Sunday, November 9, 2008


On Thursday, we left for our 3rd Annual TFWINWTTOTB. For those of you who don't know what the acronym stands for, don't worry, you are not missing much. This weekend became a prime opportunity for Shawn, Sarah, Jean-Paul, Jill, Gary and I to hang out and to make some stead-fast rules for next year. Above, is rule number 7: All Bears must wear hats.
Gary and I enjoying our beautiful view of the mountains. This was just before we wrote rule number 8: Angie is not to drink "Pirate Punch".
Last year, we found a pet...named Ricky the Racoon. This year, he was referred to as Barocky Racoon. I think he was friends with our eiberneighs.
Jill, Sarah and me take a second for a photo op. Our fridge in the chalet looked like it belonged in a frat house! All it had was beer and cheese.
I posted this picture of Shawn and Sarah as a reminder of rule number 10: Shawn cannot take pictures of Christmas Lights. Rule number 13: No Freaking GMC's (Yes, that is my car pulling out Shawn's truck with a garden hose!) The Jimmy is working great now, and it was just a fluke that it would not go in 4 wheel drive for a moment.
This is the group (minus me, of course) shopping downtown. This photo of Shawn reminds me of rules number 5, 6, and 7. Shawn is not to hold little baskets, have wings or say "Hi" to a guy.JP and Gary were pumped about the Salt & Pepper Shaker Museum.
While the girls spent MANY hours shopping, the guys spent most of their day like this---at the "Hogs and Honey's" Bar, sitting at the bar overlooking the strip, and people watching. It was there that they decided that the 3 girls needed a pair of furry boots. Before dinner
Me, Jill and Barocky
After dinner, we went to play Putt-Putt (what is a trip to Gatlinburg without a game of golf?) Sarah and Jill look like the Goonies finding One Eyed Willie's Treasure. Jill even quoted the awesome movie!
I danced with some scary guy.
So did Sarah.
Our annual "end of the weekend" photo. We had a great time and had lots of good weather. Thanks, guys!


smw said...

I am going to have to call bull shit on this whole entry, all the rules are about Shawn, what about all the other rules?? Rule #69 Shawn will not go back to Gatlinburg with out his Bo.

thebanetfamily said...

There are two "non-Shawn" rules (ie: the rule about Angie drinking Pirate Punch and the rule about all bears must wear hats). I missed your boo, too!