As I’ve mentioned a couple of times, Jon, Hadley and I spent last weekend in Pigeon Forge, TN (H’s first trip out of state!) along with all of Jon’s Mom’s side of the family for Jon’s Uncle Heith’s wedding. In order to break up the trip (it would have been 6 hours from Raleigh), we headed to the lake Thursday night, spent the night, and left Friday around lunch time to head to Pigeon Forge. H did amazingly well on the trip—it ended up taking us over 4 hours to get there due to traffic and a detour—and she either slept or was happily playing for the whole ride. Score!
We stayed in an amazing cabin (I should have taken pictures of the place—it was beautiful!) inside a mountain resort where Heith and Karen were getting married. The cabin had 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, several wrap around porches, a pool table, hot tub, etc…it was so nice! Since we didn’t get in until around dinner time Friday night, we didn’t do a whole lot—I fed Hadley when we got there, then we headed out to a pretty late dinner, came home and hung out for a bit, then went to bed.
Saturday morning, Jon, Heather and I went to the Tanger Outlets in Sevierville…my first shopping trip since H was born! We really had to twist Jon’s mom’s arm to watch H while we went…HA! We found some great deals and even though I really needed some new clothes that actually fit, I ended up buying more for H than myself (hello, Janie & Jack, Gymboree, and Baby Gap outlets!). It was nice to get out for a bit and to not have to worry about feeding or changing H, or dealing with her fussing and/or getting hot, etc. So thanks to Mamaw Aldridge for letting us have a few hours out!
When we got back to the cabin Saturday afternoon, it was time to start getting ready for the big event: the wedding! I fed H and we got ready while she napped…then it was go time! I got to snap a few photos at the cabin before we left (and how handsome are Heith’s boys, Tyler & Trent?!):
The wedding ceremony was held under a beautiful covered bridge at the resort where we stayed. The ceremony was so sweet and perfect—and as usual, I took way too many photos!
I got to snap a few of the after-wedding family shots, but unfortunately, I didn’t get someone to take a photo with my camera of the whole Kluttz side of the family…I’ll have to get a copy of that one from the wedding photographer!
The reception was held at the club house at the resort. Karen did all of her own flowers and decorations, and they were SO pretty! I think she missed her calling. ;)
We had a great time at the reception—good food, good company, and good music. Heith and Karen’s first dance was super sweet…I love seeing people in love! And H did great with the loud music, and had a blast dancing with her Mamaw and her Daddy (I didn’t have quite enough wine to get me out there!).
Whew, photo overload, I know…but I just couldn’t choose. ;) H made it until a little after 10:00 before getting super tired and a little fussy, so we headed back to the cabin to get her to bed as to avoid a total meltdown (who wants to hear a fussy baby at a wedding?! No one!). We had a great time at the wedding, and could not be happier for Heith and Karen!
We had a wonderful weekend full of family and love…couldn’t have asked for a better time. I would say that H’s first trip out of NC=success! :)