Wednesday, November 25, 2015

friendsgiving roadtrip!!

Yesterday we decided to take a road trip to Chattanooga.  I was bummed because we'd have to take two cars and I thought maybe we could rent a van.  Everyone thought it was a wonderful idea. Yay!  Our day began with the guys getting the van and us hitting the road for our Tennessee adventure!

We stopped in at Ruby Falls.

And the we decided to visit the downtown area.

The waterfall steps were my favorite!

All selfies today compliments of Layla's selfie stick!

We ate a yummy lunch at Big River.

Then we visited the local cupcake place and I got my favorite classic vanilla cupcake. Layla also got a classic vanilla also, while Hayden got a peanut butter chocolate and Gary indulged in a mint chocolate chip flavor. Mmmmm!  So delicious!

On our way back to Georgia we visited Chickamauga National Battlefield Park.

We went 136 steep and circling steps to the top of Wilder monument.  It was so fun because we didn't realize how high it was and as we swiftly walked up the stairs we could feel the top was near, but we kept going and going and going.  We laughed and giggled through the thigh burn.  The laughter echoed through the cement monument and it's a memory I'll never ever forget.

I was a little freaked out at the top.  I'm not a fan of heights. I was worried one of the kids would fall all the way down the steep stairs, and I barely looked over the sides, yuck!  

I love the little side holes the soldiers shot guns out of.  I'm not a history lover, but it was really cool to tour the battlefields!

We made it back down and took picture looking back up at the top. It was pretty cool!

On the drive back to Georgia I was feeling sentimental.  I'm thankful for a fun day with friends and the ability for all of us to celebrate this holiday together!

Monday, November 23, 2015

go carts, rope course and games

We went on a fun adventure to ride go carts!

Hayden was so proud to take his very own helmet!  I'm so happy he could use it.

The kids had a fun time flying around the track.  Hayden went fast and Layla was more consevative like her momma.

Layla rode with me and she was annoyed by how slow I went. ha!

Gary and Hayden zipped around the track and ended up getting into a minor collision.  I knew it would happen.  They're such dare-devils. 

Layla got all tethered up and headed up to the ropes course.  She was so brave and rocked that thing.  

We watched the virtual pirates movie. When the kids told me it was a roller coaster feel I was scared I'd barf, but it was so fun.  We shot all the pirates as they tried to attack us.

What a fun day with friends!  We're so blessed!

Sunday, November 22, 2015


Friendsgiving 2015 has begun.  We're starting off by having Mexican food at our favorite spot!

The guys are getting all manly in the back yard making a zip line course.

And Mia is playing us some awesome tunes on her guitar.  It's gonna be a great week!