Monday, April 28, 2008

Home Sweet Home

I really mean that...there is no place like home.

We got home last night from a fun trip to Tennessee for my cousins wedding. It was a wedding straight out of the pages of a wedding magazine. If you know who Collin Cowie is then you will know what kind of wedding it was. The ceremony was simple and beautiful. The reception...AMAZING!!!!!!!! There were two HUGE tents (one was 100 feet long) with GINORMOUS flower arrangements. There was all sorts of food...shrimp, caviar (yes, I tasted it...interesting), lamb, fried fish, all sorts of crackers and cheese & alcohol EVERYWHERE. They did set up a small table in the back with water and tea (there is NOTHING better than sweet tea from Tennessee...I probably drank my weight in sugar). In the large tent there was a dance floor set up with a band that was really good and then in the back they had a "lounging area". There were couches and chairs with mirrored side tables, candles and flowers. I tried to take pictures but it was so dark many did not turn out so you will have to use your imaginations.

My sister-in-law, brother, Chris and I had a rental car and we had so much fun together even though my brother might be the WORST driver in the history of driving. I get car sick and he likes to take corners fast and hit every bump (I love you, Mimul). My brother and husband kept Lindsay and I in stiches. Chris is VERY witty and can make anyone laugh and my brother has a unique talent (I think) of making up songs. He would say, "Give me a word and then a style of song" (country, jazz, classical, etc.) and he on the spot would make up the funniest songs that would keep us laughing. We ventured out to find the best BBQ (we ate BBQ 3 times) so we drove what seemed like forever to eat at a BBQ restaurant called the "Commisary" which ended up being down the street from our motel. We decided it was the best. We even managed to drive by the home of Elvis Presley (no we did not see him and NO we were not about to pay $27 to go see his home).

My mother-in-law stayed with the kids and when we got home our house was SPOTLESS!!! It was great. I thought I was going to have to clean and do laundry all day but instead I got to play with my kids. It was great. We are so thankful that she was willing to come take care of all 4 of the kids. I'm sure she is worn out. She surprised them with PaPa coming. They love them so much and have fun when they are in town and sad when they have to leave.

Well, it's Moday and we are leaving Sunday for our vacation. We are SO excited but lots to do. I have many lists and feel like we are moving. We'll talk soon.


mom2camo said...

Sounds like so much fun! You know Jon and I would have loved to been in that car with you all laughing it up! Ya'll look so beautiful/handsome! I know you have a lot to get accomplished this week...we'll be praying for you!

Mrs. Troop said...

How fun! Thanks for the pictures. Wedding sounds beautiful.
Enjoy getting ready for the trip. The Coach and I have decided that our kids enjoy the anticipation of our vacation almost as much as the actual trip!
Happy Monday!