Weekend Recap: Our Weekend in Auburn

Monday, January 14, 2019

Happy Monday!  This past weekend Dustin and I went to Auburn to stay with my bestie and her husband now that they live there.  Dustin is an Auburn grad so he was thrilled to go back, and as an Alabama grad, I was just thrilled to see my friend ha!  I also joked on the way home that this weekend was technically our "baby moon" if we had one 😂  I also didn't take a ton of pictures since I was just enjoying our time together!

 We left Friday right after school and traffic was so crazy in Birmingham that it took us one hour to go 12 miles on 65.  So we got there later than what we had first thought.

They had supper waiting on us--which was wonderful since we were starving!  Chris smoked chicken and we had sautéed zucchini and squash.
 Then the boys did a bourbon tasting.  Dustin had won a bottle of Blanton's in a fundraiser for another adoptive couple and Chris had lots of bourbon from the tour he and Janie did in KY last year.  Janie and I just hung out haha!  I think we all were in bed at midnight (way past my bedtime!).

Saturday morning we were all up by 8 and had a slow morning handing out.  We all got ready and headed out for lunch to a place Dustin used to go a lot in college--Niffers.
 It's a hamburger place so I got a ranch burger and ate just half of it.  It was okay in my opinion--not as good as a Mugshots burger!

We drove around campus so I could see what it looked like and so Dustin could see what had changed since he graduated back in 2007.  My one goal this trip was to get a lemonade from Toomer's Corner since the last weekend I had visited was during a home football game and the line was way too long for lemonade.  The lemonade was good 😊

I was SO excited about dinner that night because we had reservations at Acre--a place I had been wanting to eat at for years!  It's a farm to table style restaurant and the flavors are amazing!
 We shared the bacon and goat cheese guac as appetizers.

 I had the pork schnitzel and those brussels were my very favorite thing!

 Chris had the special--a coffee rubbed tenderloin.

 Janie had the salmon.

 Dustin had the snapper.

 And then we took pictures while waiting on our car haha!  
We went to Avondale after Acre and then back to their home to play What the Meme? which is very similar to Cards Against Humanity but with memes.  It was hilarious and we stayed up until 1am playing!

Sunday morning we were up to go to Christ Presbyterian, Chris and Janie's church.  Dustin and I really enjoyed the sermon and getting to meet some of their friends from their church!  It's a newer church plant that's meeting in the alumni center on campus.  I was very encouraged by the amount of college students attending their church because so many of the younger crowd are drawn to churches with the lights and smoke and loud music, and instead, these kids were attending a church plant with solid theology.  After, we walked to Taziki's for lunch and then Dustin and I packed our things to head back home!

 Here we are leaving Auburn!

I finished Becoming and it was so good!  Dustin got it for me for Christmas and I found it very interesting!  She's also a great writer, so not only were the stories interesting but it was enjoyable to read because of her writing style.  

We stopped by Trader Joe's in Birmingham on the way home to pick up a few things and then made it home before 6!  I ran to the grocery store, Dustin started laundry, and then I was in bed and asleep by 8:30--exhausted haha!


  1. I need to add that to my list of must reads this year!

  2. A baby Moon weekend sounds great to me! And so does all that food, oh my! Have a marvelous Monday beautiful!

  3. Oh all that food. Looks like it was a super fun weekend. I love me some trader joe's. I went on Saturday and it was so crazy.

  4. Such a lovely weekend! Drooling over the food! YUM! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  5. What a great weekend! I want to read that book so bad. I will have to look for it next time I'm at the library. Have a great week!

  6. What a great weekend with friends! The food at that restaurant looks yummy!

  7. What a great weekend visiting Janie and her husband!! That is so nice you all got to do that! And I am happy to hear your enjoyed Becoming, too. I just found it all so interesting - especially growing up in Chicago and then when her and Barack first dated / married. :)

  8. What a fun weekend! You were only about 30 minutes down the road from me!! One of these days we definitely need to meet up somewhere since we're so close!

  9. It sounds like you guys had a really fun weekend with friends! That's the best!

  10. What a fun weekend with friends! Thanks for the tip on "Becoming." I wasn't sure if it would be really political. Hope you have a wonderful week!

  11. I hope that you got the Fried Pickles at Niffers... They are delicious! We are in Montgomery and love going to Auburn.

  12. This is probably one of my most favorite posts that you've ever written-mostly because we love to go down to Auburn! Acre is basically my favorite place on Earth-y'all all picked such good dishes! I have to recommend Bow & Arrow too, it's similar to Acre but more of a smoked-meat joint, still all farm to table though and a little more casual...delish!

    xoxo, Jordyn

    Southern and Style


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