Thursday, June 19, 2008


Our trip to the Smokies this year could not have been better! The weather was perfect and so was the time we were able to be together. Here is a picture of our growing family. Two years ago we took a picture here that had Jarom as our latest member of the family and now we've added Addi. Geeze a growing family is a lot of fun. I saw a t-shirt that said "I am the big sister" and showed it to Beth and she just rolled her eyes and said "Mooommmm". You know that you annoy your children when they make your name 5 syllables. :) Sigh. Okay, Addi is perfect for now but maybe in a year or so.......

Gatlinburg has many attractions but one of the kids favorites was right there at the hotel. You will notice I am not in the picture. Someone had to hold Addi and there was no way I was getting in that picture.

This is a picture of the Pancake Pantry. Why do we have a picture of this place? Because this is Jarom's absolute favorite place in the Smokies. No Kidding. And if you have ever eaten there you would agree. The pancakes are amazing!

This is a picture of my three girls at the Village. I love that shopping center. It is like stepping back into time. You will notice the men are not in the picture that is because they have found a place to set down and wait. Katie loves to shop and I do some but Beth...... I could safely say that I could put Beth up against anyone else that loves to shop and Beth could more then hold her on. Good grief that kid is tireless! We went to the outlet stores in Pigeon Forge and Katie, Addi and I were setting in the car waiting for her (We were well over it by that time). I notice the lady come and lock the door, five minutes past and here she comes back with the keys to let Beth out. Grin. That 's my girl. Poor Jarom.

This is a picture of Don, Scott and Katie waiting for Beth to get ready.... It takes her a loooonnnngggg time. Jarom opted that evening to stay and watch a Cubs game.

This is one of Don's favorite attractions! This guy looked so real and everything about him was detailed. There were more character's around him I just don't want to take up my blog space.

Don, Katie, Scott and I rode the ski lift up to the top. (A tradition, a bit scary, but a tradition:) This is Katie looking down on the main streets of Gatlinburg.

Okay, this is Scott acting crazy. (This is normal for him) That rock is suppose to weight ten tons and it glides on water. Here Scott is "stopping" it by sheer strength. Hee, hee.

There are lots more pictures, we took 122 but that is it for now. We had fun and I can't wait till we go again!


Beth said... neglected to mention that I was nursing Addie and that is why everyone was waiting.... I can't help it my child feels the need to eat every 3 hours! I'm still sad I didn't get to go back to the outlet stores before we left... I still had 5 I wanted to go to... :(

Katie said...

oh good gosh so glad that place closed or we would have been there for five more hours!!