We just got back (Sunday night) from a 6 night stay in the Great Smoky Mountains. It was so nice to leave the crazy madness here (work, school, selling a house, building a house.... and so forth) and go away and pretend we don't have a care in the world. Something about breakfast at Pancake Pantry, lunch at Fanny Farkle's and dinner at the Apple Barn just washes all your troubles away ;) but boy oh boy I am about 10 pounds heavier from all that food!! We seriously ate the entire time we were gone! It was GREAT :)
The kids loved it. Kaylee had a massive "to-do" list and we marked everything off of it except Wonderworks but I told her we had to leave something for the next time we go. The kids saved their wands from last years trip to Magicquest so they got to play for $10 this time ( which means $30 because you know their daddy had to play too!) Kaylee and I went to Titanic and I think we were both kinda disappointed with it. I love the artifacts and stories about all that really happened but all in all it was over $40 for a walk through, self guided tour of a museum. We got ice cream at the Marble Slab Creamery- oh -so- good! They swam in the indoor pool at the condo. We shopped... and shopped... and shopped... The boys didn't fair as well as the girls did in the shopping department but that is the way it goes ain't it! We grilled out at the park by the creek and the weather was awesome as was the food (... again... I am not joking when I say we ate constantly) We enjoyed watching the Tide roll over the Vols once again. And Sunday we went to Dollywood to hear some good ol' gospel singing.... well.... JD, Norma and Marquetta enjoyed the singing... myself and my 3 kids took on the park! Needless to say that I was one tired Momma by the time we headed home that evening. I wish we would have relaxed more instead of going and doing so much while we were there because we have been exhausted since we got home. ( JD is sawing logs as I type) Kaylee and Kyle actually put themselves to bed tonight. I am so tired but on a major insomnia spell. The stresses of life keep my mind going while my body is saying S.L.E.E.P!
And here we are... back to life... back to reality! I have been on the run all day- walking through the new house making changes to rooms, picking out windows, deciding on what brick/rock/siding to use... all of it is GREEK to me! It is fun but stressful. Next up... paint colors and cabinets... and flooring.... and doors.... and fixtures.... Lord have mercy!
We officially have our house on the market. Go to http://www.valleymls.com/ and put MLS #692435. If you know ANYBODY that wants to look at it please send them our way! Brand new flooring throughout, new a/c, new roof, new paint, new light fixtures..... move in ready! (ok- that is my advertisement for the day ;)
I have loads of pics from the Smokies that are still on my camera that is currently in the car and I am too lazy to go get it. I still owe you a pic post of the rest of our birthday bash so I may do that next... or next time I post..... who knows when that will be....
and that is it... you are now updated on whats up with us.... I just know your day will be much better now that you know all of this valuable information ;)- It is what it is... our simple boring crazy busy life that I like to type about. Some say "Why type all that for everyone to see?" "Who cares?" "Do you have nothing better to do?" I say #1- therapy- blogging is therapy and serves as a good guide for my memory of things that I would have easily forgotten the details about #2- I care.... I like showing you that our life is a nutshell- my kids are funny- & I don't have it all together and I am OK with that.... #3 I have tons to do that could take precedence to blogging.... but I obviously choose not to do them during the 15 minutes I use to tell you all about my madness..... :)
Random post will be ended now .... something tells me I will only half remember what all I posted come morning..... my eyes are starting to cross!