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Nashville for the first time

My sweetheart and I will be flying to Nashville for the first time in a few hours to head to a wedding. We'll be gone for two days while Grandma and Grandpa, my in-laws, hold down the fort.

I was printing out our boarding passes and some driving directions from the airport to our hotel and discovered there is a temple in Nashville. I had no idea. I hope we can have a moment to drive by, to see it at least. We'll be in Tennessee for about 48 hours.
The wedding should be a memorable event. The bride-to-be is the daughter of my former employer, Gordon Gee, the chancellor of Vanderbilt University. I worked for Gordon while he was the president of the University of Colorado as the manager of the President's Residence. It was a unique and special job and I loved working for them. Google him and read all about Gordon--he's been a university president at more universities than anyone in the US.

Gordon is a very nice guy and his daughter, Rebekah, is all grown up now. It's hard to believe. I've known Rebekah since she was a preteen. Her late mother, Elizabeth, passed away shortly after we adopted Lindsey. Elizabeth was influential in our making the final step toward adoption, as she and Gordon had adopted their child too. In fact, Lindsey's middle name is after Elizabeth, who died of cancer in her mid-forties. I miss her. I'll be thinking of Elizabeth Gee at her daughter's wedding. I look forward to meeting Rebekah's new soon-to-be husband, Alan, too, as well as Gordon's current wife, Constance.

My son turned nine a couple days ago and Grandma and Grandpa were here to celebrate. Yeah, Christopher! I'll add a post all about his fun birthday soon. Plus G & G were able to go to Lindsey's first high school choir concert. Our calendars have been filled completely.

Now I want to put one quick thing to my Dutch friend forgive the gibberish.

Daag, Marjolein! Ik hoop dat je kan wachten nog enkele dagen voor een groetje van mij. Ik was erg blij te horen dat je mijn blog heb gelezen. Heel veel bedankt! Doe de groeten aan je ouders en Arjan. Tot ziens!

Alright, I'm sure I made a number of grammar and spelling errors, but I don't know how to type accent marks on words on the keyboard, let alone speak Dutch as fluently as I did back in the day. But it was an attempt to let Marjolein, who speaks flawless English, know that I'm thinking of her.

I'll report to y'all later after I return from the Volunteer State! Y'all come back now, ya hear?


Sounds like a great trip. Can't wait to hear more. (HB to Christopher!!!) I'm really glad you guys got to go to this wedding and have such a special relationship with this family. So neat!
ninnies said…
I'm glad you guys are back now! I love you! :D
Anonymous said…
Are you back? How was it? Can't wait to hear fun details and see cute pics :)
Heidi said…
Hope you had fun? How was it there?
It was really interesting to read this post, because Vanderbilt and University of Colorado are both on the horizon for us for law school. I'll have to ask for your opinion on the schools and the cities. Hope you had a fun time!

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