We stayed with Ron and Marsha, which was perfect because they are excellent hosts and have a beautiful home where we were all comfortable.
Beckett was able to meet the rest of his family members. He had big smiles for everyone, and was the perfect baby the entire week. He seriously only cried once the entire week and that was because I had put the wrong size nipple on his nighttime bottle. Oops!
We even gave him his first "real" drink...
Just Kidding! We did do a lot of celebrating though. We had a birthday party for everyone that had a birthday this year...ha!. B-Man got all dressed up for the occasion and wore his tux. Doesn't every baby have a five piece tuxedo in their closet?
But we also had a good amount of down time too. That's the best part about being away from home - you can really relax and not get distracted by work, household chores, and day to day life. I loved getting to have quality time with the hubby!
The Memphis area is SO beautiful. We went to several forest areas and did some driving and hiking around.
Guy reverted back to an eight year old boy when we walked along the Mississippi River. :) He dug for treasures, looked for fish, and stared in amazement at the barges that passed right in front of us. Such fun!
We even saw some WILDlife right in front of us!
We also did some shopping. Collierville has THE BEST shopping EVER. I was in love with their town square.
Of course, we had to make good use of our babysitters too... So, Beale Street was a must. We actually went twice, which was super fun.
Finally we ended the week with the Mayo family tradition - brunch at the Peabody Hotel. The food was de-lic-ious, but they did move it from the ballroom, so it had lost some of the elegance. Aren't the flowers gorgeous though?
Loved our trip and can't wait to go back!