Friday, May 23, 2014

My Trip to Chattanooga

That post title sounds a lot like a paper you'd turn in on the first day back to school about your summer vacation. "Here Mrs. Teacher, this is my paper on my summer vacation. It's called 'My Trip to Chattanooga.'"

Anyway, a few weekends ago I took a trip to Tennessee to visit two of my very dear friends. One is my BFF from high school and the other is her husband. My BFF, Kelly, is a pharmacist and after college she moved to TN so when we want to see each other we have to travel. I was excited to spend a weekend away!

My two sweet friends.

Their sweet puppy Stella.

We ate dinner the first night at a wonderful Tapas restaurant. I ate blue cheese puffs, spinach artichoke dip and what they call papas bravas. Yum!! We all shared and they gave me some of their pear and walnut quesadilla. It was so good!

Selfie in the car on the way to lunch.

I was so happy to see they had this Daft Punk table!!

I've loved Daft Punk since Discovery.

We ate lunch at the best pizza place. Basically you pick the pizza size and that's a base price and then you pick all your toppings including type of cheese. We got spinach, artichokes, mushrooms, tomatoes, feta cheese, garlic and mozzarella. It was so tasty! I loved that there were so many toppings options and that we could pick whatever we wanted.

After lunch we headed to the Aquarium. It was so nice!!



We really enjoyed the penguin exhibit. We even made new friends.

Look at this penguin on the left standing on another penguin!

We even got trapped in this cage with a shark right behind us!!

I bought a souvenir before we left. I got this cute, little owl mug because of course when you think of the aquarium, you think owl....

Bobby and Kelly cooked the most amazing dinner for me. The made their own ravioli from scratch.... It was pumpkin ravioli with a sage cream sauce. Yum!!! They also made honey ricotta bruschetta and we enjoyed a tasty salad. These two have been taking cooking classes and they are quite the chefs! Dinner was soooo good. I wish I lived closer so I could drop by for dinner more often. :)

I had such a fun weekend. It's always great to catch up with Kelly. :)

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


Woah! It's been a month since I last posted. Time is just slipping by me... It seems like I'm never home these days due to work, church and hobbies. However, today I am home sick with (what I think is) strep throat so what better to do than blog? :)
I realize it's pretty late to be posting about Easter, but I am enjoying reminiscing about days when it wasn't painful to eat something besides soup.

I made my family take a lot of pictures after church. It was a coincidence that they all wore pink.

My grandfather joined us for lunch. He is a huge Bama fan so that's why he always wears this houndstooth hat.

I love my baby sister. :)

I love how my mom will do pretty much anything that I ask her to. She's the best. For real.

It looks like this photo was photoshopped to death, but I didn't even touch it. It truly was just a beautiful day.


Trying to look sophisticated.

Our friend London:

For lunch we enjoyed lemon pasta, parmesan green beans, spinach salad and my mom made chicken for the meat eaters.

It wasn't a traditional Easter meal, but we wanted to do something different and a little simpler. :)

We also played some Just Dance 2014 and Scattegories. I am a beast at that game, but one of my sisters still beat me... All in all, a great Easter with the family!