To make up for it, I'm going to share with you exactly how I've spent this past week. Like I said, my break began on Friday the 16th...well, on Saturday the 17th I drove home and hopped right back in the car to head to Tennessee with my family! We rented a nice little wood cabin in Sevierville, which is right outside Gatlinburg. I haven't had time to upload the bajillion pictures from my camera yet (yes, I'm pretty sure bajillion is a real quantity)...that said, this post shares with you "Tennessee: According to my iPhone." Let me tell you, it sure was a week of fun and surprises!
The view driving in was breathtaking. You can easily see why they're called both The Blue Ridge Mountains and the Smoky Mountains!
Fudge from Kilwins in Gatlinburg...a must-have.
First big surprise of the week: My aunt and two cousins from Georgia showed up to surprise my sisters and I! My parents had planned the whole thing. Sadly we haven't gotten the chance to see them in over a year, so I was SO shocked and happy when I opened the door to the cabin to find them standing there! My younger cousin, Peyton, is four years old and is SO sweet. My older cousin, Corey, is 20 and just completed basic training for the army. He's shipping out to his station in March (location is still undetermined) so it was great to see him before he went. He also brought his girlfriend of 3 years, Hannah...more on that later...
Downtown Gatlinburg at night in December...so magical!
Preppy, monogrammed heaven at The Villages in Gatlinburg. My sister got a monogrammed scarf there!
Second big surprise: My cousin Corey proposed to his girlfriend at the top of the chairlift, overlooking Gatlinburg at night! I'm SO happy for them; they're just perfect together! Such a sweet moment!
More to come about my trip later! Hope everyone has had a happy holiday so far, and I'm wishing everyone safe travels and fun times with friends and family during this season!