Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Marriage is what brings us together today

We had a lovely time visiting Greg's Family in Hickory this weekend. His Cousin Tracy picked a beautiful day to get married and we enjoyed visiting with oodles of relatives and friends and got to snap some overdue family pictures as well.

The next day we took a drive into the mountains to take the kids to Linville Caverns. They had a great time even though it was pretty scary when the tour guide turned out the light to show them how dark a cave actually is. :)

The town of Linville also has a gorgeous waterfall that is a nice little family hike and a gem mine that is not too far away. We didn't hit the waterfall this trip but we did pan for gems at Emerald Village and the kids really like that.

For $10 a bucket you end up with quite a few nice rocks, minerals and gems. At the end a gem/rock specialist will sort your finds for you tell you what you found. The kids thought every rock was a special rock so we ended up taking home half of the bucket. :)


Rachel C. said...

I love your dress!

Heather McKeon said...

I love your dress too! Where did you get it?

By the way did you get the message that Mark left for Greg last night? He was cracking himself up over that one! Haha

Heather said...

Thanks Girls! :) It was a sweet deal at TJ Maxx - $20!

Yes we did hear that message and it was cracking us up too because we couldn't figure out who it was and that was all it said, lol! Mystery solved!! :)

Meredith said...

Man, I wish we lived closer so I could borrow that dress! Oh, and because it would be super fun to hang out and run and make cookies together.

Heather said...

Hehehe! I would love that too Meredith! :D