Friday, December 31, 2010

Thanksgiving....a month later : )

*UPDATE*  Sorry I had this drafted a month ago, just been super busy with December Fun, bdays, anniversary, etc.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  The kids and I took off to TN the Monday before Thanksgiving to meet up with my side of the family, and the trip there went pretty well.  We left around 8-9am, and got in around 7:30-8pm.  The day after we got there we went to see the New Titanic exhibit in Pigeon Forge, and the day after we ate @ the Hard Rock Cafe in Gatilinburg, and went to the Ripley's Aquarium.  We also went to some of the other Ripley' exhibits.  I recieved a call that day from my husband who said he would be meeting us that night and would be with us for Thanksgiving afterall, YAY!!  I felt like someone handed me the world, and had a smile on the rest of the day : )

Unfortunatly the night before Thanksgiving baby girl had a virus, which the day after Thanksgiving then ran through 4 of my other children, my 2 niece's, me, then my husband.  Thankful to have had so many adults to help as that was crazy!  So glad we were able to enjoy Thanksgiving with my family, and being in the lovely Smokey Mountains made it even sweeter!

Below are some pics from the trip...

Kids ready to go

Andy enjoying the arcade games

Boys Room(had 2 queen beds)

Girls doing hair

Wouldn't be a vacation w/out the DSI

The Cabin

Kids playing in the leaves

Papa & kids on a walk

Alisha enjoying TN

A pretty rainbow that Nana captured

My niece Arianna w/ Mariann(in line to get in the Titanic Exhibit)

Daniel outside of "Applewoods".  If you are ever in the Pigeon Forge area, GREAT place to eat!

Birthday Celebration for the December Birthday Boys

Love this picture of Andy & Liz(they are just 5 weeks apart)

Nana & all her grands in Gatlinburg, TN(well minus 3, 1 in my arms, 2 still growing.)

Kids in the Hardrock Cafe'

Me, my sister, and Mariann

Nana & Mariann outside of the Ripley's Aquarium, Gatlinburg TN

Josh w/ a sting ray


Seadragon(so cool, and 1st time I have seen one)

Shark swimming right above our heads.  This is the BEST Aquarium to date we have been to, very impressive!

We had such a good time, miss my family : (

Sister & Brother in Law

He was swimming up to say "HI"

Alisha touching the horseshoe crabs

Josh getting a better view : )


Unle Matt & Kids inside a Guiness Book display

Josh, Daniel, & cousin Liz

Friends for 15 years : )

Beautiful view

Nana & Papa w/ the Turkey : )

Place Settings

Doing the dishes

Uncle Matt w/ the cool Christmas tree he made w/ the kids

Liz hugging her baby sister in Mommy's Belly

Introducing family to BEAN BOOZLED, haha

Uncle Matt & the Annual Balloons

SO much fun!

Papa & boys swinging

Nana, Papa, and a few of the Grandkids

Our desserts, YUM!