We stayed with Nana and Granddaddy and had a blast! I am horrible and took hardly any pictures during the entire trip. Oops. Suffice to say, the weekend was filled with yummy food, games, fun, and love - you know, all the stuff we have come to expect from our awesome grandparents! (When we told Vi we were headed to Nashville she was so excited to eat "Nana's cake!")
We met Uncle Graham, Aunt Katherine, Philip, Pete, and Tommy for the TN Vintage Base Ball game (yay!) at Carnton Plantation. It was a tournament and we saw the Knoxville Holstons play the Oak Hill Travellers. Knoxville lost, but we had fun in the perfectly cooler weather while the adults attempted to watch the game and the kids wrestled like maniacs.
I tweeted again after this game and the Commissioner told me to find him at the next game we attend and he will get me free shirts! See, I told you these guys are super nice!
Anyway, Sunday morning, we all met up at Nana and Grandaddy's church. Shockingly, 2 grandparents, 6 parents, and 7 grandkids all fit on one pew in a long line. It was insane, but no parents had a nervous breakdown so I would call it a success.
Jeremy also got super impressed by some old Army photos of Granddaddy and they took some time to explore his Tank Encylopedia and watch some artillery documentary (or something like that - I totally did not watch).
We had a great time playing with the Hoppers (and a great time settling down hyperactive kids with the iPad) and can't wait to come visit again!
We can, however, wait forever before repeating the horrible drive home wherein Miss Violet decided to get into a fight with the sun for shining on her without her permission (yes, you read that correctly). Basically, I love my daughter but I do not like her very much sometimes. I really think that if Brian was not there, I may have seriously contemplated opening the car door and just letting her walk home. 3 hours of non-stop exorcist-style screaming. Justifiable in court, I am sure of it.
The only five minutes of silence the entire drive: