)

  3. sounds like a fabulous trip, glad y'all had so much fun together, seems like she grows a little bit, every time I see a new picture, she is just adorable, the Lord has certainly blessed you!

  4. Sounds like you girls had a lot of fun. My 13 year old granddaughter called to tell me that she needed grandma time. We are staying up late watching movies and eating ice cream tonight and going shopping and out to lunch tomorrow. Love making memories with her. Isn't being a grandma just the greatest!,

  5. You girls have the best times. So good for Darbee Rae. She will remember these times all of her life. We spent last weekend at our daughter and son-in laws cottage on one of the Finger Lakes near here. My granddaughter and son-in-law were at a basketball tournament all weekend so we got to be with our only daughter all weekend long! Angela, this never happens and although I missed my granddaughter and son-in- law....I must say it was wonderful to spend the weekend with Kim. We talked and talked and ate and ate and ordered out. OHHHHH...sweet memories!

  6. Morning
    What true fun.
    I am so happy for you.
    You are truly blessed.
    So is Holly and Darbee.
    Nuttin better than treasured memories with those we love.
    Woolie HUGS

  7. What amazing memories you gals made! Darbee just gets cuter every day.

  8. The whole time I was reading I found myself wanting to be there too. Sounds like you had an awesome time. I could have skipped going over the bridge though, those things make me nervous!

  9. Looks like you all have a great time!!!! Memories you'll never forget!!! Darbee getting so big!!!
    Have a grand day!!!!

  10. So special to make those memories with family! Love it! Thanks for sharing. Funny how there is always laundry to do when we get home huh?
    Be blessed,

  11. I am so glad you get to go on these wonderful vacations with your grand baby. It looks like a lot of fun and some great food too. Crab legs are too much work and too messy for me too, but oh so yummy. What a special time. -Steph-

  12. How sweet..a great trip and great memories! Dianntha

  13. Glad you all had a good trip. We were in Fla last week. BTW we shop Priesters in Alabama. I am home for a while until I go meet Amelia. Cannot wait for that.

  14. How blessed you all are for having this time together! Enjoy every second of it all....hugs, K