Monday, August 19, 2013

4th of July Celebration - 2013

This year we had another reason to celebrate on the 4th of July.  It just so happens to be Emory's half birthday as well.  We were really hoping to see a large firework display... but of course it was raining.  It has rained pretty much 85% of this summer in Atlanta, which has not been very fun.  

We got together with some friends to celebrate with a cookout, small fireworks, chatting, and a game.  

This is also the day that Emory decide he was ready to start crawling.  He was showing off to our friends.  :)

Emory and his buddy, Noah.

Coke in glass bottles.  Way to keep it classy Chaffins. :)

Watching the fireworks with dad

Minor Family Reunion 2013 {gulf shores}

Each year we get together with my mom's extended family on Father's Day weekend for a little family reunion.  We go to various locations (beach, lake, mountains) each year.. and this year we were at Gulf Shores beach again.  This also happened to be Emory's first trip to the beach, so that made it extra fun.

 The beautiful beach just behind our condo.

Waiting for the rest of the family to arrive.

Emory did pretty good on the beach.  It was a little too bright for him and he was tired some while we were outside, so he got to nap under the shade tent. :)  His shirt was constantly riding up over his chubby belly. 

Sisters (in law) 

Attempt at a family picture. 

Grandma with my mom and aunt


Grandma with her sisters 

Grandma with her brother and sisters 

Daddy and Emory watching the waves

James rocking the aviators.

smores via microwave

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


Emory's new fascination is with Newton's food and water bowls..
and this time we didn't catch him fast enough.

 Newton is not a fan.... 

Straight to the bath

Thursday, August 1, 2013

A little update...

Just a little update for those who have not heard yet.  We are moving! We will still be in Atlanta (well.. the suburbs, Duluth).  After yearly rate increases at our apartment, we realized that we could probably rent a townhome or house for about the same, if we were willing to move a little further out.  After a bit of thought and searching, we decided we really wanted to be somewhere with a little more space (we are busting out the seams of our current kitchen - especially now with Emory) and a yard for Newton and Emory to play in.

After what seemed like forever of searching, we luckily found a fabulous house with a great landlord.  It was a total fluke that we found it too.  There were no pictures online, just a listing.  I had just heard that a house we were really interested in was taken off the market, so I started feeling desperate.  I emailed the contact on the listing and we went and saw it that evening with no idea what it may look like.  Luckily they liked us and we liked the house! Everything was approved the next day and we signed the lease shortly thereafter.  They never even put up photos for others to look at!

We are moving next weekend (Aug 10th)... so boxes are currently taking over our apartment.  Wish us luck!  I'll keep you posted. :) 
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