Today is Greg’s birthday. My dear hubby is 28! And to celebrate his birthday he wanted to take a trip to Nashville! You know what’s really sweet? I think he actually thought through something we could do for the weekend that he knew I would really enjoy. He suggested going to Nashville and going to the ICE exhibit and exploring the Opryland Hotel and seeing all the Christmas lights. I mean he could have asked to go on a guy’s hunting trip, or finding a football game to travel and go to. But he chose something he knew I would really enjoy as well, and I appreciate that so much! I love spending one-on-one time with my husband, and this weekend was so much fun!
And one of the best parts of the trip was that we got to stay with our good friends Steven and Mallorie who moved up to TN earlier this year. We miss seeing those guys, so it was fun to catch up with them. They bought a forclosure house on a 5-acre lot of land…aka, they have a farm 🙂 Well, eventually they will have a farm with goats and chickens, they hope. Right now it’s just a house and barn on lots of land, but I loved it!
We left Birmingham when I got off work Friday night, which put us getting into Lebanon, TN pretty late, but that was ok. Steve and Mal both had to work a little bit on Saturday. Steven is a vet and Mallorie owns her own shop in historic downtown Lebanon. But it was fine, because Greg and I decided to just go exploring around downtown Lebanon square and do a little Christmas shopping (and some antique shopping!) (Especially since I’d be dying to see Mallorie’s new store!). Check her out… POSH.
I really liked this pie safe. It would be perfect for holding my canning supplies and goods. But it was a little too big and a lot too pricey.
Saturday evening we went to dinner at a local Italian restaurant called Demos‘ and it was DELICIOUS!! I’ve been craving a good chicken fettuccine alfredo and this place hit the spot. After dinner we drove into Nashville to go to ICE. It was a lot of fun! The theme this year was Shrek.
And then today, we had lunch with some more friends who also recently moved to TN. Laura and Dan just got married in October, and I was so sad we couldn’t go to their wedding (it was the weekend of the New Orleans half-marathon). So Greg and I met them for lunch at Dave and Busters at Opry Mills. The food was delicious, and of course the arcade center was a big success. And it was so nice to see these friends 🙂
I think it’s safe to say the weekend was GREAT! It’s always nice to get away for a bit, and I think my birthday boy enjoyed it 🙂