Wednesday, October 26, 2011

If I Were Ever to Leave Texas...

There's a good chance you'd find me in Tennessee! We had a wonderful weekend in Franklin, TN visiting Dave's grandad. He is a month shy of 94 and he is still spry, such a jokester and completely precious! He told us story after story, showed us all around Franklin and is genuinely just a lot of fun to be around!

It is such a joy to me to be able to see Dave cherish the time spend with his grandad. We sure made the most of our short time there and I hope our next trip won't be 2 years in the making!


Me, Dave's granddad and Dave



The first day when we got there, we went to Dave's granddad's apartment to visit. We hadn't been there 30 minutes and he told us we were wasting a beautiful day! He took us out to Arrington Vineyard's to enjoy the weather and the beautiful view. Dave, Kate and I also enjoyed a wine tasting. :) When in Rome!



Kate (my SIL, Dave and their granddad)


On Sunday we went out to Gentry Farms. It's an absolutely adorable pumpkin farm with tons of activities for kids. You can pick your pumpkins from the hundreds they have available or you can go find your own and pick it off the vine.


L-R: My FIL Mark, my MIL Claudia, my SIL Kate, me and David


Dave's grandfather lives in an assisted living community. He has his own apartment, but they provide meals in a community-style manner and they have activities, workout classes, etc for the residents. It is a wonderful community and he loves it!! One of my favorite things is their wall of honor. They have a Veteran's Wall where their resident's photos are displayed. I loved seeing Dr. Mayhew's photo up there. Looking all handsome in his uniform! It was tough to get a good photo because of the glare in the room off of the frame, but it was worth documenting.

(This collage has his photo on the wall of honor, Dave's granddad and his daughter...my MIL, obviously :) and then Dave and his granddad)


I'm SO grateful for the men and women spanning generations who have served our country. I'm grateful to those that continue to find ways to honor them and show appreciation for their service and sacrifice. They are our heros.

What a wonderful trip! I'm grateful for family time and the opportunity to hear all of the wonderful stories Dave's grandfather has to tell! I hope y'all had a great weekend too!

11 comments:

Suburban Princess said...

It looks like a great weekend! You got gorgeous weather!

Lauren said...

what a great weekend! those pictures are fabulous!

I actually have all 4 of my grandparents still living, and they live within 20 minutes of our house. I am so thankful for the time I have with them.

Cassie said...

I love TN too! Looks like you had a great weekend!

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

Wow, 94? He looks great! I hope I age that well...

Stephanie said...

Looks like a fantastic fall weekend!

annalee said...

ditto! oh how i love tennessee too.
your pictures are BEAUTIFUL!

Ashley said...

loving all these cute pics and your outfits!!! looks like a great trip!

Savannah said...

What a fun fall weekend! Your pictures are gorgeous and I'm sure you loved spending quality time with your family!

Susannah said...

I love Franklin and always wanted to move there! My grannie lives there and we practically grew up visiting!

Erin said...

What a blessing to be able to go spend some amazing time with family! :) Love how fall it is there! :)

Lenzi said...

How awesome is Arrington? When I lived in Nashville we'd go all the time! So glad you had a great trip!