Thursday, June 16, 2011

5 things {i love about the south}

I absolutely love living in the south. I was born and raised in Alabama. Although I don't think I will live below the mason-dixon line for the rest of my life, I would like to settle back down here in my olden years. I've picked five of my favorite reasons why I love the south.

1. Southern cookin'. I don't follow Paula Deen's recipes because her food is a little unhealthy for my new organic kick, but man I still love some southern food. Corn bread, casseroles, and slow cooking bar-b-que are some of my favorite comfort foods.
2. Sweet Tea. What's not to love?! A nice refreshing sweet tea with a slice of lemon is perfect on a hot summer day! Those yankees don't know what their missing with that iced tea.3. Southern Gentlemen. I have to say, one thing I'm going to miss when I move up north {fingers crossed} is how a southern gentleman treats a lady. Opening doors, sweet compliments, footing the bill {thank you!}, and making sure she's taken care of. I've been pretty lucky to have met a fine bunch and they have me spoiled!4. Time doesn't fly. Living in the south, we tend to move at a slower pace. Lots of porch rocking {only at the lake for me} and live a very laid back lifestyle. I don't particularly like this aspect of the south at times. That's one thing that I'm looking forward to when I intern in the city.

5. Um hello, the south isn't the south without football. It is a religion down here. College Gamedays are the most important days in the fall. It's just a part of our culture that we're obsessed with and most people who aren't from around the south can't quite comprehend.

Monday, June 13, 2011

l a k e

What a great weekend! I got to spend some time with my brother and sister at the lake! As promised, I did remember to take a few photos. It started out a {hold the little} rainy {it stormed so hard}! But after it turned out oh so beautiful! After soaking in the rays {and getting a little fried, even with SPF 30 every 2 hours} and playing in the water, I am refreshed and ready for the week ahead!

Mr. Grey Heron that always sits at the end of the pier.

Pretty sunset!

Grill master in the works! Checking this one off the summer to-do list!

Yum-O, homemade ice cream!

While waiting on the burgers and ice cream, we had fun with self-timer!