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THE FAIR!


Ah, the North Georgia State Fair. You can smell the funnel cake from a mile away. It's a people watcher's dream. We were having one of those franticgetoutofthehouse moments before we left. Phoebe was still sleeping and if we got there before 11 we got in free. Woke up poor Bee who handles interruptions like a sweet champ, we managed to get out the door, we even by a miracle found some cash. We ended up getting lost and missed the freeness by five minutes. I thought back to something I read recently that said to just say "oh well" when things like that happen because you want to store up your strength for when you really need it, not on little trifly things. As soon as we pulled in and Matilda was overcome with excitement I was totally saying "oh well." Priceless! That girl loves the fair.


Every year we go Matilda gets to ride more and more rides (crazy how much she has grown since last year) which is amazing. Sam and I look at each other like, "No way, she can't be ready" and sure enough. She has zero fear which is really interesting and awesome. Interesting because I am afraid of just about everything. I went to get in the shade with Phoebe and was all, "ah, it feels so great outside, we are doing something as a family. yay!" then this dude who was a total close-talker came and was in Phoebe's face, he also had a baby, and then he proceeded to tell me that he just got out of prison, that he was there for 12 years, that he stole a car "nothin' violent," and only had his inmate ID to get in (which he showed me - don't worry). Sam was in line with Matilda and I listened politely, not sure I was breathing, and then my only reaction was, "Well, I guess you won't do that again." WHAT. I was trying to treat him normally and didn't want to excuse myself abruptly. Did some flash praying for sure and lots of smiling. That's my fair story.



One of the highlights of the year was all four of us took the bucket seats for a ride. A 14 minute ride (not that I was counting). It was exhilerating! I was so nervous my shoes were going to fall on someone's head, just look at my feet. Ha!! It was the most exciting part of our morning. Also, the perfect way to make it from the back of the fair to your car. So glad we were finally able to do something fun and fallish together.





What did you do this weekend?



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12 comments :

  1. You look so cute with your Ergo and your sweet baby! It looks like you guys had a blast. We've had a good, laid back weekend. Today we went to church, watched football and I baked bread, while the kids napped.

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    1. aw thanks girl! your weekend sounds fabulous. glad it was a good one!

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  2. Love those pictures ! Super journée en famille ! miss u all
    bisous isa

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  3. What fun! Love that story about the guy in prison " nothin violent" ha! We went to the Duluth fair and the girls got to ride some rides!

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    1. fun! love that. parallel lives. me and the fair have a sketchy track record. :)

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  4. Ohhh, i LOVE the fair! Beautiful shots! I bet your home photo albums are unbelievably lovely!!!

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    1. girl, i do not have one album. isn't that sad? thanks for saying that though! such a nice compliment. :)

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  5. Yeah, what a beautiful weekend for the fair! You and Matilda look adorable with your head wraps :) And that inmate story - hilarious. Last night we were contemplating going on the Sky Ride, but with a 2 year old, not in an Ergo, we didn't know if that was smart, ha. Can you tell me more about Matilda's shoes? They are ADORABLE!

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    1. aw thanks lady! glad you guys got to go too. :) yay! the shoes are from seed factory of course. they are by livie and luca. such great quality! every pair i've bought has lasted at least a year.

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  6. Gorgeous pictures! The fair is never that beautiful in real life - your pics make it look idyllic.
    Had a bit of frightened laughter over your inmate story. Scary people come out to the fair.

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    1. thanks lauren! hope you are feeling better! there was lots of nervous laughter from my end. oy!

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