In Perspective: Weeks Seventeen & Eighteen

Whew! What a busy couple of weeks we have had. I am just now getting around to updating my weekly perspectives. Because I am behind, I’ll get two weeks into one.

Abby Kate got her full set of braces on a couple of weeks ago. We were able to complete Phase One and now we have moved on to a Phase Two. She will have her full set of braces for about 18 months. After a few sore days, she is finally feeling good and is doing so well.

Joshua had an off weekend in his tournament schedule, so we decided to get away for a weekend trip. The Cardinals played a series against Atlanta this past weekend, so we saw it as the perfect opportunity to see the new park and to watch the Cardinals. We made our first stop in Chattanooga on Friday. We saw the Chattanooga Lookouts and about froze. We had a crazy drop in the temperatures and it felt like we were back in February. We work up early on Saturday morning and decided to “See Rock City!” We had such a wonderful time. We had never been and after many suggestions, we were so thrilled that we visited. We upgraded our tickets and got a year pass, so I am looking forward to heading back up there to take in the sights.

Trying to stay dry and warm at the Chattanooga Lookouts Game on Friday night

What a beautiful view!

After visiting Rock City, we drove on down to Atlanta to tour the Coca-Cola Museum. Jackson has really been wanting to visit for some time now, so he was excited that we were going. Jason and I last visited the museum around 2000. They have really upgraded the museum and made it pretty interactive. It was the place to be, as everyone was there. The kids could not wait to taste all the flavors of Coke. I was expecting it to be the same as when we had been before. I remember tasting all of the Cokes from all over the world. They have changed the tasting room to include other Coke products from around the world. That was different, but it was okay. After a few drinks of Coke products, all of the kids started complaining of their tummies hurting. We don’t do many Coke drinks with the kids and we did not limit them on anything in the tasting room. I think they enjoyed it, but definitely had their fill.

The World of Coca-Cola

We saw the Cardinals play the Braves Sunday afternoon. We arrived early to see some batting practice. Joshua caught a few balls from the players and we had fun watching the Cardinals’ pitchers and some other players warming up on the field. The new park is nice, but the concourses aew not big enough. It was so difficult to make it through the crowds. I also spent 30 minutes in line for food, only to be told when I got up to order that they didn’t take the Visa card that I have. That was a big headache and we ended up getting a very late lunch towards the end of the game. The Cards came up with the win after playing for 14 innings!

I love watching baseball with this guy!

We are down to the final few weeks of school. I cannot believe how fast this year has gone. The twins are about to be out of elementary school and heading in to middle school! We have a busy summer, but I know we will make the most of every opportunity we have to be together.

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