Tennessee Trip [Post 1]

Mom and me


Mom’s birthday was on Sunday and I surprised her at dinner that Saturday night.  She had no idea I was coming and was shocked.  I was so excited to be able to surprise her like that.

fall colors


Fall weather is out and about in Tennessee.  It hasn’t reached Texas yet but I got to enjoy some fall while I was in Tennessee.

franklin theatre

PumpkinFest was Saturday in Franklin and I was so excited to get to go.  Mom and I went and walked around.  I was able to get some kettle corn (I love kettle corn!) and an amazing crepe from a food truck.  You have to get to PumpkinFest really early because it gets c.r.a.z.y crowded.

Pumpkin fest

Everyone gets their picture taken in front of this pumpkin statue thing.  Or at least it seems like it :)

kendra run


After PumpkinFest I headed to Nashville to see my sister finish her last leg of the Ragnar.  It is a multi-person relay that starts in Chattanooga and finishes in Nashville.  You have teams of 12 (or Ultra teams of 6) and each person runs 3 legs (or 6 if an ultra).  They start Friday morning and finish Saturday evening and Kendra ran 21.5 miles total.  One of her legs was at some crazy hour of 3 or 4 in the morning!

kendra run 2

We took finishing photos with her.  You can’t see from the photo but I am making sure my arm is not touching her in the back, haha.  It was unseasonable warm!

kendra run 3

Mom came too and we got a group photo.  I am pretty proud of her!

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Yay for Fridays

Happy Friday! I have been visiting Tennessee this week and am absolutely exhausted! It is amazing how tired going to my hometown makes me. I think it is because I try to fit in so many things in such a short period of time that I am just utterly exhausted by the end!  Also, when I am in TN I work from the office (instead of at home like I do in TX) and so going into the office is different for me.

For this week’s Friday post I am sharing some random photos from the week.


1- Pancake makes me laugh.  I traveled with Pancake because she would be home all day by herself and the kennel can get expensive.  It was cheaper to put her under my seat than to bring her.  Although, she (like me) is a nervous flyer.  I let her stick her head out a little bit which I think she enjoyed.


2- Surprising Mom.  I came to TN to actually babysit but it happened to be over Mom’s birthday.  So I worked my my sister (her and my dad were the only ones who knew I was coming here.  I didn’t want to ruin the surprise!) and knew where and when they were going to dinner.  I didn’t even tell my brother.


3- Hometown Pictures.  Franklin is an absolutely beautiful town and is extra pretty in the fall.  So I love walking around taking pictures of it.


4- Dogs in the bed.  I have been getting lots of nice sleep (and have been absolutely exhausted!) but last night I let the puppies sleep with me.  Pancake normally spends most of her time with me (since I work from home) that I think she has been having withdrawals with me being in the office during the days.  Somehow I ended up with both of them in my bed last night.  Chloe is my mom’s dog.


5- Watching old home movies.  My mom recently had all of our old home movies transferred to dvd and we have been watching them.  Izzy decided to come watch them too.  The videos are hysterical to see how we were when we were little.


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