Friday, May 30, 2008

Way Down Yonder in Mississippi

We have been living in Corinth, Mississippi for almost a month now and we are enjoying life down South. We are staying in a bed and breakfast and love getting breakfast made for us everyday. It makes getting up early easy when you have warm biscuits, omelets, and/or pancakes and french toast waiting. We live in historic downtown where we are a stones throw away from gorgeous antebellum homes and lots of fun little boutiques and restaurants. With no responsibilities of a home I have enjoyed window shopping and I'm able to walk Jonah almost everywhere we need to go.

Our favorite activities in Corinth include:

Swimming at the ghetto Sportsplex

Swinging on every swing set in town

Shopping at Wal-Mart. Jonah has decided that he prefers to see where he's going, despite being buckled in. Jonah looks absolutely HUGE in this picture. He's chubby, but not that chubby.

Mike helps me stay sane by promising to take me away every weekend. So far, we have gone down to Birmingham, Alabama to visit my brother Dirk and his wife Marissa. We spent Mother's Day weekend with them, and Dirk and Mike fixed us a delicious dinner. Here's Mike's chocolate-banana cake.

He made it just for me, because he knows how much I love bananas and chocolate. It wasn't pretty, but it was delicious!
At church all of the women were given Gerber daisies. Jonah fell asleep with Marissa's broken flower on the way home.

Mike said he looked like a sweet dead boy. Sad, but funny.

This past weekend we went to Nashville, Tennessee. I'm not sure what we expected, but we weren't overly impressed with the country-style Vegas we found. I'm sure we would have had a blast at a concert, but unfortunately no one was playing the weekend we went.
Here are some pictures of our Nashville adventure:

Here we are at the famous Gaylord OpryLand hotel. It was like an amusement park inside complete with a river boat ride.

Mike just had to get a picture in front of this famous Dukes of Hazzard car. Don't ask me to tell you the name. Mike will have to update the blog to get this piece of T.V. trivia straight.

We enjoyed a riverboat cruise on the General Jackson steamboat. We were treated to a barbecue buffet, live band, and LOTS of drunk people.

After attending a small branch on Sunday, we headed to Bicentennial Park for a picnic. It was so warm that we stripped Jonah down to his onesie.

On Monday, we ate lunch at the famous Wild Horse Saloon. Famous for the country music stars who reportedly frequent the restaurant. We didn't see any, but supposedly Tim McGraw was seen there and Bon Jovi (I didn't know he sang country, did you?) Mike learned a line dance and we ate catfish and "award winning barbecue." Is it just me, or does every restaurant in the South have their own "award winning" BBQ?

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Better Late Than Never
Jonah's 6 Month Old Photos

So, Jonah had his pictures taken in February and I am finally getting around to posting them here. Maybe, it was the nightmarish ordeal of the photo shoot or the pushy photographer that made me delay, but nonetheless here they are for all to enjoy.