Thursday, November 22, 2007

More Thanksgiving.

Ryan and Daddy playing soccer.

Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Linda

Saturday night after dinner all 17 of us packed up and headed to Bryson City to ride on the Polar Express. The train left that station at 8pm. The Great Smoky Mountain railroad was all decked out for the occasion. The train was headed to the North Pole. We had hot chocolate and chocolate covered marshmallow Santa's. Once we arrived at the North Pole Santa and one of his elves got on the train and gave a bell to all the kiddos. Then he came back through to autograph copies of the Polar Express. On the return trip they handed out song sheets and we all sang Christmas Carols.

The twelve days Christmas found all the kids in the aisle dancing. Here we are at "5 Golden rings".

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A great time was had by everyone. We made sure to get family pictures Sunday morning as everyone was departing.

This a panoramic view off the balcony.

The fall foliage was beautiful.


Jess said...

I swear I was just here a couple days ago and there was no update!

The Polar Express looks like it was tons of fun. Your family looks so happy! The scenic shots are just gorgeous. Makes me miss home.

Kelly said...

Aren't the NC mountains just gorgeous?! It looks like you had a wonderful trip.

Ryan is going to have such a fun Christmas. He's at that age where everything is truly magical!


kaysdee said...

Ryan is getting so big, very cute. The landscape shots were beautiful!

rachd said...

Okay, I've been lazy and haven't been commenting much. I suck...

I just have to tell you I'm in *LOVE* with your son. If he weren't already Ella's boy I'd claim him for Lily. ;o) What a cutie pie. And, the Polar Express looks too awesomely fun, and the mountains, oh, the mountains...:sigh:

BTW, you look great! :o)