Monday, July 26, 2010


Well hello there, old blog. I bet you thought I'd forgotten about you, didn't you?

Well, I didn't. I'm just busy.

Last week? I can't even remember last week. Apparently it wasn't noteworthy enough to blog about. Or it was too busy. Must have been one or the other. Oh yeah. I do remember the part where my car broke AGAIN (exact repeat of the week before) and had to be towed AGAIN and Matt and I had to carpool to and from work in Athens AGAIN for three days and then it turns out it was the starter (the week before it was only some connection to the starter) that had to be replaced and steal all my monies. Ah, oh well. At least it runs again.

I do remember this weekend though. We went to Charlotte to visit Kristina and James and love on their sweet new baby, Adoration!

I think the weekend can be summed up with three thoughts: Food. Baby. OMGIT'SSOHOTI'MGOINGTODIE.

Here's Matt on Baby Duty. :) He was definitely a natural.

I definitely tried to steal the lion's share of Baby Holding Time. I mean...unless Adoration absolutely HAD to be eating, then I pretty much needed to be holding her. As you can see, we got to be BFF pretty fast.

We ate lunch at this awesome restaurant, Cabo Fish Taco. Guess what we ate?

Fish tacos! Well, except for Adoration. She dined on milk instead. She's so un-adventurous.
Later we went to Amelie's, a bakery recommended by none other than the Pioneer Woman herself. And also recommended by Kristina. It was basically heaven on earth. PW don't lie-- the salted caramel brownies were the stuff dreams are made of. I will now spend the rest of my life trying to recreate them in my own kitchen.
Check out that link above if you want to see pictures of (some) of the things we ate. Matt & I had the salted caramel brownie, the lemon teacake, a cinnamon stick, and a raspberry tart. I also sampled Kristina's napoleon. And then I felt like my life was complete. Or at least it will be if I can have one more of those brownies.
Here's a rare shot of Adoration SLEEPING in the car. She prefers to spend her time in the car screaming at the top of her lungs and making really sad chin-quivers.

And here's Stine and I after church yesterday. Another great part of the weekend was when Stine had four huge bags/boxes of clothes she was going to give away and then she let me have first was like a free shopping spree! The dress I'm wearing in the pic above was one of the many excellent scores I made.

Um, also Kristina made PW's Cinnamon Rolls. (Have you noticed a theme here?? We like to cook and eat stuff that is REALLY not good for you, especially if it's recommended by PW!) We ate them for breakfast Saturday, midnight snack Saturday night, and breakfast Sunday. And that was only a HALF-RECIPE. And there were 4 of us!! They were pretty amazing.

In between eating and holding the baby, we dropped in on a 1-year-old's birthday party, perused a local art gallery, went to church, shopped at Trader Joe's (bestillmyheart), watched Gilmore Girls, and played two rounds of the DVD board game version of "The Price Is Right." It was basically a perfect weekend.

And now, after a long day at work, I am about to go pay for all my fun at the gym. A little bit anticlimactic, but necessary. Happy Monday! (hahaha, yeah right.)


  1. For some reason hanging out with you is also an excuse to eat food that is really bad for me. So basically that means you are like a holiday.

    Adoration misses you.

    And...she didn't cry during the whole FOUR hour trip to ATL. God answers prayers...for realz.

  2. PW is nothing short of awesomeness.

    And did you hear Athens is getting a Trader Joe's? I can't wait!

  3. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm PW Cinnamon Rolls.... and holding a sweet baby girl!

    Sounds like a fab weekend!

  4. Mmmm! Two of my favorite places, Cabo Fish Taco and Amelie's! The salted caramel brownie is the best! Not sure of your eating habits, but I also recommend having Amelie's prepare you a custom egg white and spinach croissant! To.die.for! :)


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