Our dear friends, The Kingdom Arrows, travelled to Georgia this week...
just to see us!
Michael and I were excited to get to visit with our dear friends from our college days,
and Orville and Wilbur were just as thrilled to see their children.
|The boys colored welcome messages on the windows|
with Crayola window markers.
|We also wrote Merry Christmas in a variety of foreign languages|
on the dry erase board.
We found a helpful list here.
|The Arrows introduced the Plants to Shaun the Sheep...|
|And of course, we went bird watching.|
We went to a spot by the lake which is not far from the OP house. We often spot Belted Kingfishers and Killdeer there, and I so hoped we would see them that day. As we sat down to eat our picnic lunch, Joy-Bug was the first to identfy a Killdeer (by call)! Good job, Joy-Bug!
After lunch, I heard a Kingfisher, and we started looking for it. It flew across the water and perched on a boat dock allowing us all a peek! Kingfishers are one of my favorites, and I am always excited to see one.
Then, sadly, it was time for the Kingdom Arrows to return to their home. We said our goodbyes in the parking lot, and moments after they left, about 15 different species of birds starting singing and flying around the trees surrounding the parking lot. Michael and I spent about a half an hour identifying them and added a new species to our life list- the Golden-Crowned Kinglet. Sorry you missed it Kingdom Arrows!
|from left to right|
Esther, Kristi, Me, Tonya, Heather (Kingdom Arrows), Heather S.