Sunday, January 08, 2012

2012, you're splendid

Hayden loves his Auntie Jen.

I had such a brilliant time with my friend Jen here for New Year's!  We've decided that 2012 is going to be a fabulous year.  We got the new year off to a great start by exploring this fun area and just enjoying each other's company as we cooked yummy food and caught up.

Downtown Southern Pines is so charming.  I quite liked this sign. :)

For a bit of culture, we went to see a movie (My Week with Marilyn) at the stunning Sunrise Theater.

For a different type of culture, we had a divine (and oh-so-healthy) Southern breakfast at Angie's Breakfast Barn.  There were copious amounts of "More coffee, honey?", huge homemade biscuits and gravy.

A fiery sunset to send Jen home again.  I'm absolutely delighted by the friends I have in my life.  Thanks so much for coming, Jen!  I loved every minute. 

While here, she even helped me get my final boxes unpacked and set up my little listening area with my record player.  The tree paintings were my Nana and Papaw's and I've always loved them (wee bit Middle Earthish, no?).  The frames were pretty big and we just popped them out to discover they looked better just as canvases. 

Life is full, full, full these days y'all.  Full of rewarding work, extravagantly generous people, relaxing sabbath days with the windows open, cuddles with my little fluffy guy, good books to read, and plenty of sermons to preach.  Carolina's treating this 30-year-old very well!


ashby said...

I had such a fun time! I can't wait to come back and visit!

E Hendrickson said...

It was Grand meeting Jen! Come back soon!