Thursday, February 21, 2008

Spring Break...can't come soon enough!

Yeah...we have something to look forward to! Andy and decided we needed a break...and thought we would jump on his week off during spring break in April. At first...we were ready to GO BIG and just the two of us take a Caribean Cruise! We spent lots of time searching for the perfect trip...but after talking with a travel agent...discovered that without passports...if something were to go wrong (sickness, Seth, NEED to get home) we would be stuck and would NOT be able to fly home! We weren't into spending EXTRA money to fast-track our passports...so we went with option 2!

A cabin in the mountains of Tennessee! I know...a big difference between a Caribean Cruise and a Tennessee Cabin...but I am quite excited about it! And...Seth is going with us (we were having a huge delimna about leaving him after leaving him SO much with Kate!) And....grandma is going too which means that Andy and I should be able to get one night out---if we beg and plead with Grandma!!

So...tonight we booked this deluxe cabin...complete with jacuzzi tubs, a hot tub and a gameroom basement with all sorts of games for Seth (pool, air hockey, foosball!) We're excited about hiking in the mountains...probably going to Dollyworld...enjoying the beautiful scenery...and just getting AWAY as a family! Seth is already excited and told us that "it's okay that it's a long drive...cause all he needs is his Shrek movies and something to eat and drink!"

So...yeah...it's been FOREVER (like 2003) since we've taken an extended vacation. We've taken a few 2-3 night get-aways...but 5 nights away sounds delightful!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is so great guys. We are so happy for you. You both deserve this time away as a family and need the R&R. We will be praying that this will be a very special and fun time for you guys and your mom.
Sheri

Anonymous said...

Sounds like fun. Glad Cathy is going too. Nana

Kathy said...

Sounds like fun...but, I thought you were headed out to VEGAS!!! You can still cange your plans...Seth would be in heaven with our crazy boys!
I can't believe you forgot about us...
maybe next vacation!
Although...a caribbean cruise would have been AWESOME...HAWAII...that's where i'm headed when Isaac decides to participate!!!
HUGS!
Kathy

Vanessa said...

Can I come??? :)

Sounds like you guys will have a blast. I'm glad your doing something that can include Seth. I'm sure he is loving his Mommy time since you've been home. Plus you guys really needed a vacation. Glad to hear Grandma can go too!

Melissa said...

Gary and I spent our honeymoon and our first anniversary in a cabin in Gatlinburg. It is beautiful and many fun things to do! You might consider checking into going to the dinner show at Dixie Stampede (you can check it out online). It's a lot of fun! You guys so deserve to get away and enjoy yourselves a bit!

Anne said...

SO excited for you! I hope you have a fabulous time and create many happy memories!

LeAnne said...

Kevin and I rented a cabin in the Smokey Mountains for our honeymoon. It's very beautiful and lots of stuff to do! Make sure you take some time to spend at the national park...that's our favorite spot! Seth would love the aquarium too! Don't forget your camera...we'll be expecting pictures! I'm so happy that will be able to get away and spend some time as a family!

LeAnne Stahl

The Portas said...

That cabin looks (and sounds) amazing! Good for you guys. You deserve to get away and relax. I think it's great that you are bringing Seth. And even better than you have a built-in babysitter coming along, too! That's how we like to do things, as well. We like having Elijah with us, but we like having someone with us who can help out, so we can have alone time, too.

So, next trip is Vegas! We're all going to go harass Kathy! Seriously. Dan and I will be in Vegas again this summer!

Dave & Esther said...

If you get a chance to go to the Dixie Stampede in Pigeon Forge, it will be well worth it. It is a great show for all ages!

Samantha said...

Wonderful news! It looks like you will be having a blast. I am glad that you guys are getting an opportunity to just go and be yourselves and relax a little. I hope the drive is not too long...you know I went that route in December...I have lots of tricks if you need them.

Love,
Samantha

Anonymous said...

Good for you! You certainly deserve some time away. The Smokies are so beautiful. Glad you managed to get a cabin in the woods. The motels in the Pigeon Forge area are terrible-right on the street and wedged in between junky t-shirt shops and go-kart tracks. Not my cup of tea. We are still in a condo in Florida, and I always think of Seth whenever I take out the trash. They have a big dumpster and six (yes, that is SIX) re-cycle barrels. Hang in there until spring break and keep warm. Love to all,
Linda D.

Mina said...

Hoping you have a wonderful time on your much needed, waaaayyyy overdue getaway!

LeeAnne said...

Looks beautiful! I am sure you guys will have a ton of run and rest and relaxation as well. Good choice...taking Seth and Grandma! I am sure you won't have to beg and pleed too much with Grandma! HA!

LeeAnne said...

That was FUN!!! (not RUN)