I took a bit of an unintentional break after my post on Wednesday. My Dad flew into town for his birthday weekend. His actual birthday was on Friday, so we drove up to Greenville, SC, to spend the evening with my aunt (my Dad’s baby sister).
I absolutely love downtown Greenville because it is so quaint and charming. I especially love all the lights in the trees which gives it a romantic vibe at night – until I realized I was out with my Dad and Aunt…not so romantic anymore.
We started the night at the West End Grille for dinner. If only the lighting hadn’t been so dark. I could have shared some more food pics. Oh. My. Word. It was so good! Like, thank God this restaurant is dark so no one can really see me stuffing my face with all the food, good.
This cake? Shoved it in my mouth. Nom. Nom.
The birthday boy contemplating his birthday wish. It took all my patience not to dig into the cake while he was not looking. The tiny flame on top managed to deter me.
After a ridiculously delicious meal, we decided to head to the sister restaurant of West End Grille, Nantucket, for an after dinner drink and photo shoot.
Saturday morning, I was awoken at 7:30 AM sharp by the sound of donkeys. Yes, donkeys. My aunt and uncle live on a farm and their neighbors have donkeys who moonlight as alarm clocks.
When one is woken up by donkeys on a Saturday morning, one must go to Cracker Barrel and eat all the food.
I also saw this in Cracker Barrel’s store:
I know it’s not even Halloween. I know. But still…Christmas : )
We left Greenville to head back to Augusta around 1 because someone (my Dad) had to be home in time to watch the Georgia game. We did have time to make a brief pit stop for game day snacks though: boiled peanuts!
Sunday was another early wake-up call to take my Dad back to the airport. Why did no one want me to sleep in this weekend??
After dropping my Dad off, I went to the early service at church. It felt so weird to get out of church around 10:30. I then went home to do fun stuff like laundry, dishes and take 3 hour naps. #truth
I’m really hoping that nap will carry me over until next weekend. I don’t know what’s up with me, but I have been so tired lately! Even with a full 8 hours of sleep, I want to murder my alarm clock when it goes off in the mornings.
All in all – a great weekend for the books! I’m so grateful I was able to spend another birthday celebrating with my “old man”!
How was your weekend?
When is it acceptable to you for stores to start displaying Christmas stuff?
Anyone else feeling really tired lately? Is my body lacking some kind of nutrient or something?