Friday, November 30, 2012

More Atlanta Fun

Good thing I had a lot of help blowing out all those birthday candles.  Otherwise, we would have needed a fire extinguisher!
My eldest granddaughter was a trooper on our hike to Amicalola Falls.  She floated up the 500 + stairs like a butterfly.
While some of us hiked along the Chattahoochee River, two of the kids led the way on their bikes.  One grandson spotted this red-bellied water snake.  Grandpa Steve did the catching.
We found time to visit friends at the Georgia Aquarium,
read stories and play games,
and practice our wild jumping skills.
We paused for a group photo, pre-stuffing.  Besides our oldest son and family, our second son and his wife also joined us for the day.  The framed painting behind us appears to be a bit askew, but the house looked amazingly good, considering the workout our group had put it through.
Then we all dug into the delicious turkey dinner that my daughter in law had prepared.  We were fortunate indeed to have such good company.  We enjoyed it all with thankful hearts and grateful bellies.

18 comments:

Betsy Adams said...

Looks like LOADS of fun with family, Janie... I love seeing family pictures --and so many of my blog friends never show family stuff to us... I LOVE it. Thanks so much.
Hugs,
Betsy

Gaelyn said...

You truly have a lot to be thankful for with such a beautiful family.

George said...

You look as if you handled those 500 steps pretty well yourself. I have to admit that I could use some of the energy those young ones have, but then I have more candles on my birthday cakes than you do. You have a beautiful family and it looks as if you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Pam :) said...

Hi Janie, I see you've got quite a few adventure seekers to hike with.

Diane AZ said...

Beautifully captured fun family moments. That looks like an awesome waterfall behind you and your granddaughter!

Barb said...

This is surely what it's all about, Janie - Family. You and Steve look so fit - don't worry about all the candles! (I always tell myself it's better than the alternative.) Have a great month!

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Birthday and Thanksgiving with your lovely family. Such a joyful time you all had!

ladyfi said...

What fun! And a belated Happy Birthday.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

There is nothing like holidays with the family.
What is up with all them candles?

DeniseinVA said...

What lovely family photos Janie and I would also like to wish you a happy belated birthday. The photo of you blowing out the candles was very cute.

troutbirder said...

How sweet. Nothing like having the whole family together for the big day...:)

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is all so wonderful....love seeing all your kiddos; big and small. The table setting/decor is out of this world beautiful! It must be hard to be so far away from them. Were you tempted to pack a few kids in your suitcase for the trip back home?
XO

EG CameraGirl said...

You have such a nice-looking family. Grandpa Steve is very brave to capture the snake. I bet the kids thought he was a hero!

kelley jensen said...

Happy Birthday! Happy Thanksgiving! and Merry Christmas! I'm taking a hiatus for awhile so I just wanted to pop in and see what Steve and Janie have been up to--Good times as always. Thanks for sharing.

JDS said...

Looks like a picture perfect Thanksgiving. Love the photo of your grandson jumping.

sm said...

great fun
and beautiful photos

ashok said...

so cheerful! Merry Christmas!

R.Ramakrishnan said...

This is a wonderful post with charming family portraits.The kids are having so much fun.

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