Monday, March 29, 2010


We have been planning a vacation to Pigeon Forge, TN for a couple of months now. We rented a 3 bedroom cabin with a hot tub and a game room. We ordered tickets to the Magic Beyond Belief show and had plans to do some shopping and just have lots of fun. Well, we had some family stuff go on (as said in previous post), but here is what we got to do.

Thursday we headed out (a bit late because my wonderful dogs decided to run off and not come back for a while) and after a stop for lunch and a pit stop for Acacia, we made it to TN.

Acacia's pit stop on the side of the road LOL (thank goodness we had her potty in the car)

Our cabin was very nice. It had a full kitchen, living room, bathroom and master bedroom with jacuzzi tub downstairs; two bedrooms, bathroom, game room with pool table and another living room upstairs; as well as the hot tub out on the deck.
Well, after we all claimed which room we wanted, some made a run to Walmart to get some food. We ate dinner and then most everyone sat in the hot tub for a while. After the kids went to bed the adults played some cards and visited.

Acacia getting ready to get in the hot tub

Friday we went to the outlet mall and did some shopping :-) Being a big 'ol prego I didn't get much for me (although I did get some pj's). Half the group got tired and went back to the cabin and then I had to be the party pooper in our group...this baby apparently didn't want me to walk anymore ha ha. So, we all met up at the cabin, ate some dinner and then headed out to play. We went to an old time photo place and Tina and Cherish got their picture done. After playing around a little we headed back to the cabin. Well, Amy, Tina, Margaret and I, decided to be wild and crazy and go to a karaoke bar while Josh babysat. :-) I know, I know...I looked like mother of the year, pregnant in a bar...but I only drank Coke and I didn't even attempt to get out on the dance floor. I was designated driver thank you LOL. We had a great time watching everyone make a fool of themselves!

Acacia covering herself in stickers on the short drive to go play LOL

Grandma Margaret, Acacia, Hannah and Zane playing games

Saturday is when we got news that Josh's great grandma had a stroke. Well, we had tickets to go to the magic show and after many phone calls and much deliberation...we decided to go to the magic show. Don't think us horrible, we thought everything was alright. The family that was with her all said she was doing fine. Well, at the start of the show we got a phone call that said the doctors didn't think she would make it. So, most of the group headed back home to be with her. My family stayed (again, don't judge us...long story, but we had our reasons) and let the kids finish watching the show. The others didn't even go back to the cabin...we said we would bring their stuff. After some phone calls and some more deliberation, we gave in and took the kids mini golfing. Then we headed back to the cabin to start packing everyone stuff up.

Getting ready to go into the Magic show

Playing mini golf
So, I think our kids had a good time regardless and we had a couple of days of fun, before the stress began.
Hope everyone had a great weekend.

1 comment:

  1. looks like you guys had a good time!!

    The brownies are very good. You can not tell AT ALL there are veggies. I think a spoonful of vanilla ice cream would seal the deal!!