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I’ll be honest…my brain is complete MUSH after today…I started potty training Alana this morning and poop and pee are ALL I can think about right now. Don’t worry, potty training blog post coming soon!

I’m trying to break out of my single-mindedness to actually write a coherent blog post, but I don’t know if I’m capable. I should probably just go to bed, but then, I’d just be lying there thinking about just how many accidents we had today and just how many times I rushed a wet toddler to the training potty…

How’s that for a segway into recapping my lovely weekend getaway with my husband?

For our anniverary, Rich and I decided to head to Nashville for a night and leave Alana with Aunt Pixie. We only spent about 24 hours in Nashville, but it was a very nice, albeit very quick, trip! Friday night we checked into our hotel and headed to the local legend, Demo’s for dinner…and it was so good! I’d heard so much about it but didn’t know what to expect. It was situated downtown in an old building, super tight quarters, and really good food.

Almost exactly three years ago, Rich and I were on our way back from St. Louis when we spent the night in Nashville and randomly found Bread & Company the next morning. It was brand new to West End Avenue at the time, and we loved it soooo much that we sought it out again this time. The place has great coffee, a full bakery, omelets, fresh fruit, breakfast sandwiches, etc. It’s like a Panera on steroids. So many tasty options, and so yummy!!!

We were excited to find it bustling this time, and waited in line to place our order of, well, too much food. Somehow it made sense to us to order a breakfast sandwich and a pastry each. Ha! And so, while completely delicious, half of it was untouched.

Then we were off to the Mall at Green Hills, one of my new favorite places, to take advantage of the childless time and search for some ultra comfy, orthopedic shoes to wear while we shoot weddings. On our feet anywhere from 10 to 15 hours at a time, we both desperately needed some phenomenal shoes and sought out the Walking Company with much success. We meandered the mall for a while, enjoying the new scenery, and decided to leave to grab lunch.

We ended up at the Opry Mills Mall thinking we’d hit up the Rainforest Cafe, but ended up instead at somewhere we’d never been: The Aquarium Cafe. Owned by the same company and similar in concept to the Rainforest, it was cute, yummy, and definitely a fun experience! Need to go back with Alana!

And there you have it 🙂 Our quick but fun Nashville trip!

Until next time…everybody have a great week and think of me while I’m stuck at home getting peed on 🙂

  • Heidi - August 26, 2009 - 9:57 pm

    Aww, looks like you guys had lots of fun. And its great that you could get away, even if only for a day!

  • Pix - August 26, 2009 - 11:51 pm

    A dolphin! Wow…glad you guys had a good time. It’s late and I am running out of clever things to say. So….
    all you need is love…da da da da da!

  • Sheri - August 27, 2009 - 7:18 am

    glad you guys could take some time to get away. It looks fun!
    Happy potty training!!!!

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