Sunday, June 27, 2010

Wedding Weekend!

We had a whirlwind weekend! It started on Friday when we left Nashville at 3 which is late for us when traveling. Carl worked in the car, Evie played and I drove the first stretch of the trip. We got to Atlanta at 11:00 because we ran into two wrecks and a tractor trailer fire. Our trip should have been 3.5 hours. Carl said we had been in the car long enough to drive Evie to her cousin's house, drop her off and drive all the way back to Nashville. It was a LONG trip. Ahhh, it's just one of those things that you cannot do anything about. Luckily, Evie is a really great traveler and keeps herself busy with her baby doll and her airplane book. We hardly heard a peep from her even though it was an extended version of the trip we had all anticpated.  She did sleep a little towards the end and was just giggling away when the firetruck drove by with it's sirens on. All that traveling when she was a baby got her off to a good start!

   Kurt and Lollie had a delicious dinner waiting for us from the Buckhead Diner. Lollie's sweet mom, Beth, was there and they had all waited up for us. Mary and Lucy tried to stay up too but they fell asleep since it was so late. Evie was in a great mood and played with Hattie, the golden retriever. We headed upstairs and she went right to sleep and I woke her up at 8 to see her cousins.  Mary and Lucy were so excited to see her. They are so sweet and gentle with Evie.

   We got on the road about 10 to Greensboro, Georgia for my aunt's wedding. My Uncle Jim died several years ago and my Aunt Dale was fortunate enough to meet a wonderful man to marry. I told her that she was lucky to have found two great men in her life - that's hard to do! Evie was so happy to see her Nana and Ipop. The wedding was at 3 and it was a beautiful service. We were in and out in less than 10 minutes. Evie did fantastic and only added a few thoughts of her own. Nothing too noticeable so we were very proud of her excellent behavior. Then, it was time to head to the reception. It was all lovely and the cake was absolutely divine. We sampled all three flavors. Chocolate was my favorite and I think Evie agrees! Evie looked so beautiful in the dress her Aunt Lindsay got her. It is the sweetest little white dress with smocking and flutter sleeves. Aunt Lindsay always finds the best clothes for our little Evie.

    Evie napped off and on in the car throughout the day but that's nothing compared to her normal three hour siesta's. We figured she'd go right to bed but that was not the case. Evie was up until midnight!  She has tunred into quite the little nightowl. It was so frustrating because we were tired and hot and so was she! I rocked her and rocked her more than I have done since she was born. She'd fall asleep and then wake up as soon as I put her in the crib. We slept on the loveseat for a bit but I was roasting with my sweaty little baby laying across me. Finally, I got her to sleep in her crib. Well, that only lasted for about 30 minutes. I was asleep and heard her crying so I went to get her. We rocked and rocked, by this point she was so exhausted so I made sure she was completely asleep and put her in the bed with us. She slept until 8! I think it was just too much for her for one weekend. We are so glad that we were able to see everyone and had such a wonderful visit. My parents had fun watching Evie run around and see her interact with other kiddos. Uncle Ben, my brother, loved seeing Evie too. Evie had never met Aunt Dale or Brian. I had not seen them since I was pregnant with Evie so it had been awhile.

   Evie was asleep by the time we hit the interstate. We stopped at Kurt and Lollie's to get Evie's music box. Evie was so happy to see her cousins so we went to lunch at Jason's Deli. It's so fun to see Evie play with Mary and Lucy. I told Mary that she was such a good cousin and she told me that's because Caroline is such a good cousin to her and that she is so nice. I thought that was just precious!

     Evie did great on the way back from Atlanta. We stopped to see Lake Nickajack and get something to drink. Evie slept for about an hour or so. She was too busy reading to take a nap. That little reader loves her books.

    We are so happy to be home! Nashville is a fantastic place to live but we wish it was in Knoxville since that's so much closer to our family. Evie was so happy to see her crib and we are ready to hit the sack too. Hope you had a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, what a weekend! I'm glad you are home safe and sound and had a lot of fun mixed in with the travel craziness.


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