a family vacation // part three

Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House

Just a warning: this post is going to be a loooong one so if you don't have an hour of free time (I'm mostly kidding), I suggest you come back later. Or you can stay, have some coffee (or tea) and enjoy the last installment of our vacation pictures.

Be prepared to see more hiking, a pregnant lady cardboard racing, an apple cider mill and maybe more pictures of Lincoln. Just maybe.

Me + the little bro ready for our hike!

Me + the little bro ready for our hike!

Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
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Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
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Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
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Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Yes,  that is my pregnant sister riding a piece of cardboard down a hill!

Yes,  that is my pregnant sister riding a piece of cardboard down a hill!

Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
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Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
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Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
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Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House

annnd we're done! Just like Lincoln was after everyone cheered just a little too loud.

Happy Tuesday!

a family vacation // part two

Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House

On our second full day in Pigeon Forge, we spent some time exploring a Christmas village, complete with overly priced ornaments and a fudge shop (the best part, really) - then we headed back to the cabin for a little rest and relaxation.

Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Truly, no Christmas store is complete without one of these.

Truly, no Christmas store is complete without one of these.

Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
The big kids...

The big kids...

And the little kids.

And the little kids.

Hanging out at the cabin.

Hanging out at the cabin.

Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House
Mountain Vacation :: The Arrow House

more to come soon...

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

foster's market + friendships.

Foster's Market

Friendships are hard to find. I think sometimes they just find you. We met Nikki + Ray a few years back and instantly became friends. The last time we saw them, I was pregnant with Lincoln so we knew we were due for some catching up. We finally managed to meet up over the weekend at Foster's Market in Durham (amazing place, btw) and had a wonderful time together. Lincoln especially loved Ray + his wicked awesome beard.

Foster's Market
Foster's Market
Foster's Market
Foster's Market
Foster's Market
Foster's Market
Foster's Market
Foster's Market
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Foster's Market
Foster's Market
Foster's Market

Happy Tuesday!

weekend in dc // part 2

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On our second (and last) day in DC, we packed up the kiddos (and umbrellas) and headed back into the city. We stopped by the Lincoln Memorial (easily my favorite part of the trip), the Washington Monument + a few other places along the way.

There's really nothing like being in our nation's capitol + taking in all the rich history. I could visit every year and not get bored. Seriously. Loved this trip + the people we got to spend it with.

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weekend in dc.

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Over the weekend, we took a whirlwind trip to Washington DC with Joel's brother, Sam + his sweet family (Christa and Logan). Logan is almost 3 weeks younger than Lincoln so we figured it was about time for the two cousins to finally get accquanited. Sam and Christa drove all the way down from Michigan to meet us in DC (kudos to them). It was rainy + overcast the entire weekend but we braved the weather to see the sights. Day one was spent figuring out the public transportation system, animal watching at the zoo + eating dinner in chinatown.

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