Thursday, February 16, 2017

Falcons

I am not an fan of the NFL, but it was so much fun that the Falcons made it to the Super Bowl.  The energy around town was amazing and quite contagious.  The girls' school did a big Falcon celebration  where they decorated their halls and doors on the Friday before the Super Bowl. 

We watched the game at our neighbor's house.  All the girls piled into one bedroom and watched a movie during the game.  They were so quiet the whole time.  They would shush anyone who opened the door.
We had plenty of activities to keep us (those who don't really care about the Super Bowl) entertained.  The Falcons lost, but I won the final square!!!


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Talent Show

Both girls participated in the Talent Show this year.  Elizabeth came home one day
 with a list of 6 girls and their telephone numbers.  She asked me to call of their moms to see if they would do the talent show with her.  How could I say no??  

They all said yes, and so I got to work thinking about what in the world their talent would be.  They all wanted to dance, but I did not want to choreograph anything.  So we put together a string of popular songs that already had dance moves.  And then we turned the girls into glowing skeletons, and let them do their thing! 
Introducing.... The Glow Girls







Caroline's group was so adorable.  Seven little kindergartners.  They were the youngest group in the show and the crowd loved them from the moment they walked on the stage.






Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Random Thoughts and Pictures

My girls love them some Reese Hill!

They also love ice cream!

Aren't they sweet when they're sleeping.  When I was on my girls trip, Bert let them sleep in our bed.

No, it's not Christmas and No, it's not summer time.  What's with their pj choices! HA!

High school basketball games are exhausting.

Having friends over is fun for kids of all ages... even the parents


We love eating dinner with the Hill girls on Tuesdays after dance


I love these two so very much!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Girls Weekend in Nashville 2017

This year we went to Nashville for our girls trip. Nashville has changed so much since I lived there 10 years ago.  I've always loved it, but it's so cool and hip now.  I almost felt too old to be there...ha!  It feels more like LA to me, but I still love it so much!
Melissa and I left bright and early Friday morning.  We met Kristy, Christy, Mackenzie, and Madison at Christy's house in Mt. Juliet.   
Our first stop was in East Nashville at restaurant called Butcher and Bee.  So hip:)




Our house wasn't ready until 3:00 so we shopped around the cutest little boutiques in Fatherland (also in east Nashville).  None of this was there was I lived in Nashville.. so cool.

The house we rented had A LOT of stairs.  It was 4 stories in all, but still felt cozy.

Friday night we went to eat and go out in the Gulch.  This area was there 10 years ago, but it was just getting started.  We ate dinner at Finn and Pearl... yummy seafood.

I say in between Kristy and Mackenzie... we had too much fun!  Our table was a round booth which was perfect because we could all see each other and we felt tucked away from everyone else.


I had delicious salmon for dinner
We were so silly during dinner.  That's actually Mackenzie's hand photo bombing our picture... she was pouting because we couldn't fit her in.. so silly:)

After dinner we went to a swanky roof top bar called the L.A. Jackson.  Again, I felt like we were back in LA.  It was even warm enough for us to be outside without freezing.
We got a table outside under a heat lamp.




We took Saturday morning nice and slow.  Then we went to lunch at Cochon Butcher in Germantown.


The weather was overcast but unseasonably warm so we sat outside on the patio.



Then we walked to our next stop which was picking us up at the farmer's market.  We tried to take selfies along the way.  I think we're too old for this!!



I have never gone on the Nash Trash Tours before, and was so excited to do it!  It was absolutely hilarious, in a raunchy kind of way.  I definitely had laugh abs when we were done.



More selfies waiting to get on the bus


Madison was my busmate on the tour.  Christy wanted to be with us... ha!


The Jugg Sisters
They served crackers and cheese whiz as appetizers to everyone.  



We ate dinner at The Southern.  One of my favorites of the weekend.
Then we hit Honky Tonk row.










I tried on Kristy's hat... I definitely can't pull this look off.

We were so proud of ourselves for actually going out two nights in a row.  But on the way home we realized it was only 10:00 p.m.... not as cool as we thought.
When we got home we had a birthday celebration for Christy and played games.





We also celebrated Madison being done with chemo and beating cancer!
Sunday we went to brunch at Pinewood Social... my absolute favorite of the weekend.







After brunch we went back to the house, sat outside on the balcony, and played cards.  This was honestly my favorite day!  I love my people!!




Sunset on our balcony on our last night.