Friday, December 30, 2011

Enchanted Lights at Rock City

For many years Scott and I have said we were going to go see the Lights at Rock City for our anniversary. It falls on December 21st which is a very busy tim for Christmas preparations and has become more hectic the larger our family gets. This year because of his short time home, we thought a night to ourselves was very important and we decided to spend the one night after Christmas at the Chanticleer Inn on Lookout Mountain. Directly across from See Rock City, we knew that we couldn't pass up the opportunity to see the lights, but we also know that we'd be sad not to have the kiddos with us. So, we made the lights a family event and then Lolli and Pop took them home so we could have our much needed romantic getaway.

It was one of the coldest nights we've had this winter and pretty much we just put on all the clothes we had. We were fortunate to have all but Skylar join us for the event (we missed you!) and I think we all had a nice time. Ella got a bit tired of the cold weather and became ornary during the show depicting the birth of Jesus. You can see her by herself in the "big sleigh" which was my way of trying to distract her from the cold weather. She clung to me most of the time, although she did let Uncle Bo carry her through the skinny rock opening (good things since who knew that'd really freak me out!!).

The kids seemed to enjoy the lights, but were definitely most impressed with the inside of Rock City where they have all of the Fairy Tales creatively displayed inside the cave.

I'm not sure this is something we will make a yearly event, but it was definitely worth the trip this year. Enjoy the pics and I think that wraps up our official Christmas festivities.

The mom.

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