Friday, April 5, 2013

Spring Break

This years Spring Break was a little lot different than any other. We had decided several months ago to take a trip to the mountains during Spring Break. Thinking we would be there to see flowers blooming and some comfortable temps. Little did we know that we would be in somewhat of a winter wonderland during our stay.

So last week we loaded my car on Sunday afternoon after Church and drove to our hotel in north Georgia. My in-laws had our room booked and were already there when we arrived. On Monday morning as we were getting ready to leave the hotel, Kaelyn looks out the window and sees some "white stuff" floating down from the sky. This was the first time she had ever seen snow. Now this wasn't a full on snowing, just a few flurries here and there. As we head out on the road headed to the mountains of Tennessee we continued to see flurries. By the time we made it to Knoxville there were no more flurries but actual snow coming down. When we arrived at our cabin on Monday afternoon there was snow on the ground.
My father-in-law and kids gathering up some firewood.

On Tuesday morning we woke up to a blanket of snow on the ground. It didn't take long for the kids to get some warm clothes on and go out to play explore in all that snow. These Florida kids were so excited. There was enough snow to build some very small snowmen on the hood of my car.

On Wednesday the four of us went into Gatlinburg, (the grandparents stayed at the cabin and then later on found a couple of antique shops to look around in) and rode the sky lift.
We also stopped in Pigeon Forge and the kids rode go-karts at Adventure Raceway.
Thursday morning it was time to pack up and come home. We had a great time and can't wait to take another trip to the mountains.


  1. The mountains are one of my favorite places! It's so peaceful and I just love it! I'm glad y'all had a good time!

  2. What a great memory for the kids! Snow on spring break :) Looks like y'all had a great time! How is life in Graceville? I think about you and Chuck and the kids all the time, but I don't see Crystal much to ask her.

  3. Looks like fun! We went with my side of the family after Christmas to stay in a cabin in TN. Seeing your adventure makes me want to go again very soon!!!

  4. I'm enjoying reading your blog about your story with your family and God. Saying a special prayer for you as I just read the previous post about having a year of being stretched in the faith and trust areas. :) Those are always the hardest, yet most beautiful times...because it is then we really get to see the beauty out of ashes, the joy for our mourning, the praise for our heaviness, and so much more. I hope you have a beautiful day, and a beautiful week!