Thursday, October 9, 2014

MS State Fair #TBT Edition

I did not grow up going to any sort of Fair. I feel that this has added to my adult obsession with the State Fair, but I don't know. I just love it. I love the sights, the rides, the food, the sounds, and *most* of the smells. Yesterday's trip to the Fair has brought back a flood of memories. Prepare yourself.

My favorite Fair memories start back in college when we would go at least one night while it was in town. We rode rides, ate food, and acted a fool. I know for a fact that my body was not in decline then as I rode the same ride yesterday and woke up with a stiff neck. Joints and discs ain't what they used to be. Mammaw Megs will survive. ANYWAY, those nights with those girls are some of my most favorite memories.

Then, I made Anderson take me to the Fair when we were dating and married. Every time he would inform me that we could go on such an awesome date for the same money we spent on chicken-on-a-stick and funnel cake, but I would never change my mind. I am a carnie in spirit.

Last year was Beau's first time at the Fair, and I know that he will grow up loving it. We even got to take sweet baby Caroline last year. Because the Fair should be experienced by all.

This year Beau rode his first rides. And one was successful! Beau's most favorite part of the Fair was the petting zoo. And I can't say I blame him. I love that part too. And the pig races. I hope he grows up loving the Fair with his cousins and his Nana.  Because they are the best. Nana and Aunt Bec even rode a ride with me. They get family members of the year! The laughs and squeals were worth it!

Yesterday was a great day at the Fair. Even though the temperature was close to the temperature of the surface of the sun. We played hard and the kids were awesome. Seeing the girls laughing, screaming, and having a ball made me so excited to watch Beau grow up each year at the Fair. I love having yearly traditions, for future comparison shots haha.

See ya next year!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Well, Shut My Mouth

The end times may be upon us. This weekend I found myself and innocent child in a place where I never thought I would be. That's right. North Mississippi. Oxford, MS. To be specific. The Grove, MS. To be more specific. It is usually hard enough to endure for an Ole Miss/LSU game. But this. This was Ole Miss/Bama. The things you do for family.

We went to go see my aunt, uncle, and cousins. My best friend cousins to be more exact. And that was my highlight! We did have a good time visiting. And I didn't have a dog in that fight, so I was more than happy to have the victory in the visiting that was going on. I will tell you that the atmosphere was WILD. I also walked approximately 490395395 miles while pushing Beau and my blisters on my feet are a physical reminder of the hell I endured. haha.

It was a great visit that was too short, and made me wish we lived closer together. I mean you know you are close when you eat a slab of ribs with no utensils in the Ramada Limited in Batesville. Limited in comforts and amenities. We said our goodbyes, and it always makes me sad.

Sunday, we had the pleasure of visiting with Bubba's parents all day and that was delightful! Beau had the best time running wild and free.  He even wore his daddy's jacket which was downright precious. There is something sweet about a 1980s jacket on your little babe. Riding around on the farm and eating delicious food was the perfect end to a wild weekend. (I am conveniently leaving out the LSU game on Saturday because this is an archive of my memories and that memory I can live without).

Top three takeaways from this weekend:
1) Ole Miss fans are just as awful as I remember.
2) Bama fans are just as awful as I remember.
3) Family is the very best and worth suffering to see. :)