Wednesday, May 5, 2010

our TN adventure: the good

We just got back from a weeklong visit with my family in Tennessee. It was the first time my whole family has been together in 3 1/2 years--the first time ever if you count my two girls. Josh just returned from his two-year mission in Denver, Colorado last Wednesday. We were so happy to be there when he came home!

Elder Allan!!

Mother and son's first hug in two years :)
While we were in TN we did a lot of really fun things together as a family. We...
  • Watched Avatar, O Brother Where Art Thou, Sons of Provo, The Dark Knight, and various episodes of The Office and 30 Rock.
  • Went hiking. Well, it was a nature walk. Tempe kept saying "We need to be quiet in the forest! We might find a castle and there will be a naughty beast in it!". She also found and picked up two small snakes. She is completely fearless!
  • Ate out way too much (thanks Mom and Dad!)
  • Went to the children's museum and the Opryland Hotel
  • Hung out at the park
  • Had a family portrait taken (see them here)
  • Went out for ice cream twice
  • Played with Buddy the dog and chased the cats, Nelson and Scout. Tempe and Helena were in heaven! They walked around the house saying "Stop, dog. I want to pet you. I love you so much, dog!"
  • Called everyone Uncle. Well, just Helena. So many uncles confused her, so she started calling everyone Uncle, including Jason (Uncle Daddy) and me (Uncle Momma). She mixed my mom up with her other grandma and called her Uncle Grandpa Jan. Pretty cute!
  • Hung out in my parents' gorgeous backyard
  • Laughed :)
  • Thoroughly enjoyed each other's company


Mrs. Davis @ The Carolina Housewife said...

The family photos look awesome and I adore your dress!

Glad you guys had a great time. Is there going to be a "The Bad" post? If so, can't wait for that one too, hehe.

Heidi Hiller said...

The family pictures are awesome!! I love the colors and the way they put all of you on the steps! SO cool!!