Happy New Year! Jerry and I had a wonderful Christmas with both our families! It was so great to get out of town and enjoy the mountains! Roan Mountain, TN to be exact! As I mentioned in a previous post, Roan has always been very special to me and my family. And this year, we were finally complete with Jerry’s presence! My sister Angie also blogged about the trip. Check it out!
Once we got there, we unloaded the van and got all settled in. Jerry went with the men and kids while the ladies went grocery shopping. Not a bad deal if you ask me. We spent an inordinate amount of time and money at the local Ingles (you’re welcome) and probably gave the poor cashier a heart attack when we rolled up with 3 FULL carts of food. Thankfully, we had planned ahead and had them all separated to make it simple. But that is where the planning stopped. We unwittingly only brought one vehicle. To make it clear, there were 4 of us riding. 3 CARTS full of food was somehow all crammed into the back of Amy’s SUV (save for a lapful of eggs and bread) and off we went.
That night we all sort of got settled in and later Jerry and I were coerced into hanging at Brad and Amy’s cabin. Little did we know that my sister Angie had big plans for us that night! We came back to our room and were greeted with this!
My whole family knew how special it was for me to have Jerry there with us this year. He’s never been there and I haven’t ever had a ‘someone’ to share my Roan Mountain Christmas with. It was such a sweet gesture and I’ll never forget it! Thanks!!!
Each day was full of rest and even some adventure! Dean and Angie brought the Wii and we hooked it up to the projector! It was a lot of fun to see it on the ‘big screen’. If you know my dad, then you’ll recognize his Mii immediately.
We took a hike up to the top of Roan Mountain where it was incredibly windy and COLD! It was icy the whole way up, but I am glad we went. It was a clear day and the view was amazing! On the way back down, Roan found some snow and wanted to bring it back to the cabin. Of course Grandpa said no so he threw it at me! I have to admit, it was staged so I could get a picture…
Christmas eve is also Jerry’s Birthday! I wanted to make sure that we didn’t skim over it so we had a birthday brunch for him in our cabin! I made quiche and orange-cranberry crescent rolls and Angie made a yummy banana bread! The bread doubled for his cake which (of course) we filled with 37 candles! And for the record, he blew them all out in the first try 🙂 He also learned how to knit – a definite must!