Monday, February 29, 2016

Not Perfect

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This is one of my favorite tees and a great reminder. No one is perfect, no matter how "perfect" they portray themselves on social media. I'm so far from perfect, but you know what? It's ok.

Titus loves me just as am :)

I love these pictures of us. He's not suppose to be on the bed...hubby's rule, but I couldn't resist getting these pictures. I fought getting a dog for over 3 years and finally agreed to get one. And now I couldn't see our life without him. He's not perfect either, but he's perfect for us!

Monday, February 22, 2016

Hotel, Motel, Holiday Inn

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We headed downtown Raleigh for breakfast, and then the Raleigh Home Show. I was on a mission to see the Property Brothers from HGTV. Normally we head to IHop for breakfast, but I wanted to try something different. Now this may seem really strange, but while looking at venues for a conference for work I found that the Holiday Inn downtown Raleigh has a restaurant at the top of it. The Skye Tower Restaurant which is open to the public. I really was just going for the view of downtown, but my breakfast was really good. The grits were some of the best I've had. Nice and creamy, just the way I like them. It wasn't anything fancy, but I enjoyed it. If you happen to check it out, order off the menu, not the buffet. Fonzy and Ezekiel were good sports going with me. Not their first choice, but they went to make me happy. Elijah said he needed a break and slept in!

You know, it truly is the little things. This weekend breakfast made my day. If felt good to not have to cook and just enjoy a beautiful day. After breakfast we headed out to see the Property Brothers. Unfortunately the place was packed and I couldn't get close enough to see them. I saw them from afar as I was riding the escalator to leave. I did however find a cutout of them and had to take a picture. So....I kind of saw the Property Brothers.

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Monday, February 15, 2016

Happy Birthday Elijah!

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Being the last baby, it seem he grew up the fastest. 14 years have flown by! A few things have remained constant since he was a toddler. He still loves sweets, candy, cakes, you name it! And he carries a ball with him AT. ALL. TIMES! This is his current ball, which he bounces all day long. If he is up, he is bouncing a ball.

Being a Valentine baby is kind of hard. We normally don't go out on his birthday because all the restaurants are packed with Valentine dates, so he normally has a low key day. I try to make what he wants, but it's not always a success. This year he wanted red velvet cupcakes. So red velvet cupcakes I made. Not sure why he wanted them, since he wasn't even sure how they tasted. He was surprised they tasted like chocolate...kind of. For birthday breakfast I always make him heart shaped pancakes. He got heart shaped french toast and bacon this year. For dinner he wanted a Philly cheese-steak which wasn't cheesy enough for him. I bought him a bunch of candy, so I won with that. You win some, you lose some.

Happy Birthday Elijah!!! We love you to the moon and back!

Friday, February 12, 2016

Baby, It's Cold Outside

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It's going to be COLD this weekend!

These pictures are from my birthday weekend - January 22. We got some ice and a little snow. Unfortunately, our electricity went out also. Not a great way to spend a birthday weekend. Since we had no electricity or heat we headed to my sister's house for the day. I guess that was God's way of saying we needed some sister time.

This weekend is Valentines Day and Elijah's birthday. He's our Valentine baby. Not sure what we have planned since its going to be so cold. But I'm seeing lot's of hearts! Maybe heart pancakes, some heart cookies dipped in chocolate(I think that's more for me). And knitting of course. I guess whatever we can come up with we'll do since we will be inside.

So love, birthday, hearts, baking, and knitting - on the agenda for this weekend!

Here's to the weekend!