Spring Break 2016: Rock City

April 11, 2016

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Hey everyone! The kids are back in school after a week of spring break. We watched movies, ate with friends, worked in our garden, and took a day trip to Chattanooga. Jimmy and I even put up a first coat of paint for the One Room Challenge. Thank you for all the sweet comments and for having so much faith in me because I’m a wee nervous to see how it all turns out!

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We decided to take the kids to Rock City one day and I wanted to share a little recap since it’s such a great little city. There is a lot of fun things to do as a family in Chattanooga and I encourage you to go for a couple of days if you can. Since we take our family vacations in the summer, spring break is usually more relaxed and this day trip was the highlight for us. Caution: picture overload!

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From Atlanta, it’s about a 2 hour drive to Chattanooga. My parents took me when I was young and that was the last time I had been there. If you’re going to Rock City, I recommend visiting Ruby Falls too since they are close to each other. You can also purchase the deal ticket if you plan on doing both. We didn’t have a chance to see Ruby Falls that day but will definitely take the kids next time. 

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Can someone please tell me why this girl is growing up so fast?!?

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I love Emmy peaking out here.

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We walked across the bridge a few times because the kids loved it so much. The weather was fantastic and surprisingly, it wasn’t crowded at all. 

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We drove all the way to Chattanooga so JJ could find a caterpillar. #foreverbuglover

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All the scenery was just so beautiful. Talk about truly taking in God’s creation. 

In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. Psalm 95:4-5
 

IMG_4297-1 IMG_4293-1 IMG_4288-1My girls

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When on vacation, it’s ok to treat yo kids. 

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This face keels me. She is truly my ice cream loving daughter.

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Is that not gorgeous?!

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We snuck in a waterfall selfie

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Rock candy at Rock City is a must.

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We all had a blast, the kids were on a sugar high and we were ready for dinner afterwards.

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We looked up yelp reviews for a good Thai restaurant and found Thai Smile near the the aquarium. We ordered Pad Thai, Pad See Ew, and Pineapple Fried Rice. They dishes were really delicious, came out incredibly fast, and nothing was left. Our bellies were full and since we were close to the river, we decided to walk across the street to take a look. 

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These three make us go crazy at times. 

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But they sure are a lot of fun!

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The river is so pretty and a perfect spot to throw a frisbee or have a picnic on a blanket.

By the time we ate dinner and walked along the river, it started sprinkling so we decided to make our way back home. Aside from our windshield getting a crack from a rock on the highway, it was a fabulous one day trip. Next year, we may spend one night there because we love the Tennessee Aquarium and have also heard great things about the Creative Discovery Museum. If you have the opportunity, it’s a city worth visiting.

We came back home and worked on this! I don’t know what it is with my kids and bugs.

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I’ll share what we planted in our garden soon. Have a great Monday!

<><yuni

The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”“Hosanna in the highest heaven!” Matthew 21:9

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