In Music City, Girls in Pearls, and the Best Mother’s Day Gift Ever

In Music City, Girls in Pearls, and the Best Mother’s Day Gift Ever May 9, 2012


Oh my goodness, it would seem it’s been two weeks since my last post. How I’ve missed you all. I was so busy getting ready for our trip to Nashville, then going on the trip to Nashville, then recovering from said trip.

Then my child decided she didn’t need to nap…for three days. Two of which Atticus was in DC for a business trip. I’ve spent the rest of the week recovering my sanity.

I think if I recieve this for Mother’s Day, it will help in said sanity recovery quite nicely.

greatest mother's day gift ever $18.50

Am I right?


Maggie has a necklace now. We found one at a consignment sale and she’s been wearing it non.stop ever since.

Classic Maggie

This is a classic Maggie face. Especially the paci, because she’s cutting teeth and wants it all the time.

Getting ready for church.


So, while we were in Nashville, we got to do one day of touristy stuff before the wedding events started. We went to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, which was really, really neat.

Patsy Cline is my girl, friends. I loved seeing her dress (look how tiny her waist was!)

and her plaque in the Hall of Fame:


There were some other highlights at the Museum:

Dolly Parton’s dress (holy boobs batman!)

and Johnny Cash’s guitar and black suit

After the Hall of Fame, we were off to famous Jack’s BBQ where we ate a lot of really great, really unhealthy food.

Pulled pork, vinegar slaw, baked beans, and cornbread on my plate. Beef brisket, mac’n’cheese, and cucumber salad on Atticus’. I love the south.

Sorry for the semi-dark, the lighting was weird.

And the highlight of Jacks, on the wall in the main room:

Peyton Manning’s Tennessee jersey!


The wedding was on Saturday, and can you believe it, with all the baby wrangling and bridesmaid duty, I didn’t take any photos!

Hopefully I will get some soon to share with you all; my dress was awesome, if I can say so.


This weekend we’re going to make it to the Farmer’s Market! And we’re going to my favorite restaurant for Mother’s Day brunch.

Atticus is going to take my sweet Sienna to the carwash as part of my present.


I’ll leave you all with a few more photos of Maggie, the cutest toddler girl ever.

wearing the very latest in hat styles, a colander

with her two favorite purses, the Vera Bradley she inherited from me!

And last, but not least:

Since we don’t have a dolly stroller, she puts the baby on the lawnmower and pushes her around. She’s a problem solver!

Hope you all have a great weekend!

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  • Love those pictures of Maggie!! Adorable!! I love Nashville so much! My husband and I went there for a little getaway last fall and went to the Hall of Fame and Jack’s! Too fun! Can’t wait to see photos when you get them!

  • Maggie is such a cutie! I love the necklace. Miriam wears the rosary and a chain of rings as necklaces, but I just got the game “Pretty Pretty Princess” and I’m thinking she’s going to love it…

    And she’s going to have to borrow your lawnmower. Every time someone cuts the lawn Miriam perks up and says “Mow! Mow!” EVERY TIME. The girl is obsessed!

    Glad you had a great time on your trip!

  • Kaitlin @ More Like Mary

    Hannah has a necklace too! I just love that she’s innately girly. 🙂

  • Catholic Mutt

    Love the doll on the lawnmower! When my little brother was that age, he was fascinated by golf, but he didn’t have any clubs. We’d find him golfing with my sisters’ toy pink parasol and any ball he could find. Glad the wedding went well!

  • thejammiegirl

    I love the baby doll on the lawn mower – that an awfully clever girl you have!

  • Maggie is adorable!! While the wine glass is awesome, I was totally expecting something else as the best Mother’s Day present ever…

    So glad you had a good time on your trip.

  • elizaraxi

    She’s getting so big and I haven’t seen you guys in so long that I’m about to cry. The hormones aren’t helping!! OH LORD BBQ IN TENNESSEE – I think I need to take my dad there this summer (he’s from Memphis and never gets back there) – SO GOOD! Can’t wait to see photos of the wedding!!

  • elizaraxi

    She’s getting so big and I haven’t seen you guys in so long that I’m about to cry! The hormones certainly aren’t helping. Also, OMG BBQ IN TENNESSEE. I have to convince my dad to take a trip to Memphis this summer (that’s where he grew up) – so delicious! Can’t wait to see pictures of the wedding!

  • I resemble the no-napping child. Who is cfranking and eating my hands as I type. And I need that wine glass. Full. Very full.

  • joymhb

    Glad the trip went well, can’t wait to see the pictures ~ loving the ones you posted today.

  • pat

    Thanks for the pics and news. Mothering is a challenge that helps us develop flexibility. I assume she is back to napping. She was such a sweetie at the wedding.