Thursday, September 16, 2010

I Never Break Promises...

KNOXVILLE, TN -- There's no way I'd let anyone down with my claim of "video coming soon" on my last blog entry, since I'm sure you were all holding your breath waiting for it. And while it wasn't really a promise either... I had to fulfill my word.  Given the topic of some of my most recent blog entries, I'm starting to feel like this is turning into a "mommy blog." Forgive me. I hope the cuteness of this video makes up for it. So, without further adieu, here is my Labor Day weekend in Knoxville... multi-media style...  

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Laborless Weekend in Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, TN-- Over Labor Day weekend I headed down south to visit the Richmans in Knoxville, Tennessee.  I hadn't seen little James since Amy's wedding in July, and two months without seeing this cute face is far too long.
Brittany and Brian were nice enough to show us around town, including this scenic park along the Tennessee River.  Lovely!  
Apparently the World's Fair was held in Knoxville (pronounced Knox-vull by the locals) back in the 80's. This water fountain was near the World's Fair park.
Knoxville is also home to the world's largest rubix cube. I bet you didn't know such a thing existed. Here is proof:
My dear friend, Nicki, also came along for the Labor Day weekend fun. I'm not sure James knew quite what to think of her though... 
While Brittany may be unsure of her new life in Tennessee, I have a hunch James seems to think being a southerner is alright... for now.  As long as he can pull off the Orange "Vols" gear, he'll be just fine. 
James didn't say it in so many words, but I know he was excited to see me. Those grins, and that gibberish let me know I was right. Video coming soon. (sorry, I'm a busy person)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Happy Birthday Little Buddy

Happy first birthday Michael!  
Thanks for making me an aunt! 
And he just keeps getting cuter every time I see him.