This past weekend, I went on a girl's trip down to Thibodaux, LA.
It's pretty close to as far south as you can go in Louisiana. It was my first time visiting and I was certainly not disappointed! The sugar cane fields, the accents, the spicy food, and the Southern homes were all divine. We stayed at one of my best friend's parents house and literally gained three pounds each from all that we ate. Her parents are impossible to describe without meeting them in person: they are Godly, open and giving, honest and hilarious, loud and energetic, and they love wholeheartedly. It's always a joy to spend time with them.
It felt like we were in college again...driving hours on the road, spilling deep and (not so dark) secrets, laughing until we cried, and coming up with silly inside jokes. It was perfection.
We got there late Friday evening and toured the entire town, from the high schools to the library, the nursing homes to the fancy neighborhoods. We saw where my friend grew up, where she took dance, where she had a horrible wreck, and where she hung out with her then boyfriend, who is now her husband. It was so neat to see all the things that made her who she is today. And she's pretty amazing. : )
We had Rella (aka Cinderella) and were ready to start the trip!
We absolutely HAD to pose with the tiger that my friend's class donated.
#wewereforced #anditwasraining Any sympathy?
This was waiting for us when we arrived...pure heaven.
Mrs. P was telling us about how she had "perfected" the icing on her dessert...she was SO excited.
And we were SO excited for her! I promise this is literally a picture of her telling us how she prayed that God would show her how to perfect the icing. It was a riveting story. : ) This may seem weird, but if you knew her, you'd understand!
The perfectly iced tea ring and a peach crisp...which were both ALL gone by the time we left Sunday.
We played with snails...to which Savannah says "eww yuck."
And spun umbrellas.
We sang hymns.
And rode ponies.
And we stuffed our bellies until they wanted to pop.
It was good family centered fun. And like I said before, it was perfect.
We ventured into Baton Rouge the next day...look for a post about that coming soon!