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tag: spring

- red top mountain state park -

red top mountain swimming - photo by: ryan sterritt

to celebrate memorial day, we packed our lunches and went to red top mountain state park for some lake swimming!!! the park is only about 50 minutes from atlanta and offers great hiking trails, camping, cottages, lake swimming, miniature golf and even boat rentals. there’s lots to do for sure.

the swimming was nicer than expected, although fairly busy with the holiday. the water was super green and translucent and not too chilly. it only cost $5 to park for the day, so it was a nice inexpensive excursion. we will definitely be headed back!

on a side note, there was an o brother where art thou type baptism happening when we were at the lake. it was very interesting!

- ryan & gub

red top mountain state park

50 lodge road se
cartersville, ga 30121

- more from the fling -

more from the fling - photo by: ryan sterritt

more from the kirkwood spring fling!

- ryan & gub

- kirkwood spring fling 2014 -

this weekend is the 12th annual kirkwood spring fling, which is one of our favorite festivals in atlanta! besides being located around the corner from us in historic kirkwood, it is also the first festival where gub sold her craft goods, so it holds a special place in our hearts.

the spring fling features a 5k race on saturday morning, a kids area from 10am-4pm, an open air artist market from 10am-8pm with tons of crafty vendors, beer, food trucks, and live music, as well as a tour of homes and a bbq cook off.

admission to the festival is free and is once again located at bessie branham park. tickets for the tour of homes can be purchased at the festival or at local kirkwood businesses.

on a side note, we designed the volunteer t-shirts this year and think they look great! the design is up above in the header for your viewing pleasure. also be sure to check out photos from 2010 when our home was on the kirkwood tour of homes.

- ryan & gub

kirkwood spring fling

bessie branham park
2051 delano drive ne
atlanta, georgia 30317

artist market
saturday, may 17th, 2014
10am until 8pm

tour of homes
saturday, may 17th, 2014
sunday, may 18th, 2014
12pm until 6pm

5k race
saturday, may 17th, 2014
8am in downtown kirkwood

bbq cook off
saturday, may 17th, 2014
12pm until 4pm

live music
saturday, may 17th, 2014
bessie branham – 11am until 7pm
downtown kirkwood – 8pm until 11pm

- mulberry tree -

yellow lemons - photo by: ryan sterritt

our mulberry tree has a ton of berries right now! we hope to gather as many as possible before the squirrels ransack the tree.

- ryan & gub

- party hat -

- enjoying the #inmanparkfestival !!!
clem at the inman park festival - photo by: ryan sterritt
fun from the inman park festival!

- ryan & gub

- holiday blend -

instagram styles

grey enjoyed easter morning sporting his santa clause pajamas! he likes to mix it up.

- ryan & gub

- easter 2014 -

instagram styles

grey mostly wanted to eat the contents of his easter eggs, not collect more of them!

- ryan & gub

- easter egg hunt -


happy easter from savannah! we had an easter egg hunt in front of grandma and grandpas.

- ryan & gub

- record store day 2014 -

record store 2014

we were in savannah this weekend for easter, which happened to coincide with record store day 2014. i was able to find a couple of locations that were participating though, so my dad and i decided to see what savannah had to offer. after a uneventful trip to rody’s (their shipment hadn’t arrived), my dad and i headed to graveface records & curiosities, which turned out to be awesome!

we didn’t get there until after noon, the joys of parenthood, so i missed out on the main items i was looking for (ie. chvrches, lcd soundsytem). it was still fun though. they were super packed and had a ton of great stuff, including a couple of items i found for my brother. i definitely plan on visiting graveface next time i’m in savannah!

i have to vent that although i still enjoy record store day, it’s definitely becoming overpriced. i really enjoy ultimate alternative waivers by built to spill and the first album by pinback, however i don’t need them on vinyl for $25.

next door to graveface was this adorable bakery & sandwich shop called back in the day bakery. their food looked really tasty and they had super fun gifts and notecards for sale.

- ryan

graveface records & curiosities

5 west 40th street
savannah, ga 31401


back in the day bakery

2403 bull street
savannah, ga 31401


- rainy day -

#rainyday #raincoat #yellowraincoat

grey looked adorable in his yellow raincoat! another rainy spring day.

- ryan & gub