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I love this little spitfire angel!  She is such a blessing in our lives.  MaryKate always has something (or alot) to say and isn't afraid to tell you all about it.  She is growing up to be a beautiful little lady that I am sure will continue to make us proud.  I cannot wait to she where all life takes her!

Kelley Gatlinburg Trip

November 13-16, 2014

This weekend we ventured to Gatlinburg with Jay's parents and sister's family.  We rented a cabin and spent the weekend shopping and playing around the towns.  It was nice to get away from the hustle of life and reconnect with one another.  It was also great to put a dent in our Christmas shopping before we are caught up in the middle of the season.  

One night we opted to try out the newly built Mountain Coaster.  It was freezing cold as we waited our turn to ride the mountain.  The ride took you up a track to the mountain top.  At the top your cart was released to zoom and circle down the mountain side.  We all had a blast and hope to do it on another trip when its a bit warmer. 

While walking in Gatlinburg we found a really pretty spot by the creek for a little photo op.  


A new addition to the Gatlinburg strip are the moonshine and whiskey distilleries.  We had our moment while visiting and sampling each of their creations.  It was all fun and games until it hit and you realized you hadn't eaten in hours!  Then we were quick to head to Bennett's BBQ to fill up on food and BREAD!

Another new adventure on this trip was our family photo session.  We took the kids to one of the western dress up stores and had fun getting dolled up and posing for pictures.  

October Birthdays

November 1, 2014

Tonight we went to Jon and Josie's house to celebrate birthdays.  Josh and Jon turned THIRTY this week and Jay welcomed thirty-four years.  Since it was so close to Halloween, they decided to make it a costume party.  All four grandkids looked adorable dressed up for the event.  

Jace, Max, MaryKate, and Charlotte

Max and Charlotte

Jace man the crawling Dinosaur

Mom and Dad

Josh, Charlotte, and Holly

The Parsons Family

Jon, Josie, and Jace

Josh with Little Liam

Go Flames