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Back home in Tennessee. This place really does feel like home. There is nothing like flying over Tennessee, all you see are green trees, wide open spaces and awesome homes. We had a good morning. Kate decided she wanted to wake up around 4:30am. Pretty sure she heard us getting things ready when we got up at 4am! She was awake until take off at 7:30am and crashed for about 45 minutes. She did so well on the flight to Texas. Such a sigh of relief. You never know how they are going to respond but she was perfect.
We enjoyed lunch in Texas and got on our connecting flight to Nashville. We waited and waited and waited and finally the captain came on and said that there would be no departures due to a cell that was coming to the right of our plane. I looked out the window and all you could see was black sky. Not the most comforting thing by any means. We waited for an hour and finally took off.

Kate slept the ENTIRE flight! Amazing. My arms and booty are still numb from not moving but it was worth it. She is an amazing little traveler.


Flying in over TN. Not the best shot as I had a baby in one arm.
I can't tell you how much this sign at baggage claim warms my heart. I feel like I'm home!
I wish I had pictures from the rest of our evening. We were greeted at the house by John, Brandon, Jen and of course Cocoa (best dog ever). We enjoyed dinner at Cancun. By far the best Mexican food any of us have ever had. Mmmm mmm mmm!! Came back home to the tiki torches lit, fire flies lighting up the backyard, and soaking in every single second. This is paradise. I love it here. I love everything about this place. Ok, maybe not....the bugs are ridiculous but I can tell you that my heart is about to burst with joy. We have an awesome weekend planned, can't wait...

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