Smoky Mountain Getaway


Jason was in playing in Pigeon Forge, TN for several days last week and the week before. Since it’s not too far from Nashville his boss was gracious enough to allow all of the wives and families to come out and join the guys for the weekend. I got there Friday night and had a nice dinner date with my husband. Saturday and Sunday we spent the day at Dollywood where the guys played three back to back shows to a packed theater. Saturday I hung out backstage with the band wives and kids. That was neat but not as cool as sitting in the front row for all three shows on Sunday. (The day I left my camera back at the hotel.) The concerts were so fun. And it was wonderful to watch Jason get to do what he loves to do. I’m so proud of him! Plus, it was super cool to sit so close to the stage where I could keep catching his eye and making him smile.

Sunday night our party of 20 had a fabulous dinner at the Peddler. I ate until it hurt. It was good! Even though Jason and I don’t have any kiddos the adults were still outnumbered 9 to 11! On Monday Jason had the day off so we drove up into the Smoky Mountains. Wow! If you ever want to visit the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, I highly recommend October! The trees were AHHHHHmazing! Words don’t do it any justice so on with the pictures…

I think this is about the time we started singing, “This land is your land, this land is my land…”

Uh oh, Where’s Jason? is back…

Ah! What a lovely weekend!


October Randomness


Can you believe it’s already October?! We are not fans of Halloween in this household so that means just one thing:


Some adults buy candy to share with cute, costume-clad trick-o-treaters on Halloween. And then there are adults who hide out at home with the porch light off and eat all the candy themselves. I think you can guess which ones we are. We’re already on our second round of Reese’s peanut butter cups and the bag in the freezer is almost empty. (I highly recommend eating Reese’s frozen!)


Speaking of sweeties… Isn’t this picture funny? It looks like my husband is playing and singing his heart out on someone’s front porch. Basically, he is. Last week Waterside played a benefit concert for an organization that’s based out of a ranch house (with a very typical mid-century modern front door) so, naturally, the stage was the front porch.


What you see above is called a fairy circle (and arc). Doesn’t that sound fun? It’s finally sunny again, but last week and the week before we got a TON of rain in Nashville – in the whole SE U.S., actually. Which led to mushrooms. And fairy circles. And allergies…