It was the girls first visit to Alabama and I must say, the state left a good impression!
We had beautiful warm weather (80 degrees in October? Yes, please!) and plenty of fun activities to keep us busy!
We started off with Owl-o-ween, an event held at a local natural park where the girls decorated cookies, had their sweet faces painted, played games and saw screech owls.
The highlight of the day was when they got to tear apart owl pellets and pick out bird bones. (Actually, they didn’t like that part at all. Ew.)
Our favorite thing about Alabama was the southern hospitality. We visited the Church at Chelsea-Westover and were welcomed warmly and shown lots of love! Several people knew we were taking the girls Trunk or Treating (their first time!) and the people of that church rallied around us to get us ready.
Miss Amy loaned us costumes, Miss Rosemarie did their hair and makeup, Miss Susan loaned us blue eyeshadow (Cinderella without blue eyeshadow? Perish the thought!), Miss June fixed the moccassins of one Pocahontas, and Miss Deidra provided candy buckets and escorted us to the event. It takes a village, people!
Yes, Alabama has been fun! We’re so thankful for the love we’ve been shown and we want to come back some day. Now, we’re on to Tennessee to see more friends and visit another new church. Let the adventuring continue!