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We are currently living in Knoxville Tennessee. I am a stay at home mom and absolutley love hanging out with Makai (age 5) and Beck (age 3). Ike is in his 2nd year of Oral Surgery Residency at the Univerity of Tennessee Hospital. We miss all of our friends and family, but enjoy the opportunity to meet new friends and see new places. This blog is just a little piece of our every day life here in Knoxville.

Three Peas in a Pod

Three Peas in a Pod

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Chatanooga Aquarium

What a fun day!! We went with the Reed's to the aquarium today and it was awesome! We all had such a great time. They had tons of cool animals and the kids loved the all the fish, sharks, turtles and the pretty butterflies. It was a great day to get out and do something different.

Snow Day in Tennessee

A couple of days ago it snowed so the whole town shut down. Preschool was cancelled and my class at the gym got cancelled so we made the best of it. Since we don't really have the best snow gear they lasted about 20 minutes in the snow and they loved every minute of it. They made "snowballs" and threw them at Diesel. He had never seen snow and he thought it was pretty fun too. We finished off with a hot cup of cocoa. What a great day to just chill at home!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

DollyWood, DollyWood, DollyWood!!!

The coolest place on earth! We went the day after Christmas and had more fun than you can imagine. That Dolly Parton sure knows what she's doing. The kids had a blast on the rides. We went with Jamie, Clint and Livy and loved hanging out with them. It closes down until March, but then we'll be back for more fun. What a perfect day!

Christmas Day

We had a really fun Christmas. Makai got tons of stuff for her baby doll, a Dora cash register and lots of other fun stuff. Beck got some (3 ) guns and a tool bench. Which somehow both of his hammers became guns too. Ike and I got some great stuff too. The best present besides Diesel has to be our season passes to DollyWood!!! We are officially backwards southerners.

Christmas Eve at the Allred's

We spent the evening with some friends in the ward and had some great food, conversation, gingerbread house making and a little play presented by the kids. It was a great night!

Christmas Eve

I had to get a few pictures of the kids in their Chrismas gear although Makai has a darling cream sweater that goes with her outfit, but it was dirty. I still think she looks pretty cute!

Christmas Time Memories

We had hot chocolate and cookies with Santa at the Zoo ( we actually nixed Santa since it was freezing outside and the line to see him was 2 hours long)! We saw him later at the warm library with no wait! Makai asked for a Barbie and art supplies. Beck wanted a "Bug Gun" just a gun to shoot pretend bugs with. Makai had a cute preschool program and she was an angel. These two ladies are Makai and Beck's preschool teachers. We made some really fun Christmas memories for our first Christmas away from "home."

Catch Me if You Can!!

Catch Me if You Can!!

Fun Times with Grandma and Grandpa

Fun Times with Grandma and Grandpa