Archive for July, 2013


My latest weird fave is peanut butter & apple slices. I just had one for lunch!

busy weekend

For once, I had a busy weekend! Thanks to Sheena and her contest-winning luck, I went to Art on the Rocks at the Birmingham Museum of Art. Here’s one thing we were looking forward to:

We thought drinks were included in our ticket, but we were very wrong. Tiny cocktails were $8, so we both got only 1. They were delicious, but they weren’t big enough. Thankfully, Sheena brought along her flask of bourbon! That’s what you see pictured above. We also found out how small Sheena’s flask was. Now, we know. Here’s us at the party with Leslie:

I’ve never known a photo booth to not have a countdown or something so you know when the picture will be made, so I blew our opportunity for good pictures all except this one. We had food, looked at art, laughed at people, and had a fun friend date. All in all, it was a success!

On our way home, we went the spontaneous route and stopped by the Rainbow Tunnel by Railroad Park for some photo ops. Here are my faves:




On Saturday, Brian, Cora & I went out to eat breakfast at Dimitri’s. It was great! We saw tons of people we knew there, and that is one reason I love going there on Saturday mornings. After breakfast, we came home and let Cora play in her pool. That is always quite the show. She napped, and so did I! It was great. We went out to dinner at Longhorn! It was deeee-licious, and Cora ate really well and was so cute with other people there. We hung outside the restaurant after we were done eating so she could look at the flowers and play in the rocks by the waiting area outside. After she went to bed, Brian & I watched the 4th Harry Potter movie (goblet of Fire). It wasn’t my favorite one ever, but it was good.

Sunday was church! It was a good service with a great sermon, and I had fun singing. Cora fell asleep as soon as the service started in Phella’s arms, and it was so cute! She needed a nap, and I could tell Phella loved having her sleeping in her arms. She woke up at the perfect time right before church was over. The best part was that it meant we could go eat lunch at Five Guys! We figured we’d have to go straight home and put her to bed before we knew the nap was going to happen. Lunch was yummy, and Cora did great again. She’s so good at restaurants because she loves watching people and interacting with them. After lunch, Cora took a LONG nap. When she woke up, we headed to Brian’s parents’ because Ann was back in town, so we all got takeout so Cora could play with toys. Sunday was a long & tiring day, but it was good.

Yay for good weekends!

long weekend

Yay for long weekends! Brian & I took off work Friday and gave ourselves long holiday weekends! Wednesday night, I had band practice, so we got the party started on Thursday (actual holiday). We woke up, packed, and drove to my parents’ house. Later that day, we had family time and food at my grandparents’ house. My uncle and cousin also surprised everyone by coming into town from North Carolina earlier that week, so it seemed more special that way. Also, my other cousin that we don’t see much drove up from Atlanta, too! Cora played in front of my family after warming up to them, and everyone basically stared at her the whole time because they don’t see her much. She didn’t like that in the beginning, but she got over it since she’s such a ham.

On Friday, Brian, Cora & I met my friend Misty for a Mexican dinner to chit chat. It was good even if Cora dribbled cheese dip EVERYWHERE. I must add that Cora is OBSESSED with my mom, her Grandmama (mommom for now). She even woke up screaming Friday night/Saturday morning and ended up hollering for Grandmama. We could not calm her down, so I actually woke my mom up at 2 something in the morning to help get her back to sleep. It worked.

Saturday, we stayed half a day and then came back home. It rained all weekend, and it REALLY rained on our way back. We were able to hang out with Ann that evening, which was also great because Cora had been asking for Ann for about a week, too. We got some CFA for dinner so I could give Cora a bath, unpack and wash diapers before bedtime instead of spending our whole evening at a restaurant.

Sunday, times were back to normal! We went to church and sang some of my favorite songs to sing there, and then I had lunch with Sheena at Whole Foods! We also bought some groceries. The toffee/sea salt chocolate bar I bought is amazing! 

Do I really have to go back to work???

GOOD THING: safe travels
BAD THING: Cora will not stop asking where Grandmama, Ann & JoJo are ALL. THE. TIME. At least she loves them!