2.09.2009

Saturday drive.



I packed up the little ones to look at some church pews in Rutledge on Saturday. As excited as I was to roam the giant antique barn, anticipating a lucky pyrex find, it became the hum of the tires that kept me savoring the day.

Memorizing the sound of my babies. Giggling, singing, burping. Rolling down my window and hoping for a sunburn on my left cheekbone. Writing the stories for the faces that built the old abandoned homes along the treeline, and smiling at the visions of kids in bloomers running to the barn carrying a basket of beans and cornbread for dad.

I love old things. And little voices.





My favorite part was peeking in the rear view mirror. Watching Kacie sleep, making up her dreams, and locking the innocence of Joey's quiet stares out the window in my brain forever.

It was a good Saturday.

15 comments:

Natalie said...

sigh...
that's good stuff

Emily said...

Very good stuff.
I am off to memorize.

mandi said...

oh man- that is a good day!

i love long drives with the kids...

Katy Beth said...

Sounds quite perfect!

I am LoW said...

Are those little book salt and pepper shakers???

What fun!! And fun pictures too. Love days like that and love old things too.

Nana/Mom said...

a day to tuck away and hold in your heart. They grow up so fast-

wendy said...

What a wonderful drive. Sounds so peaceful---even with giddy kids. I too love old things (I love myself so mych) Did you find your pyresx --- and the pew---what are you going to do with it. Indeed, lock that day inside your mind forever. They are wonderful to reflect back on.

wendy said...

sheesh, I should pay closer attention to my spelling /typo errors. I am OLD ---

cally said...

I did indeed find a pew. Only $25...she's trying to get rid of it. I have always wanted a big long old church pew in my foyer, ever since seeing my friend Mo's. I've been on the hunt for years.

This one isn't exactly what I was looking for, so I'm not sure when or if to get Conan to drive back there with a truck.

And no Pyrex. Bummer.

But I got a cool chair for $9. Not really old, but cool.

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

WOW...your pictures are stunning! What a wonderful day!

Small House said...

Loved the pictures of the old bldgs. But those kids...Precious.
Have a great day.

♥ Somebody Loved ♥ said...

These old things would have caught my eye as well...
just got back in town
but
you will just love one of my photos... give me a day or so.

ToOdLeS.ShEiLa

♥ Somebody Loved ♥ said...

cute kids too!

Roses Are Red, Violets are Violet said...

oh how I have missed your words.

I have been gone for a long time from blogs period. reading this reminds me of what i have been missing.

that is quite possibly my favorite post of yours ever.

thanks, cally.

Alice Faye said...

I love old things too. That's why I keep Duane around!!!