Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Hey there November!

November really snuck up on us! We have been so busy that the time is really moving fast! Too fast...

Landon and I have had a few bumps in the road with our new schools, but for the most part things are going well!

Landon even made the "fence of fame" at school for the month of October. 

We took a fun trip to East Tennessee for fall break. We spent some time at the cabin, then spent one night in Knoxville, and then to Pigeon Forge. We had fun seeing the mountains, shopping and all the other tourist stuff!

Halloween was fun, but Rue had a stomach bug. It was pitiful! 
Landon changed his mind on his costume but finally decided on the same goblin he was last year. Allie Ruth was a butterfly! Even though she was sick, she was still so cute!

Allie Ruth is still loving school and getting smarter everyday. She is a pro at writing her name. Her personality is so funny, yet a little dramatic!

We are loving the fall weather and excited about Thanksgiving! We are looking forward to the holidays and all ready have a tree up!

Happy November!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Mimmie got married!

Mimmie got married to Zootie! They got married on August 30th. 
Allie Ruth and Landon enjoyed their special part in the small ceremony.

Congrats Mimmie and Zootie!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Back to School

Its back to school time! We always hate to see the summer end, but the school year has started off great.

Not much has changed for Allie Ruth. Same school, same friends! She does have a new teacher, but its the same one Landon had at her age and we love her! This is Rue's last year before Kindergarten! 

Lots of changes for Landon this year! He started 2nd grade at a new school and is riding the bus!

Change is not always easy, but things are going smoothly! 

Thursday, August 29, 2013

It's a family vacation! Day Three

 This is where it gets really tourist-y!
We visited Ruby Falls, Rock City and rode the incline train.

Ruby Falls was fun and the kids enjoyed walking through the cave to see the water fall. They liked all the shapes in the rocks that were labeled throughout the cave..

The water fall was really pouring because there had been a lot of rain recently. The story of how the cave and water fall were discovered was interesting. 

After that we went mining for rocks and minerals.

Time for Rocky City!

Allie Ruth and I were not fans of the swinging bridge. She is clinging to my leg!

Beautiful view!

Fun memories!

Riding the incline train was a nice break from walking!

We wrapped up the day and the vacation with swimming and pizza! The favorites of the hotel were spinning in the chair, jumping on the bed, playing with the phone, and the cucumber water! 

And that concludes The Grizwold's  Joneses go on vacation!

Friday, August 23, 2013

It's a family vacation- day two!

We left no stone unturned in downtown Chattanooga! We started the day off at the aquarium. We have wanted to take the kids to the TN aquarium for a while. It was amazing and we all had a ton of fun. Kelly probably enjoyed it the most! We watch a bird show and then took our time walking around. 

We spent several hours here and could have stayed longer!

After the aquarium, we ate lunch at Sticky Fingers... delish! Then we went over to Coolidge Park. The kids played and rode a carousel. Then we walked around and went into a few shops. All the shops were so cute. We wished we lived there!

After the park we went to see the Chattanooga Cho Cho. The train was really nothing to write about, but hey, we had to go see it and they did have good ice cream!
After the train we went to the Imax to see Born Wild in 3d.

Allie Ruth was so funny in the movie. She kept reaching out trying to pick flowers and pet the monkeys!

After getting cleaned up and resting from our busy day, we went out on the town again for dinner!

Friday, August 16, 2013

It's a Family Vacation!

 We went on our first ever family of four vacation this summer. We have been on trips before together, but never just the four of us! We left the cabin on a Friday morning without a real plan. We knew we were going to Chattanooga to do a couple of fun things there and the possibly of going more east in Tennessee. 

We took our time driving down. It was nice to not be in any hurry. The first thing we did was visit the River walk near the aquarium to let the kids play while Dad found us a hotel room. 

The kids were funny... They were like we get in the water but we can't get totally wet!? 

We got checked into a hotel room and rested some. Then we walked around downtown and went to eat at Big River. It was really good!

We took a horse carriage ride back to the hotel. A first for everybody!

Lastly we took the kids down to the indoor pool for a fun night swim.

This was also the kids first time to ever spend the night in a hotel!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Summer Fun!

We had such a fun summer! It was filled with days out on the boat at the river or at the pool in town. 

It was also filled with tons of fun memories with sweet friends!

Life long friends from Memphis joined us in the river fun!

We loved hanging out with Baby Sam and Allison! Allie Ruth could not get enough of Sam and enjoyed playing little mama!

How could you blame her? He is so cute!

Lucy still loves the boat and the water! 

Thankfully, the kayak is still a huge hit!

I am so thankful for this time to spend with Allie Ruth and Landon! It was a great summer!