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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Thanksgiving 2014

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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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Competition Dining: Final Fire in Raleigh

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If I could summarize this weekend in one word, it would be delicious. Back in August you may remember reading a recap of my experience at an event called Fire in the City in Charlotte. It was part of a North Carolina-wide dining competition and the finals took place in Raleigh on Saturday night. The… 

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Sister Time

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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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