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End of the Week Wrap {Nashville Edition}

This week has been a little bit slower than the last--thank goodness!  We've had a little more family time and that has been so nice.  It's just been a season of extreme busyness with some renovations at our church and it has kept us (especially Vince) very busy.  I'm very thankful to have a husband that loves his family wholeheartedly and knows when to take some extra time for us.  

Yesterday was one of those times.  We just needed a fun family day, so we took one!   We decided to head to Nashville.  It's nice having a large city nearby and we are enjoying exploring more and more of it.  Yesterday we only had three things on our "list": McKay Books, the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park area (and a little bit of downtown), and a Sounds game.  Check, check, and check!  We did it all and had a blast!!  My sister was even able to join us:)  We all came back home ready to crash, but full of some really great memories. 

the lovely Tennessee capitol building

The Tennessee capitol

exploring the large map of Tennessee

having fun finding different places on the map

where we were

 a beautiful day

"acting" on the amphitheater stage

a niece and her aunt

the "squinty" family pose

the old Fort Nashborough--can't wait till it's renovated

heading into the Sounds' stadium

with Ozzie and his entourage 

watching them get the field ready

Mr. B got a practice ball!

waiting for the game to begin

the family at the game
(not sure where he gets that "Gene Simmons"

enjoying the game (we won!)

Summertime especially is all about making those family memories and I hope you are making some great ones with your family as well. 

Enjoy your weekend!  

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