Saturday, July 9, 2011

you're the only ten i see! :)

Ryan and I took a few days off to travel to Tennessee.  It was our first real road trip together and we loved it!  The drive was made even more enjoyable with conversation, some new music we purchased for our trip, and passing the time by browsing through a baby name book that my sister in-law sent with me.  It was kinda fun tossing name ideas around with Ryan. I AM NOT PREGNANT.  Just so you know. :)

We had a great time with Daniel and Samantha and their hilarious and adorable daughter, Addison. Tennessee is a pretty big part of Ryan's life since that's where he went to school and lived for a few years. It was cool getting to meet some important people from his years there, and spend time with his closest friends.

Here's just a little of what we did while we were there....

we ate lots of delicious food. pretty sure I gained a few pounds. One of my favorites was a quaint little place called Miller's Grocery  I was surprised to find out that they do have a website! Check it out, and if you ever find yourself anywhere near should probably go. :) fun atmosphere, live music, incredible southern food, and yummy made from scratch desserts!

we attended the wedding of Ryan's friend Dirk.  Ryan and Dirk met while working at Lens Crafters several years ago. The wedding and reception was in downtown Nashville at a place called "a Venue".  It was lovely and unique. We snapped the above photo of the bride and groom through the window.  We were spying on them as they were getting their pictures taken after the ceremony.  :)
After the wedding we drove around a bit and Ryan showed me the campus of Belmont University, where he attended school for 4 years and graduated with a degree in business administration.. 
we hung out with this cutie. she kept us entertained. :)

in case you can't tell....that is indeed a ferret inside of a ball, being pushed in a toy shopping cart. 

this was fun to watch. :)

even Bella the dog enjoyed the slide. maybe she didn't really have much choice.

Ryan and Bella had deep conversations.

we squeezed in the backseat of Daniel's jeep, and took a drive with the top down for a spontaneous mini golf outing!

it was Addison's first time

she is the only one of us who actually got a hole in one that night. 

For the 4th of July we went back to downtown Nashville to see their fireworks. I was definitely a good show.  After it was over we sat on a curb and watched the masses of people walk by.  I love people watching.

I loved getting to know Samantha better.  Wish we lived closer!

awww. :) 

people.  people. and more people.
Kyle and Molly met up with us too.  Sadly,  this was the only picture I got with them in it! :(  I was so glad for the chance to meet Molly since she wasn't able to make it to our wedding.  I only wish we'd had more time. 

We are so thankful for some refreshing down time with friends and safe travels there and back.


  1. Wow looks like a superfun trip! I love new music and baby names! So fun. I can't wait to go on a trip with Kevin.

  2. Yay! :) Aren't baby name books so much fun? :) Glad you had a great time! love you!!

  3. Hey! I know some of those peeps! Looks like fun.