Thursday, September 2, 2010


Last weekend we decided to take a whirlwind trip to Atlanta. After Jared's comprehensive exams last month we needed to have some fun. And it was fun!
We rode the train through the city to get places, and Christian did really well. Jared carried Christian around in the REI backpack we have, and he loved it.
The night we got there we had dinner at a yummy taco place (Taqueria Del Sol) where we stood in line for about an hour. Luckily it started to rain, this kept Christian occupied. Just afterward we went to the Brave's game. At the game we bought Christian a frozen lemonade and that kept him happy for the first hour...We left early but were still able to enjoy it.
The next day we rose (is that right?) early and ate a breakfast of champions at The Original pancake House. Those who know me best know breakfast is my favorite of the delicious meal to follow...
We finished the day with a trip to the Atlanta Aquarium. Funny story...Christian was standing in front of the glass window, admiring the penguins that swam by, when a little boy his age walked over to him and pinched him really hard on the cheek! He wouldn't let go. It took me a minute to realize what was going on. Jared and I had to laugh because 1.)the paren'ts of the little boy were horrified and 2.)Christian just stood there frozen with his hand on his cheek. Every day since he brings it up by saying, "Mommy, pinch," and pinches his cheek like the little boy did. Ha-ha!
Before we started the drive back to Oxford, lunch followed at a hotdog place called "Varsity." It leaves a lasting impression on one because they holler at you, "What'll ya have?"- When you order.
What a great trip!


Shane, Kayla, Brynlee said...

I love your blog! Sounds like you had an awesome time in Atlanta... and you got some great pix!

Heather said...

Awesome! My brother in law just got his mission call to Atlanta, so I loved reading this post!

Jenna said...

How fun! I love all the pictures! I'm glad that you had such a great time! Love you guys!