Thursday, July 30, 2009

I'm Absolutely TERRIBLE at packing. When we leave for vacation- I pack an hour before it's time to leave because I hate trying to decide what I can live without until we actually leave. How am I supposed to pack my house up? I've got three days before we leave- maybe I'll just pack nonstop for one day and then crash. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


It's been warm, so we've spent time at Carowinds, mainly in the water park. When we can't make it to Carowinds, we create our own theme park here at home and invite friends to join us here.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Good Morning!

Wouldn't you be in a good mood if these greeted you every morning! I keep the back blinds open all day because sunflowers make me SO happy! Aren't they gorgeous. One is 10 1/2 feet tall!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

July 4th Weekend

(Super long post- it wasn't inteded to be but there was lots I want to remember. Pics are at the bottom- you can skip to those, my feelings won't be hurt!)

Matt had Friday off so we decided to take advantage of that and drive down to Atlanta, GA. We wanted to be back for our church firework show on Saturday so it was just a quick trip.

Matt got home from work around 4:30 and I had just printed off our tickets for the Braves baseball game that started at 7:10... and it's a 4 hour trip down! Obviously we got there a little late but we were there for almost all the action. The Braves won and I think it was a good first experience for the boys and myself at a major league baseball game. We caught the last three innings and the Braves won- Great!

Friday we packed in as much as we could. We started with the world's largest aquarium. It was AWESOME!!! The boys loved it and so did Matt and I. If we lived in Atlanta I would buy a season pass and go every week! Right when you walk in There is a tank of sting rays and sharks that you can touch- so neat.

After a few hours there we went over to the CNN Center for a tour. It was neat to do, not life changing, but a cool experience- not worth a season pass! :D

We got to walk through Olympic park on our way to the Coca-Cola museum. neat to do once- again not a season pass attraction.

We got directions to a southern diner for dinner. On our way Matt drove us all over town to try and climb up the Olympic torches that are placed throughout the city. They were all closed so he was sad. his thing anytime we go somewhere is to get a bird's eye view. you don't know how many buildings we've tried to get into and get to the top floor to see the view. I guess that's just his thing- it makes me laugh.

We saw Georgia tech and even got to get down on the football field. There was a ball that Taylor found so he took some time practicing his routes on a real field- his dad was so proud!

Saturday we went to the zoo which was really cool. The boys loved it and i loved the pandas. They had a lot of animals and since we went in the morning it wasn't hot or humid yet and all the animals were out and about.

We started our drive home but stopped at a grocery store to get some lunch. While Matt was checking out a BIG black lady came rolling up in a mechanical shopping cart. She looked at Brayden and pinched his leg and started kissing his hands. She said "Oh my, boy you are a fat tub of lard! You should go with me to Weight Watchers, I've already lost 5 pounds." It was SOOOO funny!- but maybe you had to be there...

We decided to drive through Augusta on the way home and since we were there we figured we might as well try and find the Master's Golf Course. Well- an hour later and 20 pictures of the back of a country club that we thought was the course- this is all we have to show for it. They have it COMPLETELY secluded. On the very outside of the course they've planted bamboo and it is so thick there's no way you could see anything!

Continuing on our trip (wow this has gotten to be very long-winded, sorry) Matt wants to play disc golf at the International Disc Golf Center. It ends up being out in the middle of nowhere but he got to play, so he can check that on off his list.

Overall- great trip, great family time and relatively cheap. We loved Atlanta and the weather was great but all the "natives" said it was so rare for it to be that nice.

**For the life of me I can't switch the order of the pictures. Everytime I try it freezes my computer.