weekend shenanigans

Weekend Shenanigans

We finally had a little fall weather here in Alabama Saturday night and yesterday. And by fall weather, I just mean not 90 degrees. It was fabulous!

Friday I met up with Laura and Morgan at SoHo Social in Homewood for a delicious meal and a much needed girls lunch. It was great catching up and enjoying the beautiful weather on the shaded patio. Could have done without a yellow jacket that insisted on invading our space throughout our meal. I hate bees!!! The food was incredible, as was the company!

Chris invited a friend over to hang out that evening, so I took advantage of the time and finally watched Beauty and the Beast! Loved it!!!

Saturday we hung around the house and caught up on some shows and played with Zoe. Around 3pm we headed out to meet up with our family in Oneonta to celebrate my dad’s birthday. My sister came up with the idea to take him out to dinner and walk around the car show that was going on in town. I had never actually been to the “downtown” area in Oneonta. Honestly, I didn’t even know it existed. I had been to the city before, but must have been the outskirts. I was pleasantly surprised with how cute the downtown area is and how much there was to do!

My sister and dad were running late, so Chris and I put Zoe in her stroller and took a stroll around some of the shops. We found a cute junk shop where we purchased Duck Tails for our NES, and there was a used video game store and several clothing boutiques that we cant wait to check out next time!

Swamptails was an amazing Cajun Steakhouse, and I know we will be returning!!! We shared onion rings and boudin balls as our appetizers. My sister and I couldn’t decide between the filet or Po Boy cheeseburger, so we ordered both and split. Everything was incredible!!!

We enjoyed the beautiful evening walking around after dinner and looking at all the cars and perusing some other shops. We then stopped by Miller’s Soda Shoppe for an ice cream!!! I shared a few bites of my mint chocolate chip with Zoe. She was a huge fan.

They had a huge screen out in the middle of the road playing the college football games. #bama

I remembered to have my sister take a family picture of the three of us too! I think we have maybe three total?? I really need to get better about that!

Home girl hung in as long as she could….but she eventually passed out in the car on the way home.

Chris and I really loved the area and we are already planning a trip back! Bonus that the drive out that way has incredible mountain views in the fall with all the foliage!!!

Sunday, I cut the side yard while Zoe enjoyed some one on one time with her daddy…then us girls headed to the grocery store and picked up some BBQ for lunch. The rest of the day was spent catching up on more shows, hanging with Zoe, and reading lots of books. I love that Zoe loves books as much as I do.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Linking up with Biana.

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20 Comments

  • Reply Biana October 2, 2017 at 11:17 am

    I love that photo of the 3 of you guys – you definitely need to get some more πŸ™‚ Glad you had a nice laid back weekend girl. Hope you have more nice weather this week! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply Missy @MySh!ttyKitchen October 2, 2017 at 11:29 am

    Aw the pic of her sleeping is too cute! All of that food looks amazing! I am glad you have a nice weekend with nice weather!

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders October 2, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Oh my goodness you ate so much good food this weekend! Good thing it’s almost lunchtime! It sounds like you had a great mix of family time and also getting things done. I hope that my girls love books as much as I do! It’s such a fun thing to share!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo October 2, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    You know I’m happy you finally saw B&tB… SO GOOD!!!!!
    Junk stores are so much fun to pass time & you never know what you’re going to discover.

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer October 2, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    What a neat town! Don’t you love discovering places like that? Glad you guys had a good weekend. Our weather was cooler, too. Thank goodness.

  • Reply Jenna October 2, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    You know what? I haven’t had a burger in about two weeks. I need a burger in my life.

  • Reply Sierra October 2, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    What a nice weekend! That relief in temperature must have felt so nice. All of your food looks amazing and now I cannot run out for lunch fast enough lol. I remember giving my boys their first taste of ice cream and them crying for more when we were done. Beautifully Candid

  • Reply Kate October 2, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    All that food – YUMMMMM! And yay for Beauty & the Beast! Love that it was “Hermoine” and “Cousin Matthew” from Downton Abbey as the leads <3
    Green Fashionista

  • Reply marie October 2, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Oh all that food looks soo good!! Wasn’t Beauty and the Beast great?? Omg, I LOVE it. I too watched it again this weekend. I first saw it last weekend, I think I have watched it five times already. So good! Happy Monday Pretty Lady!!

  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky October 2, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Obviously she loved mint choc chip ice cream because it’s only the best flavour ever! OMG her smile is the cutest.

  • Reply Morgan October 2, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    I loved our lunch date on Friday!! We will definitely have to plan to do it again soon. And I know I already commented on your family picture on Instagram, but it’s such a great picture of all three of you! A framer for sure!

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine October 2, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    That ice cream! Zoe is such a mix of you and Chris in the face! LOVE that picture!

  • Reply kristen October 2, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    that soda shoppe looks awesome! and yes mint choc chip is absolutely the best, good choice Z πŸ˜‰ i watched Beauty and the Beast on the weekend too, but it was like my 3rd time lol. glad you liked it!

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis October 2, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    Love the family photo! Your weekend was filled with so much yummy food and all the Zoe smiles!

  • Reply Bri @ My Life As October 2, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    Give me all the food! It all looks amazing. Mint chocolate chip ice cream sounds really good right now too. Zoe is so precious.

  • Reply emelia October 2, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Your food looks SO good– all of it. I just love Zoe girl & what a sweet family pic! Sounds like a fun time for your Dad’s birthday and YES for Duck Tales!

  • Reply Carly October 3, 2017 at 8:32 am

    That’s such a great picture of the three of you! It sounds like so much fun celebrating your dad’s birthday- sometimes doing stuff outside of the box ends up being so much fun. I really enjoyed the new Beauty and the Beast too– the casting was so good for everyone!

  • Reply Audrey October 3, 2017 at 9:04 am

    That corn looks delicious! And Swamp Tails is the coolest name for a Cajun steak house, haha!
    It sounds like a fun weekend! It’s cool you were able to celebrate your dad’s birthday doing something he really enjoys!

  • Reply Danielle October 3, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    Sounds like a great weekend. Love that the town plays football on large screens outside. That is so cool. I totally would love to try Swamp Tails!

  • Reply StephTheBookworm October 4, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Oh, I love Pout Pout Fish!
    We hardly have any family photos either and my dad is a professional photographer. So lame of us.
    Your food looks so good, as usual. Southern food is my favorite. NY is known for pizza. I like it and all, but it’s not my favorite. Jerry is obsessed with it though.

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