last weekend i cruised west of atlanta to visit my dear friend sarah over in carrollton. we were long overdue for some girls’ time, and since phillip was occupied for a couple days, i insisted i come into town.
the quick drive on i-20 led me to a few more turns and a relaxing whirl through her stomping grounds. i pulled up to her humble abode and nearly jumped out of my car, i was so excited to see sarah and her home! she came answering when i came knocking, gave me a quick tour of the house, and tried to keep her sweet pup maggie from attacking me with kisses. i can’t say i minded the last one at all; everyone knows i’m a dog lover!
now, this visit wasn’t just about sarah and me catching up – it also was about getting to see her family. her parents and siblings just have hearts of gold, and it wouldn’t be a complete visit to west georgia without seeing them, too. so, sarah and i met up with her mom, dad, sister jenny, and other sister katie at a local antique shop. hugs and stories were exchanged among us all as we perused the aisles and shelves in search of a hidden treasure. although there were plenty of refurbished dressers and chairs i would love to have had, i knew phillip would kill me if i came home with another piece of furniture! the condo and our storage unit are at maximum capacity! i couldn’t leave the store without a souvenir from the weekend, though, so i found a lovely little rosemary mint candle from a darling little shop called uncommon scents. the smell is subtle and relaxing and perfect to light for an hour or so before hopping in bed.
we all piled up and after shopping through another antique store and a local book shop, we met up at little hawaiian right near downtown carrollton for some dinner.