8.08.2013

Home Sweet Home

I got back late Monday night from my little vaycay in Virginia & West Virginia. The week definitely went by far too quickly, but I am so glad I was able to go and spend time with my parents and some of my very best friends! 

Before I get into the wedding recap (which will be amazing because the beautiful Latino bride looked like she stepped right out of a magazine), let's begin with the few days I  was able to spend with my parents at home. 

I really just wanted to relax and do everyday things with my parents while visiting! So we went antiquing, took a few nice, long walks together, shopped, played games, and spent lots of time in the kitchen watching my mom prepare yummy dishes using all the produce from her garden!
She actually made this chocolate zucchini bread while I was there and it was delish!!  

We spent hours browsing antique shops and found some pretty cool items. Unfortunately, it didn't seem very practical for me to bring any of them home! ;)
And of course, Dad and I attempted to beat Mom in a game of Scrabble, but, like every time before, our efforts remained futile. She has officially earned the title of Scrabble Queen.
And other than chocolate zucchini bread, I indulged in some of my favorite east coast restaurants I've been missing for the past year! Like Chick-Fil-A....I may have eaten there 3 times...  and of course, Cracker Barrel! That place holds a special place in my heart since that's where Steven and I first met
Needless to say, I did not stick to my yeast free / Paleo lifestyle while on vacation! 

It felt so nice to be home! I wish I had the means to visit more often, but I am so thankful for those few days!! 

After visiting with my parents, I headed to Lynchburg, Virginia where I was able to see one of my besties get married and even stop by my alma mater for some much needed reminiscing! And for the cherry on top of this little vacation, on the way home I found time to squeeze in lunch with my best friend since first grade. FIRST GRADE, people! That makes this little trip an A+ in my book.

So stay tuned!!

6 comments:

Cara said...

Looks like a very nice and relaxing trip. Glad you had fun!

Alexa said...

I'm so glad you had a fun trip! And mmmmm Cracker Barrel, now you're speaking right to my heart :) I don't care how healthy I try to act - if my grandparents are taking me to The Barrel, I'm eating all The Food.

Helene in Between said...

this looks just about perfect!

From Foothills to Fog said...

Looks like such a fun trip! I love being home to visit family, it's the best.

michelle said...

mmm cracker barrel. i'm glad you had a great trip!

Mrs. Pedersen said...

I love Cracker Barrel! And Scrabble. :)