Comfort and Joy

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

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Spring Break part 2 - Nashville

We woke up Monday morning and drove to Nashville to stay with the cousins for a couple days. We took it easy Monday afternoon and just played outside and around the house. We were thankful for beautiful weather.

David had planned on shaving his beard so he waited until Tuesday morning so all 6 kids could watch.  We were worried that Maggie wouldn't know who David was without the beard so he wanted her to see him do it.
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The kids got a big kick out of him with just a mustache.IMG_8780 IMG_8782
After he finished shaving the beard we packed up a picnic lunch and headed to Cheekwood for the morning.  We are members of the Memphis Botanic Gardens and they have a reciprocal program so we were able to get our family in for free.  Anne's family has a membership at Cheekwood so it worked out for a great morning.
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These 2 are so funny together!  Quite the pair.  They are full of energy but truly adore each other.IMG_8794 IMG_8795
The best part of Cheekwood was the exploring and pretending to be on an adventure.  The kids had tons of room to run and play and they loved it.  IMG_8799 IMG_8801 IMG_8805
These 2 are the sweetest cousins. They are so fun together. I love watching their little relationship grow.
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We ended the morning with a picnic lunch together.  IMG_8834
After naps we met some friends from college at the playground.  It was so good to see them.  Both friends are girls I have been praying for for years so such a joy to see them and their beautiful babies. IMG_8846
Maggie and I met Aunt Christin for dinner. She was a trooper helping with Maggie and Maggie loved playing with her.
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Wednesday morning I dropped David off at the Nashville airport to catch a flight to New Orleans for an Orthopaedic Conference and then came back to the cousins to pack my little clan up and head to Memphis. We were sad to say goodbye.
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Such a great few days with some of our very favorite people!  Thanks cousins for welcoming us into your home.  We loved spending time with you!

Last part of Spring Break next.  Part 1 - Knoxville found here.

1 comment:

Emilee Odette Garrett said...

Those beard pictures are cracking me up! Love how entertained the kids are! Looks like y'all had a beautiful spring break!