Monday, November 30, 2009

Tennessee Thanksgiving

We had a great Thanksgiving this year in Tennessee. We headed out on Wednesday morning and enjoyed spending time together talking (Blair does not stop talking!), laughing and shopping. We stopped by the mall in Chattanooga to give us all a little break and grab some lunch. We bought many prizes at the mall and of course Blair had to jump on the bouncer and ride the rides located in the mall.

On Thursday, we enjoyed the Dukes family Thanksgiving lunch. Along with giving much thanks for all we have been blessed with. We attended the annual fundraising event, Fantasy of Trees, that night at the Knoxville Convention Center to help raise money for Children's Hospital of Knoxville. The trees are beautifully decorated and the activities for the kids are fabulous. Blair had a great time!

Friday, my mother-in-law and I did our annual marathon shopping trip (4am - 9pm) in Knoxville, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville. I am pleased to report that I have completed all of my Christmas shopping. We did take a break from shopping to meet the rest of the crew for the dinner show at the Dixie Stampede. I think Chris and my father-in-law just about had a stroke when they saw all of the gifts crammed into the back of the truck. Blair is going to have a Merry Christmas!

We headed back to Sweet Home Alabama on Saturday where we met up with my Mom, Aunt Stacy and Uncle Eric for some good food at Firebirds. They were home for the weekend from Arkansas. We are ready for them to be back in Alabama.

On Sunday, we bought the last Christmas tree (yes, I said last Christmas tree. I love a tree in every room.) to decorate. The smell of a real tree in the house is so nice. Then the three of us along with Poppy and Gigi headed to see the Rockettes at the BJCC. I loved it! Below are some pictures from all of our events. Enjoy!

Grandpa and Blair at the Fantasy of Trees
Grandpa, Blair and Grandma
Blair got to ride the carousel at the Fantasy of Trees
And got her face painted, nails painted and a crown
And made Christmas ornaments
And made a Christmas tree.
We have all kinds of special "Blair" creations to cherish.
Blair and Mommy
Blair being silly outside of Aunt Dot's.
As you can see, Blair has her Dixie Stampede flag.
Wonder how we did not lose an eye!
Blair dressed up and ready for The Rockettes.
Blair ready for bed in her Christmas PJ's.
I love Christmas!

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