Saturday, October 23, 2010

New-to-us Table

Nashville has a flea market once a month and I've wanted to go for over a year now. Steve never took me soooo I went by myself...well, with James. The experience was extremely interesting and at times, a bit scary. I couldn't believe the amount of crap and freak-a-zoids at the flea market. However, there were a few booths that were worth going for. The prices were pretty unbeatable and I will definitely go back to future markets. It is a great place to go for all sorts of random stuff. You can get children's books, door mats, rugs, stained glass, furniture, antiques, and even socks for dirt cheap.
I found a really normal dealer and her furniture was shabby chic and super cute. I loved the kitchen table she had for sale and was shocked to find out she was only charging $125 for all 5 pieces. I think this table works perfectly in our little breakfast nook. I think I'm going to buy an upholstered chair to go at the head of the table for a little pop of color. Steve isn't used to "used" furniture and really isn't into "shabby chic" but, I get to do the decorating around here sooooo...

Monday, October 18, 2010

Cherokee, NC

Monday morning, we got up bright and early to get ready to head off to Cherokee, NC. James packed his bags and got on Pops motorcycle. Since we didn't have a helmet small enough, he had to ride in the car with Nana and me. It was a longbeautiful ride through the smokies and through the Dragon Tail. James slept most of the way and was a good boy.
When we got to Harrahs, it was time to unpack and stretch our legs.
Time for bed! We had to get our sleep since we were going to drive to see Melinda and Matt in Franklin the next day. Pops really thought these pjs were cool. Looks like James likes them too. Thanks Aunt Chalon!
On Wednesday, we went to Gatlinburg! Here is a picture of Pops and James waiting for our car at the Harrahs valet. We packed up tons of stuff and headed to Gatlinburg for the day. It was a little chilly that morning so James had to wear his new hat.
Our first stop in Gatlinburg was the Aquarium...see it in the background?
This is us outside of the aquarium. It was such an amazing and gorgeous day.
James was fascinated by all of the colors in the aquarium.
The penguin exhibit was so cute and so cool...or should I say....cold! :)
Nana and Pops had fun too!
I couldn't resist taking a picture next to the Pi Phi philanthropy, Arrowmont.
Nana and Pops bought a few souvenirs at the aquarium and James sure did enjoy them while we ate at the Hard Rock. Nana was like a tornado through the gift shop! You should have seen how many things she thought James just had to have.
Back in Cherokee after Gatlinburg, we needed to relax. James decided not to wear his jeans and just hang out in his diaper. Ahhh, the life.
James spent Thursday morning mapping out the trip back to Nashville. Thanks Nana and Pops for a wonderful vacation!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Jackson's Orchard and Bonfire

Hayride at Jackson's Orchard with Shante, Tyler, and Emma. We had FUN!

James with his Auntie at Bill and Amber's house for the bonfire. It was pretty chilly so he had to wear his Titans sweatshirt and his new knit hat.

James with his mommy at the bonfire.

Grandpa's House

James loves his Grandpa! He has so much fun when he gets to hang out on Grandpa and Grandma's back porch.