Monday, October 20, 2008

A Loaded Weekend

I had such a great weekend. Could this time of year be any more perfect?! I am obsessed with everything to do with the Fall. I am so glad that the weather finally decided to catch up to the mood of the season. It was so nice and cool this weekend.
We decided to trek toward the mountains on Saturday. We were hoping for some brilliant leaves to view, but we were slightly disappointed. The leaves haven't quite peaked around Asheville, and we just weren't willing to go much farther for the sake of a brighter color, so we stopped in Asheville for lunch and coffee. We found a cute little place, on the recommendation from my Aunt Martha...Corner Kitchen and ate there for lunch. It was yummy. Jeff and I had the Chicken Pot Pie with a great cranberry and pecan salad with a vinaigrette dressing. It was awesome. We had it with a bowl of their crab and corn chowder! To die for! The girls all enjoyed their meals, too, but really, what they ate was nothing to brag about...they're kids, remember! :)
After lunch we decided to take the girls for ice cream. We thought that was the perfect idea for a 59 degree day! They loved it. McKenna and Bailey had Playdough ice cream! It was really the flavor of cake batter, but the yellow color almost had me believing I could smell and taste the Playdough! Avery opted for her favorite...Cotton Candy! Jeff and I decided to just wait on our beloved treat from Starbucks. I am in love with the Pumpkin Spice Latte, so I had that, and enjoyed every minute of the moment!
We thought we would go on and drive the Parkway, but instead we opted to go back home a different route, hoping to maybe see some more fall colors. It was a little better, but still not great, so we just decided to chalk that day up to "w
e just spent time together" day and we may go back another time to see the colors.

Church at LifeSong was awesome Sunday. We had the most we have had yet...300. We love a big number b/c we kno
w we are reaching more people that way. I looked around and honestly did not know a soul! There was just an excitement in the air, too, as Jeff finished up our "One Month to Live" series. We are now looking ahead to the Halloween Drama our worship Pastor wrote, "Mortality Room." Tickets are free and we are already seeing large groups of people calling for them, so if you want to come, get your ticket now. It starts this weekend, and you can check out the church website for more info.

I ended my weekend hosting a Saturn House Party with It
was such a fun thing to do. Saturn sponsored the premeire of TLC's new show Real Simple -just like the magazine, but in show format. I invited some girlfriends and family over to view the show and eat some yummy food. We had White Chili, Salad and yummy, warm Apple Cake. Saturn not only provided gift bags for my guests, but they also allowed me to drive a Saturn Outlook. It was an awesome car. I loved it, and in my dream world, I'm still driving it...even though I had to return it today. I am definitely looking forward to hosting my next party. I had the best time hanging out and watching a little TV with my friends.

(On the way to the mountains, we smelled a skunk! Ugh! Even Quinn made a face!)

1 comment:

The Pettigrew's said...

It sounds like you guys had a great weekend. I love the girls with their spoons. I love ice cream no matter how cold it is outside. And I hate that I missed the party. I am glad you guys had such a good time. I want some of your cooking and baking!