Last weekend we took a little drive to Chattanooga, which is only about 2 hours from Nashville. I am originally from Chattanooga and call the city my hometown. I lived there my whole life up until 8 years ago when I moved to Nashville. I attended UT of Chattanooga and so did Jason and that is where we met.
We stayed at the historic Chattanooga Choo-Choo
GG went along with us
Future train conductor?
Our hotel had an indoor pool. Landon would have been just fine staying in the pool all weekend
The indoor pool. For several years when I was younger my parents would rent a room at the choo-choo and I would have my birthday parties at the pool. I have a February birthday so I always wanted a pool party. The pool has not changed much, but there use to be a staircase going up to a slide and a waterfall. That was the best part of the pool, but its gone now. It was great having birthday parties there and now going back with my own children.
The fish at the hotel
Another special spot at the hotel for me is this gazebo. Jason and I were engaged right at this exact same spot under the gazebo 9 years ago.
Engaged here April 2004
Monday we were off to the TN Aquarium
Sting ray petting
Penguin's were next. These are not real
These are ;o)
Houston decided to wake up for the freshwater fish
LOVED the Otter's
Houston loved looking at the fish
We met up with one of my sorority sisters there and this is her son Mason. Landon and Mason are exactly one week apart in age
Last thing on our list for the short weekend was to ride the carousel. Landon picked the tiger
We had a great time and I love going back to visit my hometown. So much has changed since I moved away 8 years ago. We were not able to do everything we wanted to do in the short amount of time we had there. I look forward in going back soon.
A few nights ago Jason and I were able to go out on a date all by ourselves. We don't dress up much, but we went to a special event our church hosts every year around Valentines Day. I only snapped a few shots right before we left. I just wanted to show you how handsome my husband looked that night.
Someone had to get into the picture
I'm so ready for the weekend. We are shopping for a new patio door and front storm door this weekend. Please don't be to jealous of our crazy weekend ;o)
Two nights ago we decided to feed Houston his first bowl of cereal with a spoon. He has been taking cereal through his bottle for a few months. He always seems to be hungry and could never get full, so we decided it was time. His doctor wanted to wait till he is 6 months old to start feeding with a spoon since he was so premature, but I felt he was ready.
Taking his first bite
Thinking about it
I think I like it
Just seems like yesterday I was feeding Landon his first bowl of cereal
Happy Valentines Day! I hope you have had a great day of LOVE. Since Landon's in two different classes at MDO he had a Valentines Day party today and then one tomorrow. Which means I had to make a lot of these candy bag
Jason and I met while attending the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. We were married in April 2005 and had our first child, Landon, in July 2008. We live in Smyrna, TN and enjoy our lives with a energitic toddler.