Like I mentioned, the girls and I are in Georgia. My parents live just outside of Atlanta, so we’ve been bouncing around the state a bit while soaking up family time. This post should most likely be titled ‘my family scrapbook’ so there’s a little heads up before we dive in.
We spent Saturday in the classic city. For those unfamiliar, that means in Athens, GA, also known as the most magical place on earth (you thought that was Disney?!) and home to the Georgia Bulldogs.
It had been years since I had been there and I loved getting to walk the streets of downtown and watch an easy-win game with my family.
We grabbed lunch before the game at Herschel’s (high fives to anyone who knows the restaurant’s namesake).
The bloody Marys were on point!
I loved letting the memories of college flood back over me. I was particularly nostalgic inhaling the sweet aromas surrounding the hot dog cart, where I ended up several times at 2am. Oh, college.
It was a gorgeous day for football and we grabbed seats in the nosebleeds so all three baby girls (my sweet niece, Kyla, too!) would have adequate room to wiggle.
The girls really did well for the whole game. Perhaps with a little help from our surprise seatmate…
I always knew he was a Georgia fan.
Sunday was rainy, so we enjoyed some downtime around the house.
Grandma Betty showed Hailey how to unwrap peppermints for a fun and easy little craft.
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Spray metal cookie cutters with cooking spray and place on parchment paper.
3. Add mints and bake for 5-7 minutes until melted.
4. Remove from oven, use a toothpick to poke a hole through the top and allow to cool before removing the cookie cutter.
So cute to hang on the trees!
While Hailey worked on that, Kaitlyn enjoyed snuggles from everyone.
Lucky little lady.
Yesterday mom and I decided to head into Atlanta to check out the aquarium, something I’ve been itching to do for a long time now!
We figured it would be a slow Monday, but we forgot that the kids were out of school. It was slammed! But it did not hinder our enjoyment. How could it with scenes like this?
The tunnel was absolutely incredible.
But the Dolphin Tales show really took the cake. It was an exciting production, a play/dolphin show hybrid, that kept all of us enthralled from start to finish.
I highly recommend it!
I feel out of sorts being away from home and routine for a longer stretch of time, but I’m really loving the family time and looking forward to even more to come. I’m trying to enjoy every moment of Thanksgiving before giving into my desire to blast Christmas music.
But no promises.
When do you start decorating or listening to Christmas music?
I always try to wait until after Thanksgiving, but I’ve got an itch to bust out some Jingle Bells!
US peeps- are you going to get to spend time with family this week?
Traveling or staying home?