more work trips – this time to Mayfield

Thursday and Friday Michael had to do some work in Mayfield and Benton, KY.  My Mom’s family lives in Mayfield so we were able to spend some time with them while we were there, too.

On our way to Mayfield Wednesday night we stopped at Patti’s 1880′s Settlement Restaurant in Grand Rapids.  It had been years since either of us had eaten there so we were excited.  The inside of the restaurant is beautiful and the food is delicious.  The only problem was that we were seated beside the Women Firefighters of Western Kentucky as they did their dirty Santa gift exchange so it was just a little bit rowdy.  Not exactly a nice, peaceful meal but still fun.

I know it’s not a great picture but this was the room where we ate – all decked out with Christmas decorations

I had a taco salad type thing that was delicious except for the cilantro – I think cilantro is disgusting so some of my bites of salad were icky.  If you look close in the upper right hand corner you can see my bread and strawberry butter.  The bread is served in a flower pot with regular butter and strawberry butter – the strawberry butter is incredible!

Patt’s has a store kind of like Cracker Barrel with all kinds of cute knick knacks.  See the display case in the back?  Let’s take a closer look, shall we…

Look how tall that meringue is!  We didn’t have any but it looks super yummy.

The trees were all light up outside the restaurant and there were paths and walkways so you could walk around and look at the lights.

On Thursday while Michael was at work Mema and I went to see my cousins’ preschool Christmas program and eat lunch with them afterward.  It was so cute to see all those little kids singing Christmas songs.

After the Christmas program Mema and I got out her Christmas decorations then I put up her tree and decorated the mantle.

After Miller Ann and Jackson had their naps Elizabeth brought them over so she could help me finish the decorating and then we all ate pizza for supper.  We went over to their house for a while for Michael to look at some electrical stuff while I played with the kiddos.

Friday morning I went back to Don and Elizabeth’s to play with Miller and Jackson for a little bit longer.  Miller’s closet is ginormous so we spent most of our time playing in there.

My babies

I did Miller’s hair with an upside down braid like I did here

getting my hair brushed by Jackson

then by Miller

playing jacks in the closet

The rest of Friday was spend with Mema and Granddaddy until it was time to pack up and go back home.  Mema gave me these doilies and I have a super cool craft idea in mind for them.

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