Sunday, January 3, 2010

New Years in Atlanta!!!

I wanted this dude's glasses so bad. Our younger ones played him in baggo. There was a tiny size version they were playing in the hotel lobby. Too much fun!

A father teaching his sons how to do the electric slide. Classic moment.

These are friends of ours that we were with after the UT game...this woman cracked me up. She was all about it.
It was now almost 1:30 am. He was faking it, but still. Poor baby. Is this child abuse?

Here we are outside the CNN center on New Year's Day....eating, taking tours, and buying junk we don't need.
Inside the CNN center...pretty cool. I didn't tell them I prefer Fox. Ha!

This would be greed in action. Like we need more things.

This is cool....this is one of two CNN Hummer's that were in Iraq so they could do their news thing.
Mom got talked into going to a Hawks game...lets just say I'm not a huge fan of the NBA. But, this was all outta love for son #1.

We did eat (another horribly late) dinner at a cool place where we had our own tv. We are junkies when it comes to sports...especially SEC football.

The gangs all here. I like this picture.

All the 27 million people that had been following us all weekend, followed us to the GA Aquarium.
The aquarium is so very cool minus the millions of people. Here is the cool tunnel thing with the big bad nasty scary fish. It was neato.

How is that for creepy? And then kinda funny.

Yes, these are jelly fish that I see all the time in Destin, Florida. I learned that vinegar is great for a sting. I don't ever have that in my condo apparently. Then I was told urine works fine too.

Oh, lets go touch baby sharks and baby stingrays. (me? no thanks)

We went up 5 flights of stairs to our car. I thought I was gonna die.

Last night we ate at the Hard Rock because it was convenient and we needed more junk.

Thank you for peeking into our pics from Atlanta. And you know this doesn't include the ballgame at all. Wonder if I should post those? Patty will say yes. Ok, another time.

Happy "twenty-ten" to you. Don't make any resolutions because you might just break them like I have every year since I've been alive. Ha!

Instead, let's pray to be exactly who God wants us to be! I love Him so and He deserves my best! May this be the year!

Hugs and blessings~


Teri~Facedown said...

Love love love these pictures--especially the new non-naked family one! :) You all are beautiful people! Love you!

brandiandboys said...

glad you all got some time away.

that underarmor hoodie looks awfully familiar, jett has the same one! :)
underarmor makes up a large part of his wardrobe... :) i know you totally understand.

3girlsmom said...

The guys are adorable, the pics are great, the electric slide made me smile, the UT orange made me say "blech," the jellyfish gave me the heebie jeebies (and yes, vinegar works great - keep it in a water bottle in your beach bag), and I'm pretty sure my new sassy glasses are the same ones that you have.

Again, same exact people.

beckyjomama said...

GREAT pics! Love your little Sarah Palin shades - you are so stink stankin adorable! So glad you had a good time and were Blessed - love you and your boys!

Melinda said...

Y'all are so stinkin' cute! God bless you, every one!


ocean mommy said...

Too cute! I know you've had a blast! And YES post the bowl game pictures!!!!! MUST SEE. :)


Holly said...

Love the pictures, Fran! I really like the ones of the electric slide and aquatic place, too! May this year be full up with blessings on you!

NikkiPoppins said...

You guys are too stinkin' cute! Can't hardly stand it!! And I'm loving the glasses! You are stylin' and profilin'! Glad that you had a great trip! Can't wait to see the rest of the pics!

Big hugs!

Susan said...

Very fun! Still floors me you are the amazingly calm, cool and collected mom of three boys. Maybe they are all like my Shawn...who is amazingly calm, cool and collected himself. Or, maybe they are all like my Brett whose week was not complete if it didn't involved at least one trip to the ER or X-Ray machine.

Love u.


Patty said...

Yes, Patty would say yes. lol I need to see the rest even though my beloved VOLS lost. :)

Your family is so cute and I must confess, if my family had been there we would have bought stuff we didn't need either and we would have chosen a table with a t.v. lol

I am so glad y'all had a fun time!!

Love you!

Leah said...


Those places are all so familiar to me as I lived in Hot-lanta for 16 years. Glad to be out of there except to visit. I'm thrilled ya'll had a great time.

Would love for you and your readers to join us over at The Point for Challenge 2010 (twenty-ten) if you would like. It is a scripture memory challenge like Beth did last year.

Have a great week.


Robin ~ PENSIEVE said...

Well, hon, we really might have passed each other--we were tooling around Centennial Park on New Year's Day! Fun seeing your family in action (with your play-by-play ;) ) & I'm glad y'all made such wonderful memories.

Blessings in '10 (no matter how you say it!).


Mel @ Studio MCA Designs said...

Fun times! Cute pics! Precious family!

Thanks for sharing. Love you!

Inksstillwet said...

Looks like y'all had a blast! I love the pic of you all together, so adorable!! And those sassy glasses of yours are too cute! Glad you had some time away with your fam!

Anonymous said...

Looks like y'all had a blast! Wish TN had done better. Also, while I'm wishing, wish Lily and I could have slipped in your suitcase to Atlanta. I've been dying to take her to the American Girl Place there. I have a strong feeling that was not on your list of places to visit! Ha! Miss you.

Pat said...

You guys are so cute. What a FUN New Years celebration. You are the perfect Mom of 3 boys Fran--A total cutie!! You make a picture perfect family :)
Happy New Year Sweetie,

Tammy said...

Looks like a great time. Your boys are just precious. Blessings to the gang in '10.

Midwest Nest said...

Looks like a lot of fun family time. Would love to visit Atlanta sometime. We mostly have just driven through it on our way to Florida.

Kim Safina said...

2010 Journey Begins ~


Just loved viewing the family photos. Precious and Priceless!

With "Heaven Bound" blessings,
Kim Safina

Lovely said...

Hi, I jumped to you from Lisa Preacher's Wife... and glad I did.. What a fun 2010...We used to live in ATL but have since moved closer to Augusta. Thank you for a fun trip through your pictures of memories! Look like you guys had a lot of fun!
Have a blessed year.

Praise and Coffee said...

Looks like so much fun! And you are just darling!!!

Maroussia said...

It will be great to watch Atlanta Hawks, i have bought tickets from looking forward to it.

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