Saturday, February 21, 2009

Home Sweet Home

Today I realized that my oldest son will be coming home from Iraq in just a couple of weeks!!!! He left the end of August and has been counting down the days since November. It's funny but we have already been thinking about what foods we want to prepare and tossing around ideas for activities to celebrate his return. My son loves country cooking (southern food) and if you like it too and you live in Georgia, Buckner's Family Restaurant is the place to eat. I love the fact that Buckner's is located on Bucksnort Road. I don't think the name sounds appetizing but don't let the name of the road turn you off. Buckner's is most famous for its fried chicken, but the yeast rolls, creamed corn, barbeque, corn bread, peach cobbler are all hard to ignore. When you get to the restaurant, you pay a flat fee and then sit at a big round table with a lazy susan. The more food you eat, the more they bring. My guess is that Buckner's will be one of the first places we go so that my son can get his fill of southern food. I am sure that in the weeks to come there will be more postings about this big event but for now we will just keep thinking about how to make his homecoming special. Sami is the person on the left in the photo.


  1. Oh, Happy Day!!! Your boy will be home soon. You must be one happy Mama!!! Such great news. I remember crying when I read your post about the day he left. It was one of the first times I had read your blog. This is good news, Jojo. Hugs to you!!!

  2. Hi JoJo,
    Glad your son will be home soon and I am also happy you found a beautiful silver service.
    A touching post on your little princess for a night at least.Keep up the good work!
    Take care,

  3. Congrats on your son's return. I'm sure you'll enjoy cooking all his favorite dishes.