#1,531 Chili Cookoff + Surprise Proposal.
by Erin Napier
Today was the best Laurel Main Street chili cookoff yet. In 3 years, we’ve never seen so many people come downtown to be part of it. So much fun!
Little brudder, Mr. President, had to work the event for Bobcat Brigade and kept me company.
And since Jim and Mallorie were busy celebrating her little brother’s proposal to his longtime girlfriend tonight in Hattiesburg, I took advantage and made my favorite chicken pot pie in the world. Jim hates chicken pot pie. WHO HATES CHICKEN POT PIE?
But that’s just fine because Josh is out of town so Emily popped over to eat with us. 3’s a party!
And then Jim and Mallorie came over anyway to tell us how the proposal went down. The whole thing happened under the premise that Mallorie hired a photographer to take some family photos for a mother’s day gift and so she asked her brother and his girlfriend if they would be available to take photos? You know, because mom would love that. Except her brother orchestrated the whole thing knowing Mallorie asking would be the only way to keep Kaitlyn from being suspicious. This proposal has been a long time coming. Kaitlyn’s only request for a proposal forever and always: “I just wish someone could take great photos when it happens.” She never saw it coming.
Mal got a great little iPhone video while it happened:
Then Jesse walked in to get some supper. Then we watched a new House of Cards, actually the best episode yet. Have you been watching on Netflix?!
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I’m Erin Napier, co-owner of Laurel Mercantile Co. and Scotsman Co. with my husband, Ben. I’m an artist and he’s a craftsman and we help people moving to our town find and restore old houses on HGTV’s Home Town. In an effort to count my blessings, this journal has documented only the good things that happen on each and every day of my life since January 1, 2010. I am a wife, a daughter, a homebody, a bubble bath lover, a book reader, a sentimental, stressed out, slightly obsessive southerner. Welcome!