Saturday, November 25, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Before joining my parents for dinner we took family pictures in the woods (empty lot) in our neighborhood. For the first time I attempted the use of a remote control and tripod with the camera to get shots with all of us in them. Afterwards we went over to my parents house to eat a fully cooked feast waiting for us - much appreciated! And the kids are spending the night over there, so I have time to edit pictures and update the blog. I even ordered my Christmas cards! Great day.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Super Sparkle (Barbie) and a soldier:
It finally cooled off a couple weeks ago, we celebrated by decorating for Halloween:
Amelia says "this is how a princess do it:"
Watching Charlie Brown Halloween:
Amelia likes to write the letter A throughout the day:
consignment store finds:
perfect weather for playing outside:
Jake decided to celebrate his 40th birthday with a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains to go hiking. We went over fall break and stayed 4 nights in a cabin in Cosby, TN, a few miles from Gatlinburg. The narrow, windy mountain roads made it seem further than it was, but Jake seemed to enjoy the mountain driving.
Fri, Oct 6:
Sat, Oct 7:
We hiked to Grotto Falls in the Great Smoky mountains, a 2.8 mi roundtrip hike up the side of a mountain to a waterfall. Gavin wanted to go another 6 miles to the top. No thanks.
and Arcade City at the Island:
kids playing with toys they won at the arcade:
Then we drove over to the Bush's Beans factory tour:
And back to the cabin: