Saturday, March 21, 2009

Planning

Now that I have some results of what everyone has in mind for our get together (which really needs a name1) let me tell you what I have in mind. And then we'll see if everyone (or almost everyone) is happy.

First the date: The weekend of June 27 got the most votes and that weekend works for us, so that's the date! Yay! One decision down.

Second the location: Here are the states that people are interested are coming from: Minnesota, Colorado, Texas, Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina,North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, California. Then, of course, there might have been some shy ones who didn't want to give a shout out. But when I look at the list, the majority of people are from Southern states. So this is what I'm thinking and you tell me what you think.

Nashville seems pretty central to all those southern states. And Nashville has a ton of stuff to do. We also know that 8 people are bringing their kids and 3 weren't sure yet. If we move our get together to Franklin, Tennessee a suburb of Nashville we can get cheaper rooms and we can get babysitters. And babysitters are essential. How is it that I have the inside track on babysitters in Franklin, Tennessee? I used to live there until last May. Julia has a ton of friends and the girls can babysit for us.

Historic Franklin also has a bunch of stuff to do. It has a wonderful downtown with lots of shops and some restaurants so we could shop and eat lunch on Saturday afternoon and leave our darlings in the capable hands of Julia and her friends. Or, if we want to go into Nashville, it's only about 25 minutes away. And for people who might fly in, I can pick you up from the airport. As far as how you get back to the airport when you leave...

So one question I have is what do you all want to do when we get together? Obviously sit around and talk, but what else? If you all are going to come I want to make sure you have fun.

Third the name of our get together: I'm completely open to suggestions, even from those of you who might not be able to come!

Let's discuss!

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15 comments:

Anita said...

Denise! You are getting closer to my neck of the woods, dare I dream and imagine I might be able to make it??

I'll keep in touch, summer and kids are a busy time, but mom needs time too right?

Denise said...

Yes, Anita! Dare to dream!!!

Teresa =) said...

Are you KIDDING me?!?! You pick the ONE weekend out of all of them that we can't come?!?! Ugghh...

Meggie will be dancing at a National Competition in Gatlinburg June 24-28th. Any chance Gatlinburg and Franklin are near each other?!

Very bummed...but holding out hope that we can somehow attend at least part of the get-together...

Teresa =)

Brandy said...

7 hours for crack bars...that sounds about right! LOL!

You mentioned kids, but what about husbands? And my "kid" isn't really a kid at 17!

Janelle said...

I LOVE Franklin!!!! There is this funky karaoke bar there and the BEST Mexican Restaurant right off downtown! And they have a Ben & Jerry's and a great town square. Best of all, my very favorite singer lives there, so Franklin rocks!!!! :)

Yaya said...

Hmmm....I'll prolly feel left out if it's kids too :(

SpaGirl Jenn said...

I wish I could come....How fun!!!!

Kristin said...

I'm there!!! With or without my grumpy teens. That remains to be seen.

Regardless, you will have the enjoyment of my company, like it or not. :-)

Party of Seven said...

Cant wait, I wont be bringing any kids unless one of my older boys wants to come and help babysit. But no one that I have to babysit myself, I will be looking forward to some time away. :-)

I also have never been to Tennessee before so that would be pretty cool to go some place I have never been!

Is it hot and muggy in the summer??

I am so excited!!! Looking forward to meeting a lot of great Moms.

Lindsey's mom said...

You all should skip TN and come up to Alaska!!! We could definately find you a man up here, Denise!

I have been extremely busy and my computer was in the shop..thanks for checking in Denise!
Kathy

Jewelz said...

Don't worry you guys if you bring your kids they will be very safe trust me. me and my friend Anna in Franklin used to have a babysitting business and then when i moved my friend Lea and her did it together We all LOVE kids so don't worry and i still babysit now!!!! I have lots more friends and each friend has little brothers and sisters so they can handle it. It will be fun!!!


,<3 Jewelz

Elizabeth said...

Sounds like a fun get together!!! Too bad I'm going to be too broke... and too pregnant at that time :)

The Johnson 5 said...

That weekend were driving back from Gulf Shores. I could try and cut our trip a day short and then Saturday morning drive up to Tennessee.

I'm going to try and get this all figured out!!

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wingepr said...

This sounds like a lot of fun. There would be no way I could leave Grace, but the stuff during the day sounds great.

Peggy

And what about husbands?

Denise said...

Peggy, husband's are totally welcome. My friend Brandy is bringing her husband and her 17 year old son. And if you want to keep Grace with you while we do stuff, that's entirely up to you. Julia and her friends will be available to anyone who wants to use them.