Monday, October 31, 2005

Watch out TN, here we come!!!

Little did Amy Beth know what she was getting into when she mentioned Smoky Mountains, Dollywood, Gatlinburg and the word PARTY!  With all of that, how could we resist travelling to Tennessee?


So watch out JenIg, Gena, Amy Beth, AnneMarie, Kris and anyone else I may have neglected to mention-- we're invading!  And Amy Beth, you just tell me when and where on the part-ay and we'll be there! 


We'll probably fly into Knoxville Monday morning and leave on Thursday (as in next week-- yikes!).  Wednesday we'll visit Dollywood since they're not open Monday or Tuesday AND they should be all decorated up for Christmas (hooray!).  My kids have been SOOO excited about vacation-- mainly because "vacation" means they can have dessert when we go out to's the little things in life, right?  I'm glad they weren't disappointed in not being able to go to DisneyWorld...mainly because they really don't even know what DisneyWorld is!


I am praying for good weather, safe travel and beautiful fall foliage!


Thanks for all the suggestions, dear friends.  Maybe I can visit a different person each that would be really cool.


RainyDayMichele said...

Oh Hooray! I hope you all have a WONDERFUL time! Ya know, my boys are happy just staying in a hotel and swimming in the indoor pools. :) Can't wait to hear about all your adventures with your family!

Betsyfriend said...

This is really completely unrelated to your entry, but can I just say that you have the cutest family! Well, not cuter than mine, of course, but I absolutely love the photo you've put up of you and your boys. They all have such great expressions on their faces, and you all look so happy. I wish our boys would smile like that (and at the same time!) for a family pic! Oh, well....

MySmokyMtnHomeschool said...

Marsha is coming! Marsha is coming! I'm like so excited! Email me with all the details. Do you have a hotel yet, and all that? Let me know if I can do anything for ya on this end. I will set coordinates with the gang and we will plan to get together.


(Gotta go clean house...)


Amy Beth

DiWilliams said...

Oh I am SO jealous! I LOVE Tennessee this time of year! I used to go to the Knoxville area every Thanksgiving to visit my aunt and uncle and cousin. It's SO beautiful! I *was* going to suggest you fly to Tampa (we've got some interesting places here, too) and you could stop by here for a visit and then just drive to Disney World. But I am SURE you'll just absolutely love the Smoky Mountains. Oh, I've got to say it again ... I AM SOOOO jealous!


Tami said...

We were just in that part of Tennessee in August. It was beautiful then. Dollywood was fun but hot in August. I am sure this time of year will be great! There is also lots to do in that area! My boys loved the Ripley's Aquarium in Gatlinburg!

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I ordered the owl pellets off Ebay!

Have a blessed day! Tami

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In Him,


buffie said...

You will be within miles from me!!! OH I wish you all the BEST vacation ever !

I wish I could meet you! Ride the Tennessee Tornado at Dollywood ..its so fun!

Eat some of the Taters!! They are GREAT!!! (((hugs))) buffie

MysmokyMthomeschool ...I can post on your blog , I wish I could ,my brother is hunting a church in your town & I wanted some info for him plus I wanted to reply to your post but it shuts my Internet E down . Hugs to you too!! buffie

TamInAz said...

a Wonderful time. I'm looking forward to reading all about it when you get back!

We haven't done a vacation in several years...these little cuties keep showing up everytime we've started to plan one LOL. Fortunately the moving adventure and the Horses (I'm still gloating) is keeping everyone happy.

Have an Awesome time and I'll be praying for safe travel.

Juldos said...

Have a wonderful time! I'll be waving to you from NC (only 2 hours from where you're going!) In NC the foliage is just starting to change (late this year). Maybe it held off just for you. : )

Julie D.

ccpeterson said...

I hope you have a fun and SAFE trip! Too bad you aren't coming to Disney...we're only about 45 minutes from there!!


JenIG said...

you have no possible idea of how entirely excited we are!!!!

par-tay!!!! i'll bring some non-nasty finger food for all to enjoy....

ccmmum said...

You'll have to tell us how your trip goes. We're coming home on furlough next year and Dollywood is on the list of places that we'd like to take the kids to see.


KarenW said...

Have a great time! I've never been to Dollywood but TN is great.


I hope you have a great stay in the Smokies. The weather has been wonderful this week. I hope it lasts for your vacation. I am sure you will have a wonderful time here. Do ride the trolleys through Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg if you find the time. I am sure your boys would enjoy that. There is really lots to do so be prepared to have fun.