Today we enjoyed a perfect sunny day in historic Fredericksburg at the Admiral Nimitz Museum. Born on the 35th anniversary of D-Day myself, we decided it would be fun to spend the 71st anniversary honoring and learning more about a WWII hero from our neck of the woods—Admiral Chester Nimitz, a “German Texan” from the quaint and touristy town of Fredericksburg. Below are some of the day’s highlights.
This morning at 9:30am God graciously gifted to our family a new little member—a sweet little baby girl! We are grateful for the many prayers lifted up on our behalves and are pleased to introduce to you…
What an amazing time we had today, filling the pews of Bruton Parish, shaking the hands of American legends like Patrick Henry, George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, touring Mount Vernon and getting drilled by patriot army sergeants…. all without leaving Alabama!
Below are some of the highlights from our day at American Village where our boys had the time of their lives donning their homemade 18th-century continentals’ uniforms.
This past weekend, we spent several unforgettable days along the Gulfshore on one of Dad’s events, the Heroes of History tour. On Friday June 6, the 70th anniversary of D-Day—the Allied invasion of Normandy (and also incidentally my 35th birthday)—we met with WWII veterans who were there on that very day. We shook their hands and listened to their amazing stories. We dressed in 40s garb (dressing in period attire always seems to augment the experience at any event!) and had a wonderful time at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans. From there we ventured to Beauvoir in Biloxi, Mississippi, the last home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Next, we stopped at Mobile Bay to visit the 90-million-pound U.S.S. Alabama, and even spent the night aboard the ship! Lastly, we spent the afternoon at the beach at Dauphin Island—the children’s first time to see the ocean! Below are just a few of the highlights from this singular weekend:
Reason number 5,287,651 why biblical “home” education is superior: Let’s drop everything and go to the Science Center!
What fun we had hearing the earth-shaking boom of cannons, and watching the chaos of cavalry and infantry scrambling across the smokey fields!
We always enjoy the opportunity to visit our land whenever we’re in Texas. Here we enjoy the always-breezy hilltop and the perfect Springtime weather on a recent visit to the area.