Saturday, June 9, 2012

Books, Movies, Dates and Jake's - Ice Cream, That Is!

It's been a big week and not just because of work.   This was one of those weeks when there were lots of activities scheduled every day and the summer has barely started.   The week started with a book signing event and not just any book signing.  This was the release party for the long awaited release of Mary Kay Andrew's new book Spring Fever.  I went to the book signing with my good friend Ginabeth but low and behold who was in line right behind us?  Sue from Rue Mouffetard!!  
 We all lined up waiting for our time with MKA which was made all the more fun because of being in line with good friends. 
  Sue was kind enough to take a picture of me and one with Ginabeth - thank you Sue!!!!

I love going to the movies and recently while seeing Exotic Marigold Hotel (love), I saw the previews for Bernie and given that it appeared to be VERY southern and funny, I made my husband take me out on a date to see it.   We loved Bernie (well, according to the movie, everyone loves Bernie) and I can't wait to see it again.  There were too many funny lines and at times I laughed so hard that I couldn't hear everything.  It is at times like these that I would love to have a pause buttons.
Before the film we stopped for an appetizer at a nearby restaurant called Rain.   Don't you love how restaurants prepare such fancy presentation?   That tray was so well decorated  and just for a few bits of food. 
And the good times just keep on coming.  

My grandgirls came today!  They brought a friend with them so we have three sweet girls at our house  and the girls and my son will be here for a week.  
With the girls here it seemed like a perfect time to stock up on ICE CREAM!  If you've been in Atlanta for any period of time your bound to have tried Jake's Ice Cream and the unbelievably great Slap Yo Mama Chocolate.  Well Jake delivers in my neighborhood and you should have seen the girls go running when I said the ice cream man was here.
It's a bit more pricey but well worth it.
The girls were still a bit puzzled by Jake's Ice Cream truck.  Somehow I think they were expecting some popsicles to show up.  Did you notice the little green bag in my granddaughter's hand? 
 That's the ice cream bag.
 In addition to the Slap Yo Mama Chocolate, I decided to try some of Jake's homemade Georgia Peach ice cream.  The perfect way to celebrate peach season.
Someone's looking very happy.  Today I'm joining 
The Tablescaper to celebrate some Seasonal Sunday fun.


  1. I can't wait to read her new one -- she always keeps me entertained. Looks like you have an excellent summer underway! BTW I love the look of your front porch.

  2. I have been trying to see this movie but I need one of my girlfriends--the men in my house are not interested but I can't wait. I'm a big fan of Dame Judy. I think the food is presented so beautifully so you won't notice the tiny portions! A good idea for us all during the summer I think! Have a nice weekend and enjoy that ice cream. Linda

  3. I'll have to see if I can find that up here - it will be a summer treat to read!
    I love the idea of a Jake's ice cream truck driving up with such treats....lucky you!

  4. I have learned my lesson...and I promise never to darken your street again in anything other than the ice cream Jeep. Cheryl, folks, actually called me a loser for arriving in my civilian vehicle. I am quite sure she didn't mean it. Right, Cheryl?

    Who's next???


  5. I have MK's book on hold from our library right now. Can't wait to read it since I have read all of her other titles! How lucky you are to have met her. I wish she would come to Idaho for a book signing. What adorable granddaughters you have. Enjoy their visit!!

    Susan and Bentley

  6. Looks like fun. Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  7. Bonjour JoJo!

    Merci for coming to my post on Paris! Do keep your radar on my next party in June 2013. I would love to have you!!! Meanwhile, do visit the people on my list. There are many lovely posts that inspire. You never know; you just might find yourself booking a flight this summer!!! Anita

  8. Oh how jealous I am of your meeting Mary Kay Andrews. I would think that would be a hilariously good time! Can't wait to read the book. I bet you have already finiished it, right? I thought..wait..a Landrover to deliver ice-cream..that would be a step up but certainly confusing for the kiddos. Glad to see Jake's comment above. So funny!

  9. What a fun time! Glad to hear the recommendation about the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. I think we're going to see it this weekend.

    Love your granddaughters - they are darlings.

  10. Well Hello! It is lovely to meet another Georgia blogger! I have enjoyed strolling through your blog - I have heard so many good reviews on this book! How special that you were able to meet fellow bloggers there! I think I have heard of Jake's Ice Cream. I listen to Walter Reeves on the weekends and he mentioned an ice cream place everyone should visit - next to a restaurant called Spoons(?)
    I am happy to be your newest follower,

  11. What a fun day! Your pictures look great. The kids are just precious. Thanks for stopping by. I really had such a great time with my classmates!...Christine

  12. How fun!! I can tell you all had a great time! I am so excited to see the Exotic Marigold Hotel!

    Paris Holiday with Anita
    Art by Karena

  13. What a wonderful weekend you had! I am looking forwartd to seeing the Exotic Marigold Hotel movie and now I May have to add Bernie. I'll also be on the lookout in the library for Spring Fever.

    Your grand daughters are getting so big! They are all beautiful, Cheryl. I love the ice creams clever name!

  14. Jojo, your grandgirls are precious and so is their friend! Meeting Mary Kay Andrews at her book signing, how fun is that?? I'll get her book soon! Love your photographs, all just wonderful and what a beautiful presentation, art! Enjoy your week with the girls!

  15. ahh...What fun you've been having!...Thinking of you. Have a fabulous week!...Bronnie

  16. How fun! Your granddaughters are beautiful. Great photos. Thanks for sharing!