Monday, May 30, 2011

Nashville, baby!

This weekend we made a last-minute, super-quick, whirlwind trip to Nashville. It was a work-related trip for B, and I was really thankful that we were asked to go with him!
This place is one of my favorite cities I've ever visited. I love the country music, the feel of the city when you're walking on the strip, the cowboy boots and hats you see on the people everywhere....LoVe it. :)
We happened to be there the same weekend as Jimmy Buffett and several hundred (thousand?) of his friends. ;) It was cuckoo-crazy on the strip, and not exactly ideal for walking around with 3 little kiddos, so we didn't stay very long. We did, however, make the most of the time we had.
The place I wanted to visit the most was the Ryman Auditorium.
I'm a big Johnny Cash and June Carter of my favorite movies of all time is
"Walk the Line". Part of the movie was recorded at the Ryman. Sadly we got there at five o'clock, and it had closed at 4. :( So outside pics was the best we could get.

We will go back someday. Soon. :)

Then we walked some more and ran into Elvis. ;)

Hud thought this giant guitar pick was awesome. :)

Soon it was time for dinner, so we hopped in the car and headed to a place recommended to us by my friend Tomi. The Loveless Cafe. Um...can we say, amazing? It was.
Can't really see us too well, but oh well. :/

We ate WAY too much fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, and the biscuits. Oh, the biscuits. With homemade preserves. Thankfully B had the wisdom to purchase some of their preserves in the gift shop. Now I'm craving some. Not good. :)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Fun with Nana

We were totally spoiled last week with visits from both sets of grandparents. :) It rocked. First Mimi and Papa came in for a few days, then Nana joined us on Wednesday night for the boys' choir musical, then she stayed for a couple extra days.
She came with lots of fun things~ yo-yo's, water balloons, and water squirters.
Nana sure knows how to have a good time. ;)
Thanks for the visit Nana! We had a great time....see you this summer!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Elvis is IN the Building ;)

When Harrison told me that he had gotten a solo part in the PraiseKids spring musical, I was really excited for him. When he told me that his teacher had mentioned something about Elvis and dancing...well, it totally cracked me up. Thankfully because Brian and I are Elvis fans, the boys are aware of who he is, know some of his songs, etc. But the idea of Harrison getting up on stage and being Elvis for a song was a whole different story. Thank goodness for YouTube...H1 was schooled quickly on Elvis' moves. ;)
Admit really thought it was the real Elvis for a second...didn't you? ;)
Hahaha....just kidding. But in my completely biased Mom opinion....he totally nailed it. :)
See that sweet spikey-haired boy? Speaking of nailing it....that kiddo rocked his songs, and his moves. Loved every second of it.

Elvis and the Dancers

On Sunday Harrison was asked to replace another boy who was going to be unable to do his speaking part. Thankfully it was only a few lines, and he was really excited to be able to step in.

But really....who IS this kid? He definitely didn't get his love for being on stage from his mother.
One more pic of the 1st graders singing....because it just doesn't get much cuter.
We had a great visit with my parents, and I'm so glad they were able to be here to see the boys in the musical. Nana came in town for the big event too, and is spending the weekend with us now. Think the boys are a little crazy about them?