Last weekend, we headed 12 hours north to the town I was born in, Greenville, Mississippi. We went for my cousin’s wedding. We had such a wonderful time! It had been 11 years since my last visit to Greenville.
This was our first long road trip with Ava. On our way there we stopped in Dothan, Alabama for the night and traveled the rest of the way the next day. I am so thankful that my friend let us borrow her portable DVD player for the ride. Apparently these things are slowly becoming a thing of the past. Ava did much better than we expected!
We arrived on Friday and attended the rehearsal dinner. We ate at a new restaurant in downtown Greenville. Everything was delicious!
I got to see my Great Aunt Florence. She is my Papa's sister and incase you didn't know she's been in the Southern Living Magazine! That's right! You can read about it here.
It was so nice to have an evening with family and friends.
The next day we woke up early for a Shipley’s Do-nut run. Growing up my Papa would always walk through the door early in the morning with a couple boxes of donuts and some donut holes. These are the BEST donuts on the planet. They are so good that we only get their glazed donuts. After all the years of eating Shipley’s Do-nuts I had never actually stepped foot in one until now.
And of course, Ava had her first Shipley’s donut. She’s definitely a fan!
Afterwards, my mom, sister and I attended the bridal luncheon. Again the food was so good!
Meanwhile Joey and Ava found them some Mississippi hot tamales. So yummy!
After the bridal luncheon we stopped by the cemetery to see my Nona and Papa.
They say when you find a dandelion you should make a wish. I wished that one day I will see them again.
Next, we headed back to the hotel for a good nap. After our nap we went to Casino for just a short time while Ava’s Nona and Papa watched her. Sad to say there were no big winnings for us at the Casino!
On our way back to the hotel we stopped by Gino’s for a good old fashion chili and slaw hamburger and a fried catfish sandwich. I had to catch up on all of my favorite foods in the delta.
Now, it was time for the wedding. The bride was so beautiful! I am so happy for them! Here is my Great Aunt Florence again. I just love her!
Ava decided she wanted to be a little vocal during the wedding so we spent most of the wedding in the reconciliation room.
This is the best family picture I was able to get of us. It's hard these days to get everyone to smile and look at the camera at the same time. The struggle is real ya'll!
The reception was held at an old cotton gin which was so cool! It was so nice to celebrate the bride and groom and to see so many relatives we haven’t seen in a while.
The next day we traveled the 12 hours back home and made it home safe and sound. Our trip was just perfect!
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