When we arrived in Pigeon Forge Sunday night, I felt really strange. Like I wasn't supposed to be away from James and like I was a bad mom. We just had friends who left their kids to go on a cruise, and I encouraged them and told them, "YEAH! GO! You need to get away!!" And even though I know that, it still felt like I shouldn't. After crying about it a little it and sleeping Sunday night, I was good :)
Here's our sweet cabin:
We talked about going to a show. We didn't. We talked about walking on a trail. I forgot my big tennis shoes. So. We rested. And tried to beat each other in Subway Surfer (I'm winning still, by the way). And talked - a lot. And discussed some Bible stuff. And slept. And basically, just hung out and did whatever we wanted to whenever we wanted to for three full days. It was pretty awesome. Landon was in his batman snuggie and he put all the snacks on the table behind the couch. The cabin even had a Keurig, so I was all set.
We ate at the Old Mill - one of my favorites, and then I got to go to the Peddler for the first time! Here's what I thought. The steak - not good enough to be as expensive as it was. The atmosphere was awesome, and everything else I ate was awesome. I definitely want to keep going back, but I won't get a steak anymore. We sat right on the river and it was beautiful. A great place.
Krista bought me this owl cup in Destin before I came to Gatlinburg. I took it as my trip cup. Anyone who knows me well knows that when I finished taking a test in college, I bought myself a new cup for a reward. I sort of have a cup problem. Mugs, glasses, plastic cups - you name it.
It was a wonderful trip. We are really blessed, and we know it. We've been through some pretty significant challenges - especially our first 4 years. Now we are at Bethabra, we have James, and although there are many challenges in those things, God has blessed us beyond belief. I'm so thankful for the life partner God had for me in Landon, and I pray the next 10 years will bring great fun and excitement and deeper friendship as we grow closer in every way!