Thursday, June 12, 2008

gatlinburg 2008

we had a blast in gatlinburg! after a long trip friday we finally got to the ramada inn. we had fun swimming and then went to eat mexican! friday josh woke up and couldn't breathe so he and shannon went to the e.r. and hospital where they found out he had strep and mono and will need to have his tonsils out asap! he got some good meds and felt better soon. he was a trooper! then some of us went to bubba gumps to eat and then walk around town. it was fun but so stinkin hot! this mama can't take the heat :) we went to a steakhouse for dinner then we may have swam some more! saturday we took the babies to get the old tyme photos taken - so cute. then the adults went to the outlets while meme and g-daddy braved it out with the 4 tired kiddos at the hotel. trace and caden made build-a-bears, well, trace made a monkey and caden a dinosaur! then we went to dixie stampede that nite and it was sooo fun! i've never seen so much food on my plate. i cheated and used trace's plastic baby fork and spoon to eat my food :) after a pretty good nite's sleep, we woke up sunday and packed the van. then we walked to the aquarium. the kids (and adults!) loved it. we walked back thru town one last time and then it was back to argo. we had so much fun... ate too much, but walked (and sweated!) a lot of those calories off! we are so thankful that meme and grandaddy asked us to go. it was a much needed vacation full of fun and we made lots of great memories. i took over 400 pics which i'm sure ya'll dont' care to see... so here are a few collages. i'm new at the collage things so hopefully you can get the idea...

crazy kiddos!

fun at the aquarium!!

the bunch from the wild west!!


meglowry said...

I love that you said that about using Trace's fork. I HATE that about the Dixie Stampede!

Dollar General said...

I LOVE the wild west pictures and LG always looks so happy to be alive!! What a DOLL! I'm glad y'all had fun and are home safe!! Love you!

Silena Cvacho said...

I'm sorry to hear about Josh!! I had strep too just a couple of days ago and I thought I was going to die!! He must be way tougher than me!! It looks like ya'll had a blast!! Hope we get to see ya'll soon!
Love Ya, Silena

The Ferrill's said...

Oh my, strep AND mono? Bless him!
Sounds like yall had a great time, though! What fun! All I remember about the Dixie Stampede is they bring you this chicken thing to eat that has legs still attached. Do they still do that? Gross. I had to cover mine with my napkin b/c I just could not look at that thing.
But the show was AWESOME! ;)
I'm so glad yall had so much fun together and the cousins got to have some playtime with the grandparents! That's always fun!