David and Mary Beth Pate's wedding we were attending was being held at Big Canoe, GA, a mountain resort with lakes, beautiful cabin homes, pools, golf, tennis, - even a rock slide! So, we got to have some fun, and also spend some time with the Pate family- aunt Karen and uncle Steve, Andy and Kristen and their kids Aidan and Karissa before they moved to Boston, and Kristy and Mark with little Taylor came all the way from Hawaii.
The Pates had a big family cookout at their cabin Thursday night; Friday we enjoyed the pool, the lake's paddle boats and canoes, and the rock slide, before we went to the rehearsal dinner. Saturday was more swimming and sliding, then catching quick naps before heading to the wedding. Sunday- long drive back to Tampa!
We shared a beautiful 3-bdrm cabin home with my parents, and they were great about helping us with the kids, especially with the little one who'd rather nap than rock slide! It was awesome being in the mountains and in nature- except for the night we got lost on the looong winding roads getting back to our cabin!! Car sick anyone?!
|Hiking up the hill behind our cabin.|
|Rosemary was absolutely FULL of "cheese" this night! There were many cameras snapping and she was 'cheesing' for all of them!|
| Georgia and Aidan getting their dance moves ready for the next night's reception!|
She and Lincoln loved getting to hang out and play with Aidan (4) and Karissa (3).
|"How you doin?!"|
|I realize now that this is the only picture I have of the bride and groom, David and Mary Beth- very unusual for me! (And- my dad took this picture!!) Oh yea- my hands were full of kiddos!! ;) But trust me- it was a beautiful wedding!|
|Rosemary thought the band was playing just for her!|
|Linc learning the Robot from Daddy :)|
|"This is a super-rocky rocker!'|
|We have video of this somewhere, but Blogger is acting up, so maybe another day!|
That's it! After this it was just the looong drive back down I-75 to Tampa! A successful and fun family road trip! So great to see and spend time with so many loved ones!