Mar 1, 2010

Louisville, Love, and Laughter

We have returned from a trip to Louisville to visit with my dear brother and his family. We had the *best* time together. I am quite certain I say that after every visit with them; but it is true.
The teens snapped all the pictures for me this visit.
The beauty they captured in an around the city delighted my heart. I did not even see this historic downtown beauty until I browsed their pictures...
They both captured beautiful reflections of sunlight...
And seemed to remember my likes in what they photographed...
And I was able to enjoy time with my favorite art appreciative sister-in-love...
We laughed when my brother borrowed his daughter's crayon to sign the dinner bill when the pen broke in his hand...
I love my brother...
We browsed, shopped, read, talked, laughed and enjoyed every moment together...
Audra and Victoria had a beautiful and busy subject to photograph...
My brother and nephew played chess...
We strolled downtown Louisville...
And drank in the beauty that surrounded us...
The architecture was stunning...
From the ceilings of the cathedrals...
To the stained glass reflections on the floor...
When I spend time with my family...
I'm always thankful and find myself longing for more.
Family is a blessing. I am so thankful to the LORD for you.

20 comments

Patty said...

Tell the girls they took wonderful pictures. I am so glad y'all had a great time. Weekend getaways are so much fun.

Love you!

Cindy said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip! So glad that you got to visit with your brother and his family. The photos are beautiful. Your girls are very talented. Thanks for sharing your trip with us.

fuzzytop said...

I love that you love your family. That is a precious gift in this day and age!

Tell the darlin' teens that the photos are lovely!

Love and hugs,
Adrienne

Ginger said...

Beautiful! What a lovely city...and such darling "models" for your girls' photos!

Yolanda said...

What wonderful pictures and such a blessing that your family loves one another.

Betsy said...

Awww...looks like you had a wonderful time!! Did they move down there? I wasn't aware.

Leah @ Point Ministries said...

Oh wow, looks like Louisville is beautiful. I've only passed through. Never spent any time there.

So glad you had a good trip. Have missed you in blogland!!

Leah

Emmy said...

I loved seeing all your pictures! Know that was fun! Wishing we were all back in Houston! Miss you! : )

Georgia Jan said...

Lora - I was so excited to hear from you! I love these pictures - the stained glass windows are my favorite.

I want you to send me your email address so that I may send you a very nice closeup of my lampost light that I took during our snow days. Send to granjan@comsouth.net okay?

I sure miss you too. April will be here before you know it!

Yes - I want our Siesta Mama to come see me so we can sit on the porch swing and sing hymns. Will you come too?

Much love my friend -
Jan

I miss you!

Sandy said...

Lora,
Thank you for comments on my post today. I was already a follower of your blog, but had forgotten about what you wrote in your profile about the lamp light, and that being the name of your blog. I love it! I don't know why I ever got away from being still with God in the early morning! I am so loving it again!
okay, I'll quit writing a post in your comment box!
So glad to blog with you, and hope to meet you at the next Siesta event!

sister sheri said...

This looked like a wonderful time! Thanks for stopping by and leaving such thoughtful comments. You sure made my husband's day by commenting about his photos.

Lora said...

Thank you all kindly for your encouragement about the teens photos. Audra has started a photography business recently and I love to see how she and her sister see the beauty of the LORD in everyday life.

Betsy, we just meet at different locations throughout the year and spend time together.

Leah, thank you for noticing my absence. This last month was so full for me in so many ways. God is at work! Praise His Name!

Oh Jan, I am there. What tickles me is that we've worshipped together and you already know I can't sing and you'd invite me anyway... Thinking about what basket to bring to pick up pecans.

Sheri, Anthony's pictures are beautiful.

Blessings to you all in the Name of Our LORD!

Ginger said...

Hi Lora,
It's me again. Just wanted to invite you over to my blog; I have something for you there!

Joy said...

I enjoyed all the pictures. So glad you had a great trip and visit.

I love your brother too!

JulMarSol said...

Beautiful reflection of your trip spoken through your pictures. You are truly blessed.

Betsy said...

Louisville certainly looks like a wonderful city...so many beautiful things to see! :)

LisaShaw said...

Family is indeed a blessing beautiful sister and you have one big blessed family for sure. Loved all the photos and seeing a glimpse into your special time together. Thanks for sharing. Love you bunches!

Mariel said...

what a sweet reminder of the blessing of family. great pics too!

© Jennifer Raley said...

Neat post and some great photos. Love the crayola part! :) Thanks, Jenn <><

prashant said...

I am so glad y'all had a great time. Weekend getaways are so much fun.
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