We got a dusting of snow today. Also, Finn had allergy tests at the doctor. It looks like dust and dust mites (and cats) are an issue.
Last night we got together with a bunch of our Knoxville friends...Greg, Carol, Cade, and Cian...David, Jenn, Alex, Abbey, and Ben...Jim, Kelly, Caroline, and Joe...Dave, Ellen, Anna, and Owen...Muriel (Gary couldn't make it)...Danny, Phyllis, and Will.
On our way from Nashville to Knoxville, we spent last night and this morning in Cookeville. We went swimming at the hotel pool. Within a few seconds of each other, both Elliot and Finn got in water over their heads, so Lisa had to come to the rescue while Jonathan was taking pictures. Later we went over to Lisa's cousin Emily's house. We saw Emily, her husband Josh, and their 10-month-old daughter Lucy. Wayne, Judy, and Nancy also came over. After we had pizza, we then stopped by the house of Jonathan's friend Don and his wife Tracy and their two kids Mary and Matthew. They gave us a tour of their new house. It was late by little-kid standards, so we didn't stay long. This morning we stopped in to see Lisa's Aunt May before heading to Knoxville.
As part of our Nashville stay, tonight we met a bunch of our college friends for dinner at Ryans...Matt, Laura, and Eli...James, Laura, Luke, and Ezra...Will and Carla...Jason, Carey, and Hayden...Tommy and Seth (Mary Beth couldn't make it)...Bill (Rachel couldn't make it). After dinner, some came back to the Lashlee's to hang out...and then later the Lashlees and Moores watched A History of Violence. Midway Lisa boasted, albeit prematurely, that this would be the first movie that she had watched with the Lashlees without falling asleep. Alas, her prediction did not come true.
Today the Moores and the Lashlees went on a hike on the paved trail along Stones River not too far from their home in Nashville.
Today Lisa and the boys went to the Cumberland Adventure Science Museum with the Imeokparias and then spent an hour or two at Centennial Park. Jonathan spent part of the day at Vanderbilt and had lunch with his grad school advisor who has moved from U Tenn to Vanderbilt. Tonight we met the Imeokparias for dinner at a Thai restaurant.
We left on Friday for our Spring Break trip to Tennessee. We spent Friday night at the Hampton Inn in Bowling Green, OH. We were lucky to get a room because the hotel was packed with folks participating in a special olympics basketball activity on Saturday. On Saturday we drove the rest of the way to Nashville. That's where we met Jeannie, David, and Kathryn (who had driven over from North Carolina) at the Sullivan's apartment. We had dinner at La Hacienda restaurant. The waitress only spoke a tiny bit of english, so we enjoyed practicing our spanish. The restaurant's owner had been murdered in his apartment a few days earlier.
On Sunday we went to church at Acklen Avenue and then out to lunch at the Istanbul Restaurant. We had Lisa's birthday cake at the Sullivan's apartment before the Moore's headed back to NC. We visited Tom and Sallie Namey Sunday afternoon.
Tonight Elliot was telling Finn how to make the letter E:
"Make a body with a hat, a nose, and a penis."
Gary and Pam came up today to celebrate Lisa's birthday a day early. We had lunch at Villa D'Alessandro's.