We have been so blessed the last two years with the kids getting a whole week off at Thanksgiving. It has been the perfect opportunity to head out to see my parents and spend some time at their house in Atlanta and their cabin in North Carolina. We spent the majority of our time in North Carolina this trip. Justin and I dreamed the entire time of just dropping everything and moving out there. It just absolutely amazing, hence the amount of photos I took!
We left Friday evening around 7, and got to Atlanta around 8 the next morning. We did a little shopping, took a trip to see my Mimi, and then Dave + Busters and Panera for dinner. Pretty sure Justin and I got a little nap in there somewhere as well.
Sunday, we headed to The Highlands, which is about a 2 hour drive north. We spent the day exploring outside, playing board games, and building fires. My parents’ mountain house is such a retreat for us. We never want to leave!
Monday, we headed to town for some shopping and to stop by my favorite candy store for a caramel apple.
Back at the cabin, the kids spend a lot of time outside finding “secret lairs”
This year we got to try out the new kayaks my parents got. I think this was a highlight of the kids trip. They did not want to get out of these things.
The downtown area has an adorable ice skating rink and Jocelyn was obsessed. She and Jackson had so much fun! The little ones didn’t skate and they got cold, so we didn’t get to stay long.
Tuesday, we headed to the bowling alley and explored some waterfalls.
Wednesday morning, Papa put everyone to work clearing brush and burning it. It made the most incredible sight…campfire smoke + light is magic!
We took a little girls trip back downtown for some more treats and ice skating ❤
Justin took us on a hike to work off that Thanksgiving meal and we got to see the most beautiful sunset. And also hike back down in the dark, ha!
Our last day is always the saddest, but we still had fun. We really don’t love leaving this place.