Here's another "Blast From The Past" from an Opry trip and other fun behind-the-scenes moments!
Look around! The trees are beautiful and a cool front just blew in. Yay, I can finally wear some fall clothes:)
Here is the tree in my front yard...
Here is a picture of my new boots I just bought. I'm so excited to wear them today for the first time. I got the at our new Nordstom's, Hip Hip Hooray!!!! It finally came to Nashville. We've been waiting for so long.
CHANGE - It can be scary and wonderful all at the same time. I feel like my life is full of changes right now. My 14 year old (Spence) is not a baby anymore. We are about to change into the Christmas season of touring. I love it, but it is sometimes challenging on the family. My 11 year old (Price) is figuring out who he wants to be. Stu and I are finding ways to communicate better than we have in the past. Hopefully God is changing me. I'm working on getting rid of some of the things in my life that I've tried really hard to find security and peace in other than God himself. It's no coincidence that my bible study this fall would be "No other god's" by Kelly Minter.
One thing that never changes is God's love for us!!!! He's the same yesterday, today, and forever. AMEN!
Today we are in Meridian, MS singing in a beautiful theater. I have been a little slow getting around today. The weather is cold and rainy. Makes you just want to curl up and read a book. However, Leigh and I are going to try to make ourselves workout. Shelley is on a fruit and veggie detox so she has no extra energy to give at the moment. Here are some of the torture devices that I've brought along to make our workout more enjoyable. NOT!!!
After we do that, we'll have lunch LOL!! Then hang out, maybe read a book, sound check, a fantastic show, them go to bed. It's a pretty good day.
Tomorrow we are going to be at Girls of Grace Birmingham. If you haven't got your ticket, you can still come. I can't think of a better thing to do on a Saturday if you are a teenage girl! Have a blessed day! Embrace the changes and enjoy the ride:)
Our leaves in Nashville are beginning to turn... the Maple trees always seem to blow me away with the brightest colors!! I recently found out it is because they have the most sugar in their leaves - well YEAH, of course they do... my child seems to be pretty "bright" when she eats her sugar too. Isn't that so interesting?
Speaking of SUGAR - Is your household going all out this year with candy and costumes? It is so hard when Halloween is on a Monday...being on a school night makes it tough. Last year was so incredible. Darby was Dorothy from "Wizard of Oz" and her cousin Leila was visiting from S.C. and she was a "Genie". We had a blast...We went to one of our old subdivisions in Franklin (the houses are closer together) and the girls came back home with a major stash of sugar!!! Good times!!
Another "Harvest" tradition is a trip to downtown Franklin for more candy, games and a Chili cook-off. I had to get this shot with Darby, Leila and the Scarecrow... how cute!
Each year gets better and better - I love living in Franklin!
Whether you are dressing up or handing out candy - I hope you enjoy this "Harvest" weekend with good friends and great fellowship (and maybe a little sugar too). xoxo!!!
This weekend the kids got to go with us to St.Louis for a show. There really isn't much they would rather do than go anywhere on a tour bus. I remember when Caroline was really young, she asked if we could get a bus for our yard to "play in."
Yes. Let me get right on that.
There was a Starbucks in the parking lot of our hotel. Here is Price and Caroline on their breakfast date.
Breakfast of champions....izze's and lemon pound cake. I think Caroline had an apple fritter in that bag. Actually, I know she did. I finished it off.
Here is Price, Darby, Bella (our sound guy's little girl) and Caroline getting ready create havoc at the hotel pool.
Poor Price with all those girls.
On Sunday, we went to the sweetest Mother Daughter Tea Party for a little girl in Caroline's class. I am so mad at myself for not taking more pictures. I didn't get a single one of the table or the food, and it was AH-MAZING.
Here are the girls in their cute dresses...
Caroline is on the left in the green, Lydia in the stripes, Lily to the right of her, Ruth Anne in the blue flower dress (she was the guest of honor and her grandma was the hostess with the mostest!), on the back row is Grace Anne, kinda hidden behind the tree, Emory and Lettie Jane.
They are all the sweetest girls you would ever want to meet and we are blessed to have them in our class.
Don't you love their headpieces? They got to make "fascinators"- just like Kate Middleton wears. SO ENGLISH! Love it!
This is the only other pic I got of the girls. Caroline picked out her own outfit!
Loved this bedazzled tea pot!! The girls drank hot chocolate made with real chocolate chips and hot milk. Delicious!
Here are a few of the moms....This is Jane Ann, Libby, and Tania....(better known as Mrs. Ford, Caroline's first grade teacher) I really don't remember my teachers looking like that...
And here is the wonderful hostess, Ruth Ann's grandma "Gim Gam"....love the name....and her daughter Barbara, Ruth Ann's mom. Barbara has been in nursing school the past year, and we all marvel at how she has 3 kids and is going to school, and keeping it all together. I think if I ever had to study for anything again I would die.
Hope you enjoyed a little peak into our weekend! Have a great week!