Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Knoxville, Wedowee, Atlanta....

What a long week we had, but a fun week none the less.  This is a warning.....long post ahead:)
 We started our week off with Knoxville, TN.  Nick worked at the "old plant he use to work at" and the kids and I hung out with some of my old friends.  We made sure to hit up the yummy restaurants while in Knoxville that we don't have here in Indiana.
 Lakeside Tavern.  Delish food, great atmosphere and the kids LOVED eating outside on the lake.  Beautiful night!!  Both Nick and I got the Ahi Tuna rare.  The ONLY way to eat Tuna in our book:)
 On Tuesday we spent the day with one of my best friends in Tennessee, Gina S.  Love this girl and hold her close to my heart.
We spent an hour or so at the splash pad.  A place we use to take the kids together when I lived there.  Great time, great memories.  AND miss those times like crazy!!  No pictures sadly, but on Wednesday I met up with yet another great friend Wendy H. and we once again came to the splash pad for the day.

 Then of course we had to hit up one of the best ice cream shops that we know of.  Of course we don't hit up ice cream shops often so there are probably some really good ones out there.  We just KNOW we LOVE BRUSTERS!!!  Ellie's very first ice cream cone all by herself.  It was free:)!!  We have a video, but won't bore you with it.  Its of her daddy taking her cone away from her and her throwing a huge temper tantrum!!  Pathetic!!!!
 Then onto Wedowee, AL to spend 3 days at the lake with our wonderful friends Philip and Lana S. and family.  Such fun times, great memories and lots of sun and water!!!

 Sweet Ellie had a day of feeling awful.  She basically slept the entire day away.  Here I captured her in all her glory that day........yeah no glory found:(.  Needless to say the next day she was her chipper self.  And what does she have to show for that sick day????    HER THIRD TOOTH:)

 Nick jumping, I mean diving from the neighbors dock.  Not the smartest thing to do.  He didn't do it again after I saw it:)
Nick took each of the boys out on the jet ski to "drive" it.  They loved it, except Liam....who by the way didn't even swim, but stayed at the waters edge the entire 3 days just playing by the water.  Silly boy!!!
Nick wakeboarding.

                                                              Elijah wakeboarding.

Caden Wakeboarding for his very first time.
Both boys kneeboarding behind the jet ski.

 Ellie and Mommy sitting on the boat.....yeah that's all we did on the water.  I wasn't about to risk damaging my ear.  My slalom skiing, wakeboarding, and kneeboarding days are over:(

Ellie stuck her feet in ONCE and she never even got her suit on.
Fun times had by all.  Sadly I don't have a picture of sunday morning heading to church with our dear friends Philip and Lana, Naomi, Chloe, Rudy, Rocky and Avery S.
Thanks for hosting us and being with us at the lake!!!