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.
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 First Orchestra Concert
Recently, we were able to go to Karlie’s 1st Orchestra Concert at school. It was a lot of fun watching her play in front of an audience. She has only been playing for about a month so it was neat to see her use her skills. Proud of the hard work she has put into it. Thankful for an opportunity to see Karlie play!
Karlie playing a duet at her 1st Orchestra Concert
Karlie playing in one of her group performances!
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!!!