Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Home Sweet Home


We are back from our mountain mini-vacation. We enjoyed beautiful weather and scenery and fun family time. The drive was a bit long for my idea of a vacation (I'm more of a two-hour beach drive vacation kind of girl)! Anna Clare was an excellent traveler, especially considering our portable DVD player blew a fuse less than an hour after we left the house! Owen did as well as a 17-month-old could do. We had a couple of hours of constant screaming, but we picked up a book on CD at Cracker Barrel that helped drown her out. Perhaps that's why she was screaming....


The Griswold's are off! (My sister wanted to ride with us, so we left the 3rd seat in and borrowed the luggage carrier!)



First of many, many stops



We are here!!! I think Owen heard someone say the words "car seat!"




A quick stop for a picture on the way up the mountain during our "family hike"



The waterfall at the top...halfway there!


My brother, Scott, my sister, Erin, and AC



The girls with my mom and my dad (the real Clark W. Griswold)


And the real highlight of the trip...


My brother, Dave got engaged to his girlfriend, Jaime! They went on their own hike (their hike was 13 miles compared to our two and a half mile). He asked her to marry him at the top of the mountain and she said "YES!" We love Jaime and could not be happier! They want to get married next fall in the mountains! Guess that beach trip will have to wait till the next year:)

10 comments:

courtney said...

I love the pictures. Plenty good ones to put in next years slideshow of the fam. I cant believe Dave is engaged. We're so happy for him. Jaime seemed very nice when we met her. Looks like the Griswold's had a good time ;)

Areli said...

Welcome back!! I'm glad you have enjoyed great time on your vacation trip.

Anonymous said...

glad you all are home. i don't like worrying about my family on long rode trips! gonna try something neat with a few of the pics.

Heather H said...

hey! so excited! i've been waiting on an update of the trip. congrats on being a sister in law!!!!

fun! fun!

the girls are PRECIOUS.

andi said...

How fun!!!!!

Layne said...

I'm glad to hear ya'll had a great time! We are headed to Dothan on Wednesday and I'm already dreading the drive with an 11 month old in the backseat! Wish us luck (oh, and any advice will be much appreciated!)

Melanie said...

Wow! How exciting! I am so happy for Dave!

Denise said...

I know I'm way late on just seeing these pictures but I think the luggage carrier is hilarious.

emily said...

Love the pictures!

Christy said...

Thanks. We had a really fun time. Looks like your trip was fun, too. I am stil jealous, but maybe I can get my 'mountain-fix' soon.