Monday, May 30, 2011

anniversary weekend {memphis, TN}

Five years ago on May 27, 2006, in front of God, family and friends, we made it official! We celebrated our 5 yr. anniversary with a little weekend getaway to Memphis! Our first time to leave the kids for several days in a row! Thank you Noonie & Mimi for taking care of them so we could enjoy some alone time!!

We packed a lot in just 3 days, like eating the famous burgers at Huey's...
Watching the famous duck march at The Peabody...Here's the Duck Palace up on the rooftop of The Peabody, where the ducks live when not at the lobby fountain. Waiting for the ducks to make their grand entrance...
(thrilled, can't you tell? HA!)...along with the other gazillion people there!! Then at 11:00 a.m. on the dot... Four little ducks made their grand entrance! They marched right into the lobby fountain where they swim every day until 5p and then go right back up to their Palace. The Duckmaster :)Lucky Ducks! Neither Lance nor I are huge Elvis fans so we didn't take a tour of Graceland, but we did go by so we could say we saw it - HA! This is as far as we got...Can you see it??? Dinner at Folk's Folly Of course, we enjoyed the scene at Beale Street, although we didn't take any pictures that night - boo!
I like how my friend Julie put Bourbon Street, only cleaner :)
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We went to the
Pink Palace Mansion Museum & Planetarium. They were setting up for a wedding reception...Awww, the memories!

They had all kinds of neat exhibits, like the natural science museum wing...the kids would have loved it!
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But we did see some fun exhibits like these...
And this fun automated circus replica too! Did you see the pumpkin??? Had to get a pic!!!

We messed up thinking we could eat at Rendezvous on Sunday or Monday...they were closed both days :(
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BUT we did manage to taste the famous Memphis barbecue at Central BBQ - YUM!
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We had the best time just being together and catching up, sleeping past 7:30a, having uninterrupted conversation and going wherever we wanted to without worrying about kid-friendly schedules and facilities...

BUT we missed the littles so much that we decided to surprise them and come home late Sunday night instead of Monday so we could spend Memorial Day with them as a family.

Hudson had been having a hard time going to sleep without us, so Sunday night Noonie let Grace & Hudson both sleep on our bed and when we came home, we walked in to this:
Sweetest little babies! God bless their little hearts!

They were so excited to see us Monday morning but they are still talking about what a FUN time they had with both Noonie and Mimi...I'm afraid they are a bit spoiled right now! :) :) :)

THANK YOU BOTH SO MUCH for making it possible for us to go without worrying about them being okay!!! And don't worry, we're already planning our next getaway - HA!


Virginia said...

I'm so glad that you and Lance could enjoy your anniversary trip.
Couples always need some "just us" time to reconnect.
I can assure you both that Grace, Hudson and I also had lots of fun times together and made new, special memories (like teaching Grace how to make baked "french fries" from scratch!;giving them baths "in the jungle" (ask her about that one), and trying to keep Hudson out of the cooler full of "yummy" ice chips!) Oh, how I love and enjoy my beautiful grandkids!!! Thank you God for them.

Lori Beth said...

Craziness! We have more in common than I thought, we celebrated our 5th anniversary on Friday also. Happy Anniversary! Wishing you many more happy years together.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

we love the Peabody...our oldest grandson has gotten to lead the duck parade twice.....loved reading about your trip

Kris said...

Happy Anniversary to you! I have seen the duck walk too. I loved it. I was there about this time of year, and it was quite hot and muggy!!! Sweet picture of the kids all cuddled up in bed.

Lindsey said...

Happy Anniversary!

Amber said...

Yay for a weekend alone for you and Lance! Looks like you two had a lot of fun!

Jessica said...

Thanks everyone!! It was great getting away just the two of us!

Happy 5th Anniversary, Lori Beth!!!

Kris~ YES! It was hot & muggy!! :)