We got her all settled in her new place, which is this really cool old building with lots of character--lots of uneven floors and NO closet or kitchen space are the two downfalls. No matter if you just move out of an apartment/house and literally pack everything up, transport it, and unpack, there are always little things that have to be gotten. I cannot tell you how many times we went to Target, TJ Maxx and Wal-Mart. The best place that we found was a furniture store called Nadeau. The website is http://www.furniturewithasoul.com/. I could have hauled a truck full of stuff back home with me. Let me just say that I am a tad bit envious of Emily living there and buying some fun new stuff! I've already decided that I will be purchasing her gift cards from there for all of the little occasions I can think of. I love to give gifts, and am always thinking of things to do for every occasion. I bought Bryan a new GPS while there, and declared it his "Easter Present"--as if I won't get multiple other things between now and then and claim them as the same thing!
My aunt and uncle from North Carolina drove over for a short weekend trip. Southern Living's Readers' Choice Awards puts Paula Deen's restaurant at the top of the list for best places to eat. I am afraid that I am going to have to disagree. I was very disappointed in just about everything with the meal, except for the banana pudding. Here Emily and I are with our uncle before we sat down to eat.
Emily's boyfriend, Austin, lives about an hour and a half away on St. Simon's Island. The three of us girls went over for a short trip and spent the night. We at at this fabulous place called Barbara Jean's. I LOVED it. The shrimp and grits were one of the best things that I have ever tasted. The weather was a little colder than normal, so we didn't get to really play on the beach.
The downtown and historic district of Savannah are really neat, and I can hardly wait to go back soon so I can explore more! Here are a couple of other pictures from the trip. The first one is me with Emily outside Paula Deen's and the second one is just a cute on of Emily and Austin while we were walking down along the river.