Monday, February 28, 2011

the tales of canoes, cake plates, coke bottles, and HOME--Part 1

This past weekend Preacher Man and I decided to take a trip home.

It was sort of an out of  the blue/spur of the moment kinda thing.

Since I don't have a job yet (but hopefully by the end of this week I will) and since he doesn't have a class on Friday, we decided to pile up in the car on Thursday afternoon and travel home to Tennessee.

We didn't tell many people either.

And that was kinda fun because we got to surprise A LOT of people. 

Especially this little guy (who was super-pumped about his birthday present).....

and this lady......

and this one who screamed in church.....

Surpsies are fun.

So let's get to how the weekend went....

We drove straight to my parent's house.  This whole living in another state sure is a long haul for traveling.  Dislike mucho.  Sorry I just talked in Spanish randomly.  It's kinda fun.

So we stayed the night at my parent's house Thursday night, woke up the next morning and ate lunch with my Nana.  That was a fun time!

THEN, we went to see my sister's 4th grade class that she teaches. 

We took them candy so they would like us!  Ha!

It was a hoot.

4th graders are funny.

We even got a picture drawn for us.

I plan on putting it on my fridge because it makes me laugh.

That night we went out to our favorite Mexican restaurant with my family.

It was tasty.

So tasty.  My mouth is watering just typing about it.

There I made a canoe.

I know that sounds weird, but let me explain.  Well you see, my sister had ordered Pollo Loco with sour cream only.  When you order sour cream at a Mexican Restaurant they typically bring you a whole bowl of sour cream.  Like enough sour cream to probably make a cake with.  My sister had leftovers and there was a lot of sour cream left over so I was like "Aren't you going to take that sour cream with you?!  Do you have sour cream at your house?!  You should take that with you!"  I'm pretty sure I said it all like that, too.

So that's when my Dad comes in and says well why don't you make a little boat and take your sour cream home with you?

So I made her one.  Out of aluminum foil. 

It's beautiful.  Just look:

(photo courtesy of Jamie)
I call it a canoe.

I'm crafty like that.

So after we ate our Mexican food, I INSISTED that we got to Hobby Lobby because I haven't found a Hobby Lobby in North Carolina.

Hobby Lobby is my favorite store.

I could spend soooo much $$$$ in there!

There were certain things I was looking for and I definitely found those things along with a few other things....especially after I went down the 80% off aisle.  :)

I found the cutest cake plate!  I mean SO cute.  I was pumped about it! It was going to be perfect for my Spring/Summer table-scapes (Yes, I might like Sandra Lee' table-scapes for all of you Food Network people).  And after all, the cake plate had been $40.00 and I was going to get it for $7.99.  That was a MUST buy!

So I bought it.

And then I dropped it.

And it shattered.


I hadn't owned the plate for 5 minutes and I broke it standing in Hobby Lobby waiting on my Mom to finish checking out.  I cried.  I really did. 

Then my sister proceeded to call two Hobby Lobby's in Knoxville to see if they had my little cake plate.

No such luck.

I was pretty bummed to say the least.

The next morning we woke up to a home-cooked breakfast of biscuits and gravy and then it was on to Knoxville for Round 2 of visiting.

To be continued tomorrow........

Stay safe in the dreary weather today. 

Love, The Preacher's Wife

1 comment:

  1. You could have come to church Friday night and seen me.. and been blessed by the power team.. I guess it's too late...I haven't even talked to you in a long time :(