Our weekend in an instagram...

Monday, January 21, 2013

The weekend was spent catching up with family and friends in Mississippi!

{Friday} evening we met my parents at one of our favorite restaurants in Meridian, Ole Farm Beef House. We had a twenty minute wait once we arrived, but that didn't matter. One thing about going back to your hometown... you run into EVERYBODY. So while we were waiting to be seated, and once we sat down at our table, we had conversations with folks around us. I love their cheese soup and salad bar, and their entrees are just as good!

•••You won't see any pictures of food in this post. This might be the first weekend post that doesn't include any food pictures. Gasp!•••

Once we arrived at my parents house, I got to love on my girl, Mar Belle!

After I had my lovin... she went straight to the Mr to get belly rubs. Honestly, I'm pretty sure she loves him more than me these days. =)

Now, one of my favorite past times of living at my parent's house was the fireplace. I could always be found laying on the carpet in front of it with my feet on the hearth warming them up. Well, I got to do that this weekend!

Before we went to bed, my dad took little MB out and she bout froze to death! So she came in and got in her spot on the couch under the blanket. When we couldn't find her, I said, "where's Mar Belle?" and this was what I found...

{Saturday} morning found us up and at em to head back to town for MLT's youth production that our nieces were in. They were so cute, and I'll have post dedicated just to it tomorrow. (I couldn't pick just a few pictures!)

Before headed back to my parent's house, we had lunch at El Norte, and stopped and shopped at a few of our favorite stores.

We hadn't seen my granny since Christmas, so that afternoon we drove to see them. We decided to have a friendly game of checkers. But let's just say, the game got intense at times. And Terry swears that Granny cheats. Ha!

And as we were leaving, we saw the prettiest sunset looking back...

That evening, mom asked what we wanted for dinner. I, of course, asked for fried chicken, mashed potatoes, peas and cornbread. But she also made deer steak for the guys. And speaking of deer, dad killed a 6 point.

After a busy day, I crashed on the couch. I was exhausted... but somebody else wasn't...

{Sunday} morning found us waking to twelve, yep, twelve glorious hours of sleep. It was very much needed!!! After we said our see ya laters to my family we headed to the Mr's parents house for an early lunch and to visit.

And a few short hours after that we were back on the road headed home. Of course, our arrival at home was greeted with laundry, an empty fridge and two tired Sowell's. The laundry was taken care of, but the grocery store will wait until later today. Don't worry, the list for the store was made and so was the menu for the week. We ordered pizza for dinner, and watched our realty tv before hitting the bed early again. 

And that was our weekend, y'all. I feel like I need another one asap, but it's always good to go back to Mississippi to visit.

How was your weekend? Got anything wonderful planned for the week? I hope y'all have a wonderful week!!


  1. What a fun, action packed, Mississippi weekend! I love sweet Mar Belle. She is just full of personality! Your grandmother looks like an angel, so I'm sure she did not cheat. Great shot of that sunset. What a wonderful weekend, Joy!

    We were suppose to go to Mississippi, but stayed in Alabama for a restful, relaxing weekend playing Words with Friends while enjoying the sunshine.

    Hope you have a great week! Happy Monday!

  2. MB sticking her little nose out from under the blanket is so precious!!!! Sounds like a great weekend with family :-) I've got to hit up the grocery store this afternoon too...I just didn't get to it this weekend blah!

  3. Ole Farm Beef House is on my list when we come home in a few months for my sister's wedding! I can't wait!! My dad did a video of Saturday night's sunset over Okatibbee and sent it to me - it was indeed beautiful!

  4. I'm glad you had a nice visit with family! Congrats to your dad on his deer.

  5. Wow! Y'all were busy! Hopefully it is not a busy week at work for you!

    I love how little Doxies burrow all the time!! They are such an odd dog!!

  6. Wow! What a fun and adventure filled weekend! Must have been so lovely to be back at your parents place! So happy you had a wonderful weekend!

  7. I found you on the blog hop and am your newest follower. I was hopin' that you'd pop on by my blog, stay a while, and follow back if you like what ya see!

    Have a lovely day,

  8. Fun weekend! Granny and Mar Belle- so so cute. :)

    Sounds like you might need a weekend from your weekend. Me too!


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