Friday, May 30, 2014


It's been nearly 2 weeks since we returned, but I am still smiling from our vacation down south (and still crying a little bit from the 5 hour flights). We had a bunch of frequent flier miles that we wanted to use before the twins turn 2 (at which point we will likely never be able to afford flying again), so we decided to head to the Southeastern USA to visit my college girlfriends and their families. Weather and Chris live in Athens, and their family has a lake house in Northeastern Georgia, where we had the absolute pleasure of staying for most of the week. Martha and her kiddos also drove up from Tallahassee to join us for a few days.

At the airport, checking out da planes.

Taking up space in downtown Athens.

Emmie was so sweet, holding Greta's hand while we walked.

Gris was able to come with us and was an enormous help, as always! It was funny watching her try to make sense out of the southern accent.  

Martha got the kids adorable matching outfits and they reacted predictably. As all parents know, the more you plan a photo shoot, the less it works out.
Martha is VERY surprised at how well this is going.

Love this picture of Emmie chasing bubbles, and Gussie channelling Jay Z in his crooked fedora. 

The pool was a huge hit with the boys.

Mealtime chaos. Cheetos everywhere.

Dance party on the boat

Father-daughter pout

Gus' favorite part of the boat ride was the radio dial within reach. That never happens!!

Kids in bed, beers on the deck. Perfection.

Good morning Blue Ridge Mountains. 

Watermelon feast.

They almost posed for a picture together. 

Group strategy session.
 Post-bath Greta says goodnight to Beckett.

 Hiking buddies.

 Group exercise to counteract Southern food. 

 Kids in a wagon - always adorable.

The ride home was rough - the airline split us up and put me in a window seat 8 rows in front of Eric, even though we had made our reservation months in advance and reserved 2 aisle seats close to each other. I'm still feeling pretty stabby over that. 

Luckily, Gus slept on Gris the whole way home, so Eric and I were able to trade off on Greta duty. 

It's good to be home but we miss our friends! I can't wait until everyone moves to Portland.