Monday, December 9, 2013

Elves, Rockettes, Loveless Cafe... and The Real Reason...


The Friday after Thanksgiving, I flew to Nashville for a perfectly timed pick-up at the airport by these two cute elves, a.k.a The Little Men and their Little Momma.  They were winding down the first leg of their long trip home to Texas for the holidays.  I was meeting up as back-up for the second leg.  ;)


Little Momma had a fun rest day scheduled for Saturday... and a Christmas wish of her own to see the Rockettes' Christmas Show.  I did forewarn that the other three of this party (myself included) have the attention span of gnats and it might not be as enjoyable for her as desired. 


All in all, we had a WONDERFUL time!  We ate popcorn.  Sang along.  And, tried to be as good as we could... Roo took himself a nice long nap, woke up and exclaimed, "This was so FUN!"  You just have to love that!  Alex may have asked 99 times, if he asked once, " Are they almost done?"  They both really did enjoy the Toy Soldier routine and the finale of The Living Nativity was AMAZING!!  I'm very happy I was able to share this treat with them thanks to their Momma.

 
Probably my favorite part of the day (other than the precious hugs from my Little Men) was biscuits at the Loveless Café!  FABULOUS!!  If you are ever in Nashville, you deserve the treat of a visit here!
 
 
At the end of the day, we braved the traffic lines to see the Nativity at the Nashville Gaylord.  It was very beautiful with its all white figures... lit in the cold evening air... a reminder of the real reason for the season.
 
After our fun Saturday, we hit the road for a long 12 1/2 hours of travel.  We were soooo glad to see the lights of home!  Things have been a whirlwind since.  I'll be hoping to carve in some moments to visit, but in case I get sidetracked with my Little Men and the rest of the family, I wish for each of you a season filled with The Gift we each are offered through Jesus Christ. 
 
May the Light of His Love shine on you and yours...
 
blessings ~ tanna

40 comments:

From the Kitchen said...

I thought those sweet faces had something to do with your blog "silence". You are forgiven!! No need to tell you to enjoy their visit. I'm with Roo--naps are so fun.

Best,
Bonnie

TexWisGirl said...

every time you share these little men, they just seem to grow before my eyes via your camera. :) blessings to all of you this season. soak in your time with them all.

podso said...

No doubt you are on cloud nine these day ! Enjoy every moment of feasting on the love of these boys! And have a wonderful Christmas!

Terra said...

Such fun with your cute boy elves, and those white nativity figures are poetically shiny in the dark night.

Tricia Buice said...

I can't tell you how many times I've been to the Loveless Cafe! I lived in Chattanooga growing up and used to go to camp each summer near Franklin. We love it! My own children even went to camp there so all in all, I visited the Loveless over a period of 40 years - gosh I'm getting old. Looks like you had such a great time with your little men. They are absolutely beautiful! Merry, merry Christmas Tanna!

Laura at Beehive Rugs said...

How much fun, I love the boys hats!!! Thanks for sharing. Have fun with the boys and Amanda !!!

Debbie said...

I saw the Rockettes when I was a very young girl and loved it. I think I loved your story of the little men at the Rockettes even better. My favorite was the contented Mr. Napper. That made me scrunch my shoulders.

I actually planned to be around Blogville this month. Alas, once again December had different plans.

If I don't get back around again, MERRY CHRISTMAS.

Judy S. said...

Fun post, Tanna. Isn't it interesting how all kids seem to have "Is it done yet?" and "Are we there yet?" as part of their repertoire? Our son's solution for ballet recitals and band concerts, too, was a refreshing nap!

Kerin said...

Hi Tanna...
What wonderful reasons to celebrate the season.... family time and memories made!!

Looks like you all had a blast!!

Smiles :)
K.

Bonnie said...

Precious pictures and I know your heart is full. Those little men are too darling!I will be making a long trip like you both ways in the car too. What we do to be with our kids.

I wish you a wonderful and blessed Christmas.

Amy at love made my home said...

Such a lovely and thoughtful post Tanna. I hope that you have a wonderful Christmas and that 2014 brings wonderful things for you. xx

Wanda said...

I must say, those are two of the cutest boys ever. And I love the pic of you and the boys too.

What a special tree, and that café sounds like biscuits and gravy to me..

Betsy Brock said...

That is so fun that you got to do that! Cute little men, they are and adorable mommy, too! :)

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Your sweet family photos makes me smile. Have fun with the Little Men and Merry Christmas to you!

