Thursday, October 27, 2011

A trip to The Rock Ranch

I have lived in Georgia for 6 years now and have never even heard of The Rock Ranch. Two weekends ago, we, and our good friends the Kelly's, ventured about an hour outside of our little town and took in all they had to offer.

The Rock Ranch is a gorgeous 1,250 acre cattle ranch located about an hour south of Atlanta in Upson County. It’s a place where families, school groups and even businesses can come to enjoy all the fun. The Rock Ranch is owned by Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy and dedicated to “Growing Healthy Families”!

We had so much fun letting Addison and her best bud Campbell just run free. We also enjoyed train rides, rock throwing, pumpkin launching, pumpkin picking, cow train rides, Tiny Town and a picnic lunch. They also offer zip lines, jumping pillows, cane fishing, paddle boats, and horse rides.

If you have children and live anywhere near here...it's well worth the drive. It is so awesome what all they have done just so families can come enjoy a day out in the beautiful weather. It costs $14 to get in and then all activities are free once your in, except the zipline. And of course food costs, but we brought our own picnic lunch and just went back out to the car and spread a blanket and ate then went back in.

Addison and Campbell had an absolute blast. I will let the pictures tell the story.

Addison and Campbell in the cow train!


 
Addison had enough of the ride and wanted out. NOW!

The corn bin. She LOVED it. Campbell...not so much!

Loving it

She had corn everywhere.

Playing basketball with daddy

Mc Fam

Kelly fam

This girl loves her daddy

Addison LOVED the petting zoo

Feeding the goats

Rock throwing.

Hmmmm, which one??

THIS ONE!

She loves some pumpkins
Wagon ride with Campbell!

CHEESE

Dads and kids...

Best buds

Hand holding :) So precious

Inside the church at Tiny Town


She had a minor meltdown taking her off of this.

Jail at Tiny Town

Tiny Town

Tiny Town

Fire station at Tiny Town. She loved this dog.



Thursday, October 20, 2011

I wonder why?

Warning: I just re-read this post and even I can't make much sense of it but maybe you can :)

I call myself a "realist." Adam says sometimes I am a "pessimist." I disagree. I always try to look at the WHOLE picture. The good and the bad. I know that might not be the right or most healthy way, but it's ME!

I find myself saying, " I wonder why..." a lot. Especially lately. I am FULLY aware that we are never to question God and His plans for our lives. I get that. And I 100% have faith that His will for my life is perfect. But I am human. I am fleshly and I wonder things... I have anxiety over things...For me, it's VERY natural. It's something I have to fight. Hard!

I try hard not to over analyze things in my life (or others). But sometimes, I get caught up and am TOTALLY guilty of doing this. I do my VERY best not to judge others, because I don't want to be judged. I think people unfairly judge SO much. People don't know the "whole story" and they judge away. It's very easy to do via Twitter or blogs. I try to tell myself, "Lyndsey, you don't know the back story." I mean, who am I judge anyway? It's not my job to "figure it out." But I think it's a natural thing for most of us to "wonder why."

When you are invested in someones life, whether it be a blog friend, real life friend, or family, you often wonder "WHY?" Why did they do this? Why did they say that? Why would they go there? Why are they hanging with that person? WHY WHY WHY?

I am learning that I HATE that word WHY! By nature, I am a curious person. So that "why" word creeps up a lot in my mind. But sometimes it causes more bad than good.

I am really trying to leave the "whys" alone. I am trying to accept the "becauses" of life. Whether I agree with them or not. It's best for me. My life is changing daily. Some things are a struggle but I am trying to look at even the struggles as blessings. Am I always successful? NO. But I am trying.

I am working HARD to no longer wonder why about a lot of things in my life and just remember that I wasn't promised ALL the answers by my Heavenly Father. I wasn't guaranteed that life would be easy, that their wouldn't be pain, that friendships would last forever... but I do have a lot of guarantees and I am happy for those. I embrace those.

So today...I am committing to working HARD to let go of the "whys" of life...and embrace the BECAUSES.

WHY? Because I said so :)

Friday, October 14, 2011

SMILE: 2 year pics

It was time for Addison's two year pictures. I couldn't believe it. I knew who I wanted to take them, I just had to hope I could get an appointment before her 2nd birthday was over. Whew. We did. My friend Kristen did them. She is very talented and has been a friend of mine for years.

I told her I just wanted her to cature Addison's personality and spunkiness. She did just that. I am beyond pleased and can't wait to get some printed and hanging in our home.

Enjoy all the cuteness. And Happy Friday!