weekend shenanigans

Weekend Shenanigans

First off, should out to Chris today!!!! It’s his birthday 🙂 Happy Birthday!!!!!! We will throw it back old school with a picture from the first few months we started dating. I wouldn’t want to do life with anyone else.

Friday started off with lunch at Chicken Salad Chick with Laura.

Saturday morning I was up and had the house cleaned before Zoe woke up. My sister came over in the afternoon to watch Zoe so Chris and I could have our very first date. just the two of us, since Zoe was born. Almost 18 months ago. Crazy how long has past!!!! We started out at Bird’s for a few drinks and an appetizer. I finally got to try Frose. I have been wanting one since they were popping up all over the place last summer. Now that I know Bird’s has them….and delicious ones!!!!!…I have a feeling they will be happening more often! This place is walking distance from my office, so that doesn’t hut 😉 After Birds, we headed over to Paramount for a little while and sat on their patio. Chris’s co-worker came and joined us for a little bit. It was fun getting to know someone I hear so much about. After that, we headed to Crazy Horse for dinner. We had a fun evening and I am so thankful for my sister who took such good care of Zoe. They had so much fun, I doubt she even missed us.

And when we got home, Tracy had the dishwasher ran, the living room and Zoe’s roomed cleaned up…..and this adorable art work sitting on the counter that she made with Zoe while we were gone. I seriously have the best, most thoughtful sister ever.

Three of those pictures Tracy took when we were gone. Zoe was totally content.

Sunday morning we had to run out the store as soon as they opened so that we could get back and get Zoe down for an early nap. That didn’t turn out so well, she wouldn’t take a nap when we got back. We headed over to Chris’s sister’s house for a Mother’s Day lunch with a lot of his family. Zoe did pretty well over all, considering no naps were  head. She passed out in the car promptly when we left. We decided to take a ride up to Pell City and check out the new Bargain Hunt and let Zoe nap for awhile longer. I knew if we got her home, she wouldn’t want to go back down. We scored two shirts for Zoe, a water bottle for Chris and a Nepresso machine!!!!! Such an awesome bargain!

We stopped at Sonic for some drinks afterwards. It got hot and steamy in a hurry this year. It was in the mid 90’s yesterday and I was dying! So much for spring. When we got home, it was already time to get Zoe dinner and start the bed time routine. Chris and I had Zucchini Enchiladas for dinner. They weren’t that hard to make and were super tasty!!! I might share the recipe this week if I can get my life together and get the post out.

We watched Grey’s last night, and of course I cried like half the episode. I hate when main characters are on their way out.  That and This is Us….it never fails. I always cry!

Back to the grind this morning. I always hate when birthdays fall during the work week, but especially Monday. Poor Chris! I am going to grab some cookie cake slices today though, and make it at least a little special! I hope you all had a great weekend! Happy Mother’s Day to everyone out there. For those who are mothers, mothers to be, mothers trying to conceive, mothers who have had a loss. You are all the real MVP’s of the world! Linking up with Biana. 

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  • Reply Marie May 14, 2018 at 10:47 am

    Happy Birthday Chris!!! Ok, that picture by Zoe is the cutest, sweetest thing ever!!
    What a thoughtful gift. Hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day!!

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston May 14, 2018 at 10:49 am

    Happiest of birthday’s to Chris!! That’s such a crazy good deal for the nespresso machine!! We love ours so much – I think we’ve had it going on 4 years now and use it almost every single day! So glad you had a wonderful Mother’s Day! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply StephTheBookworm May 14, 2018 at 11:33 am

    Happy birthday, Chris! Love the throwback photo.
    How sweet that your sister and Zoe made that craft for you. I love it.

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer May 14, 2018 at 11:41 am

    Happy Birthday to Chris! My birthday fell during the week, too, I hate when that happens. SO glad you two got a date night. It was well-deserved. And how sweet is your sister?! I need her to help me at my house, LOL. Can’t wait for your recipe! Hope you have a great Monday!

  • Reply laura May 14, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    Happy birthday Chris! You’ve got the most thoughtful sister ever – such a sweet little mother’s day gift. And yes to frose. I’ll need to join you a few of those times! 🙂

  • Reply Bri @ My Life As... May 14, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    The Zoe framed hand prints are so cute! Happy birthday to Chris!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo May 14, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    That Gray’s episode was totally a heart tugger!!!!!
    I love you finally got to get a date in!
    I love your sassy little girl in her shades& that tee!!!
    Yep – we totally skipped Spring here too – it feels like 95 outside right now. GREAAAT
    Happy Birthday to your hubby!!!

  • Reply Emelia May 14, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    Happy birthday Chris. How incredibly sweet of your sister- she sounds heaven sent. I’m so so glad you got out for a date night- it’s good for you to enjoy some alone time. How nice! Hope your Mother’s Day was great. Xo!

  • Reply Andrea Nine May 14, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    Happy Happy Birthday Chris!!! You’re a lucky guy. Oh girl TV shows have had me sobbing lately. Zoe is workin those sunnies! So sweet!

  • Reply Bri May 14, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    Happy birthday to Chris!

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis May 14, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    Happy belated birthday to Chris! You two look like a match made in heaven from the beginning and then came sassy Zoe with her cute outfits and sunnies to make life even brighter! Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

  • Reply Carly May 15, 2018 at 5:27 am

    Happy Birthday to Chris! That’s such a cute picture of you guys! It sounds like you guys had such a fun date and looks like Zoe had a great time with your sister! It got super hot here really fast too– definitely skipped over spring this year, but I guess at least it’s not freezing anymore.

  • Reply cara May 15, 2018 at 10:36 am

    Happy belated birthday to Chris! Great picture of you two! They just opened a chicken salad chick here and it’s sooo good! I just wish it wasn’t quite so pricey but I guess it’s for the quality you’re getting. Hope you had a great mother’s day!

  • Reply Missy @MySh!ttyKitchen May 15, 2018 at 11:06 am

    Happy Birthday to Chris! I love the throwback pic! I had some niece time this weekend and it was so fun, glad Zoe got some qt with her aunt and y’all got a day date! I need the zucchini enchiladas recipe! I must make these!

  • Reply Sierra May 15, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    Happy belated birthday to Chris! I hope he had a great one. Your sister is so cute with Zoe. I’m glad you had a nice weekend and a nice Mother’s Day! Sierra Beautifully Candid

  • Reply Audrey May 15, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    Oh my gosh, your sister is just the sweetest. How thoughtful of her!! And yay for finally squeezing in a date night with Chris (& Happy Birthday Chris!)! Sounds like a fun weekend with yummy food!

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag May 15, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday to Chris, and Happy Belated Mother’s Day to you! How sweet of your sister to watch Zoe and that little gift she made with her. SO CUTE!!!


  • Reply Danielle May 16, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    Great scores you got this weekend. I want a Nespresso machine. That is the cutest Mother’s Day frame ever. Your sister did a great job. I am still wanting to try Frose. I haven’t yet and haven’t found it. Glad you had a good weekend, even though Zoe didn’t nap as well. Have a great week!

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders May 16, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    That’s so awesome that your sister watched Zoe for you all day long so that y’all could have a day date! It’s crazy how much you don’t realize how much you miss adult time with your significant other until you actually have some again! I still haven’t tried Frose yet, but I need to! I was so jealous of everybody drinking it last summer!

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