Sunday, June 13, 2010

It all started

with an idea..

and before we knew it there was river rafting with friends in the Great Smokey Mountains. Tubes as bright as the sun drifting slowly down as friends laughed and made unforgettable memories together. For $8.00 you can rent one of these big yellow tubes and you could tube all day long.

The idea had us horse back riding up the foothills of Tennessee and it had a little boy nervous about his first ride on a horse. It's a big horse for a little boy.

He decided to get to know his horse a little bit before he saddled up.

I loved the way she waited for her turn. She was serious and I was seriously loving her very much. Her hands on her hips; big business on her mind. It's a big world but she has big love behind her so she's OK. (The big love is me)

Big bubbles off the deck

The idea had us playing in the river of Cades Cove. After a big day of sight seeing and bear watching we needed this water in a big big way.

The shade trees so big that I could have sat there for hours and watched my kids play on the rocky edges.

Big treasures we brought home from the floor of the river.

There was a hot tub right out our door on the deck. The great Smokey's were the back drop as the kids swam and splashed from early morning to late at night.

On the way home the big red van made a place to rest after our very very full weekend.

Big memories will forever be stored in our hearts and in our minds of a trip that started

with just an idea.

It's a big world-you'll never know where it will take us next..honk if you pass us out on the big road...

Thanks to Karen and the girls and the Townsend river rats for a wonderful weekend.


The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh that first picture is so precious! Too precious for words....okay...there are so many children in this ONE post that I will have to go and research your family and find out more about you:) Very intriguing....I LOVE big families!

Renee said...

Love the pics!!!

Love your dd's bathing suit (the black bathing suit) Where did you find it?

The Ferrill's said...

A big delicious family weekend!
LOVE IT! Love the song playing too! I NEVER knew you had music on your blog until husband bought me this laptop! Exciting! It's a big NEW world for me! :)
Your pictures make me want to splash in some water!
Your babies make me want to meet you all the more! ;)
Hugs to you!

Joy said...

We had a wonderful time with y'all as well! The pics are so cute! :)

Beautiful Mess said...

Love those ideas that turn into adventure!

We are just getting back for an "idea" ourselves...

bbmommy2 said...

Looks like a wonderful Big adventure.

Laurel said...

Looks like a great idea. We, too, love to hit the open road in our Big Red Van. We call ours "Clifford the Big Red Van".

We're hoping for another cross country road trip later in the summer; maybe we'll pass you on the road.

:) :) :)


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