Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Fun 24 hours!!!










New Year's Day morning, well around 11 AM, we arose after a full night at the CFA Bowl the night before. The kids strolled in slowly, and as I checked my usual weather report for the day, I noticed snow in the forecast for the Smoky Mountains. We have an annual tradition of at least one winter trip north to "chase" snow. We stay in our usual cabins we have found (www.gatlinburgfallsresort.com), the best cabins ever. Why? Well, they each have their own hot tub, game room, and lots and lots of space for the kids.

New Year's Day, as Jonathan returned from errands (around 12 now), I simply stated, "What if we loaded everyone up, rented a cabin for the night, and found snow?" He said, "Okay". So I said, "Okay". Now understand, we never, ever, ever do anything that is not planned or on some kind of agenda, even if it's my head, we plan everything. By 3:oo we were loaded up and headed north. We arrived by nightfall and the snow didn't start until after midnight. ( just in time to watch the SHUGA Bowl, Go Dogs!!!) We got only around an inch, but at least we saw it!! But the kids had plenty of entertainment for the next 24 hours. A pool table, air hockey, a pinball machine, a movie theater for 15, Galaga, and a golf arcade game, Oh yeah, I can't forget the hot tub. I must add that this morning it was around 18 degrees and they all got in!!!! I hope we all don't get sick. We rushed home this evening and went straight to bed, and it is back to school tomorrow.

Happy New Year!!!!

4 comments:

Laura said...

I love that you were willing to pack it up and go! Growing up, my parents were so good at that. Some of my brothers and my favorite memories! I am trying to be that way too!
Blessings!
Laura

Gus said...

i dont' have yoyur email address or phone numer here... i said a kazillion times... i want to get a hold of wendy so bad!!! we are here until monday... my cell is 949.981.1083... i would love love love to see you... it makes me sick that we were in the same place and didn't see each other...i thought about you about the whole time!!! what a fun trip to the snow!!!!

Gretchen said...

How fun! Glad you guys had a great time. :)

Jennifer said...

how fun! I am so jealous...and proud of you. I was just telling Bo the other day how you use to write "wake up" on your to-do list in college just so you could cross it off. He liked that a lot! :) much love...