Monday, August 3, 2009


I have the best Mother-in-law ever! Seriously, I'm not just kissing up! For my birthday in May she gave me a gift certificate for a spa day at Blue River Canyon in Brentwood, TN. Now, before you go thinking she is completely selfless, let me tell you she is smarter than the average bear. Cashing in my present required a trip to Nashville for the weekend where she can spend some time with Emily, and of course me and Dave too! Also, the original intent was that she was going to go with me for the day and enjoy some rub-a-dub-dub of her very own. But, alas, the timing just didn't work out and I ended up going solo.

Saturday was a busy day in the good kind of way. You know, you're running around like a chicken with your head cut off, but everything you are doing is fun. The morning started out with a baby shower for Leigh and Baby Rowan (expected 9/26). Yummy food, fun party dresses, and lots of family and friends. Then we took all the loot back to Leigh and Dillon's new house. We got the grand tour and then spent some time hanging adorable baby girl clothes in the adorable pink nursery. Yeah!

Next on the agenda, spa day! I left Emily in very capable hands, actually, about 20 capable hands. Everyone was fighting over who gets to hold her next. I gracefully made my exit while the vultures descended. I spent the next 3 hours in an aromatherapy soak, getting a Swedish massage, and a European facial. Best of all, it was free, for me anyway, thanks to SuperMom!

After I drifted back to reality, I had to rush home to rinse the 10 gallons of lotion off and get ready for Dave's B-Day dinner. Chambless, party of 15 plus high chair invaded Shogun's in Franklin for some yummy Japanese cuisine. We took up 2 of those hibachi tables and played pass the baby. Emily was a trooper like usual. Thanks to all our family and friends for making the evening so great for Dave. We love you guys.