Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Where In The World Have I Been???

Quote for the Day:
"I'm so happy the family is coming over so we can all talk over each other 
at extremely loud volumes."
~author unknown

I was contacted by one of my readers...who also happens to be my niece... to let me know that I hadn't posted on my blog for several days!   Okay....I get the hint!  LOL

We've been in Tennessee visiting with our daughter, Erin, her fiance, Dale, and her daughter, Sera.

If you are astute, you will notice that I called Dale Erin's FIANCE!  Yep...it's official!  The first night we arrived, Dale took all of us up to "Love Circle" in downtown Nashville to "show us the skyline at sunset."  While there he just "happened" to pull out a HUGE diamond ring and proposed to Erin!  

After all of that excitement, we all went out to eat at J. Alexander's in Nashville to celebrate!  When we told the waitress what the occasion was, she brought us dessert "on the house" as a gift from the restaurant!  :)

The next day, Paul, Trinity, and Andrew arrived in from Georgia because this just happens to be Sera's 6th birthday, and of course, we all came out to celebrate it with her!  :)   

Her party was held at the local park and as you can see, the kids had a ball...even if they are all incognito!  LOL

Saturday afternoon Erin, Trinity, and I went and got pampered with pedicures!   

On Saturday night, the family went out to eat at Hattie B's in downtown Nashville.  Let's just say that Paul...who likes extremely hot and spicy food...finally met his match!  LOL  I think smoke was coming out of his ears before the meal was finished!   LOL

The rest of the weekend was spent just enjoying each other's company, watching TV, etc.  You know...just relaxing!  :)  

Monday was a rainy, yucky day so we decided to do some "indoor" stuff.  Dale, Andy, and I went to Antique Archaeology...the "American Pickers" store in Nashville. 

No...Mike and Frank were not there.  :(   The store is really small even though it is in a HUGE warehouse building, so it didn't take long to go through it.  I have to say, I was a little disappointed for as much stuff as Mike and Frank "pick" that they didn't have much stuff in the store.  :(   I think they make most of their money at this store from the sale of "American Pickers" souvenirs.

But here's a couple of pictures from the inside of the store...

The second picture basically shows one half of the store, so you can see that it isn't very big.  After leaving there we proceeded to visit an antique mall....nice and big...more to our liking.  :)  Dale found some FireKing glassware there, but Andy and I walked out empty-handed.  That's okay...we like browsing anyway!  :)

Stay tuned for more "exciting" vacation recap coming up in another day or so!  :)



  1. Congrats on Erins and Dale engagement! Sounds like you are having a blast!

  2. Aaaaaaaa!!! Love the updated posting and pix, and congrats to the newly-engaged!!
    Enjoy the rest of your vay-kay time with family, and safe travels back home to W VA!!


  3. YEAY YEAY YEAY!!!!! This is so exciting! All the best engagement rings have sapphires in them, you know... Those are sapphires along the outside, right?

    I can't wait to find out the when & where! I so badly want to be there!

    AAAAHHHHH *muppet flail*

    1. Lol I can actually imagine the muppet flail! LOL I do it all the time, both in my head and in real life! Lol I will most definitely be sending you and Jeff an invite!!

    2. Oh and yes, those are sapphires! Dale designed the ring and picked sapphires cause that is Sera's birthstone and he knows it my favorite birthstone! He did a great job and without a doubt ths pictures do NOT do it justice!

  4. Wonderful news Erin :)Hugs, Sherry