Tuesday, August 4, 2009

This One's For the Girls

July has proven to be a very busy month for us!

Between days spent at the pool, trips to Chattanooga, selling our rental property (yay!), and celebrating birthdays and weddings, summer has flown by.

Most of all, I'm excited because the month has provided opportunities to spend time with some of my favorite girls.

Meagan and Megan helped me celebrate my birthday by taking me out to lunch and to get pedicures. I chose to eat at a place I'd never been - Jeff's. They serve homecooked, old-fashioned Southern food...my favorite. The sign outside their door says "Now serving chicken and waffles" if that tells you anything. :)
This is us and Jeff himself. I made a new friend...he even gave me free peach cobbler as my birthday present!

July also found me reuniting with old friends. Kendra, my suitemate from college, found myself and Meag on Facebook. We all lived together during our freshman year at MTSU. Kendra is HILARIOUS. She never fails to make me laugh. Kendra and I shared a bathroom (yes, she lived to tell about it), and would make us pancakes on Sunday mornings. She was also my fashion/makeup critique when I would anchor the newscast on MTSU's news channel. She would tell me if I looked fat, or if I needed to part my hair differently. Did I mention I love her?
We ate breakfast at City Cafe, a traditional spot in the 'Boro. I'm really proud of Kendra because she's going to law school soon.

Another girl I love dearly...my aunt Trisha. She celebrated her 50th birthday, and we drove down to Chattanooga for her party. We swam, had a cookout, cake and ice cream.

Upon our return from 'Nooga, I met up once again with The Galz at The Pottery Place. You paint your own pottery...from vases to plates to Christmas ornaments to miniature sand castles, you can create a work of art with all of their paints, stencils, tiles and stones. They fire it for you, and you pick it up a week later.

This is by far one of the funnest things we've done together...and it's also very relaxing. Lily was very intense as she painted her sand castle...

...and I got to teach her what a "turret" was. Yes, Meagan and Megan made fun of me for telling a 5-year-old to put polka-dots on her turrets, but it's never too early to help a child become a genius, is it?



Prissy Southern Prep said...

I really want to go to a pottery place like that!

Lauren Kelly said...

Awww, how fun girl. And so glad to see an update from you :) Love ya!

Whitney said...

You've been busy! Ha! Love all these pics!
PS: I used to know a Kendra, and I wonder if that's her! Kinda looks like her! Ha! We cheered together at Kirby High here in Memphis!

Amanda said...

We have GOT to get together SOON! I wish I had known you were going to be in town. Hope to see you soon!

Megan L Hutchings said...

So, that first picture of Zoe was so cute!!! Her eyelashes are so long.

I am so glad we got to introduce you to the delicious meals at Jeff's and painting pottery :)!

Meagan said...

LOVE this post! Great title! We HAVE had a lot of fun!!! ;-)

Leigh Ann said...

I've been itching to paint some pottery. Think y'all have inspired me and EG to make a trip! Evan would be ALL OVER Jeff's. Seriously, chicken and waffles are his favorite things EVER!!! I think I would like it, too!