Monday, June 27, 2011

The Williams Take Atlanta ~ 2011

I have no idea how to write this post!

We spent most of last week in Atlanta -- Eric was at a conference, so the girls and I tagged along for a little fun! I took way too many pictures, so I'll present them here in collage form.  If you aren't aware, you can click on a picture to make it larger!

Here we go!

We spent the first day at the Georgia Aquarium!  It was perfect for our crew!  Their favorites were the dolphins, penguins and the albino alligator.

Our hotel was close to Centennial Olympic Park, so we walked there a few times:

And, because there is a reason Atlanta is affectionately referred to as 'Hotlanta,' we spent some time trying to keep cool!

My most favorite picture of the entire trip ~ It deserves to stand alone!

Mostly, we just enjoyed being together!  I loved the freedom of being able to enjoy my girls without the pressures of a house to clean, laundry to wash, meals to cook, places to go, etc.  It was overdue.  I loved that we were all forced to go to bed early since we were all sleeping in the same room (and, since we left Peanut with another foster family, we got to sleep through the night for the first time in a while); I came home rested.  I loved unexpected moments of praying with them and witnessing their delight at watching God's rainstorm from the 38th floor window!

They loved:  the pool.  the MARTA (Atlanta's public transportation system).  the times when Daddy joined our adventures.  the fountains.  being together.  sleeping in a hotel.  the aquarium.  the view from our room.  trying to find our room from the street (we never could).  watching the window washer wash the windows on our hotel.  watching 19 kids & counting (for the first time).  the dolphin show.  the American Girl store.  pizza in the hotel room.  counting the floors as we rode the elevator and guessing which of the many elevators would open first so we could get on (the winner got kisses).  sweet memories!

They are already planning a trip back!

But, as our summers usually go, we have more travels ahead.  We leave this week for a trip to Michigan!  Hoping to have time to post daily (here's to hoping -- we are taking all five!!)!  

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