Friday, September 11, 2009


The last week of August was looking lonely. Brian had a job in Waco and my mother was heading to Daytona. I was going to be home alone with the kids all week. I looked into flights to Nashville so I could visit my sister but I couldn't find anything less than $400 a ticket. (ouch) So we didn't mention to Kristen that I would be home alone because if you know my sister - she will manipulate ANY, I repeat, ANY situation so that she will get her way.

Two nights before everyone was to leave Kristen randomly called me while I was waiting to go see a movie. In the midst of that conversation she connected the dots and realized I would be home alone. I told her to forget about it, it was too expensive, etc...

By the time I exited the theater I had received a text that she had found two free Southwest tickets and had credit for the third ticket. MANIPULATOR. We were off to Nashville!

Since I had such short time to pack I forgot my camera but I did take a few shots with Kristen's camera.

One day we met my college friend, Ashley (Burton) Sanders, and he son Noah at the Nashville zoo. I hadn't seen Ashley in a year so it was nice to catch up. But, thanks to her blog (see my side bar - Two Sweet Feet) and mine we basically already knew everything about each other. It was as if we could continue a conversation that we had previously left off.

Here is the insane playground at the zoo.

I don't know what you would call this thing. The looky-thingy at the meercat den? The observation tube? The meercats were running around all over the place and you feel as if you're a part of the pack. Ever watch Meercat Manor? I was waiting for Sean Astin to do a voice over and announce that we had attempted to join the pack and that Flower found us to be outsiders.

I gotta give credit where credit is due. Noah Iin red) is the best for pictures. He looked up. He smiled. He remained still. The rest of them are useless in front of a camera.

One day the kids got out of the kiddie pool but due to my poor math skills we were one towel short. Lily and Jamie shared one and I took advantage of their giggly-ness.

We really didn't do much else while there. Spent some time at the indoor play area - Monkey's Treehouse (which Lily remembered from her one and only trip in Feb '08) and hunting for hairbows. Nothing compares to hairbows from the south!


Rachel said...

What fun pictures of Lily and Jamison! Glad you got to spend a little time with Ashley!

Cary/Ashley said...

We had such a fun time with you guys!!:) Thanks for letting us crash on the cousin time!! BTW, Noah has NOT been still in pics lately..I guess you caught him on a good day!!