Cindy said...

Oh, what a precious time you had with your little men. I love reading what you have to say about them, it mirrors my love for my not so little ones.
The Nativity scene is beautiful that must have been very fun, too. And yes indeed, Jesus Christ is the reason for the season.
Hugs, Cindy

Christine said...

Ahhhhhhhhh.... HUGS, they are the best!

I had a good chuckle reading about the Rockettes' Christmas Show.

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Tanna, they are so precious. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. xo Laura

Marissa said...

What wonderful photos!
I love this time of year..

Changes in the wind said...

Love the nativity scene...thanks for sharing.

Sandy said...

Your little men are so adorable and precious. Your daughter is beautiful, like her mom. I enjoyed reading about all of your fun together!
Yes, Merriest of Christmases to you and yours, dear sweet friend, if we don't visit again before His birthday celebration!
Hugs & Blessings~

Stitchfork said...

Such adorable little guys you have!! And The Loveless Café is one of my all time favorite place - the BLT made with fried green tomatoes! Merry! Merry!

Catherine said...

Dear Tanna, What a fun and blessed day filled with good memories for you and your family.

I would love to try the biscuits at the Loveless Cafe, however, I don't see it happening anytime soon.lol

Blessings dear and a hug, Catherine xo

karen said...

i'm so happy that you got to see your little grandchildren (and daughter). Looks like it was a fantastic visit!!

Mereknits said...

Those two little ones are just so adorable. Glad you are getting to have some good time with them. Hugs,
Meredith

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

just precious...and such joy and how much fun would that be?
so glad you are enjoying the season...and you returned in time for Texas cold
enjoy those precious boys!!!

kathy b said...

What a lovely post. THe kids look so adorable and so do you!
I have always wanted to see the ROckettes…so Far Im the only one in my house…
I keep hoping Santa will bring me tickets
Kick kick kick

kathy b said...

What a lovely post. THe kids look so adorable and so do you!
I have always wanted to see the ROckettes…so Far Im the only one in my house…
I keep hoping Santa will bring me tickets
Kick kick kick

kathy b said...

What a lovely post. THe kids look so adorable and so do you!
I have always wanted to see the ROckettes…so Far Im the only one in my house…
I keep hoping Santa will bring me tickets
Kick kick kick

kathy b said...

What a lovely post. THe kids look so adorable and so do you!
I have always wanted to see the ROckettes…so Far Im the only one in my house…
I keep hoping Santa will bring me tickets
Kick kick kick

kathy b said...

What a lovely post. THe kids look so adorable and so do you!
I have always wanted to see the ROckettes…so Far Im the only one in my house…
I keep hoping Santa will bring me tickets
Kick kick kick

steph said...

you have your little people home!!!!!!!!!!! pure joy!!!! so glad your trip went smoothly.....we're just a couple hours north of Nashville and had all the ice and snow; glad you missed it! happiest of holidays!!

Pride In Photos said...

Well, the elves couldn't be anymore cuter in their outfits...goodness. The Gaylord is just breathtaking isn't it? I was there 15 years ago at Christmas and the memory is still with me. Miss ya!

Vicki Boster said...

Tanna enjoy this special time with your babes-/ they are so cute!! Happy Holidays to you--
Vicki

California Girl said...

Looks & sounds like a great deal of fun. Merry Christmas, Tanna!

Rose said...

So wonderful for you to be able to spend time with two of the cutest elves ever! You don't look old enough to be their grandmother!! What a gorgeous nativity scene too.

May God Bless you and yours, always.

Merry Christmas!

Pondside said...

That must have been a wonderful day, Tanna. I hope you and your family have a joy filled Christmas - lots of time to just BE together!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Oh I am so happy you will have your Little men and their Mama with you this Christmas. I just know your heart has to be over full with such a wonderful visit from them. :)

Wishing you dear friend and your sweet family a most joyous Christmas filled with much love and many blessings.

Merry Christmas!

Catherine said...

Dear Tanna, I am dropping by to wish you a very, very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.
Hugs, Catherine xo

Mary Bergfeld said...

Tanna, I could not let the holiday pass without stopping by to wish you and those you love a Merry Christmas. Hugs and blessings...Mary

Catherine said...

Dear Tanna, Wishing you a very happy and very blessed New Year.
Hugs, Catherine xo

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