Saturday, November 29, 2008

Opryland Hotel FUN!!!

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 : )


Jill said...

Wow Missy! I now I must say this over and over, but Paige is truly STUNNING! If you ever want tag-a-longs on you Opry trip, let us know, it looks like so much fun!
Love the pic of the two of you too...two peas in a pod!
Hugs, Jill

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I am laughing so hard I cannot stop!!! That video was SO funny!! Paige is a totaly her moves!!

The pictures are absolutely beautiful.....the girl is so photogenic.....just stunning!

I am glad she let you dress her up, cause that dress is as cute as they come!!

Looks like you two had another awesome day together....what a terrific tradition!!

Enjoy your Sunday!


Keisha said...

Hey Missy!
Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving sweet comments!

I love the pictures! I WANT to go here!!! I've been when I was a teen, but never @ Christmas! I'm hoping to come after Christmas,.. we have family in Murfreesboro.
Paige is BEAUTIFUL! I love her hair! Did you roll it? I also Love the outfit!! Cute, Cute, Cute!

Hope you had a Fab Thanksgiving!!

Jodee Leader said...

What a fabulous tradition! It looks like you had a blast! Paige looks so cute all dressed up for the occasion and I think the video proves just how much fun she had!

Hope you have a great Sunday!

Sherri said...

Well finally....a picture of you Missy! LOL!! That's my favourite one :)
It looks like a fun place to go. Especially when you take Miss Personality along with you.

Kerry said...

What a wonderfully fun tradition! You girlies sure know how to have a good time.

Love your photos! Especially the one of Paige sneaking up behind Santa and the one of the two of you together.

Looks like you are in full holiday swing!

Tracy said...

I LOVE that one of Paige behind Santa....too cute! The one of the two of you is really good too-looks like a painting for some reason (that is a good thing)

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Love the video...
Love the pictures..
Looks like an AMAZING Day..
Thanks for stopping by my blog..
Have a Great Week..

Marla said...

Awesome pics, and that video cracked me up! Paige looks like a character.

Love the dress with the boots too!!

Jboo said...

What a fun tradition! It looks beautiful and so do you and Paige! She is such a funny girl, isn't she!

Hope you have a great Sunday!


kerri said...

I love the picture of you and Paige together!!
What a trip, I love that you and Paige share such a special tradition, something she will treasure forever...

Felicia said...

Paige is sooo stunning in these photos. We were hoping to make it to Opryland Hotel this year but it's not going to happen. Glad you had a great Thanksgiving.

Gail said...

The video of Paige is absolutely the BEST!!! She cracks me up.

Love your tradition and that you've done it every year Paige has been with you.

You and Paige are a treasure. You are so blessed to have each other.
Have a great week!

LaLa said...

Sorry we missed coming and meeting up with you...looks like you had a BLAST!!!

Love the video : )

Bridget said...

What wonderful pictures of gorgeous Paige and Missy!! Sounds like such a fun trip to Opryland Hotel - I hear it is beautiful at this time of the year! What a fun tradition for you and sweet Paige. Hope you had a great weekend!!!!

rgshrs said...

Looks and sounds like so much fun!!! We just got back from Ohio where we spent Thanksgiving. I'm beat but couldn't wait to catch up on your blog:) We drove through Nashville going to and from Ohio (I know sorry! but no time to stop this trip) and I got hubby to agree that it looked like a place we would like to stop and spend some more time in! YAY! So I think I may have a long weekend in that area or at least a couple day stop on one of these trips to Ohio!!! Promise I'll let you know next time we come close! ;)

Colleen said...

Paige looks so very pretty in the pictures you took. And I love, love, love the one of you two together. What a really fun tradition!

Super Mommy said...

Wow-za looks fun - was Paige eating HAM for lunch??? LOL

Lisa said...

She is such a pretty girl. I love her wit. Great photo of you two together.

Jennifer said...

Love the video of Paige. I had a great laugh out loud!!! She would have fit right in at our house tonight. We had a dance party to HSM music with Katie, my niece, and nephew. Dan also started dancing and was doing "the sprinkler" just like Paige. Too funny. I video taped them dancing and plan to post it.

Your pictures of Paige are beautiful. I love the one of both of you. Paige seems like such a fun loving girl. What a great tradition you have.


Dawn said...

Looks like a blast, what a great tradition! Paige is so gorgeous!


ADELE said...

She is absolutely hilarious. She and my Mallory would get along great! Mallory is a total goofball too and keeps us laughing.
So glad you enjoyed the trip to Opryland together. What a fun tradition! I love traditions!
My sister and her family go every year to Opryland at Christmas and they LOVE it.
I can tell yall had such a fun time!

Nicole said...

OMG!! Missy! I could not stop grinning! What a ham! I LOVE her! Elvis Christmas songs are my favorites! I wish we were closer so we could hang out! Tha pictures are stunning. She is so photogenic...

Michelle said...

I am just cracking up at her video. It's so great to see Paige in action. That girl is a riot!! And adorable as all get out. I just love that dress. Sassy, just like her!

Have a great week!

Donna said...

What lovely looks like you and Paige had such a good time!

The Byrd's Nest said...

I LOVE her personality! I am so thankful she is not shy and is so confident in herself. Awesome!

P.S. I LOVE the picture of the two beautiful sisters together. You have a beautiful smile Missy.

Shawnstribe said...

i love the photo of you both together!!!!
precious girls

Anonymous said...

Oh Missy. Paige looks so darling!! LOVE the Santa picture with her!

Anonymous said...

PS I love the picture of the two of you. You look so happy to be together and those are my favorite kind of shots!

Colleen said...

It's so nice to see a "sister" photo of you two together!!!! And I love the one of Paige behind Santa...she is so clever!
I remember visiting this hotel many years ago when we were stationed in Memphis. We stopped on our way to the mountains. It is gorgeous!

a Tonggu Momma said...

The shushing Santa picture was worth the wait!

Steffie B. said...

great pictures....I love the one with Paige behind Santa....darling....and I must say she did look like the little whip in her dress and boots....woo-hoo---you go girl! ;)

Lori said...

She looks beautiful and what a nice picture of the two of you!
Enjoy the Nutcracker!!

mommy24treasures said...

beautiful I LOVE the one with both sweet sisters. That dress is so Paige:):)

Joe and Jane said...

Paige is too much! That video is hilarious!

Krista ~ Bits and pieces said...

Stunning~ You take the most magical photos of your sister!!!