On a recent family trip to Helen, Georgia we stopped at Rib Country BBQ for dinner. Their BBQ smelled delicious as we were exploring downtown Helen. The girls ate a kids Rib Basket and Jake & I had a shredded Pork BBQ. The meals were very filling and delicious barbecue.
The restaurant had a choice of indoor or outside seating. Since it was a warm evening we chose to eat outside on the deck. A band was playing during our dinner which was nice. The kids loved watching all the tubers coming down the river past the restaurant. We set on a table overlooking the river.
The kids had so much fun eating dinner and watching the tubers go down the river that they asked if we could go tubing as well. We didn’t realized they were already tubing with the water still being chilly. Most of the people going down the river were fully dressed except for their feet which most have flipflops or crocs on which made me feel better about not getting fully soaked. Plus the tubes had the bottoms in so you didn’t have to have your backside in the water the whole way which should keep us warmer.
Overall: We recommend the food, atmosphere, service, and entertainment at Rib Country BBQ. If you enjoy ribs or BBQ this is a great place to eat. The price was reasonable too.
Fun 2 person game!
On a recent trip Jake picked up the game called Trambahn from Mayfair Games! It was a fun 2 person game to play. I didn’t win, but had a blast playing it. It comes in a small hard box even though it is technically a card game. It is a game that you will most likely want to play on a table because the cards will be spread out throughout the game.
The game is built to reflect Munich around the end of the 19th century. Each player tries to build and expand their own tramways while new routes are being created, stations are built, and existing routes gain additional trains. The game take about 30 minutes. The rules are easy to understand and it is fun to play.
Thankful for a husband who enjoys playing board and card games as much as I do. Also, grateful for the opportunity to stop and play a game together every once in awhile. It is a fun and relaxing time together.
If you are looking for a fun, easy, two player and card game you should check this one out!
Beautiful with the wood, large windows, and open floor plan!
My husband and I recently had a weekend away in Cleveland, Georgia while the girls were on a school field trip to Charleston, SC. The Oasis Cabin we stayed in was beautiful! It was in a great location with the peacefulness of the woods and mountains while conveniently located near Helen, Georgia if you wanted to go out to dinner or exploring. We ate at the Cowboys & Angels restaurant while in Helen which was very good. It was a much needed weekend away together.
The cabin was perfect and furnished with a lot of fun extras. It had simple yet beautiful decorations, not the typical “bears, fish, and other cabin decor”. The bath robes were very comfortable and we enjoyed playing several rounds of pool together. We played board games, ate out on the deck, and relaxed together. We could occasionally hear the construction workers who were building a couple of the surrounding cabins, but nothing too distracting.
There were some cleaning issues that we had with the cabin, but after emailing Cedar Creek Cabins with the information we originally felt like it was worth visiting Cedar Creek Cabins again to see if the experience is better. Now we are not sure if we will visit any of their cabins in the future.
We are still very thankful for a special weekend together. We went home refreshed and relaxed! Just wish the people taking care of the cabins followed through with their promises and that the cabins were cleaned better.
Overall we had a refreshing and relaxing time together. The cabin itself was gorgeous and other than the kitchen the rest of the cabin was fairly clean. The housekeeping not checking the dishes and the property managers failure to follow through with their promises were our biggest disappointments, really all else was minor and expected with a new community.
We contacted the property managers and they were apologetic regarding the dirty items in the cabin. They also offered to give us a discount on our next stay in any of their cabins. We let them know that we were staying at another one of their cabins again in April with our kids. Gave them the dates, the cabin we were staying in and everything, but never heard back from them again regarding the discount.
We held off posting the review because we wanted to give them a second chance prior to posting it. We feel like they dropped the ball in a few ways and not convinced that it would be a company we would use again which is sad because they are within a reasonable driving distance from home making it a convenient weekend place to visit. Plus the cabins could really be a wonderful relaxing and enjoyable place to stay especially if you don’t have to clean up the previous guests messes!
PLEASE for the sake of your future guests make sure that the cabins are cleaned better no one wants to pull out dishes with the last guests food on them AND don’t offer to fix issues or offer a discount on future stays if you do not intend to honor that promise.
With a new year comes a lot of excitement! The feeling of a fresh start in many areas of our lives, planning for future events and adventures, new goals, and more! Everyday is a blessing! While we welcome in the New Year don’t forget to reflect on the many blessings that you have enjoyed over the past year(s). I encourage you to initiate a conversation with your family (it can be during a family dinner, game night, or any good time when everyone is present). During this family time focus on these three things as a family to start off your New Year right. This time together will make a positive impact on the hearts and lives of each individual family member and is worth it:
Setting aside a time when everyone is together can be difficult, however it is important. It can be during a family dinner, game night, or another time when the family is together. Make sure it is a convenient time with as little distractions as possible. A time when everyone is more relaxed (not hungry, ready for bed, or trying to multi-task while having this conversation). The reflecting on memories helps create a happy bond, the tough times allow family members to see that they are not alone and have the support of people who love them, and looking ahead gives you the opportunity to improve and grow into a better individuals and family unit. If you do write down the family goals please do your best to follow through as much as possible because these goals are important to the members.
Life has a way of staying busy. Taking the time to spending reflecting on good memories as a way has a way of bringing everyone together. It may cause some laughter, tears, and healing. It is good to be reminded of the many blessings in our life and to realize that we are journeying through this life together. Yes, we make mistakes along the way, but we can can make the best of it and have a lot of fun too. Many blessings to you and your family this 2017 New Year!!!
Karlie’s Pumpkin glowing after she finished carving it!
We had a fun family Halloween celebration the weekend before Halloween. Since Halloween came on a Monday night (also a school night) we decided to celebrate as a family over the weekend. Once again we gave the kids the option to dress up and go trick-r-treating or to stay home and have a family Halloween Celebration together. They choose again to stay home celebrate by carving pumpkins, playing games, and having fun together as a family.
Both girls picked, designed and/or created what they wanted on their pumpkins prior to carving. Karlie went with a more cute and traditional pumpkin face with a BOO underneath while Brina chose to do a Mare with her baby foal. They worked hard cleaning out and carving their pumpkins. The pumpkins turned out super cute too! Thankful for a time of celebration with my family. Hope you had a safe and Happy Halloween too!
Brina’s adorable Horse and Foal Pumpkin all a glow!
Working hard on carving their pumpkins
Opening the package from Grandma Kay, PopPop, and Nana
Sweet Halloween treats from Grandma, Nana, and PopPop! Fun and tasty surprise!
Karlie is excited about her chocolate covered popcorn ball from the Popcorn Factory! Thank you Grandam, Nana, and PopPop!!!