Relearning How to Date

…my husband.

This past weekend the hubs and I went away. Just the two of us. Over night. For multiple nights.

It was amazing!

We had been saying for several years now that we wanted to go to Nashville and basically just sit, drink, and take in some great live music.  This year we set out to make it happen for our anniversary (which was over a month ago.)

Thanks to my husband taking the reigns and planning the trip and my mom and sister who came to watch the toddler, our trip actually happened!

My husband and I had only been on one other mini-vacation by ourselves since Bryn was born and that was almost exactly two years go. 

I felt like the old version of myself.  I was literally relearning what it felt like to be “dating” my husband. That sounds weird but it is the best way to describe it.  I felt like we I was back in college as we spent time focused only on each other, flirting, and enjoying each others company.  It was much needed. 

Enough of this romantic gibber-gabber and onto the good stuff.

Nashville

Broadway Street

Tin Roof

There was a lot of bar hoping and on Thursday night it was enjoyable.  Friday night the bars were way too crowded for this old couple so we opted for the lounge at the Double Tree which didn’t disappoint.

Glen Mitchell and Sara Beth

These two: amazing.  I was stupid and didn’t think to get a video until the last song when I successfully recorded myself trying to figure out how to work the video on my new phone.

Here is a video of my favorite song they sang together. This video doesn't do it justice but Glen’s new EP is coming out in August and I can’t wait.

Sidenote: he wrote “Livin’ Our Love Song” and toured with Lonestar…and is British.

Us

We visited the Country Music Hall of Fame. It was pretty neat but a little pricey if you ask me.  The coolest part was this wall of Gold and Platinum records from the 90’s.  I’m pretty sure half of my CD collection is on that wall.

Country Music Hall of Fame

 

Since my husband is the best and knows how to make me happy, he planned for us to spend time in Franklin, TN. We spent the day walking up and down the old main street, shopping in adorable boutiques and antique shops, and enjoying some amazing food at Gray’s. Gray’s is a 150 year old building that used to be a Pharmacy and oozes with character.

And because I still needed more of a Junk Fix, we decided to stop by an architectural salvage shop, Preservation Station. I could have spent all day there drooling over the massive old carved doors, the gorgeous stained glass windows from an old church, and ohh the corbels. I wanted to buy them all.

Salvage Newel posts, rustic light fixtures, and door knobs…swoon. 

Antique Archaeology

To finish off our trip we decided to stop by and see the Antique Archaeology store.  We watch American Pickers pretty regularly so I had to see what their store looked like.

Pickers

It was neat to see things in the store (which is tiny) and recognize it from the episode where it was picked.

American Pickers

They even had live music. Bonus.

Tennessee

Date your husband. Do it and thank me later. Smile

~Kristin

2 Comments

  • Kim Moore

    Amazing post...you never disappoint!♡♡♡

  • Kristin

    Thanks, Kim! You are too sweet. I almost stopped by your house the last time we were home but didn't want to bother you guys.

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