Tuesday, August 5, 2008

5 Year Celebration!!

Well, we did it! Congrats are in order! We lasted 5 years and 2 and a half kids and are still alive! We spent the weekend celebrating in Gatlinburg, TN. Actually, get this girls, Jake planned everything and surprised me--I didn't even know where we were going for the entire 5 hour drive! Pretty impressive, huh? He booked us at a FABULOUS Bed and Breakfast set in the picturesque Smoky Mountains. It was beautiful! They had 2 ponds stocked with fish, hiking and biking trails, bikes, volleyball, croquet, hammocks, ping pong, pool, movies, games, and spectacular food. It was great! We had a blast touring the town of Gatlinburg and getting our fill of Ripley's Believe it or Not adventures and had some heart-burning southern food every day! It was so fun but I missed my little boys so much I was itching to come back Sunday night. I loved coming home to such inviting arms. Overall feeling of the anniversary: I was glad to find that Jake and I still liked each other. You forget that sometimes in the hustle and bustle of parenthood. Isn't that sad?
This is underneath the B & B (you can barely see it on top) by the fire pit and one of the stocked ponds.
At Ripley's aquarium...they had the coolest shark display!
I love the pic of this shark, his mouth makes him look so happy and nice in it.
At Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum. This dude is eating his nose with his mouth. Jake almost got it!
At Ripley's 36 hole golf course. You can't see it but I am holding up 4 fingers to signify my 4th Hole-in-One!! (Jake didn't get any:)) I did beat him by 4 points in the end...which is amazing!

10 comments:

The Child Family said...

Happy anniversary!!!! I must say, I'm shocked and impressed that my brother planned that all by himself. It sure looks nice. I hope my hubby has a trick up his sleeve for our anniversary.

Grant and Shalie said...

YAY Jake! I am impressed that you planned it all by yourself, and you didn't even call Jamie or me for help! Impressed, doesn't even fully describe the emotion :) I'm glad you guys had fun. That is neat that you got to do something fun for the big 5 anniversary!

rebabell said...

I'm jealous. I'd like to think that Christian would take me on getawaysif we lived by family, too. One can hope at least, right?? Sounds fun and the pics are beautiful.

Ashley said...

wow, what a great guy! I am jealous! Looks like you had so much fun. Its good to know you still like each other!

Dixie and Drew said...

Happy Anniversary! Way to go Jake! That is awesome. Those are some neat pictures. I am glad ya'll had a good time.

Chad and Carole said...

Congrats! And to answer your question...Chad and I play Canasta all the time still. In fact, we've passed the obsession on to two other sets of friends and one sister. And we play Ticket to Ride ALL THE TIME! Chad used to beat me all the time but I'm getting the hang of it. You should come to Charleston and we'll play both!

Amanda J said...

Congrats on the BIG 05! Sounds like you had a fun anniversary trip - good job to Jake for planning the weekend!

Rachel said...

mom here posing as rachel. what a fun weekend in Gatlinburg and Jake is the best -amazing husband. if you think you missed cooper and luker after two days, i'm missing them like crazy after ten days! can hardly wait to get my hands on them as well as dee doo and ella the princess.

Jene and Megan said...

How fun! Congrats to you guys!

Abbynormal said...

Happy Anniversary and congratulations on new baby!!!!!!! I'm so happy for you. I hope to see you guys soon. Your little guys are adorable. I love reading your blog so I can get to know you guys better.