Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Thanksgiving in the Smokies

So, for Thanksgiving this year, we packed up the kids and drove to Gatlinburg, TN where we met Eric's parents and brother and sister. We were able to spend the whole week and had a WONDERFUL time! Thanks Rich and Donna for everything!

While in TN we were able to spend Sunday with some old friends, attend the ward we used to go to when we were first married and before we had children. It was so great to see the faces of so many people who were like family to us and who we have dearly missed over the years. There are some wonderful people in TN!

The Smith's and Jim Ford are some of our favorites and we enjoyed every minute of their hospitality! Thank you! The kids had a great time feeding and sitting on Millie's horses.

Rebekah found little girl heaven when we went to Shane and Mandy Smith's and she found their little girl Taya's room. All the big kids went out to jump on the trampoline so she had the room to herself - and she made herself at home! Thanks for sharing Taya!
Apparently she thought this horse was "just her size" hahaha.
Hiking in the Smokies was a lot of fun!

Cool barn, huh? There was this old pioneer settlement up in the Smokies we checked out

She didn't really sleep in there, but she could have! -and she enjoyed playing in it. She sure looks like she just woke up, huh?

Snuggling with Grams - it doesn't get better than that!
We spent lots of time at the indoor waterpark. Way fun!!!
At some point when no one was looking Rebekah found a pile of laundry and apparently took a liking to Pops' boxers. She tried them on and danced around in them. We all had a good laugh!

David is our little sweet tooth if I haven't mentioned that before. He came in our room one afternoon like this. I can't remember now if it was brownie mix or hot chocolate powder, but I guess he couldn't find any better source of chocolate for his craving. Of course when asked, he didn't do anything - too bad the evidence was ALL OVER HIM!
It was a lot of fun! We wore them out!