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July 31, 2015

Six Flags Over Georgia

We dedicated an entire day (in mid-June) to making a trip to Six Flags. Like last year, Libby earned a free ticket through a reading program at her school. She loves to read and she loves Six Flags, so she had no problem reading the required amount and getting a pass.
 
To make the trip more fun and less miserable we planned to go up for the day with friends. We had great time! 
 
Six Flags is not for wimps. I prepare myself mentally and physically. We dress for comfort and LOTS of walking. We lather up in sunscreen and drink water all day. If you know going into it that you're going to be hot and wait in a few lines, then you are good to go.
 
The day before I asked my friend, Christie Jo, to braid my hair. It turned out really cute. The goal is to keep all that long hair up and out of your face. Thanks, CJ. :)
 
 
Here is our group - Beth, Libby, Kaley, Coop, Allie and me. I enjoyed their company so much! Kaley drove from north Atlanta to meet us for the day. We were all smiles before riding Goliath.

 
Libby and Allie were tall enough to ride most all of the rides. There were just a few coasters that they didn't meet height requirement.

 
But those two were not scared to ride the coasters, swings, water rides or cars. They even drug me on a few coasters that I would have been happy to skip. Oh well, I guess they are keeping me young.

 

Here's a funny shot Kaley took right before we pulled out of the station to ride Goliath for my first ever ride. It's a huge coaster and I was too scared last year. But I decided I'd give it a try this time. It was a smooth (and really fast) ride and I lived to tell about it!
 
 
We split up to ride - two adults at the time. The little girls weren't big enough to get on Goliath yet. So we took turns riding so they wouldn't be left alone. Coop agreed to ride with me since I was a rookie and Kaley and Beth jumped on after we got off.

I'm happy to report our ride was a fast, high flying adventure. However, when it was Beth and Kaley's turn that was NOT the case. They clicked up the HUGE hill and then got stuck at the top for about 7 - 8 minutes. What the what?!?
 
They were in the very first car looking over ALL of Atlanta. It was so high. Scary!
 
 
Coop and I had walked the little girls down to the exit so we could watch Beth and Kaley's turn. They were stuck for so long that we began to worry. Allie and Libby even prayed for them (how sweet.) Coop and I were exchanging looks and talking through our teeth hoping not to worry the little girls. I also promptly thanked the Lord that I was not stuck when I rode for the first time ever. I probably would have had a nervous breakdown.
 
And then FINALLY, the row of cars moved. Hallelujah, praise the Lord! Because I was sure my friends were going to have be flight-lifted off the ride. :o

And we were all crazy enough to ride Goliath again later in the day. No one got stuck that go round. ;)

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We had a jam packed, HOT, awesome day. We really did have a ball.


 
 
Great memories were made (and a few selfies!) with this fun crew. Thanks for a great trip. See you next summer, Six Flags!

July 26, 2015

Early Summer Recap

We started summer with a bang. Vacation Bible started exactly two days after my last day at work. With my talented friend, Jill's, help, the painted set was finished and we got the stage ready in time for VBS. 


Both girls enjoyed their classes each night. Libby got to hold the Bible during assmebly one evening. Cool!


And Georgia Kate LOVED the music each night. She danced. A lot!


The final evening the kids got to showcase all they'd learned for their parents. GK was front and center showing off her animated moves. 


We had a great time this summer at VBS and loved taking a Journey Off the Map.

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The following weekend we closed out Libby's softball season with an end-of-the-year pool party at our house. 







I've said it in an earlier post, but we had a great group of players and parents. Several of the moms pitched in and we pulled out a fun afternoon to celebrate our season with the Lil' Angels. 

July 22, 2015

Party People

Georgia Kate wanted a Paw Patrol party for her third birthday and that's just what she got. We enjoyed a summer evening of swimming, eating and celebrating with friends and family...and the puppies of Paw Patrol.




After swimming with her friends, we dried off and had dinner.


As everyone was standing around outside finishing their meal, Georgia Kate come up to me and said, "I blow out my candles!" She was telling me she was ready to be celebrated. :)

So we sang and she blew out three candles. 



She wasted no time getting down to business when it was time to open her presents. 


She took her new bubble mower for a spin as soon as she could get her dad and granddad to cut open the box!



We logged another successful birthday and we had a great time celebrating with our friends and family! 

Three-years-old looks great on you!


July 20, 2015

Summer is in Full Swing

Hi blog readers! I've been away from the blog enjoying a great summer with my girls. I can't wait to recap all the fun we've had. 

We set big goals for the summer. 


And we've worked hard to check off each box. Here some pictures from just a few of our adventures so far.
















I can't wait to give you all the details of our Summer of 2015! 

June 29, 2015

Georgia Kate is 3

Happy third birthday to our youngest, Georgia Kate!



 
You are precious. You are loved!

May 29, 2015

Memorial Day Beach Fun

Another Memorial Day weekend has come and gone. We had yet another fun trip to Panama City Beach

The weekend was so nice. We had:

Great weather!


Cute kids!





Our own AWESOME babysitter!



(A Lot of!) Fun friends!




It was a winning weekend!


We can now officially kick off summer 2015.