Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Georgia National Fair 2016

For a week and a half the biggest fair in the state invades our tiny town!  We love to see it come.... and love to see it go! :)
This year we got to go as a family one full day, I took the younger kids another day, and Matthew and Madeline went a couple of times by themselves.

The kids always enter the soap carving contest. 

The day that I took the kids, McKenzie, Elizabeth and Pa joined us!

We always love going off to our favorite quiet spot for a picnic.

Hanging out watching the horse shows.

The little boys love visiting the Thomas the Train booth.

Great-Grandpa with sweet little Elizabeth.

I think he was concerned about those huge horns!

Both of the girls won several ribbons. They entered canning, crocheting and sewing.

Checking out the "Georgia Grown" building... one of my favorites!

 A pretty random picture of Macheus and Pa. :)

Matthew is very into politics. :)  (Disclaimer... I am not a fan of Trump!) :)

She placed on both of these blankets.  She made one of them for Elizabeth and the other is being tucked away in her hope chest.

Sweet Myles......

Not a very good picture, but the only one of me and Marc. :)

Love that Mariah is really starting to take off with her homemaking skills!

Checking out the dairy cows.

                                                       Taking a break! :)

This makes me laugh.  We took this "selfie" before the circus started.  We ended up leaving because it was so crude!  My dad was so confused. :)

My crew.... minus McKenzie!

                                               me and my boy....

                                    Madeline Grace with Elizabeth Grace.

This one cracks me up too.  We were in line for the circus along with hundreds of others.  When the line started to move McKenzie said, "Ok, Pa... push and shove!"  He just laughed. :)

Every year the kids get these nasty slushies!

Loving on the sheep.

This little fellow is so full of life!

More horse shows...............

Watching a late show.


Goodbye fair.... See you next year!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Atlanta Trip

Now that we have our new desk top I'm slowly getting caught up with my posts!  I had tons of pictures saved, I just don't like blogging on an ipad!
About a month ago Marc had a business trip in Atlanta.  We like to go and try to hit different things each time.

You can't stay downtown and not go to Centennial Park!  One evening we ate at the CNN Center and then hung out at the park

Watching the fountain show. Love these two fellows!

Because this trip was right before the boys' birthdays we decided to go to the LEGOLAND Discovery Center.  The boys had a blast!

The Lego city of Atlanta was pretty impressive!

More pictures from Centennial Park.  I took a picture of Matthew with this statue years ago when he was still able to go on trips with us!

We ate at Pittypat's Porch.  If you've ever watched Gone With The Wind you will understand the name! :)

More from the Lego Center.  My pictures didn't upload in order.

Chillin' out watching Little House On The Prairie!

The pool is amazing!  We stay at this hotel every time he has to be downtown.  The pool and workout room are great!

The skyline view from the pool.

The pool has both an indoor and outdoor area.

She enjoyed the break from school and getting to do some "fun" reading!

My girls are always my workout buddies.  This exercise room was fabulous! 
Thankful for more sweet memories traveling with Marc and getting to do fun stuff with the kiddos!

* Just an update for those that read my blog regularly..... Marc is doing fine.  He has to have a stress test done this coming week.  Praying it comes back as good as his other tests have.  He is eating really well and trying to get a little more sleep.:)