Hello from Nashville!
Nashville is one of may favorite cities of all time. We are here for a family reunion, and it has been so much fun to watch Sidney meet even more family members! We decided to drive, since it is only 7 hours from Chicago. That way we could pack all our baby gear in the car without having to worry about packing economically. I’m currently in our hotel room at the Gaylord Opryland Resort while Sidney is taking a snooze. I’ve been taking her around the hotel to look at all the pretty plants, dangling lights, and gorgeous fall decor.
We spent most of today in Opryland’s new massive waterpark. It is called Soundwaves! I sat with Sidney while the Uncles and Nephews went down all the water slides, but it looked like so much fun! I admit I got my day drink on, too!
County Line Apple Orchard
I always dreamed of plopping my child in a pumpkin patch and taking cute photos of him/her. Maybe its a weird thing to wish for, but I grew up going to an apple orchard with my family and oogled at all the babies being photographed amongst the pumpkins! Thanks to my darling friend and photographer, Michelle, that dream finally came true! We went out to County Line Orchard with Michelle and her husband last year (see what I wore), and continued the tradition this year with Sidney in tow.
And guess what – Michelle (pictured with me in the last photo) is pregnant and due in February! So next year will be even merrier because Sidney will have a new girlfriend! I met Michelle 2 years ago when I first moved to Chicago (here is one of our first shoots) and I didn’t fully realize that we would become best friends and mamas together. But here we are! I can’t wait to experience this exciting part of our lives together.
Of course it was like 90 degrees the day we went, and Sidney’s pink hue reflects that, haha! She also just woke up when we arrived at the orchard, so she was making silly stretching faces when we snapped some pics. But they’re adorable to me. Despite the weather, I was determined to wear my new favorite plaid dress (I caved and bought it on my last trip to Woodfield Mall). The dress is SO soft and cozy. I know it is a bit pricey, so I found a really similar one for just $22!
I hope you get a chance to visit an apple orchard this fall! My favorite apples are Honey Crisp and Gala. We picked some Gala as well as a variety called Jonah Gold! Both made for a really tasty apple crisp.