Monday, June 20, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend Recap Day 1

I know Memorial Day was almost a month ago now, but I just wanted to recap our weekend. 

We found out on Friday night that while on the way to Florida from Oklahoma, my brother, sis-in-law, niece and my sis-in-laws mom were going to spend the night in Tennesse.  So we decided to leave early Saturday morning and meet them in Tennessee and hang out!  Saturday was Gracie's 2nd birthday and Monday was Ethan's 4th so the cousins got to spend time together for their birthdays.  We met up and did a little gift exchange in the hotel.

My wonderful brother and sis-in-law live just outside Oklahoma City and she and her family did a yard sale a few weeks prior to this and decided to give half the proceeds to our adoption fund.  The photo above is the poster they had sitting up at the yard sale and had everyone who bought something sign a little slip that had "Bring Hope Home" on it and gave those to us.  How sweet are they!?!

Then we headed to the Old Country Store and home of railroad legend Casey Jones for a great lunch and photo ops!


Blackberry Butter

The beautiful light in the Ice Cream Parlor.  Check out the awesome flocked wallpaper and the tin ceiling.  Beautiful!

Large barrels of yummies!

Gracie was so tired from driving through the night.

I love Jell.y Belly jelly beans!

Rock Candy

Some of the prettiest aprons I have ever seen!

I found these pretty pink dragonfly perfume bottles. 

Yes, you read that right, canned

Oh yes, home made fudge :)

This beaded cross had little dragonflies all through it!

This train car was outside the country store and we thought you could tour it.  When we got up to the door, we realized it was a law office.  Ooops!

We were about 5 minutes too late to actually tour the train museum :(

Pray it Forward

At Gander Mountain.

My silly big brother :)

I took a photo of this milkshake because it is a very important milk shake.  It is the first one that my husband has had in about 13 years.  He has sufferred with severe lactose intolerance for that long and has recently just discovered that the lactose pills work for him.  So yay!  This has opened up a whole new world of cooking and baking!

Later that night we stopped at a great cupcake to celebrate the kids birthdays!

Celebrating our big boy!

After wayyyy too much sugar...

There we go, much better!

Here they are together.

When we got back to the hotel room, they watched a movie for a bit together before bed.

They were so precious together!  It just melted my heart.

I'll post more about our trip home later because this post has gotten much longer than I anticipated!


Jennifer said...

Looks like so much fun! Happy Birthday to both of the kiddos. I loved all of the pics. Thank you for sharing!

Caroline said...

Lots of fun Happy Birthday to the kiddos. All that sweet stuff looks great !!

Natasha said...

Looks like a great trip so far :) Love the pictures!!

Amanda said...

I love that your brother and sister-in-law donated half of their proceeds to your adoption fund! What a great idea and memory to keep! The pictures you took were have quite an eye! You look wonderful, and it looks like you all had a great time celebrating together!!

Alissa said...

What a beautiful donate some of their proceeds to your adoption fund. I'm so glad you have people in your life that support you 100%. That's amazing. Looks like a fun birthday trip for Ethan. ((Hugs))

Holly said...

Oh my gosh there are so many great goodies in this post!! And then they got ruined by the canned possum. Yuck!! That's so gross!! Bleeeeeeeh.