You touched it didn't you?
I specifically told you NOT to push the big red button. Now look what you did!
You unleashed Fluffy.
1. I loved airports as a kid.
2. Back then your family always greeted you at the gate, and the highlight of the flight was guessing what kind of meal you were going to get.
3. Now everyone gets off alone, no cheers or mad rushes for the first hug. There aren't in-flight meals anymore either. Just the option of whether you want a 3oz cup of water or juice.
4. 3oz! That's like a pudding cup.
5. The flight into Tennessee was good. Both planes were large and neither flight was over 2 hours.
6. On the flight home our planes got progressively smaller. On the last one we weren't permitted to bring our carry-ons or recline the seat. Hoop was practically hugging his knees.
7. I kept chanting, "I'm not really claustrophobic!"
8. Thursday night Hoop, Nash, and I went drinking down town. The atmosphere was perfect and the beers kept coming. By the end of the night we were spilling drinks, having mock fights, and taking goofy pictures of each other.
9. After looking at the evidence the next morning I asked Hoop, "What the hell was in that beer?!"
10. For them I think it was the high of being home. For me it was the high of not being up high anymore.
11. Friday we left Nashville for the cabin near Cookeville. Along the way we saw signs for Crossville, Knoxville, Centerville, and Scottsville.
12. If you haven't noticed, the whole state of Tennessee has a theme.
13. Once we got to the cabin we crashed out for a bit, followed by a lot of relaxing and a bit of loafing. Real productive stuff.
14. That night it snowed.
15. Hoop and I stood in awe of it. I tried to take pictures, like a dumbass.
16. Have you ever tried to take pictures of falling snow? It's impossible. It won't stay still!
17. Saturday morning we layered up and drove to Fall Creek Falls State Park, where I braved the swaying rope bridges for the chance to take pictures of beautiful waterfalls.
18. Of course my camera battery died just after I crossed the bridge. But the sights were worth it, and no one seemed to mind me borrowing their cameras.
19. That night the adults played poker. Not being one to gamble money I don't have, I decided to occupy the kids instead. The first game on the list was Animal Charades.
20. I realized pretty quick that it wasn't the best game to play with an imaginative seven year old.
21. The twelve year old and I would do animals like "cat" "dog" and "bear."
22. The seven year old did animals like "creature" "gremlin" "kick-boxing monkey" and "dead horse."
22. Sunday morning Hoop and I got up early to hide Easter eggs. In the past when the gatherings were bigger, even the adults got to go on the hunt.
23. It was hard to get Hoop out of that mentality. He kept trying to booby trap the hiding spots.
24. The rest of the family showed up that afternoon, including the cousin who has been keeping in contact with Hoop's ex.
25. The boys took him out for a talk, which resulted in the cousin getting defensive and then finally agreeing to drop communication with her. We all know that isn't going to happen. But I feel better knowing it was put out in the open.
26. Which leads me to a conversation Hoop and I had last night. Pardon the jump into the future. For a relationship that lasted a little over a year, and a marriage that lasted only two months (with no kids), this bitch is sure as hell hanging on tight.
27. Anyone know where I can pick up a can of Ex-B-Gone? Anyone?
28. Sunday evening Hoop and I flew home. We both agreed the vacation had ended way too soon.
29. But never fear... Nash and their father are coming to visit this Friday. Evidently they missed us too. ;)
Pictures coming SOON!
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