January 4, 2010

Georgia on My Mind

We went to Georgia to visit my family the day after Christmas. After being stuck in the Denver airport for the better part of a day no thanks to a certain Nigerian terrorist, we finally made it to my parents house on Hickory Hill Farm:). We kept so busy the whole time we were there which is saying a lot since my parents live 20 minutes away from civilization. We saw Sherlock Holmes (loved, loved, loved it), played tons of fun games, took a short trip to Hilton Head Island and Savannah (post to follow), celebrated 4 birthdays (in 2 days), celebrated the New Year, ate at my fave BBQ place, Cafe Pig (named so appropriately for the portions I ate), went bowling, and played more fun games. It was really such a nice, relaxing, fun trip.

Just a taste of our trip to Hilton Head. This girl just screams, "Come and snuggle!"

One night we went to my Aunt Jana's house to celebrate my cousin, Parker's and Christian's b-day. This is Parker's dog, Poppy. Amelia loved that little thing.

We celebrated Christian's birthday at home the next night. The Big 3-0. Wow. Can't believe it. Which means we're only a couple years from a mid-life crisis, right?:)

We brought in the New Year with the kids a little early that night. My ultra-crafty sister, Emily, made these cute little glasses out of pipe cleaner.

Our "countdown" (to 8 o'clock) was rung in with some pots and pans by the little guys.

We went to the local Griffin bowling alley the next day. I'd like to say that Oliver tore it up and by his expression in this picture, you might even believe it. But, the truth is that his bowling skills, like his mom's, leaves much to be improved upon.

We take this stuff VERY seriously.

Stay tuned for a follow-up post on our trip to Savannah and Hilton Head- it was amazing!!!

11 comments:

Eliza said...

wow fun trip. sounds like good family times. i love your captions btw, you are funny. Amelia does just scream come rub my fuzzy little head and come kiss my adorable sweet cheeks! ohh, that girl is so dang cute. oh btw, I Love your christmas card, your picture is just absolutely gorgeous of all of you!

Connie said...

You just need to practice bowling on the Wii! There was a recent article in the paper in Salt lake about a Assisted Living facility that had bowling tournments amoung their residents . . . . on the Wii!

Jake and Emily Hutchings Family said...

that sounded like a crazy amount of things in a couple days. it didn't seem that busy. we had fun, thanks for coming!

Kara, Garrick, Rylee and Jadyn said...

Sounds and looks like a great time! BTW, I love all your family pics, they are so beautiful!

Macy said...

Sounds like a fun, filled packed trip. Amelia is so adorable.

I need to hear about Savannah...I have heard that place is amazing.

Andrea W. said...

Cute, cute pics. Oliver is looking so old and he's so handsome. Amelia is just yummy. Sounds like such a fun trip. I loved Emily's new years' glasses, how festive!

The Allred Family said...

those 2010 glasses are adorable! I missed out!

Jessica Sedgwick said...

Sounds like fun, as always on Hickory Hill Farm. We saw Sherlock too and loved it.

Jo said...

Thanks for the report on your trip, Rebecca. It sounds like you all had a blast, with lost of different kinds of activities. The kids look like they're having fun too, and their pictures are adorable!

Jessica Sedgwick said...

Totally Jealous. I LOVE hickory hill and Cafe Pig too. I had it for the first time last time I was there. Man, your kids are so cute! - Dave

Rachel said...

One day, when Oliver becomes a professional bowler, you will pull out these pictures and be reminded of his humble beginnings at Magnolia Lanes in Griffin.