Thursday, February 20, 2014

surprise trip to mississippi

one of the things I really really love about blogging is the friendships I have made. I genuinely forget sometimes that the girls I talk to daily are people I met on the internet. like that's just crazy to me. the first blogger I ever met in real life was nicole about 3 years ago.

for the past few months tyler, nicole's husband, and I have been texting back and forth trying to come up with a weekend where adam and I could surprise nicole! I have always been someone who HATES surprises. it is so hard for me to keep secrets but I was determined this time. after weekend after weekend not working out we finally found a weekend that worked for the both of us! several weeks ago after work on friday adam and I hit the road to mississippi. after battling atlanta and birmingham rush hour traffic we FINALLY pulled into n+t's driveway around 10pm. nicole was already asleep on the couch when I walked in and I'm pretty sure I scared her to death!! she sat there for a good five minutes in shock that we were in their house ; )

our weekend started off with a fun breakfast at brother junipers in memphis! 3 out of the 4 of us ordered cinnamon roll pancakes and they were to.die.for!! we spent the rest of the day shopping, napping, and hanging out!

we went back into memphis for dinner and dessert that night. we had some great seafood at pearl's oyster house and then headed to cheesecake corner for the best dessert of my life. I'm not a huge cheesecake fan but this stuff was unbelievable!!

on sunday we went out to breakfast again to a fun donut shop! if you follow me on instagram then you know how obsessed I am with donuts ; ) this was my favorite meal of the weekend! we spent the rest of the day shopping while the boys hung out and watched football. anthropologie, goodwill outlet, bath & body works, target, marshalls, homegoods...we pretty much hit every good spot ; ) we ordered pizza for dinner and just enjoyed being together.

we always joke that it's weird to be hanging out like "real" friends. most of our visits together have been for certain occasions like weddings and such. it was so nice to just hang out and do fun stuff together.

I am so thankful for blogging and the friendships it has brought me!


  1. Love this! Fingers crossed you'll be making a not so surprise trip to Texas soonnnnnn! XO

  2. So fun! I love following both of your blogs! Those donuts I'm a huge donut fan as well!

  3. So I’m sitting here crying because my google reader hasn’t been showing me your post since the name change and now I’m catching up... whaaaaaa. I love you so much and I’m so thankful to have you in my life. You’re a gem, my dear.