Comfort and Joy

I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will
give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.
Jeremiah 31:13

Monday, April 16, 2012

We bought a house...


Isn't it beautiful?!?

Just kidding...this is one of the many mansions we saw in Newport, RI.  Two Saturdays ago our little family took a day trip to Newport, RI.  What a precious city!  Beautiful, quaint, surrounded by water, fun little shops, amazing mansions.

We woke up early Saturday morning and hit the road. Ready for our day trip to Rhode Island
We did a little research on the way down and figured out the things we wanted to see the most.  The 10 Mile Loop, the many mansions, a restaurant our upstairs neighbors recommended, the beach, and a little shopping. Unfortunately with two small children the shopping didn't really happen but we did do everything else we wanted to do. This precious church was in the middle of Thames Street. Really beautiful.
After we walked up and down Thames Street we stopped at the restaurant our neighbors recommended, Brick Alley Pub. They were right, the nachos were delicious.
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The boys enjoyed sitting on the same side as their daddy. IMG_6384
We then got back in the car and started the drive of the 10 mile loop. This was during typical nap time so we were hopeful that the boys would fall asleep and they did. That means we did the 10 mile loop 5 times. We will do about anything to get a nap in for our guys. The Mansions in Newport bored them
The mansions were truly incredible. Beautiful estates with gorgeous homes, tons of land, and amazing views.
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We then stopped at the beach for the boys to play for a little while. Unfortunately the clouds rolled in and made the temperature drop so we didn't last very long. IMG_6437 IMG_6441 IMG_6448 IMG_6453 IMG_6455 IMG_6456
Love my man
We are so thankful that New England has these precious towns so close to Boston that we can explore for the day.  It was a great way to spend a Saturday with my family.


Laura Sessions said...

What a fun day with your family!

Molly Witherington said...

Y'all have done such a great job of taking advantage of being up there! Great memories. Also, I'm so glad y'all got to see our quaint little summer home - isn't it nice? ;)

jennie brooks said...

Man I love that place!

Abby said...

Hi, Brittany. I think Miller looks so much like Olivia. Is it just the curls?
Glad y'all had a great trip. I have shared your post on how to love a grieving family with lots of people. It was brilliant and obviously learned in the trenches.
Don't know if you've heard, but we are moving back to Memphis this summer. Maybe we can catch up in person. Any luck with house hunting?

Emilee Odette Garrett said...

Looks like such a fun day trip! I'm really enjoying reading about all of your New England adventures! Counting down...

Lauren said...

your pictures and experience takes me back. i love it. it's funny b/c jeff was working the other day & i wanted the 'day trip' to the cool locale so badly but i was at a loss. (the kids and i needed an activity)
i know we have towns around memphis, but i love the abundance of charming towns in the ne.
great pictures!!! and, i love your sweet boys. they are growing up and so so cute.