Paige and I went on our annual after Thanksgiving trip to the Opryland Hotel and it didn't disappoint. She was not too thrilled with the fact that I asked her to dress up today, but then I pulled out her boots...oh my, Miss Diva came out in full effect. I mean, afterall, don't all girls love black leather boots?
We always head out, with our Christmas music blaring, eager to see the beautiful lights and people watch. The hotel was packed to the guild today. I think everyone had the same idea today and decided to come out decked out in their holiday finest.
It never fails, year after year, we run into numerous families who have adopted from China. Today, we met a super sweet family with twin 12 year olds from Alabama. Paige and the girls really hit it off, as did their mom and I. We have exchanged email addresses and numbers and plan to get together over Christmas. It's a small world.
After we walked around and took pictures, we went to our favorite restaurant that is constantly moving. I enjoyed a good glass of bubbly and Paige enjoyed her Shirley Temple. While we were enjoying each other's company and our drinks, music started blaring. It was a live Rockabilly Christmas band and they were GREAT! Paige took my camera and video camera and took off. When she came back she charmed several tables nearby with her rendition of Elvis' Christmas classics. Below are some (uh hem, I mean a lot) of my favorites from the night...also a cute video of Miss P. We have visited Opryland every single year since she came home, so this made year number 8. I don't think I will ever tire of this holiday tradition with one of the most important little people I know.
She is SO shy...poor baby! NOT : )