Weekend in Heber (And lots of food to go with it!)

Due to the craziness of Friday at work and then the road trip to Heber, I haven't had time to due an update yet this weekend. My apologies for my tardiness ya'll!

Friday it was one thing after another at work, however I was able to leave at 2:00, which was great! I love being able to be off early on Fridays (yet another perk of my job) and it's great being able to get on the road a little early to beat the weekend traffic out of town. Drew and I had planned to go to Heber Springs (my home town) for the weekend. My mom and brother are in Europe on tour with my bro's high school band. We wanted to come visit Dad and the rest of the family, since we spent last weekend with Drew's family and so we decided to make the trek to Heber on Friday afternoon.

I packed in only 15 minutes (quite a feat for me!) and Drew and I left Bentonville at 2:30. Traffic was so thick, even worse than last weekend, which was the 4th of July. We arrived in Heber around 6:00 p.m. and my Memaw and our family friend Miss Jan had prepared a traditional southern dinner for us! We had fried chicken, fried potatoes, biscuits, macaroni and cheese, salad and corn on the cob with butter (I'm getting hungry just thinking about it again : ) Then to complete our meal, we enjoyed homeade bluberry pie with vanilla bean ice cream and hot coffee. I think we all gained 10 pounds, but boy was it ever great!

Today, Drew and I had breakfast with my dad and hung around the house for a couple hours this morning, basically just being lazy and enjoying our Saturday. We went into town around 2:00 and visited a few local stores and art galleries and, of course, Sonic!
Tonight, we grilled hamburgers and bratwursts and had all the fixin's to go with it. It was delicious! It's so bad, but during the summer I think I gain weight every weekend, haha! The summer food is just so tempting and I usually eat very healthfully during the week, so I always feel like I deserve a "treat" on the weekends (or in my case, 20 treats!)

We're going to church in the morning, then to Michael's, a local restaurant in Heber, for lunch with my grandparents and Miss Jan. Then it's back to Bentonville for work Monday, sigh....Drew is heading to Little Rock to work this week, so I unfortunately won't see him again until next Sunday! So we're all trying to enjoy this weekend before we all head our seperate ways : (

I hope everyone is having a great weekend. I've posted some pics here for you to see of last weekend's Fourth of July Celebration with Drew's family in Paragould, AR. His family from Dallas, TX visited for the weekend, including his adorable 4 year old cousin, Cooper.
Note: The pic of Cooper and I looks like I'm holding a cigarette, but I'm DEFINITELY NOT! It is actually my cell phone. LOL! Someone pointed that out to me, so I wanted to clarify. I'm totally against smoking, ewww.