Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Stone Mountain

While we were in Georgia we had the chance to visit one of the state's natural wonders, Stone Mountain. This is a massive piece of granite that has made it's way through the earth's surface. It sticks out like a brazen pimple in the middle of Atlanta's beautiful landscape. You can hike it, or take a high-flying ride up to the top. We opted for the ride, you know, because we had small children with us. (yeah, that's the reason) It was a windy day, but a beautiful view was our reward when we got the top.

Josh got a big kick out of running all over the rocky mountaintop. He said it looked like the moon. I love how his imagination works.

Ellie liked the mountain, too. She wasn't sure at first, but after Grandma pointed out a couple of worn in spots that looked like chairs, she began to explore. She balked at taking pictures, so I was glad to get this one of her and me enjoying the view under a lonely tree.

Owen said, "I claim this mountain for toddlers everywhere!" Dibs on the first chick who can crawl up the mountain!"

We were so happy that Grandma and Grandpa could go with us that day. Aunt Aub was able to come, too. I love this picture because it shows how windy it really was that day. Sorry, Grandma, but it still is a great pic of you guys. (Ellie is sitting in one of those "chairs" that Grandma showed her. God carved out a special little place for her to sit.)

My two trailblazers decided to take a short trip back down the trail to check out the terrain. Follow that white line!

It was a beautiful sunny day. We were so glad to have some family time outdoors after a couple of days of more serious family time. We felt a bit closer to heaven and had a chance to remember what an amazing world the Lord has created.


andrea said...

Sounds like my kind of fun! :)

Dave and Jenni said...

I love the family picture! Sounds like a great day. :)

Sittintall said...

So glad you had a great time. I'm a wee bit jealous, but glad that you had some good family time.

Mary@notbefore7 said...

GREAT shots! Looks like a fun time.

Your family shot is perfect!