I've been in TN with the kids for the past week and a half spending time with family and a few friends. It was nice to be back in the south for a short time. I had no idea how my heart would feel being back in familiar territory. Thankfully I missed NYC and was glad to get back home to Freddy and our little apartment. We have our challenges here, but it is so good to know that we are exactly where God wants us to be.
I forgot to bring my camera (and I forgot make up too!) so hopefully those that took pictures while we were there will share!
We had a nice flight down. Fairly easy. We flew to Nashville with Freddy's sister and her family. They came to the city for a visit for a few days and we went back with them. My mom flew back with us and just left this afternoon. Our flight back home was more interesting. We had a 3 hour delay and got back to the city around midnight. LONG evening!
We had a nice brunch/open house on Saturday for friends and family to stop by Freddy's parents house and visit.
We got all the grandchildren on the Wyatt side of the family together for a picture. Denise Moore took them. Challenging! 6 boys, 1 girl, ages 9, 5, 3, 2, 4 months, 3 weeks. Jack was a hand full that afternoon. I had a feeling he would be. Even so I think we got some decent shots.
I got to have lunch with my friend Rachel and then we got pedicures (Thanks Rachel). And I also got to meet up with Ellie, Renee, and Rebecca in Nashville for lunch one day(Thanks Rebecca and Ellie, whichever one of you paid). I lived with Renee and Rebecca for 3 years in college, actually shared a room with Rebecca. Ellie lived with us for one year, but we are all good friends. Renee is moving to CA in late May so it was probably the last time for a while for us all to get together. So much fun.
Most of our time was spent with family. I loved the extra help and familiar faces. It was nice to have a conversation without having to give context to the conversation. That's part of making new friends up here, any conversation has to have a story with it to help it make sense...like James, he's my brother, MTSU, that's where I went to college, etc...
As wonderful as it was it's good to be back in the swing of things up here in NYC. It hit me about a week ago how interesting it is that something that used to be "not normal" can all the sudden be "normal" and what used to be "normal" is strangely "not normal" anymore.