Thursday, June 07, 2007


Tomorrow, bright and early, well early, but maybe not bright, we are headed on our Tennessee vacation. We rented a mountain cabin between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg and are so excited to start our "adventure." We'll be there until next Thursday when we'll head back. The drive is the one thing I'm nervous about. It's going to be about 9 hours, without stops. I think Braeden and Olivia will be ok, they have lots to keep them busy: Video Now movie players with movies (plus two new ones for each for the trip), Color Wonder books and markers, a small Magna Doodle for each, and a new sticker book for each. The one I'm worried about is Little One. He tends to not sleep for long periods in the car and isn't "into" anything to really keep his interest. I'm (hoping) to get up extremely early, pack the coolers as we're bringing all our food to save expenses, pop the kiddos in the car (they are already dressed!) and hit the road early. That way maybe he'll be extra tired and sleep during more of the trip?? I hope!! I have the portable DVD set up and though he doesn't really watch anything, I'm going to use it as a last resort and see if it helps at that time. I brought a couple Baby Einsteins, Bear in the Big Blue House, etc. to try for him. Please keep us in your prayers! We'll post more when we return!


Robin said...

I love the mountains in TN! Have a great, safe trip!

Julie said...

I hope ya'll have a wonderful vacation!! and that little one handles things well- maybe Olivia and Bradean will keep him busy- Prayers to you all!!

Have fun!

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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