Good ol’ Rocky Top
Rocky Top Tennessee
Rocky Top Tennessee

Don’t you just love the catchy lyrics from the song Good Ol’ Rocky Top, the state song of Tennessee.  While on vacation in Tennessee, we heard these lyrics often.

We’ve now returned home from our 1st official Family Vacation that involved all three of us, Caleb, Mike and me. We’ve enjoyed a great visit o the Smoky Mountains staying in Gatlinburg, TN at the Westgate Resort. The resort was gorgeous with stunning views. Even better are the memories that we’ve created as a family. Now, I know Caleb will not remember this trip but he will have a scrapbook telling the story of our adventures along with the memories we’ve created such as:

  • Mommy seeing a Bear Cub
  • Auto tour of Cades Cove were we saw another bear, lots of deer, and wild turkey
  • Hiking with the sole purpose of seeing waterfalls
  • enjoying the Dixie Stampede show

These are just a few memories and adventures from our first family vacation.  With all the fun we had on this vacation, we already know that we will return in the future.

Good Old Mountain Top Tennessee! We will miss you but look forward to preserving the memories through scrapbooking along with inspiration for a card or two!  To preserve these memories, I have several options available.  I could use the digital software from Stampin’ Up! called “My Digital Studio,” or use a photo album then create “mini-journal vignette’s” in the photo slots then I also have the option to use traditional scrapbook methods which is my personal favorite.

Do you have any family vacations or fun activities from this past summer that need to be preserved?  What are you doing to organize, print and share these memories?

I would love to hear from my readers about your favorite vacation memory along with how you are preserving those memories!  Better yet, tell me if they are still on the computer or in a box… 

Sunny Stampin’ and Scrappin’!

Pam Staples