I pause....for a little bit of personal.....January 19-21st I flew up to Nashville, TN to see my pal Regan and my goddaughter, Micah. Regan's husband was recently given orders to move (closer to me, yay!). While he is finishing up his third tour in Afghanistan since I've know him (6 years-Regan and I have been fridnds almost 25) we decided to explore a little bit of Nashville before it becomes a place they lived once upon a time. I flew in Saturday morning to try to work around Micah's nap, and we drove straight to the downtown area. It was co-old, but we still managed to walk up and down Broadway. The famous bars were opened up just enough that we could hear the artist displaying their skills via guitars and microphones.
She was willing to do the pink Christmas tree on her pink, glitter car.....Do they make this in my size?
We pretty much spent the weekend taking a few pics and hanging out in our pjs. Micah and I played, and I learned why everything, including the toilets are child proof in about 2 minutes when I found her toys floating in the toilet, and my personal objects exiting my purse, suit case, and any drawer that would open.
I also spent the weekend petting Regan's first baby, Sophia. She was diagnosed with bone cancer and the news was really grim before Christmas, but she is still doing well with a slight limp. I hugged on her and groomed any loose hair out of her with hours of petting. I love this dog.
I'm so grateful for the little moments, getting to hear her 'hi' in person....and her version of E-I-E-I-O. She can only do the EIEI portion, but she gets super excited when you sing it and sings along. I die. Multiple times a day. Reaching up to be held. I'm blogging from heaven. She still has an octave in her scream, which she pulls out for all occasions good and bad that neighborhood dogs respond too. She is totally fine playing with me now, as long as Mom is nearby, and the dogs are not fans of the pinching, though the Cheerio Trail she leaves makes up for it, but these are the memories I will cherish foreva'.....and I have the pictures to prove it. Watch out world, she's about to be within weekend driving distance!