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Up to the Mountains

In June we had an exciting thing happen for the very first time; a family vacation!

We have had lots of mini-trips over the years of visiting family and friends in different areas (Mississippi, Alabama, all over Florida and even through Louisiana and into Houston). However, we had never actually taken a trip, just us and the kids to a place all on our own.

It was amazing! Seriously, so refreshing and relaxing. Stephen took the reigns and picked out a week to rent us a cabin in the Mountains of North Georgia. My heart was bursting when he told us. The girls were so excited, so we made a countdown on our family calendar for the trip.

We went to the library the Friday before we left so stock up on books for the road. We’d been to St. Augustine and Houston with them when they were younger so this wasn’t the longest drive they’d had, but we were also adding a 6 month old to the mix this go around.

I packed us lots of snacks and drawing supplies, and the added surprise of bringing movies in the van that they’d get to watch on the DVD player that we had YET TO USE in the almost 2 years we’ve had the van. They were so surprised when Tangled started playing about 4 hours into the drive.

We left on a Sunday morning and got back Thursday evening. We stayed in a 2 bedroom cabin on a nice sized property, lots of room where the girls explored and played. We took family walks, which is pretty much my biggest love language, and watched Star Wars together one night and Stephem and I got lots of card game time in at night. My cup was overflowing. We ate out for dinner a few evenings, which we never do, and the girls did wonderful. Piper was the sweetest little chilled out baby, which was such a great bonus since we were usually out and about during her naps and them again past hers and the girls bedtime.

Now, on to what really matters here, the photo evidence of our First Family Vaca