Thursday, October 19, 2017


Friday Night Lights at my Alma Mater, Enterprise High School over Labor Day Weekend.

Always good, and weird, to be back!

sun trust park

We took our first trip to SunTrust Park to watch the Braves take on the Rockies.

In all honestly we weren't super impressed.  It's a beautiful stadium, but it lacked the fun family atmosphere of Turner Field.  The kids activities are all shoved in the back away from the actual game, everything costs something. and their was alcohol and party zones everywhere.  I know that's what makes them the most money, but a part of me was sad that the wholesome family outing to the Braves Game didn't quite feel the same.

Regardless, we had a memorable night because my Rockies loving Tyler Chatwood fanboy Connor was decked out in ALL his Rockies gear plus a sign with a shoutout to his favorite player.  Zach took him down to the Rockies bullpen to show off his sign and he was rewarded with a sweet little conversation and a signed baseball.  I love watching little dreams come true for my boys. 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

solar eclipse

We played hooky on August 21, 2017, otherwise known as Solar Eclipse Day.  There was a great desire to drive to the path of totality so we were up early and headed out to Toccoa, GA to experience it all together.  It was the best!  

Sitting on the square in Toccoa after a fun morning of picnicking, antiquing, ice cream eating, frisbee throwing, and looking at the sun through our glasses every two minutes it was such a cool moment to cheer with the other thousands around as the sun was completely covered and we could see a beautiful 360 degree sunset or sunrise view.  

It didn't get completely dark where we were, one child had a meltdown during the brief two minutes which resulted in me only seeing about 60 seconds of it, but honestly it was all still magical as we witnessed this moment of creativity by our most creative Heavenly Father.  

The next Eclipse is already on our calendar and will most definitely be driving wherever we need to to experience it again with our then teenage sons.

I highly recommend you trying to do the same.  It is definitely worth the effort!

stone mountain sky hike

At the end of the summer after months of patiently waiting and right before our yearly passes expired, we were able to go to Stone Mountain to do the Sky Hike.  During our previous visits to Stone Mountain it was either closed or Zach wasn't there to give us the needed second chaperone so much to the delight of the oldest two we were finally able to go.  

Zach and Connor LOVED it!
Micah powered through his fear and felt accomplished when it was done.
Logan made it bravely through the first level before stopping.
I, with Connor after the boys came down, hated it but forced myself to at least get through it.  Heights are not my thing, but my middlest baby singing one step at a time to me while I was going is a sweet memory that will be with me forever.