A couple of weeks ago, my sweet grandmother mailed me a picture of the two of us from over 25 years ago. In the letter she included, she mentioned that the picture of us was for a scrapbook, if people still have those. I have been a fan of pictures for as long as I can remember.
I have printed 1000s of pictures of Bailey and Rosie in the past few years and have several scrapbooks documenting their precious little lives. However, since I started my blog, I have not been scrapbooking as much because I tend to put lots of my pictures into blog posts (which is more time consuming than you would think and doesn't leave much time for scrapbooking).
So today, I decided to go with more of a personal post instead of my usual fashion posts. I am treating Art Fashion Fun as my scrapbook and documenting the wonderful long weekend we had with Parker's parents through pictures and descriptions of what we did each day. However, I will also be linking my outfits and sharing the things we got while shopping. :)
Parker's dad was on vacation from work, so Mr. Mike and Mrs. Carol were able to come up to Southaven on Wednesday! They got in Wednesday evening, and we had a relaxing night at home. We grilled out and had a nice meal and wine while catching up. Then, we ended the night watching True Detective, which we continued to do the rest of the weekend as well.
Parker had to go in to work for a little while on Thursday, and Mr. Mike also went in to see Parker's job. Mrs. Carol and I started out our morning nice and slow with lots of coffee and pjs for way too long. I got my Nordstrom Sale Picks ready for Friday, and it's still going on if you want to check it out. Click here to see lots of cute things included in the sale. I got a gift card recently, and I actually shopped my own post yesterday. It was hard to narrow down my cart because there are so many fabulous things included in the sale.
Parker actually got to come home around 2:00 to spend some time with his parents, and I was thankful because I was a terrible host and left at 3:00 for an event in Oxford (which is an hour away). I got to meet bloggers in real life for the first time! I met a Southaven blogger, a Memphis blogger, and 2 bloggers who are basically famous in the blogging world- Kathleen from Carrie Bradshaw Lied and Jennifer from Haute off the Rack. It was such an interesting experience, and now all I want to do is meet other bloggers in real life. There are so many things that go on behind the scenes in the blog world, and it was absolutely amazing to get to talk to other bloggers about these things.
I forgot to mention that this day was actually Parker's birthday! I stayed at the event a little longer than scheduled, but when I got home, we enjoyed a couple of drinks before heading out to Mesquite Chophouse to celebrate Parker. Mr. Mike and Mrs. Carol treated us to the best meal I have had in quite some time. It was our first time to try this restaurant, and to say we enjoyed it would be an understatement.
We came home, watched Parker open his cards and gifts, and watched more True Detective.
Parker took Friday off, and we had the best day! We enjoyed our coffee before heading to Germantown for Tazikis and shopping. Baseball card shopping for Mr. Mike and Parker (with his birthday money). And Shops of Saddle Creek shopping for Mrs. Carol and me.
We started at Anthropologie, and I fell in love with too many things of course. I only bought one item that had been on my wishlist for months. I got this tunic. It was originally $128, and I got it for under $55! Mrs. Carol bought a Christmas gift for someone. :)
Then we went to Loft. Y'all, they have so many things that I want right now. I will share my finds later on, but I will share one thing today. Mrs. Carol kept insisting on buying me Christmas presents. I finally allowed her to buy me a necklace that was 25% off. Click here to check it out. The 2 necklaces are actually separate, so you can layer them or wear them by themselves. I can't wait to open up this gift when we are in Dothan for Christmas!
Parker and Mr. Mike finished their shopping way too soon, so Loft was our final stop. Mrs. Carol and I had the best time and could have kept going for hours. But the guys were finished, so we came on home with them and Mr. Mike cooked us the most delicious dinner before we had Parker's birthday cake for dessert. We were too full the night before, so we got to enjoy The Cheesecake Factory red velvet cheesecake (bought at Walmart) after Mr. Mike's delicious meal.
Saturday was a rainy day, but that didn't really matter to us because we don't leave the house on gamedays anyway. Parker's sweet parents offered to take us out to get new blinds to replace our broken ones, and Parker quickly declined and told them we don't leave the house on gameday. Football takes over our entire day.
We watched Auburn, ate rotel dip, and watched football all. day. long. Maybe I should clarify- some of us watched football all day long, some of us online shopped and talked about Christmas lists. And others of us (Bailey and Rosie) slept in cozy spots all day long.
We ended the day watching the Alabama-LSU game and eating hamburgers and homemade french fries, which we hadn't made in at least a year. OMG- they are SO good. Also, Mrs. Carol let me buy one Christmas gift for her! She picked out this sweater that I got for myself a couple of weeks ago and shared about in this post. It is such a cute one, and I was excited to get my Christmas shopping started!
Mr. Mike picked up breakfast for us on our last morning together, so we ate our breakfast and drank coffee before they had to head out. Mrs. Carol also got me to pick out one more Christmas gift. :) This ruffle sweatshirt dress included in the Nordstrom sale will be wrapped up under the tree for me to open next month, and I can't wait to open it and get to spend more time with Parker's amazing family!
Two arms out for the most fun weekend!
I know this was a little different from my typical blog posts, but I know I will be thankful to have this post to remember such a fabulous weekend! And guess what- my family is coming in town this weekend, so I hope you enjoyed reading because there will be a similar recap happening next week!
Thanks so much for reading! Have a great day!