Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Our Fall Vacation

We spent the week last week in Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg with our families. There is nothing that makes me happier in this world than spending time with my immediate and extended family. I know most of you have read the Five Love Languages book. Well, my love language is definitely time. I love to spend time with people that I care about, and conversely, I feel very loved when others spend time with me. So being together for a week with family recharged me. It was a great week of relaxing (that word is very relative these days), visiting, eating, playing, and bonding together. There is nothing that will bond a family faster than to put them under one roof for several days. And then at the end of a nice week, it is so nice to sleep in your own bed. I guess being away makes you appreciate the comforts of home a little more, too. Here are a few pictures from the week:

Matthew, Charlie, Nora, Addie. All the grandkids sans Sophie. She didn't care too much about having her picture taken.

Addie, Charlie, and Matthew swimming...yes, in the hot tub.

Matthew and Tommy on the teacups.

Addie Mae on a ride.

MaJo, Addie, Matthew, and Pa after lunch at the Apple Barn. We ate there twice in one week...it never gets old.

P/S-Happy Birthday last weekend to my sweet, sweet nephew Tomas. He turned 3 years old...that is so hard to believe. We love you Tomas!

Matthew and his (best) buddy, Tomas.


The Hadfields said...

You got some good ones of Addie and Matt. It was great to be together. I hope we see you guys again soon.

Haven said...

I love the time too Heidi. I cannot wait to get on the road to Gatlinburg myself. I hate it that we didn't get to be there at the same time but there will be plenty more trips. We love you and I love to see Matthew and Tomas together- it's too cute!

heather said...

This week was awesome...it would've been even better if I'd gotten to see you guys in Gatlinburg too... I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing pics from your fall vacation tonight! I love you so much! See you soon!