Saturday, June 24, 2017

Atlanta United: Our Family's New Favorite Pastime

I love seeing John Caden's mesmerized smile when we come to these games...
 As a bonus, we had a great view of Tim Howard (US National Team Goalkeeper) tonight...

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Boy Priorities

With tornado sirens blaring and emergency alerts going off on our phones, I told the kids to gather what they thought they'd need in case we had to make a run for it to the basement. Hmmm...soccer cleats and shin pads...not exactly the one thing I'd be grabbing if the house was going to be blown away, but evidently that's my boy's most valuable possession. And he took the time to box them up neatly to ensure they'd stay safe and sound!

Friday, June 16, 2017

NC Day Trip

 We loved getting to spend some time with Gramma and Grampa at their new NC mountain house this week!
 
 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

No Fair Weather Fans Here

We were looking forward to an evening of soccer close to home last night...Atlanta United's first cup game being played out of KSU's Fifth Third Bank Stadium. We started out with dinner at Mellow Mushroom where we received 20% off for wearing our Atl Utd attire...Woohoo! 
We arrived at the game 1 1/2 hours early to be able to watch their warm-up...
 
 
And then at precisely 7:29pm, one minute before the kick-off, a lightning delay/mandatory stadium evacuation was announced. 
 We waited and waited in the pouring down rain...
 and finally the game kicked-off at 10:10pm! I'm guessing not many kids can say they've been to a midnight soccer match!

Monday, June 5, 2017

It's Blueberry Season!

That means I have two licking-their-chops, happy boys right now!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Eastern U.S. Trip

Boston, MA
Bunker Hill

 Boston Harbor

 Old North Church

Paul Revere's Home 

Plymouth, MA
Plimoth Plantation

East Sandwich, MA 
Thornton Burgess Society/Green Briar Nature Center 
  

Cape Cod, MA
Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory and Nauset Lighthouse
 
 
 

Highland Lighthouse

Provincetown, MA
Pilgrim Monument

Race Point Beach
 
 

 Nobska Point Lighthouse
 
  
 
 
 

Nantucket, MA
 
 

New York City, NY
Rockefeller Plaza/Top of the Rock

Shake Shack

Times Square

 Central Park
 
 

Brooklyn Bridge

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

  Philadelphia, PA
Philly Cheese-steak

 Independence Hall



Liberty Bell

Valley Forge, PA
 
 
 
 
 

Washington, D.C.
Jefferson Memorial
 

Arlington Cemetery

JW Marriott (Our room with a view!)

Washington Monument

WWII Memorial

Vietnam Memorial

Lincoln Memorial

The White House


 
 

The Capitol
 
 

The Library of Congress
 

The Supreme Court

Smithsonian Air & Space Museum 
 1903 Wright Flyer

National Archives Museum

 Mt. Vernon, VA
 

Yorktown, VA
Surrender Field and Victory Monument
 
 American Revolution Museum 
 

Williamsburg, VA
 

 Jamestown, VA
 

Outer Banks, NC
 
 
 
 
 

Kitty Hawk, NC