Friday, July 16, 2010

Full House

We had quite a full house last week. Some of our family from Texas came up to visit the Mehaffeys as well as Nashville. So, for a week, we had Aunt Cathy and Uncle Sam, their two sons, Adam and Ryan, and another tagalong cousin, Amy, to hang out with!

Luckily, we didn't all have to fit in our house. Adam and Ryan stayed with Jeremy throughout the week. And Mathew and Heather hosted dinner one night and breakfast another morning. Then, when Mom and Dad Mehaffey came in for the weekend, they were able to stay with the middles. With this arrangment, nobody was overcrowded or overwhelmed. (Having all the Mehaffey kids in one place has more perks than we thought!)

Besides eating turtle (and Mickey Mouse and blob) pancakes at their house, we also participated in some pretty intense board games! I'll have you know, the girls totally smashed the boys at Mad Gab, even though it was 4 against 6. Neener, neener! But I won't even go into how out of hand Scattergories got! I don't think it'd be a good idea to bring that back up...

During the days, while I was at work, the crew travelled around the city visiting some of the Civil War historical sites in the area. Apparently, they had an especially good tour guide at the Carnton Plantation, in addition to some other locations they visited, and they really enjoyed their history lessons.

Even though I missed some of the more informative daytime activities, I was able to participate in the night life! Anytime someone visits Nashville, we have to take them to the Wildhorse Saloon, and this time was no different. The boys' skills at country line dancing was quite impressive. Let me tell ya.

While Don and Elaine were able to join us, we toured Yazoo, the microbrewery downtown. Everybody enjoyed tasting their different brews while learning how they are brewed throughout the tour. (Well, Heather and I enjoyed treating somebody to a little extra, since we aren't the beer-drinking type.)

No matter what we did, we had a fabulous time. Even though getting the entire group together was utterly impossible because of everybody's varying schedules (hence the lack of a quintessential "group shot"), we absolutely loved spending time with one another.

We Mehaffeys rarely get to visit with the family in the Lonestar State. It was such a privilege to get to spend time with some of them, but even more so to get to know them better. We are so blessed to be part of such a wonderful family!



wow looks like you guys had a great time! i cant wait to enjoy nashville with you guys when we do come down with ian! ill babywear that kid all over the city if i have to!

Dad said...

WOW! That's a lot of people! Glad you had fun!!

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