Georgia recap…

The day after Christmas, we loaded up our van (so thankful for the minivan), and headed north.  It still is crazy to me to think that we went from shorts and sandals to cold…jackets, hats, socks and shoes (which are foreign to our boys).  They were really, really excited to make the trip and did great on the drive up.  We made a quick stop in Orlando and got to visit with Brunertown for a minute.  Aunt Sarah gave the boys these awesome hats, which they loved: (thanks Sarah!)DSC_0445 DSC_0448We all loved and cherished the time we had with family.  The boys played hard and enjoyed being with grandparents, cousins, Aunts, and Uncles throughout the week and a half we were there:
DSC_0451 DSC_0455 They were loving all the presents.  I think they associate going to Georgia with non-stop fun, because it truly is!  They get to see family, celebrate, open presents, stay up late some nights, and do fun outings.  It’s a blessing to be able to do these trips and connect with our families:DSC_0457 DSC_0464 DSC_0494 We had a blast taking the boys and their cousin, Olivia to the GA aquarium for the first time.  They were fascinated by all the fish and creatures.  B loved the penguins and whales, and Chazzy loved the dolphin show.DSC_0509 DSC_0516 DSC_0519 DSC_0520 DSC_0525The boys with Olivia:
DSC_0553 Bradford did not stop smiling for the entire trip.  He loves his cousins and family so much!!DSC_0581Anxiously awaiting their gifts from Papa and Gigi:
DSC_0612 The boys were so excited to get new guitars!:DSC_0627 Cousin band:DSC_0644 DSC_0652Sam and his newest cousin, baby Annie:
DSC_0670 Bradford asked if we could celebrate his birthday this year with all of his cousins and grandparents, so we did an early party at Gigi and Papa’s house.  Andy, being the creative brain in the family, did a scavenger hunt for all the kids.  B loved getting to run around with his cousins and GA friends, and was super excited about the whole experience. DSC_0674 Can’t believe this guy is almost 4!DSC_0677I always love getting time with these friends:
DSC_0680 Riri and Olivia:DSC_0684 GA friends, Autumn and Cade:DSC_0708 Present chaos:DSC_0718Thanks for everyone who came out and celebrated with us.  We feel blessed to have such wonderful families and friends, and are thankful for each and every one of you!


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