I'm having the hardest time deciding which house we should buy.....
or this one???
or maybe this one???
I'm kidding! Georgia was beautiful and I love the lake houses!!!
I'm loving this road schooling! We read about Eli Whitney and stopped by the side of the road (bed head and all) and picked cotton in our PJ's.
Landen thought it was cotton candy!
We stayed at Coffee state park. It was beautiful with all the green and fall colors.
Georgia looks a lot like Oregon to me. We were going to go out on the lake but.......
I wanted to live to see my cousins. These are my first cousins on my dad's side. I haven't seen them in 15 or more years!!!! We found each other on myspace and started talking. If it wasn't for this trip, I'm not sure when I would of seen them.
Larry, Matt, Jenny (who are Georgia Bulldog Fans) and yes, that's me in a Florida Gator sweat shirt.
Let's just say, I didn't make a good first impression. LOL
This is the family. My Aunt Carla (my dad's sis)is holding Finley. She calls everyone "Sugar." I'm holding my cousin Jenny's baby, Taylor. That's Brandon(standing in front of Finley) but they all call him Pooty. Then next to Pooty is Willie (he's in 6th grade and about 6ft tall!When I was at Gran's she showed me this picture. This was taken when we were all about 5 or 6??? We were in Texas for a family reunion. This is all the oldest girls in the family. Jenny is 2nd and I am the only brunette on the end. We are all with in a year of each other.
Jenny had to remind me that I am older than her(6 months) and will be 30 before her.
After hanging out at My Aunt's house we went back to our campsite and let the kids finish up on school and their Jr. Ranger program.
The park was holding a Christmas night. We went and listened to Christmas stories by a fire inside a log cabin.
Santa was there. Finley was fine as long as Daddy was holding her, she would scream if we dare try and sit her on his lap.
Faith is just in love with Santa. I don't have the heart to tell her he's not real. (That's another post) She is telling him here that she wants this special book (that has been impossible to find) We finally found it at a Cracker Barrel(which by the way,us California people are missing out. Lovin' these Cracker Barrel's) in Virginia (but the road was closed to drive to it) I was really wishing there was a Santa. We did end up getting the book in Maryland at another Cracker Barrel:) I'm just praying it's the right one haha!
Landen trying to explain..........
Then we all went on a hay ride. I led everyone in Christmas carols (I won't see these people again) haha! We had a lot of fun until it started raining on us. It was freezing!
We went back inside and sat by the fire and warmed up with some hot chocolate.
In the morning we headed to Jenny's house.......(she lives in a very pretty area by a lake)
They treated us to some good Southern Food.......
I never ate so much in my life. We had grits (never had before) and a bunch of other fried food haha! And you can't visit Georgia without trying some peach cobbler now can you?
Then we all went back and sat our lil self's down and visited.......
Austin and Willie playing football in the front yard....
I love the property!
Jenny has Willie who is 12 and Taylor who is 7 months. She was so excited to finally have a little girl that she went all out. I don't blame her! She is such a good mommy. Finley even got to use Taylor's "warm" wipes LOL...she is spoiled!
Miss Taylor's room.........
We all piled on their "General Lee" golf cart and drove around the lake....
We had such a wonderful visit. I am so glad I got to see all of them. We promised not to let another 15 years go by!