We went up to Memphis for the weekend to celebrate the holiday, but we had another important item on our agenda: find somewhere to live! We got into town on Friday evening in time for a very late dinner from one of our favorite Italian places in Memphis, Coletta's. It has been open since 1923 so you know it's legit and they have by far the best BBQ pizza in Memphis. My mouth is watering just thinking about it right now.
Saturday morning, we had an appointment with an apartment complex in East Memphis. We had done our homework and thought this place might be a good fit for us. The community is actually a mix of apartments and townhomes. After getting all the important info (prices), the lady helping us informed us that they had 2 units available in the floorplan we were interested in. She said she would show us both of them and we could choose which unit we liked better. On our little tour, one of Ben's first questions was can we have a girll and when she said yes I knew he was sold. After looking over the 2 units, which happen to be right next door to one another, we decided on the unit that was on the end so we only have 1 sharing wall and it just had all the flooring redone since the last tenant moved out. I'm most excited about the pantry. A little silly? Sure, but when 2 small little shelves make up the "pantry" in our current apartment, it's a pretty BIG deal. Also, there is a decent sized patio for Layla and the complex has a bark park so Layla can run wild. Glad to have that done and glad it only took us a little over an hour. After that, we met up with friends for lunch at Huey's, another Memphis favorite. After lunch, the girls hopped in one car to do some shopping while the boys hopped in another car to go hang out. After our little shopping rendevous, we headed over to Stephen & Denise's new home that they just moved into a few weeks ago. It is an older home in east Memphis and it reminded me so much of our little house in Hattiesburg. I loved it and Denise had it fixed up so nice. That evening, we met up with Jene and some other friends to watch game 3 of the NBA playoffs for the Grizzlies. The series was tied 1-1 and the game was in Memphis and the FedEx Forum was SOLD OUT. People this never happens. I was pretty impressed to see how the city has really rallied around the team. Well the Grizz got the win and the bar went NUTS. Next, thing I know the waiters are bringing around free jello shots to everyone for the win. They were pretty terrible but everyone had fun with it. After the game, a country western band started playing. Shortly after, it was time to call it a night.
Sunday morning we attended church with my Nana. My favorite part of the service was the traditional hyms that were sung, including "Because He Lives." After church, we all went back to my parents house where my mom had cooked up a yummy Sunday feast. The Easter bunny came too. He brought Kinsley a rocking chair. She LOVED it.
|Kins in her rocker|
|Jene & me|
Another successful weekend in the books.
Lastly, my best friend Anna's grandmother went home to be with the Lord this morning. Please keep her and her family in your prayers as they need comfort and strength during this time.
Have a great Monday!