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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Our Thanksgiving Tradition!!!

For the last 8 years we have been going to Smugglers' Notch Family Resort in Vermont as a family to celebrate Thanksgiving.  We rent a condo where our entire family can stay together.  We go on this trip with my parents, my sisters, their husbands/boyfriends and with my nieces and nephews.  It's truly a great time that we all look forward to.

The very first day of the trip involves our annual visit to the town of Stowe.  To get to Stowe we drive through the scenic Smugglers' Notch.  It's absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!  We just love all the little shops and the scenery.  Our favorite little shop is Stowe Mercantile.   You can find books and great little treasures.  When we are done shopping at this shop, we grab a coffee and some of their wonderful cookies. YUMMY!

Once we are done visiting Stowe, we usually drive up to Boyden Valley Winery to pick up some wine.  We just love their Riverbend Red and their Cranberry Wine.

We spend the rest of our stay at the Resort, enjoying the scenery, hiking, walking, playing mini putt, playing disc-golf, playing at the park, Fun Zone and swimming at the indoor swimming pool.  It's just the perfect relaxing family vacation you could ask for.

Photos taken during our stop at the scenic Smugglers' Notch:


Photos taken during our stop at Stowe:

Having fun at the mini putt:

 Ema's Hole in One!!

 This photo makes me laugh soooo much!  Ema is about to get the golf ball in her face and if you look closely, you should be able to see why else it makes me laugh.... look at Ema closely.

A few family shots:

And me :)

Do you have a Thanksgiving Tradition?

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Stephanie Studer said...

adorable family! Love the photos and looks like so much fun!

Shatzi @ Love and Laundry said...

You have a very beautiful family!! I'll have to add Smugglers Notch to my wanderlist - it is stunning there!!

Olga Zariopi said...

It seems that you had a very good time there! And great place. Unfortunately we do not celebrate Thanksgiving here in Greece. We have to wait until Christmas!

Morgan said...

You have a beautiful family! Our thanksgiving tradition is that we put together the Christmas tree after dinner.

The Thriftiness Miss said...

What a great vacation for you and your family to take every year :) That's the stuff that makes the best memories. Beautiful pictures too!

Barb Camp said...

Christine, You have a beautiful family! Thanks for sharing a little bit of yourself. Barb

Debra said...

What a great vaca getaway.Love all the pics...yep the butt one too, haha ...but my favorite is that hole in one...she is just adorable in that.I laughed out loud; what an expression!:)

Kelley Wilson said...

So cute I love the hole in one and the painter butt!
Looks like a great time and you look beautiful!

Lisa said...

Hey I was just at Stowe for the 1st time this summer! Vermont's a beautiful place :) you daughter's little bottom made me LOL too! thanks for the wonderful pics!

Kim said...

I have several pics of the um "plumber" showing up unexpectedly! I love how there is a leaf pointing to the "crack"

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