Saturday, May 26, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend, 2011 (yes, 2011!)

This is a little embarrassing, but I'm a year late in posting about our trip to the Atlanta, GA area last Memorial Day Weekend.  Better late than never...right?  Anyway, last year, while we were still living in Jacksonville, we drove to Newnan, GA to visit my Aunt Shannon and family, and to see my cousin Taylor graduate from high school.  We knew it would be unlikely that we would ever be stationed so close to Atlanta again, so we (finally!) made plans to visit and followed through!

We left Jacksonville on Friday morning and arrived in time for the graduation Friday evening.  Sydney was just 16 months old this time last year, so we only stayed at the stadium long enough to see Taylor graduate (his last name begins with "B"), but it was awesome, nonetheless. 
Sydney, Ashley, Aunt Shannon, Cousin Kasey, Aunt Kelly
The next day, Saturday, family and friends gathered at Aunt Shannon's house for Taylor's graduation party.  It was great to be able to visit and reconnect!  We also went to Stone Mountain that evening to see the laser light show. 
Graduation Party, Sydney

Graduation Party, Logan and Sydney

Graduation Party, Aunt Shannon and Sydney

Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain, Aunt Shannon, Ashley, and Sydney (and purple pacifier)
On Sunday Aunt Shannon and my other cousin, Logan (Taylor's younger brother), accompanied us to the Atlanta Aquarium.  It is an AMAZING aquarium, and although it was really crowded, we still had a fantastic time.  Sydney enjoyed it, but I would love to take her back now that she's a little older.  We had to wait a little while before we were allowed to go into the Aquarium, so we hung out in downtown Atlanta, near the 1996 Olympic Park.


This is when Syd's pacifier dipped in the water:

We left Newnan on Monday and headed back to Jacksonville.  It is hard to believe that it has already been a year since that trip--the following week I completed my time in the Navy and we found out Lorelei was going to be a girl!  Just one month after this trip we packed up and moved to Gulfport.  Time flies!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Awe, glad to see these pictures. Too don't have one of Taylor - the honoree! hehe
So glad you all got to come - great memories!
Love you all!
Aunt Shannon