My two favorite blonde sisters came to Nashville last weekend for a visit. When I say they are the sweetest, I wholeheartedly mean it! Both Courtney and Kaci attended Hope with me, but we've become even closer since graduating.
Sadly Jillian was out of town visiting family so we missed having her around! Even then, we found plenty of ways to keep ourselves occupied. I would have loved to have them in town for an entire week more to accomplish everything on our list.
We didn't take as many pictures as we would have liked, but hey, we were too busy having a blast together! A great reason, I say. We hiked, ate lots of yummy food, met up with mutual friends, and enjoyed much-needed catch-up conversation.
We began our Saturday with a hike at Percey Warner park, which is located about 10 minutes from our apartment. We may or may not have taken the longer route (sorry ladies), so we were fairly exhausted come afternoon! On the bright side, it gave us the perfect excuse to grab a PB&J smoothie from my favorite place here in Nashville. What. dreams. are. made. of.
One of our favorite shops, White's Mercantile, recently opened up a location in Franklin, TN. The majority of the goods are locally sourced and many come from the South. It's always fun to look around and see what the area has to offer!
Later that night, we headed to a favorite restaurant of mine in Germantown. It's called Butchertown Hall and has the BEST brussel sprouts. They also smoke their own meats and have over 50 beers on tap. Kaci & Courtney learned the owner of the restaurant hails from Texas and wanted to incorporate tastes of home into the menu. It's a great spread of Tex Mex, modern American, and Nashville all in one! I love when owners mix a little taste of home into their menu.
The next day we enjoyed a day in the sun at Sevier Park. The gals were cool to lay back and hangout, which I was so thankful for after a busy week at work!
It's never easy to see friends go, but again, I am always overwhelmed with appreciation for them taking the time to come to visit. When you have friends as sweet as the two above, you gotta hold on tight. Although my memories with them at Hope will always be special, the time meshing our new lives together are even more so. It's amazing to see the way God is working in our lives and how we can continue to learn from one another, even hundreds of miles apart.
Until next time!