The rain has finally stopped. Knock on wood.
After 4 years of drought we try not to complain about rain. But who could predict the Atlanta area would flood?
Thanks to those who emailed and called to check on us. We were fortunate with only a little water in our basement.
Lots of sad stories and loss.
For some people, really bad days.
Maybe you caught the story of this poor guy last week.
Luckily he wasn’t injured when he drove his car into the sinkhole because someone moved the orange barrels that are back now surrounding the hole.
And to add insult to injury, the story got worse when thieves stole his radio while his car was in the sinkhole.
Meanwhile we headed to North Georgia on Saturday to visit the girls for Parent Weekend.
Because we hadn’t seen them in FIVE WHOLE DAYS.
And they really miss us.
As you will now see from these touching family photos of our time together in the pouring rain with all outdoor activities canceled.
We acquired an extra teen which we don’t mind at all. They are usually nicer to us than our own.
We decided to drive to the apple orchard since we were so close. Even though
Rachel Pretty had already announced she didn’t want to go to the orchard. She doesn’t like orchards.
We took her feelings into consideration and then we drove to the orchard in her car because we needed six seat belts.
Scary Baby insisted on going out in the pouring rain to stick her head in the stockade with her new wax lips.
Rachel Pretty screamed at us because we were dawdling. We were on a tight time schedule and our 30 minutes of being inside and dry was up.
She threatened to leave us but PhilBillPaul dangled the car keys from the orchard porch.
Nice to know her car will start without the keys.
We all got back in the car for more family bonding while PhilBillPaul drove us back to the campus as it continued to pour down rain and I squealed whenever we drove through standing water on the road.
Pretty found some gum in the back seat. It turned out to be really old.
So she did what we would all do. She rolled down the window in the pouring rain to spit the gum out.
Only to have the gum ricochet back in from the window frame and land on her.
Which turned out to be the highlight of our day.
Well, that and the healthy serving of apples at the orchard.
Don’t judge an apple fritter by this photo. They really are delicious. But if you have never had one and I didn’t carefully label this photo, you might think it was something else…
I am refraining from putting you through the cell phone video of the girls singing Taylor Swift and Beyoncé songs at the top of their lungs when the iPod died.
We stopped by Wal-Mart, gave them a coupon for dinner at a local restaurant and drove them back to their dorm.
Quality family time. That’s what we’re all about.
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