Sunday, April 10

The Moment We've All Been Waiting For

That glorious day.  The day when all Mike's dreams came true.  The day when we showed our little girl what true greatness looks like.  Yes.  That day arrived last week when we just happened upon THE Original Chick-Fil-A.  We didn't even realize what was happening  until we pulled up (We were just following a standard CFA highway sign!).

Wait.  Let's back up for a second.  For those of you who don't know, my husband has a slight obsession with Chick-Fil-A.  As in, he craves their milkshakes almost nightly.  As in, our road trips are mapped out so we stop at CFAs along the way.  As in, CFA is his idea of a good date night.  I mean, c'mon, the cow came to our wedding!  Just take a look at my husband's face:

He's obsessed.  Or is it possessed?  Or maybe he's actually both.

Anyways, that day- that glorious day last week when we pulled in to the original Chick-Fil-A parking lot- the clouds parted.  Mike started doing impromptu Chinese fire drills around our car in the parking lot.  We danced.  We cried.  We took pictures.

And then we ran in to the nearest booth to order off a full menu that includes fried okra, sweet potatoes, and chicken pot pie.  And yes, we got all those items from a Southern waitress, with helmet hair, who has proudly been working at the establishment for 16 years.  It said so on her name tag.  She also found out the cow came to our wedding and gave each of us a stuffed cow.  Bella really loved that part.

There are little round stools with red cushions right under this counter.  Grab a seat, if you like!

Yes. That's a full menu, Mike.  Now please close your mouth.

Look!  There's Gigi!  She shared in this glorious moment with us.  And do you see that mac & cheese and chicken pot pie I'm about to devour?

Them be some fried okra, corn muffins, and sweet taters next to the ol' classic waffle fries.  

And that right there is the original picture of this fine establishment.  And there we have it, folks!  That's one major life milestone for Bella and one proud daddy.  Thank you, Chick-Fil-A.  You never cease to amaze us.


  1. too bad he didn't go to a&m and live in dunn!

  2. Amazing! I can only imagine Mike's excitement. Where is it located?

  3. It's in Atlanta, kind of in a sketchy part of town... which is why it really surprised us when we drove up on it. So fun!

  4. I love this! Mostly because when we went to that same store, I took a lot of pics and Matt thought I was nuts. Thanks for reminding me how very normal and unalone I am. :)

  5. When we lived in South Bend, we were half a mile from a Chick-fil-a. It was so good but so bad for our budget.