Sunday, July 13, 2008

Another reunion! Fun times at the beach, and other stuff

Long time no post......again! A quick catch up on the on goings of the Maddox family - Stephen, my mom, and I spent the 4th of July weekend in Darien GA for our annual Anderson family reunion. It was HOT, but wonderful. Most of the cousins I know and my mother knows the most stay in the same hotel, so most of the catching up happens at the pool or in the lobby over coffee......or wine. Stephen had so much fun hanging out with some cousins his own size and age. My cousins from St. Louis were there and then headed down to the beach near us for a week. We love their visits and the chance to hang out with them, though to most of the world your third and fourth cousins wouldn't even cross your mind, but we spent most of our childhood and now adult life with the Rhodes so their just cousins to us! :)
Now in the picture's above we were all out walking on the beach yesterday right after a nasty storm.... should have known Stephen was standing in the surf Alan noticed as a wave came up on him that a jelly fish wrapped around his little ankle. He cried and screamed, Alan ran to a grocery store to get some meat tenderizer, and when he got back Stephen had fallen asleep on me in the condo. His little ankle looked like it hurt so bad, so we packed up and called it a day. :( I have to say, I don't think I've ever gotten a sting as bad as that one.... But he toughed it out!
Thanks for all the prayers, please pray for two of my friends who just had their second child each! Baby Catherine Ann and Baby Ethan

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