Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Annual Labor Day Getaway

Last year, we went on a spur of the moment trip to Gatlinburg with Pook's family. We decided then we'd be back again this year. Both brothers, all of the cousins & nana and papa, plus our family all stayed in a beautiful cabin together. This is the road that our cabin was on - we thought it was fitting!

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The plan was to spend lots of time at Dollywood and/or Splash Country. However, the weather had other plans. It rained alot and was pretty cool the majority of the time. Here's our family + a cousin. They'd actually been on a water ride, but I had not..just rained on.
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I just had to post this picture b/c it cracks me up. I have no clue what Grant is doing biting that baby's head, but I walked around the corner to take his picture and Micah was playing in the floor. As I snapped, he popped up off the floor so he's all blurry. He had stickers all over his face..we all did at one point. Stickers= cheap clean fun indoors!

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my beautiful neices with Claire on the deck of the cabin. this was the 1st day when we arrived and some of the only sunshine we saw!

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this pretty much sums up the 1st 1/2 of the Sunday - everyone in ponchos, even Claire. Poor thing fell asleep in the stroller with it on & it got all fogged up from her sweating.
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daddy & grant getting a little workout on this ride.

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claire relaxed in the stroller & enjoyed a beverage while they worked up a sweat.

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1 brother is missing from this picture unfortunately, but i still kind of like it.
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we had a wonderful time and the kids, especially, enjoyed staying all weekend with their cousins! i'm not sure if there are plans to go back next year, but we'd be all for it if so, despite the exhaustion that was felt by all for the rest of the week!

2 comments:

  1. Too funny- we were at Dollywood this past Sunday:)

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  2. cute! i have been trying to get jon to go there for a long time...maybe one of these days :) i am such a blog slacker lately! i promise i'll catch up next week! and we do need to go to lunch soon too!

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