Comfort and Joy

I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will
give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.
Jeremiah 31:13

Thursday, November 15, 2012

On the road again...

The last 2 weekends we have been on the road.  2 weekends ago David and I left the kids with the grandparents and drove to Middle Tennessee to spend the weekend with my best friends from college.  We try to get together at least once a year if not twice.  This year we were blessed with 2 weekends, 1 in Boston just the girls and this one at the lake with the couples.  It was truly perfect.  Perfect weather, perfect friends, perfect relaxation.
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This past weekend we loaded up the boys and drove to Knoxville.  The boys did great on the drive there and back.  It took over 7 hours to get there because of a terrible wreck on I-40 which meant the entire interstate was diverted to Hwy 70.  We thankfully made it home closer to 6 hours.
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We stayed with one of our favorite families...the Robinsons.  We have been friends with them through most of our marriage and it is always such a blessing to be near them.  We lived in the same city for 5 of the last 9 years and are sad we are 6 hours apart now.  We hope to continue visiting them every year.  The boys LOVE Kate and CC and talk about them all the time.  (Unfortunately I didn't get 1 picture with the kids or us together).

Saturday morning we enjoyed breakfast at the Robinsons and then drove to campus to experience game day.  It was so great to be back where so many wonderful memories were made.

Before the game we met up with some old high school/college friends who were so sweet to let us use their tickets for the game. They were perfect seats and the boys enjoyed the view of the field. Thanks Tyra and Eric!
After we met up with Tyra and Eric we met up with 2 of my high school girls who are now freshmen at UT. It was so great to see them and hug their necks. Untitled
We then headed to the stadium to see one of the best sites...the running through the T. Love it! Untitled
We did lots of things to entertain the boys when they got restless...took pictures of ourselves with the camera.
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and enjoyed a lot of food.
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We made it through halftime and then threw in the towel.  The boys were not going to make it that much longer.  When we left we were up 21-7 so we felt pretty confident that we were going to win but boy were we wrong.  What a terrible loss!  We made the long journey back to the car to head back to the Robinson's.
We spent the rest of the afternoon outside enjoying the perfect weather.
Sunday morning we took 3 of my high school girls out for breakfast in downtown Knoxville.  It was such a treat to spend time with them.  I am so proud of all my girls and love seeing them enjoy college life.
2 great weekends spent with wonderful friends making lasting memories!


Laura Sessions said...

Looks like fun!

The Rohman Family said...

We were just a couple sections over from you at the game. And we ate 2 boxes of popcorn, a slushy, french fries, sandwich, fruit snacks...all to keep the boys entertained. Long game!

Emilee Odette Garrett said...

So thankful you've had so many fun times/trips this fall! How exciting for the boys! Won't be long before you'll have to drag them out of that stadium! :-)