Charlie Goes to the Big City

This past Saturday morning, Charlie and I got up, kissed Travis goodbye and hit the road headed south to possibly my favorite place in the world…Hahira. There’s something special about south Georgia. I start to feel it as soon as I cross below I-16 – the land opens up and you see farms and pine trees and stately homes and even trailers. It just makes me feel relaxed and a sense that life moves slower and there is an appreciation for the past. Below I-16 are the kinds of places where families have lived for generations and will continue to live for many more to come. Hahira itself is a fabulous town – where everybody knows who you are if you just tell them your last name, where there is only one red light, and where your neighbor brings you a plate of whatever they have cooked and have extra. It’s the town where I spent weeks at a time during Christmases, summers, and Spring Breaks during my childhood. It’s where I first learned to drive a car (a stick 1964 Volkswagon beetle on a dirt road) when I was about 10 years old. It’s where I hunted Easter eggs, rode a homemade tire swing, rode ponies, watched many a small town parade, and all the other childhood rites of passage you can think of. It was only fitting that first chance I got, I bring Charlie down to experience it as well.

We spent the weekend hanging out with Granny and Granddaddy and entertaining an endless stream of sweet visitors who all wanted to ooh and aah over my sweet baby. He didn’t disappoint either – and was full of smiles and coos all weekend.

See pictures below:

Welcome to Hahira - we made it! Only took 5 1/2 hours for a 4 hour trip!


Can you tell I'm the new apple of their eye?!? Move over Mama!


Granny - does this 6 month onesie make me look fat?


I like those glasses Granddaddy!


Mama - she's tiny like me!


Uncle Jim - tell me again - did he go camping or to Tampa!?!?


Oh this is nice - thanks for the break from all the people Deena!


Really Mama? All these presents are for me?


Your tree is so pretty Granny!


Look Mama - Daddy really missed me!

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4 Responses

  1. I love all the pictures! He’s so precious! And, that’s right…move on over because it’s all about Charlie now. Can’t wait to see what Santa brings him.

  2. Loved reading this post and seeing the pictures! He is adorable Jessica!

  3. He is precious! I love his rolls – nothing better than a rolly baby!!! Can you believe how fast thry outgrow the clothes? Crazy! So glad you are doing great!

  4. Me and my mom loves this post….we have family in South GA, my mom was raised in South GA, and we know EXACTLY what you mean! Brought tears to both our eyes. Keep taken that baby down there! There’s no place like it!

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