Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Nashville Weekend

Last month we ventured to Nashville to visit our friends The Laysons and attend the "Jorts and Chicken" Party. Let's just say it was one of the best parties ever and we the boys determined their shorts and outfits were too long and WAY too conservative. We're already planning for next year. If you want to see more pictures from the party check out their website!

We took the day off of work Friday and left early that morning so we could shop and not be rushed. I couldn't go to Nashville without hitting up Trader Joe's and the Green Hills Mall. We ate lunch at Cheesecake factory...Yum!

That night we ventured to East Nashville and had dinner at Rose Pepper. They seriously have the best food and margaritas!!! The ride home was very interesting. We relied on the iPhone GPS. What should have taken us about 10-15 mins ended up being about 45! Thanks Scott for putting up with Sarah and Jared's directions. We ended the night with a serious game of Quelf. If you haven't played it run don't walk to the store and purchase it ASAP! 

Quelf...sooo much fun!

Snuggling with my buddy Max.

One of the reasons I loved this game.....

And another....

Scott and Jared before Jorts and Chicken 

Me and my handsome trucker man!

Sarah and Scott

The girls!

The Layson Family

A view of the crowd at Paradise Park

Me and Sarah again


Trouble Take Two!

Let's just say that the night ended with Sarah beating some girl in a dance off and the girls sleeping in one bed and the boys in another! Sooo much fun! Can't wait for our next trip to Nashvegas!

Race Recap: Cooper Young 4 Miler

Last Friday night was the Cooper Young 4 Miler. It's one of my favorite races in Memphis for many reasons. One being that it's on a Friday night so I don't have to wake up at the crack of dawn on a Saturday morning. The second reason is that it probably has the best spectators ever! The course loops through the CY neighborhood and most people have parties in their front yards and yell and cheer the runners on the whole time! Jared's family and my family came and cheered Ashlee and I on from the patio of Celtic Crossing which works well for them because we pass by there twice during the race. i wish I had more race pictures but I haven't mastered running and taking pics at the same time. I did however improve my race time tremendously. I'm shooting for 8 minute miles next year!

Race Results
Time: 36:09.72
Pace: 9:02/mile
Age Group Rank: 52

Aunt Bet enjoying her first and definitely not last Red Bull and Vodka!

My MIL Shirley taking a pic of Aunt Bet. Love her sweet smile!

Laughing at my Dad because he said he could hear me laughing a couple of blocks away....

Me and the FIL

My Biggest Fan! Love Him to pieces!

Me with my FIL and Dad

Love my Momma!

Both of my Mommas!

Mom, Ms. Shirley and Aunt Bet

So Serious....

At the start line....Ash, Hannah and Me

Me and Sissy. She crushed her goal this year too. So proud of her and all she has accomplished this year. 37 mins next year, right?

Our pace group. I'm pretty proud that I stuck with it although my hamstrings were screaming the entire race.

Another Start Line pic

Can you find Ash?

Action Shot...I'm in the blue.

Ashlee rounding the corner!