Saturday, July 9, 2016

Summer Goings and Doings

It's been a fast and furious kind of summer around these parts.  Back when this thing started, I sat down with Olivia and Davis and we came up with a bucket list of things we wanted to do before school starts back.  We've been filling up our calendar each week with fun activities from our list!

A few weeks ago we took quite the little road trip to dine at this so-southern little joint known as Grits and Groceries.

Grits and Groceries is owned by Heidi and Joe Trull, and this old post office turned radio station turned restaurant is home to their idea of "real food, done real good."  According to the Grits and Groceries website, "Most recently, Heidi owned and operated the well-loved New Orleans restaurant, Elizabeth's, and Joe spent a decade as the pastry chef at Emeril Lagasse's preeminent French Quarter restaurant, Nola. As soon as they realized that they were having baby Tom, they started planning to return home to the countryside, to raise him."  And from that, Grits and Groceries was born!  

We met great friends for lunch and afterwards, walked across the street to feed the goats.  All the kiddos had lots of fun!

Once our bellies were full, it was back to our house for shenanigans in the pool!

Thanks to friend, HR, for sending these pics of our day together.  I do declare, sometimes I'm just plain worthless when it comes to taking pics!

Fast forward to today.  We started out early to eat breakfast at a great little B-fast dive, Mr. River's Breakfast Joint.  Kevin gave 2 thumbs up for the Eggs Benedict.  After more coffee refills than I can count, we headed out and walked over to the Farmers Market.

I have to say the farmers market was a little bit of a let down.  We've never been before (*gasp*) but others have talked about it as if it was more of a destination.  Maybe today was just an off Saturday for the market, or perhaps we were there a bit too late.  All I know is that I was on the hunt for fresh okra, and there was none to be found.  Sad.

But not all was lost.  We strolled around downtown a bit (something we should really do more of--it's a sweet little place) and because it was overcast, the weather was perfect for a summer morning stroll.

Good grief...Olivia has grown a MILE!

Our calendar is packed for next week, and we're kicking it off with a bang tomorrow with church, a trip to Nana and Papa's, and a sleepover with Sarah!  I feel like we have a ton more to cram in before (gulp) school starts!