Based on the messages I got yesterday it’s good to know I am not the only one who has struggled with traveling with more than one kid 😉 Although the getting there and home part was pretty challenging our trip to Nashville was a ton of fun!
Friday morning I still had to go to school so I was off bright and early for Grand Rounds at the hospital followed by getting “checked off” on my lumbar puncture skills. So if any of you need an LP I am your girl 😉 I kid. Chris and the girls picked me up and we were off to the airport where the chaos ensued. Our first flight to Atlanta was pretty uneventful but we ended up delayed in ATL for two hours due to weather. I am a very anxious flyer so the turbulence getting to Nashville had me pretty on edge but we got to our hotel with 30 minutes to pull ourselves together for the rehearsal dinner.
We stayed at the Union Station hotel right in downtown Nashville. It used to be a train station and was by far one of the coolest hotels I’ve stayed in architecturally. It’s a Marriott hotel which is our personal favorite to stay in. Every morning there was a coffee station set up in the lobby which I appreciated 😉 Chris and I also hit up the fitness center and I used the business center to study for my test on Monday. Overall the hotel was fantastic!
The rehearsal dinner was actually held at the hotel so we didn’t have far to go. Chris’ aunt and uncle hosted it and it was really nice. There was a great buffet of food which was awesome after a day of traveling. One of Chris’ aunt’s friends watched our girls upstairs so we got to spend some quality adult time catching up with family.
Saturday morning we were up bright and early for breakfast and then Chris and I hit up the gym for a CrossFit workout. I put it together and we were both smoked after it. It left us significantly starving so it was time to find some lunch. After consulting Urban Spoon I saw that Whiskey Kitchen was in walking distance and we were off!
We got the triple dipper as an appetizer which included queso, salsa, and white bean hummus. All three were SO GOOD. For my lunch I got fish and chips. and for once there was a tartar sauce that was delicious. After stuffing our faces Chris took a nap with the kids while I got some study time in. Before we knew it though it was time to head to the church for the wedding!
It was a beautiful wedding and Emmalyne loved seeing the “princess”. A fun story – when the vocalist started singing Emmalyne said “mom, it’s Ariel” ha. Someone has watched The Little Mermaid too many times 🙂 After the wedding we hit the reception for some good food and a night of dancing. Emmie wasn’t sure how she felt about it at first but then ended up twirling all over the dance floor until it was time for bed.
Sunday morning we headed to Chris’ aunts house for brunch and some more family time before it was time to head to the airport. You guys already know how our trip home went 😉 Needless to say it was a whirlwind weekend but it was worth it for the girls to get to spend some quality time with their family and to celebrate a new marriage!