Disney World

We brought Emery to Disney World when she was about 8 months old but of course she didn’t remember it. 

Needless to say Emery was so excited this time.  She was eagerly awaiting our road trip. We drove down to Orlando bringing Pok’e and Cappy with us. We stayed three nights and spent two full days. Day 1 was Magic Kingdom and Day 2 was Hollywood Studios. 

There is so much to recall from such a fantastic trip but here’s a few recaps of what Emery was like so we can remember. 

  1. Emery was not fussy. Even though it was about 90’s she walked willingly and did not ask to be carried around. 
  2. Emery loves to eat. She was constantly hungry for ice cream, candy or any kind of yummy treats she could cajole us into. 
  3. Emery loves rides and her favorite ride was the Dumbo ride. When asked why her reasons where 1) she could control how high we could fly 2) dumbo was cute
  4. Emery is brave and loved the mini roller coaster. Every othe ride she got off and was happy but after this one she was ecstatic and wanted to go on again!  This girl likes action
  5. Emery likes frozen but is getting too old for the music. She likes singing let it go but now on this trip, she is almost too cool for the song
  6. Emery is a great traveller. She is hearty, energetic and pretty easy to deal with. If not for the constant “I want to eat something” Emery would be a perfect travel companion. 
  7. Lastly, Emery is still sacred of the big dressed up characters. She wants to take a picture with them but is still come what terrified of them. 
  8. Emery is very independent. She likes to walk on her own and is willing to walk ahead and or behind. She doesn’t need hand holding too much. 
  9. Emery is great at entertaining herself in the car. She loves to draw and just play on her own in the back of the car. She never complained once in our 16 hour car ride!
  10. Emery is such a sweetie. She is so loving and no matter what wants to be near us. 

Here’s some pictures from our time at Disney world. 

   
  

    
 
   
    
    
   
   
    
    
    
 
   
    
    
    
    
    
 
   
    
    
    
    
    
    
   
   
    
    
    
    
    
    
 
   
   

Christmas Merriment

We had a great Christmas this past week. Emery received lots of wonderful gifts and we were able to take a short road trip to Nashville.

Here some pictures of the good times we had.

Nashville- We had some good ramen at a Japanese Pub in hip East Nashville. We took a wonderful tour of the Belle Meade Mansion, dated back to the 1800s who made their money from horse breeding. We saw a wonderful show “The Rockettes Christmas” at the Grand Old Opry Theatre. We also had some time to just relax at the hotel with the dogs. Emery loved jump and climbing on all the furniture and she only hurt herself once.

Belle Meade Plantation

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Two of Emery’s favorite things, rides and candy!

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Grand Old Opry

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Gaylord Opryland Resort

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Irish Food On Canton street near our house!

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Getting Ready for Santa and Xmas Morning

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And we had some great Mexican food!

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Nashville Road Trip

This weekend we took a short trip back to Nashville. Last time we went during Christmas and the streets were pretty empty. In the middle summer Nashville was bustling with tourists and just party-goers and of course country music fans.

We drove there Saturday morning and walked around broadway which is Honky Tonk row. The weather was great and we took some free bus rides around the city and checked out a farmer’s market. To make up for last time we finally bought a pair of cowboy boots each one of us. Pink boots for Emery and serious cowboy boots for the adults.

The trip was also not complete without a trip to the country music hall of fame. We didn’t get to eat anything special this time, having run out of time but a trip back for better good would be great.

Emery didn’t like to walk to much and wanted a lot of holding. Good thing Ashley reminded me to bring the stroller. Of course once Emery was on the stroller the other demands started coming-most of which was around ice cream. She was still a great traveller though and brought us lots of laughs and affection at all times. It was a great trip!

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We went to the country music hall of fame and learned all about the roots and culture of true country. It was a bit rushed and Emery wasn’t too interested but we still enjoyed the museum.

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Boston Common

My parents took Emery to Boston Common for an afternoon just with Emery. They walked around gardens, saw the ducks and rose the iconic swan boat. Afterwards they took Emery to eat steamed buns “xiao long bao” in Chinatown and Layer went to Copley. They spoiled her rotten like great grand parents and bought her a dress and a terrier purse that she picked out herself. Here are some pics from that great afternoon in the city of Boston.

 

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And this is how it began.

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