Saturday, May 29, 2010

My 2 Favorite Guys and Natchez

I can't believe the weekend is here again and we only have one more week to go before we have our Mississippi Magnolia Southern Belles get together. Because of that, I will just show you a little bit of Natchez again. I am hoping I can get more response as to who is coming. We would love to see all of you. It will be fun, I promise!
My desktop crashed and I have your emails there and I cannot retrieve them. The hard drive has to be replaced which means I lose everything that I did not back up. I am waiting for Lady Katherine to give the email addresses to me again so I can give you more info and directions. If possible, could you all email me in case Lady Katherine did not read my request yet?
I would like to congratulate Beverly for the Anniversary of Pink Saturday. May you have another strong year! I am so sorry I wasn't able to participate this time because I have been overwhelmed with work and projects.
I am also linking with Laurie at for A Few of My Favorite Things.
My 2 favorite grandsons are coming for a visit with their mom this week arriving this Saturday and I am so excited. I have not seen them since I left Florida after staying with them when the baby was born.
Also, Janie of Blondie's Journal and her hubby are coming tomorrow to see us. They are staying with us for a day so we should have enough time to chat and laugh and eat and goof around. I want to show them as much as we can here, which is not much since this is a very small town. But I have to admit that it is quite charming. Could there be a better and more fun weekend than this? I am sooooo very excited!
Look at my 2 grandsons! They have such good dispositions.

Aren't they just the cutest and fun boys! I cannot wait to play with them, hug and kiss them and swim with them. This will be a very busy but fun week!

Last week, we attended a Kentucky Derby party, a fund raiser for the Humane Society. But most of all, I wanted to see the house where it was held, at the Glen Auburn antebellum house in downtown.
It is a private residence so I knew this would be a chance for me to see it since it is not open for tours. Do you like our hats? LOL!
Isn't this a charming porch? I could have taken a lot of pictures but nobody else was taking any and there were so many people so I was a bit embarrassed. I must have been the only blogger there, lol. I had to do it discreetly.

Our downtown is very unusual because it has a lot of antebellum mansions.

Love the antique bed and other furnishings!

The food! How do you like the centerpiece?

I love this centerpiece, the laughing woman in a hat sitting on hat boxes. The desserts were so good!

Pretty fireplaces!

On the way home, we saw the most amazing sunset. I told John to stop the car so I could take pictures by the Mississippi River.

We ate out on Tuesday night with my friend Nit who is moving to Alaska soon. I am sure gonna miss her. While eating, we came across another doctor who works with John in the hospital. He just started operating a Bed and Breakfast and it was a block away from the restaurant. He invited us to see it so we just left the car parked in front of the restaurant after dinner and walked to his house. It was a nice evening. He wanted us to especially see his newly purchased cannon. I thought it was pretty interesting.

If any of the MS bloggers attending the get together want to stay overnight, I highly recommend this place. It is newly renovated and it looks really nice. I already picked my favorite guest room, the one with the huge silk Persian rug. The owner is very pleasant and will keep you entertained for sure. Pretty much everything in the house is new. The name is Rising Sun.

I and my friend Nit were being silly posing inside the house by the marble statue.

Another B & B Inn we passed by going to the car from Glen Auburn. There are a lot of Bed and Breakfast inns here in Natchez. They really are quite charming.

Thanks once again for coming by. I hope you enjoyed our short tour.
Thanks Laurie, for allowing me to show my favorite babies!


Just Breathe said...

You lead such an interesting life.
Your always on the go. Have a wonderful visit with your grandchildren. ((HUGS)) The B&B looks awesome, what fun that would be. Love the home where your party was held. Beautiful. Also that sunset is awesome. Have a wonderful weekend.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Christine...

My friend, it sounds like you have a fabulous weekend planned with your daughter and little guys visiting and our sweet Jane too! Have lots of fun and enjoy, my friend!!!

Well my dear, what a fun party that must have been...the Glen Auburn home is fabulous! Thanks for sharing it with us! And yes...I loved your hats!!!

Love ya,

PS...can't believe how big your little guys are getting, Christine! Loved those photos...they are sooo precious!

Traci said...

Those 2 grandbabies of yours are just too cute!!! LOVE the pictures of the homes. So pretty! Those centerpieces for the party are so full of whimsy. I love them too!!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

First of all, what precious grand sons you have!! Lucky you!!

And I really want to THANK YOU for sharing these beautiful homes with us today!!
They are my style of homes and I was drooling and swooning over them!!

I really enjoyed the tour!!


Maggie B said...

Hi Christine,
Your grandsons are adorable and how big the baby is now.
I can remember reading the posts that you wrote when he was born.
I saw on Jane's blog that she was visiting you this weekend, I know the two of you will have a great time together and look forward to reading about the visit on your blogs.

kim said...

Your grandchildren's pics are so cute. Love this old home and look at those fantastic centerpieces! Sorry to hear about your computer. I need to get a disc and back mine up before that happens to me. Have a great weekend.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I think your Grands are just adorable, both of them have such sweet smiles.
I love Natchez it is such a beautiful little town. There are so many mansions there, because back in "the day" large farm owners or plantation owners would come into Natchez from all over LA and MS and build a home for there families to live in part of the year to be near the social world and close to the river, for traveling.
I am so glad that many of them are being repair and brought back to their former glory. It was so sad to see how some of them had run down back during the depression and after they original families had to sell or moved away.
Please remind me when our day is again. I'm afraid I deleted all my emails with out saving that one.

Susan said...

I wish my hubby enjoyed touring homes and going places like this. If it does not involve golf or water.........he don't do it.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That was such a great post Christine! What an awesome party and the home is just gorgeous! I would love to visit your part of the country. I was in Mississippi once, Biloxi, many years ago and don't have a lot of memories. Your grandson's are adorable and have fun with Jane! Of course, you two will have a blast!
Hugs, Cindy

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Christine, I am so sorry Nit is moving. I know you two have become very close, and I know you will miss her on your shopping trips and around the pool. Your boys are soooo cute. You are going to have so much fun with them. What a great K.D. party. I loved both of the centerpieces. I love that picture of John at the gate - he looks like the Southern gentleman, welcoming his guests! Thank you for linking to Favorite Things. laurie

SmilingSally said...

That Kentucky Derby party looked like so much fun. I loved the centerpieces!

Enjoy your time with your grandbabies and Janie; she's a super blogger.

Beth said...

Thanks for the tour, Christine! What a beautiful and historic town you live in! Love the antebellum homes. Your grandsons are adorable and so glad you got to spend time with them over the wknd. You and Nit look like you were having lots of fun clowning around!

Sarah said...

Christine, you are in for a wonderful time with the grandsons and Janie and her husband. I had read that they planned to visit you.
Thanks for sharing the photos of the house and party. Glad you took your camera and managed to snap some shots. :-) ~ Sarah

Sandy said...

Beautiful photos, looks like you had a great time. Thanks for sharing.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I'm still catching up on old posts that I missed...glad I caught this one. The boys are so cute and that baby is growing fast!! Natchez is so the bed and breakfast pics.

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