Deep in the Heart!

We recently spent almost 2 weeks in our home state of Texas!  We always look forward to going "HOME!"  We spent lots of time with family which is always our main goal when we visit, but we also enjoy getting to EAT our way through Texas!  

First Stop:

 WE LOVE Tex-MEX!

WE LOVE Tex-MEX!

We miss our Tex-Mex!  It's not the same in Georgia.  My sweet Georgia friends don't really understand "my" mexican food.  I am graciously trying to educate them! We also love this:

 Whataburger!!!

Whataburger!!!

We love us some Whataburger!  I can't really explain it.  I always liked it when we lived in Texas, but now that the closest place for us to get is Birmingham, Alabama, we somehow LOVE it more.  That spicy ketchup though!

Of course I would be remiss if I didn't mention a home time favorite in Longview, Texas.  Pizza King....THE. BEST. PIZZA.  This restaurant is an East Texas treasure.  It has been owned and operated by the Inman family for over 50 years and a favorite date spot for hubby and I. (Yes, friends we are OLD)!!  Dallas friends, it's worth the drive! PROMISE!

I ate there twice in one day on our last visit!  We had the honor of gathering with some of hubby's coaching friends from Spring Hill High School where he coached a total of 13 years!  We ordered PK Pizza and had such a special time gathering with old coaches and friends!

 So much fun seeing all of these coaching friends!

So much fun seeing all of these coaching friends!

 Life-long godly mentors and friends!  We LOVE Coach Cook and his precious wife Susan!

Life-long godly mentors and friends!  We LOVE Coach Cook and his precious wife Susan!

 Sweet coaches' daughters and wives! 

Sweet coaches' daughters and wives! 

 A dream of a principal and his lovely wife Betty!  We LOVE these two.  Always supportive, win our lose!

A dream of a principal and his lovely wife Betty!  We LOVE these two.  Always supportive, win our lose!

It was my sister's birthday so we had a family dinner at PK that same night! Told ya I love PK!

I also got to attend a special baby shower and see some dear sweet friends.  Oh my... I love and miss these people!  

And just take a look at Brooke's stunning Austin-Style home!  Omg. It sits back in the woods and her darling hunk-of-a-husband, Jerrell built it!  I can't even!!!!  These sweet  people are "FRAMILY" to me!  We can go months without seeing each other and just take up where we left off...like no time has passed.  I loved getting to be with them and celebrating Chad and Rachael's upcoming bundle of joy!!! So fun! 

 

Then last but not least....our son surprised us with tickets to the Dallas Cowboy game!  

We haven't been to AT&T Stadium in a while so it was a beautiful sight to see!  The Cowboys won so that made it even more fun!  I wore my skinny jeans and booties!  I found a Cowboys T-shirt at Target at the last minute, knotted it with a hair tie (classy I know) and added my long grey duster! Comfy and casual and showing my spirit for my Cowboys! I had to be comfy because the Brisket Nachos were "to die for"!!

 #gocowboys

#gocowboys

I took this picture in front of a humongous leaner mirror in my son's gorgeous foyer!  I love the backdrop! I will have to do a tour of his home soon! The skinny jeans and duster are from my precious friend Mandy's store, BLOVED here in Canton, GA!  You can follow her shop HERE! My booties I talked about HERE!

I hope you have enjoyed my take on Texas!  It will always be home to us, but I am so blessed to call Georgia home for now.  We live up the hill from our grands and we wouldn't trade a single second of being close to them and watching out daughter and her hubby do ministry! Georgia is a gorgeous state and even though it may not have Tex-Mex or Whataburger it has great souththern food and sweet southern people whom I have grown to love so very much! #grateful