Yes, my blog still exists, but you wouldn't know it by my lack of posts. :) Please forgive me and excuse my absence. I was out taking care of things, trying new things, traveling, enjoying spring and all that Nashville has to offer.
A few random factoids of what I've been up to:
-Doug and I celebrated our two-year anniversary at a b&b in the Smoky Mountains. Thank you, Living Social, for a ridiculously awesome deal on a 5 star place!
amazing dinner one night!
this porch overlooked the mountains!
on a tram heading to a park in gatlinburg
hiking...i am pretty sure this branch broke off pretty soon after this pic was taken :) it was old
there was an unbeliveable view from our bed & breakfast
-I overcame my "great bike wreck of 2008," got a new bike (think beach cruiser rather than road bike) - Doug and I have been pedaling all around Metro in the evenings and weekends.
-My parents made their inaugural visit to Nashville over Easter. We went and visited the Hermitage, Andrew Jackson's home (among other things!)
-Over Memorial Day we went to Alabama for my younger brother Michael's graduation from the Air Force officer training school. Here he is getting his official first salute and another picture of his squadron marching. After celebrating his success (same day as Doug's birthday) we all headed down to Gulf Shores for a long weekend. Awesome.....!
watching the marching
rebecca, michael's friend from atlanta and my mom
-My nephew Wyatt was born 10 weeks early in Dallas. Quite a surprise to the family and not what you'd consider a "good" surprise on first glance. But he is quite a champ and is currently a rock star in the NICU. He is suuuch a cute baby and looks so much like my brother Randy. We got to come in to DFW when he was born and I went back this weekend for the baby shower - here's my bro and his fiance Janice:
future red raider
the onesie says "my aunt is awesome"
janice and randy!
and of course precious little wyatt! i love him!
-Doug and I signed up for a local organic produce co-op and have been bringing in a haul each week of kale, lettuces, veggies, and fruits of all kinds. I heart cooking and have expanded my repertoire more than ever.
-Doug is working this summer at a local real estate firm and has seen a lot of opportunity from the job. He is rocking P90X and is on week 5 right now. I am so proud! He is also contributing to the Vanderbilt Owen School blog with an Excel tip of the week - if that floats your boat or if you're desperate for help with Excel check it out here: www.owenbloggers.com - Oh and since the title of my blog is "texas2nashville" I MUST mention the PRIDE we felt last week when the Mavs upset the Heat to become CHAMPS! Tons of excitement from this side of the country...Texas IS biggest and best!!!!
-Next week we're headed to Vegas baby! Watch for more pics and I will start updating my little texas2nashville blog much more frequently! Please come back for more!!
*this title was chosen by Doug!
A few other rando pictures:
work would be 1,000x less fun if it wasn't for my awesome friends from work!
downtown for the owen formal in may
this day i probably felt more southern than i ever have: rainboots and a big hat for the steeplechase horse races
movies in the park in nashvegas
dinner with a few besties in dallas over the weekend
dallas - evil eyes!
my hubby swinging a croquet stick as a golf club on our anniversary trip. i think he's cute. :)
ciao for now!