7.16.2018

Buttermilk Falls & Jailhouse Pizza!

The other day, we went on the most beautiful hike/ walk to Buttermilk Falls in Brandenburg, Kentucky. It was SUCH a hot day, but the path was shaded, and wading in the water felt like serious heaven!!

Also, we stuck to the paved path on this trail (we didn't do any intense hiking like the trail I mentioned here... so my sandals were perfect this time. haha!), and the kids rode their scooters. They counted the waterfalls we passed as they scootered around, and they just loved it!

^Obsessed with this guy.^
^Brighton was freaking out when he saw the water. "Was dat!? Was dat!?"^
^I love these boys!!^
^Cheeser Holland!^

We found this little shallow area that the kids nicknamed "The Splash Pad" and they waded around in it until their feet were going to fall off from the freezing water. There was a guy playing bluegrass music on his guitar nearby, and it was just such a perfect moment.

Kentucky really is just so unique and beautiful. If we ever move, I think I might die a little bit inside.
^I mean seriously though. These buddies are the cutest.^
After our walk, we made our way back to the car and drove around the corner for some dinner! Our friends recommended Jailhouse Pizza, which is literally a pizza joint inside of an old jail. You can explore some of the original cells, and you can even eat dinner inside of one!! 

Our kids were a little creeped out by the whole dinner table in a prison cell idea (and who am I kidding...I was too. Haha), so we opted for the open seating area. It was such a fun experience! 

If you're ever in Brandenburg, KY, you definitely need to stop here. 
^Jailhouse Pizza! In an actual jailhouse. The creepiest/ coolest!^
^Forced/ scared smile^
^More nervous smiling. I'm telling you...it was intense!^
^Waiting for your food at a restaurant like...^
^PIZZA^


We have seriously LOVED exploring so many of Kentucky's hidden gems this Summer. It's been a blast, and such a fun way to spend time together.

I can't wait to see what we'll find next. Kentucky, I love your guts.

P.S., King Brighton.

7.13.2018

The Fourth of July, 2018!

The Fourth of July was SO fun this year!!

For the past couple of years, we have had really rainy weather on the fourth, which has been a bummer. So we were pumped when this year it was sunny and beautiful! (We didn't count on the SUFFOCATING humidity, though. Holy Hannah--it was hot!!!) We got out first thing in the morning and drove down to beautiful Campbellsville, Kentucky for a small town parade and celebration.

And despite the heat, we had a blast!

We are so, so blessed to live in the USA!!

It was so fun to explore a new little Kentucky town for the Fourth. Campbellsville was decked out in red, white, and blue, and it was darling.

And HOT. Have I mentioned that yet? Haha!
^THIS BOY^
^Watching balloons float into the sky^


There was a free kid carnival going on, and it was a HIT with the boys! I mean, bouncy houses, cotton candy, face painting, and otter pops? They had everything their little heart's desired!

It was the perfect way to let them run around and get wiggles out before the parade started.

There was an all-you-can-eat cotton candy station, and the kids definitely took advantage of it!! They ate SO MUCH. Also, it was so humid that the cotton candy literally melted in front of your eyes if you didn't eat it quick enough, so we were cramming it in our mouths as fast as we could! Haha.

#kentuckyprobz
^Face first! Haha^
Then it was time for the parade!!

The boys waited for it to start--with their grocery bags in hand.--ready to snatch up all the candy they could catch. (Because they didn't get enough sugar from their cotton candy earlier. Haha)
^They were mesmerized by the baton twirlers!^
^I love them.^

After the parade, we walked back to the car and sat in the glorious air conditioning for as long as we possibly could. We were literally drenched!! It was insane. But we had so much fun!

Then we drove home, and prepped our fireworks for the night! The kids just couldn't wait until dark, so we set them off at dusk. It was still so fun!
^Waiting patiently for daddy to light the fireworks!^

Every time Jordan would light a firework, the boys would take off running like a bomb was about to explode. It was hilarious!! 

Brighton would just giggle and giggle watching them, and it was the cutest.


We had such a great Fourth!! To see our fourth of July celebrations from previous years, go here:

2011 (Pregnant with Boston)
2012 (Rexburg, ID, a video!)
2013 (Rexburg, ID, baby Cam)
2014 (Lexington, KY with friends)
2015 (UTAH)
2016 (Louisville, KY)