Friday, January 1, 2010

our family vacation days 3 and 4...

start from the bottom up:
meet the newest member of our family!! his name is henry and he is a german shorthaired pointer. he is so precious and lovable, but he is still having quite a bit of trouble peeing and pooping in the house! it's been a long past couple of days...the kids adore him and i couldn't be happier. he is already coming when i call his name and he was pointing a little today when i took him outside. i'll post some better pics of henry in the days to come:o)

on our last day in tennessee, we picked up this little guy:o)

the line to ride the tram back down the mountain took another hour and a half! we tried to occupy ourselves in line...

weston finally got the hang of it!
ella had so much fun ice skating. both of the kids were really good!
weston was so scared at first, he wouldn't let go of the wall!
all ready to skate!
we decided after lunch, to take the kids ice skating at ober which meant we would have to ride the air tram up to the top of the mountain. the line was shorter this time (or so we thought). we ended up waiting in line for 2 hours anyway! grrrr! i loved how cute ella looked in her skates though!
a picture from the air tram...our car is the tahoe with the ski rack in the 2nd row from the bottom. pretty cool, huh?
chad's very first reuben was a big success! he loved it!
ella was so exhausted, she fell asleep waiting in line for lunch and slept all the way through lunch! it was a long day of waiting in lines!!
this was so cool! we made wax hands to take home as our souvenirs! ella was too young to make one, but chad, weston, and i all made ones that looked like guns:o) we ended up waiting about an hour and a half to do this!

my 2 shorties with the tallest man that ever lived!
we started day 3 expecting to go skiing at ober in gatlinburg. unfortunately, we were unaware of just how crowded it would be! we got to the air tram (you have to ride a tram to up to the mountain to ski) around 11 and the wait to get tickets for the tram was 2 hours! we headed back to the car and took off our ski clothes and worked on a plan b. go to ripley's believe it or not in gatlinburg! it was a great choice! the bear in the picture is made entirely out of nails!
i couldn't resist! how precious is this anyway?

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