Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The trip back home

Here are just a few instgram photos from my trip back home this past weekend. It was cold and cloudy the entire time:

But not even the cold could chase away the coziness of my childhood home and getting to visit family. Totally frivolous soaks in a hot bath helps with coziness, too! I like my water just south of scalding, and I'm surprised the windows only got this steamy:

A trip home just isn't complete without reading late into the night, playing Rook with the family, and enjoying my Mom's amazing cooking. Especially her cherry cream cheese pie! Here's the crust. I forgot to get a pic of the finished (and quickly FINISHED OFF!) pie.

And how's this for a trip down memory lane? It's my much-coveted and beloved pink faux-fur coat from my 10th grade year! I must have begged for this for months on end, and I finally got it for Christmas. I adored that coat, and still do! I will absolutely be wearing it regularly again once I reach my goal weight - I was quite tiny in high school, so I'm not quite ready for it yet :)

And what road trip is complete without a kick-ass playlist? Here's just a bit of what I listened to for the four hour trip:

Ball and Biscuit - The White Stripes
l.A. Woman - The Doors
Lit Up - Buckcherry
You Can't Kill Rock and Roll - Ozzy Osbourne
Learn to Fly - Foo Fighters
Sister Christian - Night Ranger
Heaven Nor Hell - Volbeat
Living After Midnight - Judas Priest
California - Social Distortion
Dead Souls - Nine Inch Nails
(Listen here)

I'm so looking forward to my next trip home; hopefully it will be warmer and not for such a short amount of time.

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  1. The weather definitely wasn't great - it is quite obvious form the photos you captured.

    Keep it up!

  2. Replies
    1. Thank you, Liz, and thanks for stopping by! I am headed over to check your pics out now :)

  3. I take my next trip home in June and I'm absolutely dreading the sometimes 15 hour drive with two small kids. I want to go home I just want someone to fly me there! Those pics are great!

    1. Road trips are definitely a bit more difficult with kids. But I did that, too, for years on end. Just not for 15 hour stretches, ha. I might not have such good memories of them if that had been the case!

      Thanks for coming by!

  4. OH MY GOSH>>>>>> ROOK!!! Now that IS a family reunion memory for me too.

    1. Rook is awesome - something everyone can enjoy :)

  5. By the way, where is "back home?"

    1. "Home" is Mississippi. The place I will probably have to go live again if I don't find more employment soon :(

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

  6. awesome picture = love the filter on the first one.
    I take my bath water a little less than Hades hot too. but mine is to keep the kids from jumping in with me. they only tried once....LOL
    And, you can be my road trip DJ anytime :)

    1. Thank you! I ran it through a filter on Lo-Mob then one on Instagram. I'm all about filters :)

      I love road trips! It's really about the only time I can hear a lot of music just completely uninterrupted.


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