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Down By The River

The kids and I took a little Labor Day road trip to visit my family down by the Georgia coast. Saturday we had a big family cookout. (So much food.) It was good to get away for a few days and see aunts and uncles and cousins we don’t see very often. It felt good to be around family since I’ve felt so alone lately.

This post is going to be word-light, picture-heavy, but I’m still recovering from three nights of no-co-sleeping with Emma and driving 5 hours and being out of our element all weekend. (And plus, Orange is the New Black on Netflix.)

Yay pictures!

I channeled my inner the grumbles to snap and edit a couple of photos of the river with my phone. This is the view from my aunt’s porch.

Coastal Georgia Riverfront, Finding Walden

I feel like a weekend where I can sit on her porch and read books and drink coffee or wine is in order. It’s so quiet and peaceful back where she lives.

Georgia Coastal Riverfront, Finding Walden

Monday morning before we left, the river was still up, so we walked down to the dock to look. Joshua wanted to see if he could see any fish and Emma goes where Joshua goes whenever she can.

We made it 17 months without a busted lip and Emma busted hers twice while we were there. It was a good run.


Joshua has decided he likes making his “normal” face for pictures. Here’s his normal face. Or maybe it’s his disappointed face from not seeing any fish. That’s possible too.


We stuck our feet in the water for a minute. It was warmer than bath water which I wasn’t expecting. Joshua and Emma didn’t seem to mind at all.



Sticking her feet in the water wasn’t enough for Emma. So we stripped her down to her diaper and dunked her in. She loved it so much I’m surprised we got her out.


I know Joshua and Emma had a great time staying with my aunt since Emma kept crawling up into her lap to snuggle and Joshua asked her to put him to bed the last night we were there. I think she enjoyed the company, too.

While I’m glad to be home and back to our normal, it’s always good to get away for a bit, you know?

Hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend.

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Wednesday 4th of September 2013

Emma is beautiful always but especially so in that last photo! Glad y'all had a weeken

Jennifer @ Also Known As...the Wife

Tuesday 3rd of September 2013

Georgia is so's my favorite state to drive through on my way to visit family in Florida. I'm glad you three enjoyed your time with family. I totally feel you on vacationing solo with two's no vacation for mom.

And YES to Orange Is the New Black!!!

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