With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Tradition, History & Fun

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tradition, History & Fun

 It's Chloe's turn...
for a photo in Pop-Pop's Christening outfit

joining her siblings and cousins in this sentimental family tradition.
Chloe's Aunt Abbey was one of the firsts to wear this vintage outfit belonging to John
Abbey and her dad chilling on the sofa after work, looking so much alike :)
Amid the hectic summer schedule, John wanted to take a vacation day.
Last week, we shared a lovely day together strolling through the nearby historic town of Haddonfield.
We toured the Indian King Tavern Museum, where on September 1777, the Legislature of New Jersey unanimously resolved that thereafter the word "state" should be substituted for "colony" in all public writs and commissions. 
On the second-floor assemble room of this historic building is where
The Great Seal of New Jersey was adopted
Haddonfield's Indian King Tavern is one of New Jersey's most historic buildings. Named for the local Lenape Indians, it is a premiere example of eighteenth-century colonial tavern architecture as well as the site where New Jersey was legally created.
In 1777, as clashing armies devastated Trenton, the Assembly reconvened in the Indian King to pass legislation officially creating an independent state and adopting its Great Seal. Legend has it that, throughout the 1780s, Dolley Payne -- who later became First Lady Dolley Madison -- was a frequent visitor. Source
Photos inside the building were not allowed.
Afterward our walk down the brick sidewalks and through many of the shops, we used a LivingSocial coupon for lunch at The British Chip Shop.
That evening, we relaxed on the sofa together while watching Driving Miss Daisy.
It was a perfect day!


Hanni said...

Aww, Chloe is a beauty!
It seems that you really had a perfect day, this town is looking so lovely. Driving Miss Daisy... Morgan Freeman is one of my favourite actors :)
Wish you a happy weekend,

Debra said...

those babies are adorable! That is amazing ...using the outfit so many times on so many cuties

Driving Miss Daisy...I think I've watched that at least five times or more...what a movie

Nice that you got him to watch a 'chick flick' with you, though :)

Barbara F. said...

Blessings to beautiful baby Chloe. All such adorable babies, they look alike, and Silas looks a lot like his Pop-Pop. I love old towns like Haddonfield. xo

Maryann said...

I don't know what I enjoyed more the babies in the christening outfit or dad and daughter on the couch....very sweet photos

Maple Lane said...

Chloe is just darling. I love all the photos with the Christening Gown. What a treasure.
Happy that you and John had an enjoyable vacation day. Such a beautiful photo of you both.
Driving Miss Daisy was filmed in one of the older neighborhoods in Atlanta near where Karen once lived! I loved that movie!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

What a beautiful baby! Love the Christening gown tradition. You and your husband are a beautiful couple!

Cheryl said...

What a sweet post! It is so meaningful that all of those babies have worn your husband's christening outfit (including his look-alike, Abbey)!

And it was a grand idea for your husband to take a vacation day and for you to spend it together. Looks like the perfect day!

(Now my wheels are spinning... wonder if Ron will take a day... we have an anniversary coming up...) :D

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

I love the baby photo tradition. So sweet. And your vacation day does, indeed, appear to be perfect, right down to that photo of you and John.

Snap said...

Beautiful Chloe carrying on the family tradition. Wonderful photo of Abbey and her dad. Looks like you had a lovely day in Haddonfield. Love the photo of you and John.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Those are just beautiful!! Tradition...what a joy to see it past down.
Your trip sounds wonderful...thanks for sharing

NanaDiana said...

Chloe is just precious and beautiful...but you and your hubby are just a gorgeous couple. I can tell just by that last picture of you that you are both happy, warm people that love each other- Life sits well on your shoulders! Blessings- xo Diana

podso said...

Beautiful children, all the generations! What a wonderful tradition.

Lee Caroline said...

I wanted to thank you so much for your kind words on my post about my mother who is now in her final days.

I truly appreciate your prayers for her, she has pain when she is awake, terrible pain which takes a while to get back under control. I left her half an hour ago, she was sleeping peacefully, please pray this continues.

Thank you so much for taking time out to visit my blog.

You have a wonderful looking family, what a stunning woman you are, I cannot believe that you have been married over 30 years, you look amazing.

God bless you and thank you for your prayers for my mother and myself during this period of transition.

Much hugs

Lee x

marie said...

Such a wonderful tradition and such beautiful babes!
I love the photos of Abbey and John...they certainly do resemble one another.
Your vacation day sounded lovely...a perfect day indeed!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

What a lovely family tradition. So sweet to have the photos of everyone wearing that beautiful christening gown. And your vacation day sounds wonderful, too. Haddonfield looks like a great place to visit. Happy August to you and yours! Tammy

Debbie Petras said...

Sounds like a fun day! I'm amazed at how much your hubby and daughter do look alike. What a wonderful tradition of using the same christening gown.

Blessings and love,

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

What a blessing it is to have so many babies wear this treasured heirloom.
You both make a lovely couple.

Susan said...

Hi LDH...I LOVE one-day getaways, don't you?

Your daughter DOES look like her Papa.

And you and your love look adorable...you look very pretty and he's handsome!

Thanks for sharing. Susan

Pondside said...

It sounds like a perfect day to me, too.
Like you, we have a family christening gown - and I may just copy your photo collage idea with it!

Sherry said...

It's wonderful how you were able to keep the tradition of a family christening gown! I'm sure with each christening, memories come alive! Take care.

Lois Christensen said...

Looks like the perfect day! I love that you all have been sharing the outfit! Enjoy!

Melissa said...

Such darling photos of the special outfit! =)

Your vacation day sounds wonderful!

Ann said...

Chloe is such a little sweetheart. What a wonderful tradition

Debbie Huffaker said...

What a precious tradition. I think that's amazing! So glad you had such a nice day with your hubby. I love those kinds of unexpected times!!!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Such a beautiful child! Love that you had a good day, we need more of those in our lives.

my diary said...

nice post thanks for sharing...found you thrue other follower looking for to visit more...blessings from holland

Sangeetha said...

A lovely tradition. Beautiful photos, thanks for sharing. You make a beautiful pair.

corners of my life said...

Such a lovely photo of the two of you!

Just a little something from Judy said...

Your daughter and your husband certainly do resemble each other. I think the bond between fathers and daughters is so special.

I liked reading about the day you and your husband spent together. It seems like you both just enjoy being together. The last picture of the two of you is a beautiful picture of the two of you.

Mehul said...

Those babies are such a darling. I like the way the outfit is used so many times on so many babies.

- Mehul
stone range hood


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