wow, this weekend went by so fast, but it sure was a fun one. i got to go to Charlotte to visit some of my ladies from college. we browsed some shops in the NODA gallery crawl Friday night while we waited on our table at Cabo Fish Taco. We waited a long time and finally sat down for a fantastic dinner and drinks. like everytime we are together, we laughed a lot, and as usual, at the end of dinner, my face was sore from the laughing/smiling.
we hung out some more, had a visit from our first girlfriend to have a baby and the sweet baby herself, shopped a little, then headed out to freedom park for a relaxing afternoon .... more wine, more laughter, lots of people & dog watching, we even saw two wedding parties and lots of prom-goers having their pictures made. we ended Saturday at a new BBQ restaurant, probably discussing too many personal life details for the comfort of the people at tables around us, but that's how it goes when you're amongst friends, right? after one last drink, we headed back to the house and said our goodbyes before heading to bed.
a long sunday of mothers' day festivities followed with lunch at ryan's parents, and dinner at my sister's house to celebrate with her and my mom.
so... here's the simple menu plan for this busy week
5.7.11 - Charlotte girls trip- ate at Midwood Smokehouse (it just opened Friday), and I would highly recommend it if you're in the Charlotte area
5.8.11 - Grilled Chicken for Mother's Day Meal #1 and Hamburgers & Grilled Corn for Mother's Day Meal #2
5.9.11 - Leftovers!
5.10.11 - Dinner with Gray & Leigh ... last time hanging out before they travel to ETHIOPIA!
5.11.11 - Homemade Calzones & Salad
5.12.11 - Grilling Out
5.13.11 - Date Night OUT!