Sunday, September 21, 2008

Home Sweet Home

I just got back into Raleigh after visiting with my parents over the weekend. I was really looking forward to going, and I had a great time! This is the first trip I've made to their house without Jeramie since we've been married. It was different going without him, but it also allowed me to spend more time focused on just Mama and Daddy. I did a lot of thinking about why I like going home so much, and here are just a few reasons:

-My sister is a stylist at an Aveda salon in Wilmington. She has the ability to give me super cute haircuts for FREE!
-Reuniting with old friends
-Fresh seafood
-Playing Scrabble with my family
-THICK Southern accents
-Being able to see the stars at night
-Getting in and out of downtown WITHOUT getting lost!
-Neighbors bringing over sweet potatoes
-The comfort of being with my parents
-Mama's banana splits!

The list just goes on and on. When I was in middle & high school, I resented living in a small town. Now, I wouldn't trade that upbringing for anything.

Here are a couple pictures I took while I was there:

This is me and Jesse. We were best friends all throughout high school and college. She was our high school's valedictorian and I was the salutatorian. It was awesome sharing that moment with her. I am also responsible for introducing her and her husband, David. They are expecting their first baby, Jackson, in November.

Mama's banana splits. You can't get this at Dairy Queen!!

It's true what they say, there is definitely no place like home!

1 comment:

Scott and Kristen said...

Are you from around Wilmington? I might have known that but didn't recall it if so... I love it down there too! Haven't seen you in a while - hope you are well! :)

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