Then it was on to Tennessee to stay with Mom and Rudy. The visit there included lots of mom's good cooking as well as quality family time, basketball spectating, abundant outside play, intense corn hole matches, catching up with an old friend, and free teeth cleanings courtesy of our very own, highly professional periodontist (can't beat that!). Of course, much of the fun involved the Hethcoxes--we enjoyed even more time with them on this leg of the trip. I love going home to my mom's. Somehow, there's just nothing else that's quite the same as living in mom's care. It's kind of nice to be the kid at home instead of the mom in charge. I also love being in East TN. That place will always be so special to me. It wraps me in a sense of belonging every time I'm there. Sadly, we didn't make it to the mountains this trip, but I enjoyed the views and feeling of having them nearby.
It's sweet to be with family and sad to be apart. We miss all of you and love you dearly. Thanks for a wonderful visit.
A few highlights from the trip with an album of snapshots at the end:
|masterminds at work|
|work to do|
|showing off (look at that sunset!)|
|my sweet mom|
|happy hanging with Gran|
Picasa album (even more snapshots):