Part of me was holding off on writing about Nashville because once IÂ did, it would kind be admitting that I’m no longer there. You know,Â denial.
For years I’ve been wanting to go to Nashville, and there have been times when I’ve even had a plane ticket… that I had to cancel. But then! Then a trip to Nashville became kind of urgent.
I’ve been watching Ernie and Kristen post all of these pictures of the girls and it seriously killed me. A little tiny part of meÂ died each time I realized they had grown from infants into toddlers and had no idea who I was.
So that’s when Nashville became urgent.
People kept telling me all of these things toÂ do and see while I was in Nashville and I kept saying, “my only plan is to spend a lot of time with the Halters.”
and that’s what IÂ did. and I am eagerly looking forward to the next time I sit at theÂ dinner table with my two favorite twins.
Megan picked me up from Krystin‘s house, where I sat on the porch listening to the alarm go off because I somehow accidentally set it off when I left. She took me to get breakfast and showed me her wonderful house. She was the last human I saw aside from the Halters for like twoÂ days. Which was perfect.
My name got added to the chalkboard. In pink chalk. Perfect.
The nextÂ day we went to Kroger. That was the big excursion for theÂ day. This is Layla all ready to leave. That catalog wasÂ destroyed by the time we got back.
Yeah, that is a Hello Kitty cape. No, I cannot stand it.
Wednesday, Ernie took me to the Mocha Club office. Which might seem like a kind of silly, little thing. But it was a BIG thing because I have been a Mocha Club member for like 7 years and every time I’ve planned on going to Nashville I’ve wanted to go to the Mocha Club office. Then ErnieÂ drove meÂ down Broadway and past the Ryman (which was awesome because the cd in my car back at home was Jonny Lang Live at the Ryman), thenÂ down Music Row. I took 0 pictures of any of that. You’re welcome.
Twin tip toes! So cute. and theÂ dresses!
Lucy. That face. That smile. !!!
Lucy jumped in the toy basket and started throwing everything out of it.
Layla eating strawberries. I swear to you they are the most fascinating people in the history of the world and make even little things like eating strawberries seem so interesting.
and back to Lucy. This was theÂ day I kept calling Layla by her sister’s name. She’d look at me and go “…I’m Yaya. That Nucy.” and I felt like a jerk every time. Looking at these pictures I can clearly see who is who. That makes me feel better.
and listening to herÂ dad’s new record.
Listening to “Lucy Wears Red” and recognizing herÂ dad singing her name for the first time. This picture is ridiculous.
The girls have a low tolerance for theirÂ dad’s music, and this was about the point when Lucy was over it.
Now I’m kinda sad. We’ll carry on later.