Saturday, May 24, 2008

The Lady and Son's

This is Jess blogging now - I wanted to write my own review of the Lady and Son's before Jeremy got the chance. For those of you who may not know, the Lady and Son's is Paula Deen's restaurant and it's the main reason why we (o.k., I) chose Savannah for our vacation. I would just like to say that this restaurant was fantastic! If you like southern food, it can't be beat. If you are a northerner like Jeremy and can't appreciate fine southern cuisine, it's probably not worth the wait. it is... You saw the line on the blog below, here is the sign. The restaurant is three stories tall, we ate on the third floor. You can order off the menu or get the buffet, each floor has it's own buffet, all the same food though.
The only reservations left after standing in line for a really long time was 5:00 and 8:45. So we took the 5:00 and arrived as dinner was starting. We all had to stand across the street and wait for our name to be called. Before they start calling names a guy comes out and rings the dinner bell and yells "Come and get it". Jeremy thought it was hokey, I thought it was fun. Such a stick in the mud, that one.
So this is me eating the deliciousness. It was THE BEST fried chicken I have ever had in my life. I also really liked the mashed potatoes, green beans, yams, and banana pudding. I sampled the low country boil and creamed corn which were o.k. I did not care for the mac and cheese or fried green tomatoes. We were also served garlic and cheese biscuits (Red Lobster's is better) and hoe cakes which are like mini pancakes. The sweet tea was fabulous and I'm gonna try to re-create it. We left stuffed for a really long time. So, don't listen to Jeremy when he tells you it wasn't good b/c it was awesome and totally worth the hour and a half wait. I also went next door to the gift shop and picked up another cook book which was great b/c all of the cookbooks were autographed. O.K. that's it, I'm done raving about the Lady and Son's.

Savannah Trip

Wednesday we left for Savannah GA. Here are a few pics from the trip...

First we went to Tybee Island, which is outside of Savannah. It was a little overcast and the ocean was cold, but we still had a great time. My back still somehow got burnt.

Next, we went to Savannah. Our hotel was really nice, but our bed broke as soon as we placed our stuff on it. Evidently, it was just put in and whoever installed it didn't do a very good job. So, they upgraded us to a freakishly huge suite! We were on the top floor, with a jacuzzi tub, and a balcony (one of like six rooms with a balcony). It rocked! So, we went down to River Street. This is a picture of River Street. Very cool...lots of shops, live music, and restaurants.

The next morning we stood in line to go make reservations for Lady and Sons Restaurant. We got there 1/2 hour before they opened and this is the line that was there. It took us an hour and a half before we got to make reservations.

Afterwards we got breakfast and walked around Savannah. Its a beautiful city. Here's a fountain in one of the many parks.

That evening we ate at Lady and Sons. More about the food of Savannah later...

After dinner we went on a horse drawn carriage ghost tour of Savannah. Its the most haunted city in the United States. Then that evening we went back down to River Street for some more live music.

Saturday we went to the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. Its are a few pics...

Sing it with me, "Baby Beluga in the deep blue sea..."

Jess touching a sting ray. Evidently, the GA Aquarium is incredibly busy on Memorial Day weekend. If you are planning to go, go on a Tuesday or on a non holiday weekend.

Jellyfish...its like we're swimming with it!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Happy Anniversary

I would like to wish my beautiful wife of 6 years a happy anniversary. It has been the best years of my life and I look forward to many more to come. I love you Jessica!

Monday, May 19, 2008

A Small Scare

Jessica and the baby are healthy. After writing the title, I realized that it might actually sound like we had a serious "small scare." I'm not kidding, it was really small, but still scared us. On Thursday, at 6:30pm our power went out! Jessica and I were heading out to Walmart and stopped by our neighbors to drop off a package (Fed Ex guy couldn't read our house number). Their power went out while I was standing in the doorway talking to them. They called me about an hour later to say it still wasn't on. Luckily, our friends Jason and Deanna invited us over to their house to watch The Office season finale. Which rocked by the way! Jessica has been quoting lines from it all weekend. Our power ended up coming on at 8:45, but I would have been at home shaking and biting my nails in the dark if it weren't for Jason and Deanna. I can't wait till next season!

We had a great weekend. Jess and I went on a date Friday night to see Prince Caspian. Great movie! I've got the Narnia series sitting on my bookshelf to read...and I think I'm going to read it now. Saturday we had a "throw stuff away" day at Church. We cleaned out a ton of junk that's been sitting around for like 100 years. Then Sunday was our Cell Group's end of the school year cook out. By then, Jess and I were so beat. We barely made it through the party and had to leave early cause we were so tired.

We leave for Savannah, GA Wednesday. Jess and I are taking a few days to relax on the beach. We're going to the Lady and Sons restaurant, the GA aquarium (in Atlanta), and hopefully a tour of Savannah. We're looking forward to the trip and hope to post some great pictures when we get back!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Back to Work

I (Jeremy) have been sick since Sunday afternoon. I'm not sure if its something I ate, or if I had a virus. Anyways, I haven't had these kind of flu like symptoms or missed two days of work in a row in a long time. I learned a couple valuable pieces of advice for any of you that may experience the same kind of flu like symptoms that I experienced. First, drink Gatorade...that way you don't dehydrate. Second, start a BRAT diet. Brat stands for...


So, I'm starving today. Ready for my stomach to be settled enough to eat some Krystals or some Mexican food. Yum! Jessica is also sick, but she has a cold or something. I let her sleep in this morning (hopefully Leo did too). Get well soon Jess!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Happy Birthday Jessica

No, this isn't our baby. Its a really good picture of Jessica and a cute picture also. So, Happy Birthday Jessica. I hope you have a great one!

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Some pics

Jeremy and I took some time yesterday to drive around and take some pictures close to our house. Here are a few... This is at a marina about three miles from us.
This is picture was actually inspired by Bethany, who every time she comes to our house says "That's so pretty, you need to take a black and white picture of that." So I finally did. Thanks Bethany!
This is our driveway type thing that leads down to our house.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Really Cool Story

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I heard this story on the radio this morning and was very surprised. Evidently, this girl hit her first college home run. Then as she rounded first, she missed the bag. Realizing this, she turned abruptly blowing out her knee. So, if her teamates help her, she's disqualified. If the coach orders a pinch runner, then she only gets a single. So, without prompting, the ladies from the opposing team (Central Washington) pick her up and carry her around the bases. Western Oregon goes on to beat them eliminating them from the playoffs. WOW!