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America - Tennessee - Knoxville

This past week we went to Gatlinburg, but we also went to Knoxville to visit family. Aashini & Diya had a great time playinig with their cousins :)
My Aunt Melinda has soooo many toys at her house! Diiya called her house the "play place".
This is my Uncle Reggie pulling the kids around :)
We got to visit with my grandmother quite a few times while we were up there. Aashini was loved holding her hand. It was sweet.
Here's Diya with my Great Aunt Violet. She just recently turned 90! Awesome!
While we were there I got to go to a baby shower for my new cousin :)
Adam & I with my cousins and their wives and our kids :)
My Aunt Melinda made TONS of deserts while we were there. One desert she made was Bread Pudding made with KRISPY KREME donuts (instead of bread!)!!!!!!! Crazy! It was super sweet! (and yummy too!) :)
Here are some more cousins :) The kids definitely had fun! :)
Then we were back on the road again... We're off to New Orleans/Slidell next weekend! :)

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Anonymous said…
That last picture is awesome!! It's great to see family! How fun for the girls to see so many cousins and have so much fun!!
Sounds like fun!!! I grew up about 1 hour from Knoxville. We're near DC now, though!

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