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Trip to Gatlinburg

Last week we took a trip with the Henninger family to Gatlinburg, TN. The last time John went to Gatlinburg was for The Ball’s bachelor/ette weekend – such a fun time! The most recent trip was very much a different kind of fun 🙂 We left on Sunday (packed up Saturday night in which we went ahead and packed Heidi’s pack-n-play that she sleeps in beside me so she slept in her room that night – MAMA DID NOT LIKE IT) and headed up to meet the family. At some point in South Carolina I jumped in the backseat with Heidi because she was tired of being ignored and let us know it. Once I was back there she was much happier. I am not sure what time we actually arrived, but we listened to football the whole way up so it felt like the longest.trip.ever (hee hee!).

We did things like make smores in the little fire pit, enjoy a glass of wine at night (beer for everyone else), visit with the family, enjoy being outdoors with the family, Ober Gatlinburg, walking around Gatlinburg, meeting up with an old friend, killing wasps, swinging on porch swings, going to an apple orchard, go-carting, putt-putt, playing with the kids, eating lots of food, fudge, family dinners, adult time, getting a tire patched, and probably many other fun things. Not being able to remember is why I need to start writing things down during vacation on each day as it goes by. I love being able to keep up with memories. I remember I would take tons and tons of pictures at events and sometimes I would wonder if I actually took the time to enjoy the memory that was being made or if I was just capturing the memory happening. Its also a little harder to take pictures with a 3 month old attached to my arm – and I love it 🙂 For the first time in my life I was accused of being a baby hog – ha!

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4 thoughts on “Trip to Gatlinburg

  1. Looks like you had fun! I love Tennessee and can't wait to go back again. We visited that area 4 years ago before we had our son. He was actually conceived while we were there, lol!
    I know what you mean about being behind the camera to capture the memories. It's worth it!

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  2. Okay, I'm so pouting. You were literally like 30 minutes from me. I would have LOVED to meet up! Next time you come over this way give me a shout and we'll try to meet for lunch or something 🙂 Looks like you had a good time.

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