Tuesday, November 24, 2009


A couple of weeks ago, Matt, Anna Beth, and I went to the mountains for a long weekend. We had so much fun together. Anna Beth was the most well behaved little girl the entire trip! No spankings occurred the entire weekend! It was really nice (for us and for her I'm sure)

Day 1

Pulling into Pigeon Forge, we decided our first stop had to be the Applebarn for lunch. We absolutely LOVE that place!

Day 2

We drove over the mountain to Cherokee in hopes of seeing an Indian. Unfortunately, Cherokee pretty much shuts down from the first of November until the first of May so we did not see any Indians. On the way over, we stopped at Newfound Gap. We missed the peak of the turning of the leaves, but it was still a beautiful view. For some crazy reason, on the way back from Cherokee, we decided we would hike to Clingman's Dome. For those of you who have not ever done this, it is a 1/2 mile hike to the highest point. Sounds easy, right? Well, the hike is at least at a 45 degree incline. Matt pushed Anna Beth the whole way up in her stroller. I thought my heart was going to pound out of my chest by the time we got to the top and Matt thought he was dying! Lots to laugh about on the way up and back down!

Anna Beth has a love for cameras. If she ever gets her hands on mine, she goes around the house snapping pictures of anybody and anything. She wanted to take our picture in front of the teepee. Turned out pretty good for a 2 year old!

On the way back to Gatlinburg, we saw a black bear eating up in the woods. It was right at dusk, so we did not get a very good picture.

Day 3
We had lunch at the Old Mill. We had never eaten there before and it was really good. Then we spent the afternoon in Cades Cove. We let Anna Beth out of her car seat in Cades Cove since top speed is never over 10 mph so she could see better. She thought she was big stuff sitting with us.

Snack Time:

Sorry this is such a long post! We had such a wonderful time together!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Halloween this year was a little on the boring side! Our halloween party at the Smith's was cancelled due to rainy weather, so we set out to trick or treat. We only went to my parents and grandparents and Matt's parents house. Next year we may hit up a subdivision or two!

Our new "television"

As many of you know, Al bought a projector to use with his power point at church. Well, between Matt & Al, they decided they could hook the projector up to the television and project the football games onto the wall. To take that one step furthur, they realized they could watch two football games at one time (one on the television and one on the projector.) Our ceilings in the den are 10 feet tall, so it makes a pretty big screen! I have to admit it is pretty great watching life size football. As long as my living room gets arranged back the way it belongs after the game! :-)

Notice how small our flat screen looks in comparison to the projection!

Happy Birthday Destiny!

On October 13th, our niece Destiny turned 2! We celebrated with a "Hungry Catepillar" party!