May Travels

posted May 26, 2011, 1:59 PM by Grady Smith   [ updated May 26, 2011, 2:41 PM ]
May 26, 2011
- It has been a few weeks since last posting, primarily due to our May travels.  Grady Jeremiah had two trips this month!

Gulf Shores...

Grady Jeremiah and Julia were able to join Grady for Lakeview's staff retreat at Gulf Shores, and then stay for a short vacation afterwards.  We had not expected for us all to be able to go to staff retreat together due to his quarantine restrictions.  However, this year's setup of several houses at the beach made it possible to keep Grady Jeremiah on quarantine and all of us to be together!  One of the blessings was that all of the equipping staff of Lakeview were finally able to meet Grady Jeremiah as we sat outside on the deck of the beach house during the meals.

In addition, we were able to stay two extra days after staff retreat for our first family vacation with all three of us!  We had time to rest, take a walk on the beach, and even take Grady Jeremiah to his first fort experience at Fort Morgan!  Enjoy a few pictures of us exploring the fort together.  Remember, you can click on any of the pictures in these blog posts to see bigger versions of them.



Julia explaining the
Fort's history and map
to Grady Jeremiah

 Quick...  Grady Jeremiah! 
Do you see any Union ships
approaching the harbor? 
 Posing for a photo
on an old ship

           We have a lot more pictures from this trip.  For more family beach pictures, click here!


After returning from staff retreat, Grady left for Russia to lead a team of English as a Second Language teachers to work with a language center there.  While Grady was in Russia, Julia and Grady Jeremiah went to Montevallo to spend time with family and friends there.  Grady Jeremiah was not only able to play with his fun uncles, but he was able to meet his great-grandparents!  Enjoy a few pictures of his trip with Julia's side of the family...

           Fun with uncles....
          Meeting the


The Weeks Ahead...

In two weeks we will be taking Grady Jeremiah back to Birmingham for follow up appointments at UAB.  He will be seeing a pediatric ophthalmologist, cardiologist, and endocrinologist.  Please pray for the doctors to have wisdom as they evaluate Grady Jeremiah in each of those areas and for us to have good reports from them.