The weekend after Kev and I got engaged, I got to take a trip to my grandfather's house in
Mama, baby bro and I traveled down I75 for some needed R&R.
Family time is my fave! Kev didn't make the trip due to a yearly guy's trip the fellas always take and my daddy had a serious date with his boat and fishing pole.
Below our photos our great weekend together. Enjoy
We woke up our first morning there to these homemade goodies
And fresh coffee
Grandpa is proud of my little brother and sports his EKU pride throughout their home.
BTW, my brother is named after my grandfather.
Below is one of my favorite part of grandfather's house.
I love their enclosed patio.
It is perfect.
Baby bro HATES my camera...hehe
He tries to play along
This little cutie patootie is Mr. Jackson
and wherever Grandpa goes, Jackson goes
Jackson has a seat at the table
and gets his own treats table side
So Saturday afternoon baby bro and I headed into town to do some serious outlet shopping.
I scored some needed new workout clothing at the Nike outlet.
I also bought THEE ORACLE (as referred to by my friend Cati) on the trip.
My first wedding planning book and boy has it ever been handy here lately.
It even came with a little bride bag.
Holy crap...I am going to be a bride.
And since we only get to go to grandpa's house a handful of times a year, photoshoots are a must!
Mama and her daddy.
She is such a daddy's girl...just like me.
After a change into elastic pants, we chowed down on Chinese take out.
It was a perfect night in....
Followed by time on the couch trying out grandpa's new 3d television.
It was so neat. It's the first time I had watched one outside of the movie theatre.
Please ignore that ugly
Tennessee orange blanket sneaking through in the right hand corner of this pic...grandpa's wife, Della, is a huge fan. Tennessee
We still love her..haha.
It was a weekend full of
more good food
and more family.
It's a nice getaway. A mini escape from reality surrounded by the people I love the most. I have blogged about it before, but grandpa trips are emotional. This one was also tough. It's clear he has a harder time getting around, it's clear he is in pain, it's clear he is getting older. It's hard to see. Regardless, I soak up every moment up that I get to spend with him and Della. I smile just thinking about our trip. He is a very special man to me and I love them both so very much.
We talked a ton about wedding planning and what Grandpa could handle.
The verdict is that he is gonna make the trip to KY for the big day.
I asked him to say a prayer at the reception and I think we both teared up.
Ahhhh, I am so blessed to have such amazing grandparents still in my life.
Life is soooo good.