Sunday, December 29, 2013

track suits

Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Best We Could Do

I'd say this was a much better success compared to our Halloween picture!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas 2k13

so ready
ready for santa
santa is kinda scary y'all
floor chats

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

When Santa Goes Wrong

Poor Gals & Poor Santa!!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

New Traditions

New house, new traditions!

We knew we finally wanted to get a real tree this year. It was time to pack away the fake one we bought ages ago.

During the Fall we got our pumpkins at The Kinsey Family Farm. We had such a blast picking out pumpkins, seeing the animals, and eating boiled peanuts, that when we found out they are a Christmas Tree Farm as well, we knew we would return in December!

You can pick out a pre-cut tree, or you can head out into the field & cut down one of your own.

We were all about doing it ourselves.

The walk proved to be somewhat difficult with two tiny ones running around, but it was okay to let them roam, since we were one of the first few people to get there for the day.

I took pictures.

The gals played in the mud.

Dave cut the tree down.

Unfortunately, our tree was a bit on the wonky side, it was a challenge to get into a stand, but with some improvising, it's standing.

For now.

We spent the afternoon decorating & watching the gals steal ornaments off the tree to push around in their grocery cart. Overall, I'm pretty impressed with it!

One of the cool parts about this farm, is they give you an ornament every year you buy a tree there.

We will definitely be going back next year!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

ready for snow.


chadwick bay on lake erie (at Dunkirk, NY)

Friday, November 22, 2013

Saturday, November 16, 2013


So late. That's pretty much the theme around here. I swear things will be back to normal next week.

Till the next challenge arises? Right?

We had a blast on Halloween. We went to the neighborhood I grew up in with my BFF from age 4. Pretty cool to see our kids trekking the same path we once did all those years ago.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Hiked: Laurel Ridge Trail

This weekend we spent some time exploring the trails around our new house. We moved this far out of the city to be closer to the lake and to enjoy all the nature this area offers.

The Laurel Ridge Trail is just located beyond Buford Dam. It's a nice shaded path through the woods, and is perfect for taking the kids. We enjoyed a nice lunch in the picnic area at the trail head. After we ate, we strapped the gals to our backs and we were off!

The hike is about 4 miles long, and is perfect for any hiker. The gals had a blast checking out all of beautiful surroundings. You pass Lake Lanier several times and it made me excited about coming back here in the summer time to swim.

Towards the end, the trail opens up to the Lower Pool of the Dam. If you time it right, you can watch the water from Lake Lanier being release and into the Chattahoochee.

We had a blast and can't wait to come back during warmer weather!

Amelia loved playing in the leaves!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Hiked: Sawnee Mountain

During our staycation, we wanted to get in any many hikes as we could in our local area.  Sawnee Mountain was a fun and easy day hike, with an amazing view at the top!

On your way up their is a cool tree house area for the kids to play in, as well as some caves that were once used for mining.  I want to try and run this trail soon, I think it would be an amazing workout!

Too sleepy to see the view.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Hiked: Amiacoloa State Falls Park

Well the Tubbs were supposed to be at the beach this week.

**Huge Sigh**

We ended up cancelling our plans because of how our first offer on our condo was going. We were stressed, we didn't know if we should spend the money on a vacation, and we had no clue what the future would hold.

Everything turned out well with the condo & our move, but the beach trip was still cancelled. Boo, maybe we shouldn't have done that! Ha! 

So this week has been & will be, the Tubbs take on Georgia.

Up first: Amiacoloa State Falls Park. It's only a couple hours north of the city & boasts beautiful & accessible trails for all.  We were so excited to test out our new to us hiking pack! (major consignment store score by the way!!!)

Amelia got to ride in luxury while poor Maddie was squished to my back in the Ergo. Can you tell I'm jealous, and that I want my own pack too?!?!

The first part of the hike is pretty strenuous. It's stairs that go all the way to the top of the falls. Luckily for Dave, they had spots to rest.

The first overlook was beautiful! The Gals had a blast. They were constantly screaming "WOW" & "GO, GO, GO!"

The view at the top was even better!

We rambled around the rest of the park & hiked the long way down. We were really proud of how well the Gals did while riding in packs for a couple hours. I see many more hikes in our future!

Here's a video Dave made of our day trip! 

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