Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Enjoying Spring Break









These are the final photos I will show of our trek to the Great Smoky Mountains for Spring Break. (However, I have many more. *LOL*) I was so proud of the children for going beyond the go-carts and arcade games to enjoy the natural beauty. I gave each of them a digital camera to use. Both of them took many photos and videos. Kaitlyn, the 7-year-old taught the rest of the family how to video.
By the way, the only tea I drank was what I took with me (along with my electric tea kettle) to the beautiful cabin we rented at Alpine Mountain Village.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Spring Break Outlet Shopping

One of my favorite things to do in the Pigeon Forge, TN area is outlet shopping. The Waterford Wedgwood Outlet and the Royal Doulton Outlets were permanently closed. I didn't find anything at the China and Gift Mart, Mr. Tablecloth and various kitchen gadget shops that I couldn't live without. So, last on my list was the Lenox Outlet. I left the children with Grandpa in the arcade across from the Lenox store with less than 30 minutes to shop before closing time. I purchased 8 Lenox "Classic White" dinner plates to use as chargers with my variety of teacup and saucer trios. See the photos below.


I bought these in preparation for the fundraiser tea in October. It is never too early to start thinking about how I might decorate my table!


Sunday, April 5, 2009

Spring Break in the Mountains






We enjoyed the peace and quiet and the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Spring Break Fun - First Day






Go-carts, bumper cars, arcade games and more -- and that was just the first afternoon of Spring Break Week 2009 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Guess which members of the family chose this destination?!? The children love visiting the Great Smoky Mountain area because there are lots of fun things to do.
We went to the Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant on our first night for our favorite southern dishes. The "children of all ages" in our family love their apple fritters served with apple butter and their specialty beverage, the apple julep. You can see the recipes here.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Spring Break Week

It is spring break week at our local school. We are out and about, having fun with the children!
 

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