Sunday, May 20, 2012

Dark Shadows

I LOVED the Dark Shadows series. My Mom and I used to watch it all the time when I was little. For Mother's Day we took my Mom to see the new Tim Burton movie Dark Shadows. I thought it was hilarious! Johnny Depp was great as Barnabus Collins. The movie was delightfully gothic, funny, and very campy just like the series used to be. I thought this was really funny so I have to share:

Jeremy, who liked it also, had a few things he felt like he needed to point out, sometimes during the movie:
1. There were no grand pianos in the mid 18th century (the witch said she and Barnabus had fun on a piano)
2. There were no forks in the mid 18th century (Barnabus would not have known what a fork was and it would not have been in their silver collection)
3. The architecture of the Collins' house was all wrong for the time period
4. Maine was not Maine when the Collins built their house, it was still part of Massachusetts

Mom, on the other hand, pointed out that she had owned all of the records shown in the movie.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Savannah Part 2

Day 2 of our trip to Savannah was jam packed of stuff. When we were trying to find a parking place we noticed that there were  A LOT of police around the Pink House and they had closed off a 2 block radius. Apparently there was a kidnapping/ hostage situation that occurred the night before. One of the hostages was made to be a driver and he saw a police man and bailed out of the car. Then the bad guys ran to the Pink House. There was a stand off and police and even the swat team. Very exciting and very scary stuff; especially since we had just eaten there the night before. So we stayed away from that part of Savannah for awhile. Thankfully the bad guys were apprehended and no one was hurt. Crazy stuff.

Here we are enjoying the historic Architecture of downtown Savannah.

We decided to visit the Juliette Gordon Low house since we visited the Andrew Low house the day before. It was really cool. Juliette Low was such a great artist! I had no idea! She painted, sculpted, and worked with ironwork. She was a very talented woman with a very sad life. You can learn more about this house here.

Looking over the beautiful garden.
For Lunch we went to the famous Wilkes House. This is a MUST DO in Savannah. But get there early because there is always a line. Thankfully for us the line was short so we only had to wait for 10 minutes.
Note the line behind us. LOL. Yes that is how yummy and delicious this place is.
Here is the first picture of the food. How this place works is: you stand in line; when you get in you are seated at a table of 8; there is already sweet tea and food on the table; the food is then passed family style and you make some new friends.

We counted all the dishes of food on the table and came up with 21 different foods: green beans, baked beans, cheesy mashed potatoes, gravy, rice, beef stew, squash, rice and sausage, fried chicken, cabbage, collard greens, sweet potatoes, creamed corn, black eyed peas, macaroni and cheese, rolls and cornbread, BBQ, chicken and dumplings, cucumbers, & okra and tomatoes; just to name a few. For dessert you could have banana pudding or cherry cobbler.  If you leave hungry, it's your own fault. It was amazing. I had a spoon full of everything on the table and I left feeling stuffed.

It was such a wonderful trip and we can't wait to go back. Love Savannah!

Also this is my 100th Post! WOOOOT!! 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Savannah Part 1

For my birthday, my wonderful in-laws gave us a one night's stay in Savannah, GA.It was so much fun! But it is always fun traveling with Jeremy. Here are pictures from Day 1 of our adventure.

You know you LOVE the feather headband. My friend Jenny picked it out at the store and I fell in Love.
Oh yeah... we are so cute

I love this picture!
This is the Andrew Low House.  Andrew Low was a very wealthy Cotton Merchant in Savannah. He was also the father of William Low who married Juliette Magill Gordon who started the Girl Scouts of America. You can learn more about the house at their website here.
The Lions in front of the house looked sad so I thought they needed  a good pet. I think I heard some purring as we left.
That night we got dressed up to go out to dinner at The Olde Pink House.
I got to wear one of the new brooches Jeremy got me for my birthday! He does so well with jewelry.

We had the best dinner I've had in a long time. For starters Jeremy had a bowl of She Crab soup and I had Goat Cheese Artichoke Fritters.  For dinner Jeremy had a Pecan Crusted Chicken with a Blackberry Bourbon glaze, Sweet Potatoes with pecan vanilla butter and Collard Greens. I had the Caramelized Sweet Onion and Sweet Potato Ravioli with mushrooms, lots of cheese, and a savory Pecan Cream sauce. (The BEST ravioli I have ever had in my life) For dessert Jeremy had this decadent Chocolate Torte and I had a wonderful Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie. So Good!!!

This is us AFTER the meal. So you can see the smiles and looks on our faces once we were done eating that awesome meal. I was soo full!

What a great first day! We really needed a mini-vacation. I can't thank Jeremy's parents enough! Tomorrow I will share pictures from Day 2.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

26th Birthday!

Here are more pictures from my Garden Birthday Party! This is very picture heavy but I hope you enjoy them!

This is the Wreath that Mama Fudge made for me
I made this Super Cute Present Wreath for the kitchen Door
Look at that awesome spread!

We had pickled shrimp, Spanish gazpacho, veggie dip, sausage balls, ham & cheese skewers, and open faced veggie sandwiches. Everything was sooo good!
Jeremy and Mama Fudge made my cake
The Party Favor Table. Everyone at the party got to go home with a metal pail filled with a tissue paper flower, 2 flower magnets, and a seed packet. They also got to take home a mini loaf of bread from Miller's Bread Basket.

I love making thumb print people. so cute!
Everyone had to wear a hat. It was great. I Love my big floppy hat

Me and Jeremy
Me and Mom

Grandpa Pickel, Me, Mom and Dad

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Sneak Peek at my Garden Party

I'm so excited! I turned 26 Wednesday so we are having a Garden Party at our new house for my birthday on Saturday. It's going to be awesome! Here is a sneak peek! Look at those colors!