We have been blessed with some wonderful friends..the Bates family. Brent met Jim while he was in North Carolina at Brevard college and they have remained good friends. Jim and his super fun wife Jenn live in Idaho, and we only get to see them a couple of times a year. We had the privilege of flying out to Idaho to visit them and see where they call home a little over a year ago. We can't wait to go back!! In the meantime, they have family that lives in Maryville, Tn and we always try our best to get together while they are here. They have two beautiful children Jayden and Jollie. We just really enjoying their friendship. In July we met up with them at the Knoxville zoo and whoohooo did we have a good time. It was extremely hot, but the cocktails after the zoo made up for all the sweat! Bates family, we absolutely love you guys! You are wonderful people, great parents and just the life of the party!!
The fam in front of one of the favs of the day the elephants!Oh they were so cute! Friends forever!
The beautiful Bates family
Feeding the camel
Jollie and J.Ri watching the penguins