before Josh goes to college.
We wanted to do something fun, and we wanted to do something as a family before we take him to Toccoa Falls on Tuesday (and leave him...ach) When you have big kids and little kids, family fun is hard to come by, but we knew what we had to do. Our first "family" date ten years ago was to Stone Mountain, so we packed up the blanket, the cooler, and the diaper bag (oh how times have changed!) and headed out.
Josh, Sarah, and I climbed the mountain, while Daryl, Maddy and the little girls took the sky tram.
(You know you might be a redneck if....you take a picture of the picture--hey, it was $20!)
Once at the top, Maddy enjoyed the view
(yeah,...she's totally faking it...we had no quarters)
My heart....so full.
Some of us walked down to the edge to look over.
While Sarah kept Maddy company at the top.
Then we all rode the tram down the mountain, staked our spot on the lawn and waited...
and waited (and danced)
We had a picnic (to which Hannah exclaimed, "This is the best day ever!")
and waited some more
Still waiting....but it's dark now...won't be long!
For those of you who aren't familiar with Stone Mountain, they show a laser show on this carving which is on the side of a mountain
It was hot and sweaty, but Hannah was right.
My entire family.
In the place where it all began.
The best day ever.