How many things do two adults, one baby, and two crazy puppies need for a two-day trip to grandmaâ€™s house? Uh. A lot.
Weâ€™re talking about: a bassinet, a Boppy pillow, a ton of diapers, a stroller, a car seat, a breast pump and bottles, a dog bed, dog food and toys, our luggage, a computerâ€¦ Somewhere among the way, I forgot to pack enough underwear and slowly lost my mind.
However, a little vacation was well worth packing our entire lives into the trunk! The drive took us longer than anticipated thanks to a hungry baby and a traffic jam, but once we arrived, we quickly began to relax in the warm Tennessee sun.
My mom always has a big pot of vegetable soup ready to go in the fridge. She simply combines a bunch of chopped veggies with broth and spices â€“ easy, easy.
And chips. So many chips.
Eventually, we pulled ourselves together and headed to Market Square for people-watching and dinner. I wish we had left a bit earlier because I was positively pooped by the time we arrived â€“ last nightâ€™s Olympics party plus getting up early to pack plus the long drive did me in â€“ but it was still fun for everyone. Well, Henry just slept through the entire experience. Canâ€™t someone put me in a carseat and roll me to sleep?!
We ate at a trendy place called Cocoa Moon â€“ regular Knoxvile folk are probably wondering why we didnâ€™t go to The Tomato Head, but the Husband declared if we ate there yet again he would die of bored â€“ and I had the tofu salad. Pretty basic but exactly what I wanted.
And then we came home, and I had an excellent nightâ€™s sleep with only one wake up. Thank you, Henry! And then mom played with him all morning, so I got to sleep in. Thank you, mom! Now Iâ€™m drinking a coffee and sitting on the porch in a rocker. Obviously, this means that Iâ€™m in the bestâ€¦ moodâ€¦ ever. Three cheers for Southern Sundays.
Hope your Sunday is going well, too!