the way we roll
We celebrated the fade from green to brown with an impromptu trip to Alabama for my sister’s birthday. We surprised her at her birthday supper after a ten hour drive. The whole while, trees erupted in color.
My little brother drove down from Nashville, too, so we were all there, just our little immediate family. I’m the oldest of four, and when we’re all together, we explode in ridiculous silliness. I could feel my parents beaming. (Isn’t my daddy cute?)Daddy always says that nothing makes him happier than to see us love each other. We really do love each other, too. I know another reason he’s proud, though. Look at how beautiful my siblings are! Erin is almost 6 feet tall, and Will and Scott are both 6’5″ +. See me in the above picture? I look like a shrimp next to them all! I love being home because the boys really enjoy their Memaw and BawBaw for the same reasons I do. I remember Mama reading to me when I was little or she would hold me while she sang. I’m a 31 year old woman, and when my Mama hugs me even to this day, I can smell her Mama smell, and it makes me want to go to sleep. I love it. She read books to my boys, and I knew she was giving them the grandma wammy. If you ever find yourself in the country with not much to do, then go get yourself a BawBaw.The boys love their cousins, and Daddy will sling them all around in a wheelbarrow.
Y’all. It looked so fun that Erin and I had to try it, too. Poor Daddy.
(Quick side note: I had no idea that “wheelbarrow” wasn’t “wheelbarrel.” This isn’t surprising to you, is it?)Ooo, and also, BawBaws are good at making hayrides – a little too good, if you ask me. At one point Isaac was air-born because daddy drove straight down into a gully or a holler or whatever that nook in the mountain was. Grrrrrrr, Daddy, I gave you a stink eye for that, but
Boy did we have fun.