Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Memorial Day 2013

We headed to Norris Lake to Matt's Uncle Steve and Aunt Teresa's house this past weekend.  It's a four hour drive and we left Cincy at 3pm on Friday.  Their house is right on the lake and the roads to get to it are very windy and curvy.  It was so much easier driving during the day rather than night.  Ryan has gotten car sick on the roads before so we were glad for a smooth ride this time.

Friday night we ate dinner and hung out with everyone before putting the boys to bed.

We woke up Saturday morning and it was a little chilly.  We ate breakfast and hung out waiting for it to warm up before heading out on the boat.  

Steve and Teresa took us to this restaurant on top of McCloud mountain.  It was crazy getting up there with the wild windy roads and hairpin turns.  I was closing my eyes at some points.  It was totally worth it when we got to the top.  

The view was amazing.  You can even see the smokies in the distance.  

Matt enjoying the view.

Ryan found Uncle Steve's binoculars this weekend.  He took them around everywhere.  He enjoyed the view too.

Colton decided to throw a fit and didn't want to have his picture.  He was over tired and so ready for his nap.

We got back to the house and put the boys down for a much needed nap.  They slept like rocks!  After their nap we took them out for a boat ride.  Ryan was so excited!

Uncle Steve driving the boat. 

Here is the boat dock from the house.

Matt and Ryan enjoying the boat ride.  Ryan loved it and was so excited. 

When Ryan was Colton's age he would fall asleep every time on the boat.  Colton did well on the boat he just doesn't like the life jacket.  

Ryan and Matt's cousin Kristy.  

Matt's cousin Isaac and his girlfriend Stacy.  We loved getting to see them and hang out with them this weekend.  

We had the best time and had SO much fun!  We will hopefully make it back again this summer I'm sure.  My only regret was not bringing more stuff for the boys to do.  Next time we will bring their bikes and water table! 

We played games at night after the boys went to bed.  We played apples to apples and our family favorite - Guesstures.  Matt won Apples to Apples and the guys won (by cheating) Guesstures.  We laughed and screamed and laughed some more.  Definitely a wonderful weekend full of making memories. 

1 comment:

Courtney said...

What a beautiful view. I have a lot of friends that visit Norris Lake each year and they love it.