I know it is already a distant memory but I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! I already shared a little but mine was really nice this year. We headed to my in-laws in Georgia on Monday and stayed through the weekend so we had plenty of time to catch up with family (both brother-in-laws and their wives AND new baby Mac!), play games (Boggle, Bananagrams, and Wii Just Dance are our favorites), and eat (and eat and eat..). We also did a few special things like visit the Art Barn which is a great local farm that opens it’s “doors” once a month to the public. The owners keep it really casual and laid back so we basically got to wander freely among the animals. Oliver got to hold a chicken which made his day and I fell in love with a little donkey named Baby April. Sullivan just ran wild and acted like his usual self. The kids got to paint pictures during a little art class and we capped it all off with a picnic. The day was awesome!
I also got to sneak away with Taylor for a little while and enjoy some kids-free time (thank you Grammy and Papa!). We headed to Roswell which is nearby and checked out their quaint little downtown. It had lots of art galleries and antique shops which were good for inspiration. But mainly we got distracted by all the food smells! Although we had already eaten lunch we decided to do a mini food tour at a restaurant named Inc. As soon as we walked in I knew I would love the place. It served drinks in mason jars and the kitchen window looked like the food was coming out of an actual Mexican taco truck. We had fried hominy (yum) and some kind of goodness that came served in a skillet. And to top off the trip we picked up some Krispy Kremes on the way home. And yes I ate one on the way! Ps…where did our Krispy Kreme stores go in Charlotte??!
We ended the trip with a visit to the Atlanta Aquarium. I think I was more excited than my kids. It was such a cool place and I was in awe of the animals they had there. I mean how often can you look face-to-face with a whale shark or Baluga whale?! These animals are the size of a school bus! The whole experience was just awesome for us and the boys. They especially loved the “Dolphin Tales” show. I highly recommend taking your kids if you ever get a chance!
It was a great week and I think we all needed it! I hope you all enjoyed your time and did exactly what you wanted! This week we are obviously already moving on to Christmas and more of that is coming in the next couple of weeks. I will also be starting the first installment of my “house tour”. I figured I have to start sharing some of my own home but I am doing it little by little since I feel like I am forever living in a work-in-progress! But anyways here are some more pictures from my Thanksgiving week…