Comfort and Joy

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

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Spring Break part 1

We started our Spring Break by heading to Knoxville, TN.  We left as soon as David got off work on Friday and drove straight through.  The kids did pretty well on the car ride and we arrived around 12:30 am their time.  Everyone woke up Saturday morning eager to see our close friends the Robinsons.  The Robinson's lived in Memphis during Med School where we first met them and became very close and then moved back for Scout's fellowship and bought a house down the street from us.  Their second child and Austin are only 2.5 months apart and their third and Maggie are only 2.5 months apart.  We are hoping for 1 or 2 future matches.
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Look at Wils hand...I think he was already making the moves on my daughter. =) Untitled
These 3 were thick as thieves and had so much fun together. It truly warmed my heart to see them pick up right where they left off almost 3 years ago. Untitled Untitled Untitled Untitled Untitled
Saturday we mainly hung around the house and enjoyed just being together. David and Scout took the big kids to see the UT basketball game. They loved being there and getting special treats like popcorn and pretzels.
The mommy's stayed back and spent time with the littles. IMG_8844 IMG_8845
Sunday morning David and I took the kids to one of our favorite spots from college...Sequoiah Hills area.  We used to come walking out there when we just needed to get away from campus.  The boys loved pretending they were on a big exploration and finding new places to run and play.
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After our little adventure we drove them past the meeting spot of their parents.  David and I met at Kroger on the first week of classes in 1998.  One day I will do a post on the start of our relationship.Untitled
I made sure to get a picture with my mini-van in the shot.  Life 15 1/2 years ago when we were just kids and life now. =)
Sunday afternoon we went to another park and met up with one of my precious high school girls who is a sophomore at UT.  I got a big kick out of seeing her push my children in a stroller.  Loved catching up with her and hearing about life at UT!
We woke up Monday morning and made the trek to Nashville.  Stay tuned for Spring Break part 2.

Thank you Robinsons for hosting our crazy family...we LOVED being with your precious and beautiful family!  Miss having all of you in Memphis!


Lauren said...

what beautiful kids! robinson crew and spence crew - precious!!!

Molly Witherington said...

What fun! Definitely think there can be some matches there, but know that Hunt is in line for Maggie, so Wils better watch out!