Nickajack Lake

Yesterday, I got the chance to do something I haven’t done in a long time. A good friend invited a group of friends to spend the weekend at his river house on the Tennessee River near Nickajack Lake. Unfortunately, there were some problems with the boat- which was probably good for me, as I would have been tempted to tube and I don’t think my joints are up for that, especially after my visit to the Jump Park last week. However, I did agree to take the canoe out with my best friend and the help of midodrine.  We were out for two hours, canoeing to and back from Nickajack Lake. There weren’t many boaters out, so the river was peaceful and we had plenty of room to explore. We found eagles’s nests, snapping turtles, two islands to explore, and a cove to take some beautiful photos in. If you are ever in the area and want a relaxing canoe or kayak adventure,  the river around Nickajack is beautiful.

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See the view from our canoe? Stunning, right?  What have you been up to this summer? Have you gotten to enjoy nature?

Married!

So, I got married last Saturday! We don’t have the professional pictures back yet, but the few photos that have trickled in so far have been awesome. It was a very low key event- everyone there was involved in the wedding in some way. Our venue was a historic barn located on my uncle’s property, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression! We held the actual wedding ceremony in front of the barn, the reception upstairs in the huge hayloft, and had a small downstairs reception for those who couldn’t make it up into the loft.

Everyone was asking about the officiate, who lightened the mood with some jokes and seriously won over everyone (even the cranky relatives who managed to make the final cut of invitees). He was actually my counselor, which was hard to explain to the people who didn’t know I have to attend counseling to receive ADHD medicine. It was even harder to explain to the few relatives that don’t know I have ADHD.

As soon as I get professional pictures, I am going to make a full post about the wedding, because it was beautiful. But since I disappeared on here for a month, I thought you guys might like to hear about what’s going on!