Weekend with Mom


I hugged my mom goodbye just before 6 a.m. this morning. I’m obviously sad to see her go, but Ryan and I will be heading to my parents’ place in Jacksonville for Christmas in two short weeks so I know we’ll be reunited soon. Our weekend was wonderful and a great balance of activity and… 

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Birkdale Village Christmas Shopping


Good afternoon! I’ve been out and about all day because we’ve had guests in town! On their way home from Thanksgiving in Raleigh with my aunt and grandma, my parents stopped by our house in Charlotte! (My dad is flying out of Charlotte to Pennsylvania to see my other grandma tomorrow morning and my mom… 

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Thanksgiving 2014

mother son

Our Thanksgiving in Sarasota was fantastic, as always! My mother-in-law always hosts a beautiful gathering that includes some of my all-time favorite food,but it was the people who obviously made Thanksgiving extra special. Now that Ryan and I have to drive 11 hours to see my in-laws, we’re finding ourselves appreciating what little time we… 

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Sister Time

Davidson North Carolina

Spending time with my sister this weekend was perfect… but it also reminded me just how much I miss seeing her all the time! Leslie’s work brought her to Charlotte late last week, so we planned to extend her stay a little bit so I could show her around our new hometown and we could… 

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From Jax to Charlotte

Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow

Good morning and Happy Halloween week! I hope your Monday is off to a good start… And if it’s not, you should probably make some of this Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow. It’s a guaranteed mood-booster. It’s on my must-make list this week! But now let’s chat about the weekend, shall we? Saturday Saturday was mostly… 

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Banana Pudding for People Who Don’t Like Banana Pudding


Today is my father-in-law’s final day with us in North Carolina and we’re determined to make the most of it! Ryan and Greg went to the gym together this morning while I took a Pure Barre class and then after breakfast, Greg and I headed out into the dreary weather with Sadie for a morning… 

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