Monday, August 3, 2009

I HEART the true South!

(Southern hospitality at it's finest)

Forgive me father, for I have sinned!

I, Lauren Kelly, pledge to you, my faithful blog readers, that I will never go pictureless on another vacation (mini-vacation), ever again!

Scouts honor!

So you'll just have to trust that my weekend in Georgia was a great one!

I made it there at about 9 pm Friday night. I made it there and back with no problem. Which is no small feat if you knew my sense of direction, haha! Truly, the Lord never will leave me nor forsake me ;)

Saturday morning my friend Jessica had a community project that she had to do with her work. They were distributing school supplies to the needy. So I got up and helped her with that. It was very humbling and very sad to see how many families can't even afford school supplies. If that doesn't put things into perspective, what will? I'm anxious for her to let me know how many families they were able to help. Then after that we met up with Jessica's family who made the trip up to Georgia for the day and we had lunch at Cracker Barrel and then went and walked around a few shops and then I made my big purchase of the weekend, a really cool $7 ring that I found at a really cute boutique. Then we walked around this precious little country store. I could have stayed in there ALL day long. I love the true south, I really do! And let it be known people that Florida is the most southern state but we are in NO way shape or form the true south. I wish we were though, because there's just something about the real southern hospitality you get and the feeling of the truth South, and my friends, the moral of the story, Georgia is the true South in every sense of the word! Then after we looked around some went back to Jessica's house and watched the movie "Beaches." I HEART that movie. And seriously, is it not the best movie about friendship? Makes me want to call each one of my friends and just tell them I love them. We waited for Jessica's dad to get back into town, he had to go somewhere else in Georgia for something else, and then we all went to dinner at this very great seafood restaurant and I was in pure crab leg heaven. Another thing I HEART, crab legs! And then after that her family headed back to Florida. Then we went to blockbuster and rented a movie. We watched "The Family That Prey's." It's a Tyler Perry movie and a very good one at that.

Then Sunday woke up and went to church with Jessica and her husband! It was a great service and they go to a little church of about 70 people and everyone was just so doggone sweet. In case I haven't told you, I love the true south, haha!! :) Then after church went back to Jessica's house and had lunch and hung out there watching movies until it was time to come back home.

And then on the way home as I came back into town I was craving Chili's chips and queso because I had not had dinner yet and I will be happy to let you know my craving won and I stopped to pick some up to take home with me!

And that my friends, is a great way to end the weekend! Can I get an amen?

12 comments:

Jordan said...

Amen! Sounds like a GREAT weekend! I still can't believe you didn't take pictures but I guess that I can forgive you this one time!!! ;)

♥Kim said...

Amen sista! :) Hi, I was scrolling through my other friends blog, Jess, and saw yours! I love your blog, & can't wait to keep up with your amazing words! I'm from the South too! :) Glad you had fun in Geaorgia, & can't wait to continue to follow along your amazing journey of life! ♥

tara said...

gasp! no photos? :) lol!
i miss the south too, and can't wait until jim's job status takes us that way (hopefully soon). i went to college in Cleveland, TN and loved visiting GA while down there.

Niki said...

Haha I love the south too:) Glad you had a fun weekend!!

Lindsey said...

What a blast!!!! I love GA!

Annie said...

it's okay you didn't take pics ;)
glad you had such a fun time though!!

Jenna said...

On behalf of this GA peach, and the true south as a whole...we love you too! Come back anytime!

Justin and Jessica said...

Glad you had fun! :) :)

Jacquie said...

What a sweet way to spend a weekend. You're SO right about the south.

Sneaky Momma said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip! Chili's is never a bad thing... :)

PBD said...

Yes Georgia is great....Loved growing up in Atlanta

Whitney said...

So glad you had fun!