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Nashville, day 4

Today was our last full day in Tennessee. I am so sad but on the other hand it has been such an amazing trip that I can't help but smile. We all got up at 8am this morning to get ready so we could leave for breakfast. The reason we had to get up so early and leave was because the restaurant was 30 min away. The family had been there a couple years ago and we all missed it because we had to catch our flight so this time we made a point to get there. It was called the "Beacon light tea room". By no means was it a "tea house". It was pretty darn redneck which was expected but the food was out of this world! The best part was they sold everything in the store so I got to shop from my chair, how awesome is that? I totally felt like we were in some sort of hillbilly family but it was fun. Went back to the house to work off breakfast and rest a little bit then mom, dad, Megan and I went to Franklin for a mini lunch and shopping. We had a very successful trip! While we were gone Chris and Justin went out on their own. Justin, my oldest cousin adores fishing like Chris so they were tossing around a couple different things they could do. They were going to go out on the boat at the lake but Justin broke his foot and it's still sore so instead they drove to Bowling Green, Kentucky for special beer and more fireworks. I think it's so cool how close so many states are to them! They had a great time and came back and all the boys were taking apart and building their own bombs with the fireworks. From 3pm-11pm they were blowing up things. (things include: spiders, bugs, moths, anything they could get their hands on). It was so entertaining and I am so happy to announce that we're all still in one piece. Thank you Jesus! I don't even know how to recap the whole day, so much stuff happened. We made memories that we will never forget! The boys played horseshoes, football, we all went swimming, had dance parties... best day yet! We celebrated Jen and Chris' birthday again tonight! I really don't have much else to say considering it's 2:20am my time and we have a flight to catch in a few hours. This trip has been a once in a lifetime trip. What an awesome little adventure this was. Being with the family tonight and sitting around telling stories and laughing our buts off is what life is all about! We have enjoyed every minute of this and once again it makes us so thankful for the incredible family that we have been blessed with. Chris has bonded so much with my cousins which makes me so happy. They love him and vise versa. It's a full house here tonight-all the cousins are sleeping over!! We're going to have a big breakfast at home in the morning before we catch our flight. Hope you have enjoyed being part of our adventure. It's been so fun and we leave tomorrow with memories and so much joy in our hearts. We will be back soon, it's too hard to stay away from this place. It's so special and I hope to one day be able to call Tennessee our home! That's it from us. See y'all back in California!


a couple of the houses we went to today...




the boys making their bombs

brandon and dad playing horseshoes


the ladies playing some pig game (mom is holding the pigs)


me and Jennifer

More celebrating...


our family :)

cousins

the adult table

my pyro boys- aren't they cute?


awesome


bottle rockets


our favorite fireworks

all the ladies
The boys
They wanted a picture by the pool

and in their "element"
haha

husbands and wives and...Justin!

Cousins
Justin, Me, Megan and Brandon (missing Steph!)


PS. BIG NEWS!!!!!!!! MY BEST FRIEND JESSICA JANE HOGG GOT ENGAGED TODAY!!!!! I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU J! SO SAD I WASN'T THERE TO CELEBRATE TONIGHT BUT WE WILL WHEN I GET BACK! CONGRATS JESS AND STEVE!!!!!

she even caught the bouquet at our wedding!!

Comments

Ray Family said…
sounds like you had an amazing time in TN. Where Chris went to bowling green is only an hour and half away from our place.

That would be awesome if you ever do move to TN. You would be so close :)

Dani

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