Friday, July 13, 2007

Our Vacation Saga~ Chapter 2

We had a busy week, shopping, shopping, and more shopping! We were able to go bowling, which we all enjoy so much!

Also squeezed in a 2 day trip to Dollywood (Cassandra has those photos on her camera) and a picnic in the Smokies. Here are some photos from that was a BEAUTIFUL, relaxing Sunday!
On Wednesday, we made the trip to Nashville to take Cassandra to the airport. She's a working girl now and had to get back home to her job! It was her first time ever to fly and she did fine, actually said she liked the flight.

Thursday we did more shopping in Pigeon Forge at the OUTLET stores!!! Wow,what bargains we found on name brand items!!! I think we might need a trailer to haul all the stuff home!!! Then on Thursday night we all headed out to the movies. That was fun, but got us home really late, since the movie didn't START until 10 p.m.!

We've played games, had great food, made wonderful memories, taken some time to slow down and swing on the porch swing! But as they say, "All good things must come to an end!"

Now, we're packing the Denali again for the long trip home. It's hard to believe that 2 weeks has gone by so quickly. There was still so much we wanted to see and do!! Where does time go when you're having so much fun???

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Tennessee ~ 2007

We arrived in Tennessee on Saturday morning, and have been enjoying ourselves, keeping busy, but having fun while visiting. On our way here we were NOT alone as we saw many other cars with their tops loaded down. We felt like we fit in as we truly are Briars as Mike is from Kentucky, my dad was from Missouri so I guess you could also consider me a Heathen. The girls said they don't want to be half briar or heathen but its in their blood!

Mike is keeping the porch swing going, I think he's put several miles on it already, and he's really giving his arm a workout, waving at all the people driving by! His new favorite spot is LaDonna's hammock as you can see by the photo.

He actually took a break, wanted to keep this to remind him that its okay to relax once in a while, anyway that is what Joe said.

Sunday morning getting ready to go to church and learn about the Savior. What a spiritual meeting we had too! Some strong testimonies were given. The spiritual starting of the day kept our day going wonderful.

Saturday night hours after we arrived we got to see the best fireworks ever. They were grand & we sat in a parking lot to view them so it was simple & quick to get on the road & back to LaDonna & Joes house.

Justin and Clayton were willing to give up their brand new bunk beds for the girls to sleep in, but "Princess Mariah" says that HER bed was just too hard!!! So, poor Cassandra has a sleeping buddy every night in that single bottom bunk!