Hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful Monday! We've had a busy day at work so it has flown right on by.
We had a pretty laid back weekend and that is not a complaint. Friday, Emily and I drove to MS to take care of school/work related business. We took care of our work and had lunch at Old Athens Grill and then got on the road back to Birmingham. The drive was TERRIBLE. There were tornadoes touching down all over the part of the state we were traveling through. Very. Scary. We knew it was no joke when storm chasers were passing us on the interstate. It took us 4 1/2 hours to make the trip and it usually takes just a little over 3 hours. Thankfully, God was safely guiding our car home. By nighttime, the storms had died down to just rainfall so we met up with Patrick & Megan for pizza. The food was delicious and so was the company, but the restaurant was running rampant with wild kids. These kids were play fighting right in the area where the servers have to pass through from the kitchen to the restaurant and their parents were doing nothing, just carrying on amongst themselves. Great parenting skills. I realized at dinner just how NOT ready I am for kids.
We spent Saturday running errands. Super exciting stuff: the grocery store, Ben got a haircut, the post office. We were running all day and were pretty exhausted by the time we got home in time to watch the Ole Miss Grove Bowl. That's our annual spring game and it ended in a tie (17-17). Not really sure what that will mean when the fall rolls around but it was exciting seeing some of the new players on the field. I already have a few new favorites. That night, Ben's co-worker Ty and his fiance Rachel had us over for dinner. Ty grilled chorizo burgers and corn on the cob. It was delicious. Ty must have known the grill was the way to our heart. Rachel made a blueberry and peach crisp for dessert. It was so nice for them to have us out to their place and have dinner for us. Also, Rachel gave me a copy of Dreamcakes Bakery's founder, Jan Moon's new cupcake cookbook. I am excited to try these out for the Grove this fall! Thanks Rachel!
Sunday was a rather lazy day. I spent a majority of the afternoon at the pool reading Michael Oher's new book, I Beat the Odds while Ben was away at softball practice. It was so relaxing and peaceful. We did manage to get all of our winter clothes packed away and a bag full for Goodwill. One of our friends, Carrie came into town for a job interview so we took her to dinner at a yummy local place, Baha Burger and then dessert at Yogurt Mountain. Talk about a delicious way to end the weekend! It was fun catching up with her and hearing all that had been going on in her busy life. So glad she got to visit, if only for a little while.
Anyways, thats what we did! I apologize for no pictures.
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