weekend update: Memphis mems

Monday, August 5

Hey everyone! I'm back in Nashville after a fabulous weekend road-trip with two of my best friends. I couldn't help but realize the last time I went to Memphis was right when I started my blog (second post EVER) so of course that made me feel pretty reflective and emotional.

There's nothing like a weekend away to make you feel adventurous, inspired, and ok with being back in normal life. Meredith, Amanda, and I have been all over this summer so it was so wonderful to just hang with both of them.
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Dith's house is located in West Tennessee, truly one of the prettiest places of anyone I know!
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Perpetual perk of Memphis: Dith's mom, Beth, is THE most phenomenal cook (and really, hostess). Here's what we had for dinner one night. Not pictured from the weekend: Grandma Lois' Mac n' Cheese, salmon, gorgeous salads, squash casserole that could end a war and deviled eggs that even the devil himself would not be able to resist. 

I realize I never got a picture with both of Dith's sweet parents, Beth and Travis. These are two people that make me feel so comfortable and loved when I'm across the country from my own family, and always have these past four years. Thank you both! I love you guys!
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Another highlight of my trip: a stop at Jerry's Sno Cones, post afternoon of tax-free shopping!
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A Memphis original, Jerry's Sno Cones are really delicacies made of soft-serve layered with Sno Cones
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aka the best Sno Cone I have ever had, and atop my list of dessert favs.
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We ate ours in the back of Dith's car, in what couldn't have been more quintessentially summer!
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Now for the real reason for the trip: Dith & Beth entered in a Triathlon!
We had a real early wake-up call, but the park was so so beautiful.
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Not to mention our superstars crushed it!
Above: Beth about to dive in (she is the ultra-intimidating one in the JCPenney suit in a sea of Ironmen/women in speed suits).
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Next, Dith, mid-22 MILE bike ride. I could not have captured this emotion better.
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Finally, Dith at the end of a 4 mile run.
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Team McFarlin for the win!!!

Another fabulous weekend walking in Memphis (I cannot help myself) in the books. Thanks friends!

I'm off to catch the season finale of The Bachelorette! I'm totally Team Chris, who's with me?!

2 comments :

Alexa said...

Aww im glad you had fun <3 sometimes the little trips are the best ones! Have an awesome week Priya

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Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

Aaaaawww it looks like you had the most amazing time!! That is so awesome that you got to spend some quality time with your friends, I'm so happy for you!