November 15, 2012

First Trip to Gatlinburg As A Family of 3!

Lee's favorite place is Gatlinburg and I love it too (my favorite is the beach though)....  We have been looking forward to our first trip with Gage since I found out I was pregnant.

 He's out right when we exit our neighborhood!

 Our first stop was the outlets! I did some Christmas shopping for our baby boy! It's crazy that we are Santa this year;)
After shopping, we ate a late lunch at The Old Mill (Lee's favorite). I had honey cured ham and Lee had pot roast. 

Lee had to get a picture by the mill....

That evening, we walked around Gatlinburg, enjoyed hot chocolate and I got me a caramel apple!
 (Gage was a snuggled up bear the first night!)

Saturday morning we ate breakfast at The Log Cabin Pancake House (my favorite).
Then we headed to Cades Cove!
Lee has been talking about getting a picture by this sign all year, so that we did!
 (Best pic we could get from a stranger;)

 We made it to Cades Cove!
 And we picked up a little moose on our way there.... a cute one at that!;)

We spotted a buck and I got out to take some close ups!

While at Cades Cove we had to stop by the little church we got engaged in!
 We lost his moose toboggan at this point and I was really upset, so we didn't even go in...  just call me a brat;)

We had to turn around and go all the way back around (about 30 minutes out of the way) to find the moose hat had fallen out of my lap when I jumped out to take pictures of the buck. We found it in the leaves though! I was a happy momma again;)

Just look at this little boy....

He possibly has the cutest pouty face I've ever seen... I may be just a little biased;)

He even had a moose on his booty... I told you I was obsessed!:)

After watching BAMA lose :(.... we hung out in Gatlinburg again...

Lee thought we had to get pictures by every creek in Gatlinburg!ha

Our little froggy by the creek!

 For dinner, we ate at Calhoun's Steakhouse! It was pretty good!
Then we walked around, listened to music, and I got me some more delicious hot chocolate!


Sunday morning, we ate breakfast at another pancake house in Pigeon Forge.
We really didn't have plans for Sunday, we just hung out!

We stopped by The Christmas Place, where we hope to stay when Gage is a little older.
Santa is not dead, he's fake;)
 I bought us 2 personalized ornaments, one being Gage's first Christmas ornament! They turned out super cute! 

Lee then spotted ANOTHER creek by The Apple Barn, so you know what that meant... :)

We then stopped by ANOTHER creek behind The Old Mill restaurant
Gage LOVED the ducks... he was talking to them and kicking his little legs with excitement.

 Nothing like a little drool on your shirt.... He's still adorable!

We ate a small lunch overlooking Gatlinburg.

Then headed back to the hotel.
Lee wanted to take Gage to his first trip to the pool, which ended up being the hot tub! The pool wasn't heated like we thought!

That night, we ate dinner at a Mexican restaurant and enjoyed Gatlinburg our last night!

Sunday, we ate breakfast at the Apple Barn and headed home!
We got home around 1:00 and unpacked and prepared for our week back in the real world!

It was a trip I will never forget. I love making memories with my little family.

Sorry if I bored you, just never want to forget these memories:)


  1. What a wonderful trip! Such a cutie!! Love how he wanted to stop & take pictures :) We are going there November 30th! I am SO ready!! Wa are planning on going to Dixie Stampede (I've never been!), & I want to go to The Apple Barn!

    1. We love the Dixie Stampede! We are wanting to go to the Opry next year, when Gage is a little older! Hope yall have a great trip! :)

  2. He is such a cutie! This post makes me want to go to Gatlinburg!

    1. Thank you so much! We love Gatlinburg... Makes me want to go back!! :)

  3. Not boring at all, super cute pictures & be glad your husband is so eager for pictures, mine takes a little bit of persuading sometimes :) & the hat thing is so something I would do, it's the accessory that makes the outfit & a super cute one at that :)


    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment!:) Before me he didn't like pictures but now I guess he figures he has no choice.... He learned to love them!HAHA


  4. That's the cutest Little Moose I've ever seen! Glad y'all had fun :)

  5. Loveeeeeeee love love all of these pictures :) That's one handsome moose muchkin you have there xo

    1. I think he's a pretty cute little guy!

      Thank you girl! :)

  6. Aww he is so adorable! Love the cute little hat. Enjoy him Natalie - he sure is precious.

  7. I love that little green onsie!! I have a bear one similair to that he is too little to wear it yet but I can't wait. I LOVE the footed stuff its so presh :)

  8. Looks like a great trip...he is too adorable!!


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