Wednesday, April 4, 2012

This One's For You Mare!!

It has been forever since I last posted. Mare texted me and asked me to PLEASE update my blog so she can see what we have been up to. So this ones for you Mare!! {I think our laptop is kinda on it's last leg so the blogger website isn't working so well for me right now so excuse the post please!}
Nadya is now 6 months old. She's part of the reason its been so long since I last posted. If she is not getting into my plants then she's getting into something! It's been so hard to keep up with her and it's only going to get harder!
She now has 2 teeth! She say's, "mmm.. mm.. mamma.." and, "ba.. ba.. ba.." and, "pa.. pa.. pa.." She climbs all over me constantly. New this week she has been pulling herself up to standing! She's NUTS!! We did buy her a Jumperoo! She LOVE'S it!


The weather here in Kentucky has been crazy! First I want to say that our thoughts and prayers go out to those who lost their homes and loved ones in the tornado's on March 2nd. We were so very blessed that day. We had a few warnings but nothing touched down in our town. We did however get the largest hail I've ever seen..


We have had a early spring here in the great "Ohio Valley"! Bernheim {one of our favorite places to go} was all in bloom it was gorgeous! We grabbed one of our friends and had her take some family pictures of us! Here's our favorite one!


We also went on a trip to Gatlinburg Tenesse! It was so nice to get away and see a new place! The Smokey Mountains are beatiful! We got a super great deal on a cabin rental and stayed 3 nights. Here is the break down of our get away..

Day 1: 4 1/2 hour dive {except we had nadya so it became a 5 1/2 hour dirve} Not too bad! we got settled in, found dinner, and soaked in the hot tub. {Rhett got a really cool picture of our cabin on his phone once he sends it to me i'll post it}


The bottle is empty, We had bought old fashioned peach soda.. YUMM!


Nadya and I loving the view of the Smokeys from the hot tub!

Day 2: Shopping for cowboy boots and the Dixie Stampede dinner show.{Sorry no pictures of shopping for boots}


We took Nadya to see the horse's before they performed in the show





Like I said above the Dixie Stampede is a dinner show.. you can kinda see in the above pictures it's kinda a rodeo indoors.. They split the audience into North and South sides and thru out the show you cheer for the competitor on you side. {We were for the South} They give you so much food but the catch is you must eat it all with your hands. {This was a bit interesting with a 6 month old!} It was so much fun! I highly recomend seeing this show if you ever get the chance!

Day 3: Went to to church.. We went to a ward that had combined an english speaking branch and a spanish speaking branch to make a ward. We met such nice people there!

We also went on a drive into the National Park Forest area. We went on a few small hikes..









It is SO beautiful there! Every where you hike there are streams and they are amaizing! The moss that grew on the rocks is such a bright green, we loved it! Nadya LOVED hicking around on pappa's back!

Day 4: we packed up our stuff, cleaned the cabin, went to breakfast, then went on a longer hike up to Rainbow falls. It was about a 5 1/2 mile hike full of wonderful views and running streams.








I'm not exactly sure which one was rainbow falls.. there were 2 different ones as you can see but both so pretty!

We LOVE Tennesse, the people are so nice and down to earth, it beautiful, and there is so much to do! We would LOVE to buy a cabin in Gatlinburg someday.. {Hey! We can dream!!}

This was our adventure! Hope you enjoyed it!


  1. Thanks for posting.. That looks like so much fun... Nadya is such a good little girl. I love the pic of Rhett and her asleep on his back!!! Looks like you guys had a blast... I love family vacations!!!! It's the memories that you remember the most!!!!

  2. What a fun trip! Nadya is so cute! Um, I heart your hoodie, it is super cute.

  3. Oh my gosh! What a beautiful area! I just can't believe how much Nadya has grown. TIme flies. Love the pictures! You and your sister are not only naturals at taking them, you look like her twin!

  4. Your pictures are amazing. I am glad you are having fun and taking time to go see such a beautiful area, I love Tennessee. Nathan went to the Dixie Stampede in January and said it was really neat. But I don't think you should buy a cabin there, it is too far from home.