Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Howdy from Nashville!

#truestatement

We've been in Nashville since Thursday seeing our kids and having a ball with them.

I don't think anything makes you happier than seeing your kids happy and succeeding. It thrills my heart to watch them thrive, work hard and build lives they love.

Friday was rainy and the kids had the day off for fall break so we were able to spend the day just running around. We started with lunch and then did some shopping.


Benny needed a new pillow...LOL
#tryitbeforeyoubuyit

 Friday night our friends from Kentucky came to Nashville and had dinner with us and then we went back to the friends we stay with and all had dessert.
#checkoutbennyseyes

 Some friendly competition.

 One of my besties, Dawn.

 Katie and Rachel

 Dawn, me and Elizabeth

Benny and his girlfriend, Erin.


Saturday morning I met with my girlies from college for coffee.
#alwaysatreat


 Saturday afternoon we went to an art fair/festival at the Parthenon where there were food trucks. It was a warm afternoon and a perfect day for being outside and enjoying the day.

Katie and Erin got shaved ice and it was delicious.



 Saturday night we went to a Japanese Steakhouse to celebrate Katie's birthday. It was a fun, entertaining way to spend the evening.

#volcano


They came in beating on a drum and sang Happy Birthday to Katie.

 Back home for birthday dessert of Brownie Trifle. This is a dessert the kids have both frequently requested for birthdays and other special occasions.

And of course no birthday is complete without presents.

Funny story: I thought I was being so prepared and brought what I thought was a birthday banner from home to hang. I have a closet with lots of party stuff and grabbed this. When I got it out to hang it I realized I'd grabbed the wrong bag and brought CONGRATULATIONS. HAHAHA! This became the new joke for the weekend.
#givemecreditfortrying #congratulationsonyourbirthday

Sunday afternoon Katie wanted me to give her a hair cut.

 The three of us girls got out our spoons and finished off the trifle

And I got in some snuggle time with my favorite college girl.
#aperfectday #awonderfulweekend #nevertoooldtosnuggle

I'm staying in Nashville until Wednesday and then off to Virginia to spend some time with my parents and some extended family.


Hope you had a great weekend and your week is off to a good start.

Lisa
XOXO

7 comments :

  1. Great pictures of fun times! How about a recipe for that Brownie Trifle? I have a regular trifle recipe but this one looks extra scrumptious!

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    1. I'll try to do that Sandra...it's really yummy!!! If you want the recipe before I get to it, just let me know. 😊

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  2. Love your blog...the snuggles at the end were so sweet! I'd love that recipe too😋

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    1. Thank you so much Jen!!! Snuggles are the best. I'll do the recipe on the blog soon...it'll give me a good excuse to make it agian ;)

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  4. Looks likes you're having a blast with your kids! So fun! And that Brownie Trifle looks yummy!!!

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    1. Aw, thanks Stephanie...we had a ball. I'm going to try to get the trifle on the blog soon...gives me a good excuse to make it ;) Happy Saturday!

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