Friday, May 22, 2009

More Sight Seeing

My parent just left yesterday after a week long visit - which explains my absents from the blog. Rest assured I was busy doing fun things and enjoying my time with my parents! Trying to convince them that they need to move to Richmond too. :) One of the places we went was to the Shirley Plantation. So interesting! The same family and owned and lived in this house since 1613 - 12 generations. The owner currently lives on the 2nd and 3rd floors. I love history and the way I feel when I am immersed in it!

My parents on the front porch:
The view of the James River from the main house:
The Main house (guest wings on each side of the house have been removed):
The ice house:
The store house:
The kitchens:

While my Mom and Dad where here visiting we put this quote up on the wall in the hallway from our kitchen to the mud room. I am happy with how it turned out :)

And now for my Friday Fill-in:

1. Moving across the country is hard AND exciting!
2. So thankful to live in a country where I am free.
3. My best quality is loyalty.
4. It is all in the details.
5. In nearly 10 years, I will be 53 :faint:, I will have been married for 27 years and I will have 3 kids in college.
6. A maid is what I need right now!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to spending some time with Don, tomorrow my plans include some sort of travel - still unsure where and Sunday, I want to enjoy a day with my family!

Have a great Friday!


Lee said...

Love your "field trips" Jayne! Looking forward to seeing where you go on Saturday :)

shirley said...

I would have to visit the plantation just because of the name! Looks like a neat place.

The Walker Family said...

love your field trip too! And about your fill-ins...Number 5 makes me want to faint too!

Robin Gibson said...

Wow, lovely places you've been recently! Glad you are enjoying our visit with your parents!!
LOVE that quote on the wall, it's one of my faves too! What a great way to have it where you can enjoy it frequently:)