Wednesday, March 5, 2014

January Getaway!

SOOO glad we were able to squeeze in one more quick visit with our favorite family of boys before they moved across the country!  The stars all aligned, and we planned a long weekend in Sevierville, TN with the Buerstattes for Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend.  We found an awesome deal on a two-room suite at The Resort at Governor's Crossing.  Full kitchen in the room and an amazing INDOOR waterpark!  Why, oh, why did it take us so long to do this trip???  It's not too disappointing since in a couple of short months the Buerstattes will be living in ILLINOIS!!!  We decided to tack on an extra day to our trip so we could stop and stay with the Langstaffs for one night.  We got in after dinner, so it was conveniently bedtime for the boys, and we got to really sit down, relax with some delicious wine, and truly catch up with Becca and George!  We love spending time with them and their family--we can't wait to plan a cross-country road trip to visit them in CA in a few years!!
I was SO excited to meet Mr. Oliver Earl!
 Friends enjoying breakfast :)
 Graham LOVED getting in with the big boys!  He didn't have a lightsaber, per se, but he was not going to be left out!
 And, he was ecstatic with his part in this game!  LOL
 Baby Oliver!  SO cute!!!   A wonderful third addition to a great family :)
 Josh and his buddy :)
 Hard at work!  I think it is appropriate that this post is SO late, since we also had the boys wear their matching Halloween January!
 Posing with their creations
 Oliver also has a glow-in-the-dark skeleton shirt, but it was hard enough to get the oldest four all awake and happy at the same time, so we'll take that!

The boys enjoyed playing outside for a large part of the morning before lunch.  George got home right around lunchtime, and Becca and I left the dad in charge of all FIVE BOYS, and we snuck out for some girl time.  We had to pack it all in to such a short amount of time this visit :(   
 We grabbed an afternoon cider while we waited for our lunch order to be ready to take back home.
Graham set his sleep tone for the trip when we got in to Becca and George's since he screamed for hours before finally falling back asleep :(  Totally unprecedented for him, but he then didn't nap regularly, so we ended up leaving Johnson City a bit earlier than planned so we could get to the hotel in time for bedtime.  This trip was mid-January, and the Langstaff family was all packed up and out of their house by February 1st, so we really got the trip in just in time!
Our drive to the hotel was uneventful, and we checked in and ordered pizza for dinner.  Josh and I totally just relaxed with a delicious milkshake after the boys were both in bed and I had done a grocery run for the last few food items I needed.  Then it was just a waiting game until the Buerstattes arrived!!!

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