Weekend Rewinds!

Our last two weekends (and the week in between) have been so eventful that I thought I’d cram it all into a quick recap! In case you just want the highlights/lowlights: I’m in Florida right now to see my dad. Caroline just recovered from a terrible virus (possibly her worst one yet). Thomas had a successful tubes surgery. Lindsey came to visit.

Right after my double mastectomy I received the most thoughtful gift from the sweet ladies at the daily details, the most beautiful beauty bar in Uptown Charlotte! Two weekends ago I finally got the chance to cash in my gift and check out this amazing new place! I enjoyed a blow out and got my eyebrows tinted for the first time ever (and am now obsessed!)!

A huge thank you to Kiri for treating me to such a relaxing morning!

Later that night Matt and I attended one of the most fun weddings ever at the Charlotte City Club. We danced the night away and stayed out way past our bedtime. It was awesome…until the next day when we had to be parents. Lesson learned. 

The following week Caroline was sent home Wednesday from school and was out the rest of the week. We took her to the doctor for what I was certain was hand, foot, mouth but doctor said she just has a nasty virus with severe mouth sores. She was in so much pain, couldn’t eat, couldn’t sleep, was on Motrin/Tylenol around the clock and was on a popsicle and ice cream diet for 3 loooooong days. Everything hurt her mouth sores and she
was just overall excessively irritable. I also think her two year molars
popped through around the same time so wow, it was one heck of a week. Oh, and Lindsey came to Charlotte for a quick work trip and got a front row seat of our wild show.

On Thursday, Matt’s mom thankfully came in to town to watch Caroline while we were with Thomas for his surgery on Friday morning!

Thomas rocked his surgery and we were home just a few hours later.  The doctor said Thomas had so much fluid built up in his ears and it was so thick there was no way antibiotics would have ever cleared it. Oh, and that he’s probably been in pain for awhile. Cue the mama and daddy guilt for not pushing for tubes sooner.

After a long snooze on mama he awoke back to his normal self! We were amazed that he didn’t require any Motrin or Tylenol either! The rest of the day he chased his sister, laughed, ate like a champ and went back to his normal routine! Such a rock star. 

By Saturday morning Caroline was finally feeling better so we visited the children’s museum. Grandad and Mimi came too.

The kids were so worn out from running around the museum that they came home and took solid naps.

That night Matt had planned a surprise date night for us as my Mother’s Day gift! He lined up a fantastic afternoon for me too – manicure/pedicure, a blow out and then reservations for dinner! Seriously, how did I get so lucky?!

For weeks I annoyed him with questions like “how far away is the restaurant? have we been before? what should I wear? what kind of food?” He would respond with the most bizarre answers to keep me guessing too. So when our uber pulled up to Passion8 I was unbelievably excited (and impressed) that he was able to surprise me with a completely NEW place we’d never been before…just a few minutes from our house too!

It was then that I pulled out a little surprise I had up my sleeveCouples Table Topics! It’s not unlike us to be out on a romantic date night only to find ourselves recapping work projects, hashing out to-do lists, discussing our kiddos, etc. Matt had put so much work into a perfect date night that I wanted to make sure we really spent the entire time enjoying each other over meaningful (and super fun and funny) conversations.

We arrived to the restaurant an hour before our reservation so we could sit at the bar for drinks and appetizers. During that time we asked each other question after question. Each question would send us on long tangents filled with fun memories, hilarious stories and thoughtful discussions.

After pushing our reservation back (a few times) we finally decided to grab our table and continue our questions!

The food was unreal. We started with their infamous calamari (tossed in jalepeno honey citrus butter), fried duck bruschetta and duck fat fries. For our entrees I ordered the stuffed chicken and Matt ordered the ribeye. We were beyond impressed with everything!

Matt knocked this date night out of the park.

Last night I jumped on a plane for a very quick trip to Florida. My dad has recently been in and out of the hospital after coming down with a nasty cold and although he is back home trying to get healthy he is definitely in a little slump and everyone is worried. So after seeing Thomas rebound so quickly from his procedure I booked a trip home. I arrived late last night and my dad thought I was my sister when I walked through the door. He was completely stunned and speechless. For hours he just stared at me in disbelief that I am even here!

So today and tomorrow I’ll be spending some time with him (and also nagging him to follow the doctor’s orders)!





  1. Samantha
    May 31, 2016 / 1:24 pm

    I LOVE that yellow dress (romper?) you wore on date night! Where's it from?

  2. Cait | Home Sweet Ruby
    May 31, 2016 / 1:28 pm

    Oh mama I am so sorry your sweet babies went through the virus and ear infections! My son had HFM so if it was anything like that, I know exactly what you all went through. Poor babies! Sounds like you are all managing so well though! Enjoy your trip home!

  3. Natalie
    May 31, 2016 / 1:33 pm

    I'm also in the Charlotte area and my 15 month old daughter got the same virus (herpangina I think) as Caroline. It was without a doubt th worst virus she has ever gotten. And then I got it. If wae the most pain I have ever been in (next to giving birth) and took about a week before I could actually eat a solid meal again. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. Glad everyone is feeling better and hope your dad gets better soon

  4. Jacqui German
    May 31, 2016 / 3:51 pm

    oh my gosh he kicked a@@ on date night!! and i agree – that romper/dress is perfection!

  5. Girl Meets Bow
    May 31, 2016 / 4:04 pm

    Sending well wishes and thoughts to your dad- so glad that you can be with him! Glad the babies are recovering too! XO

  6. Lindsay at Lindsay'sSweetWorld
    May 31, 2016 / 4:43 pm

    Girl – you look phenomenal in that yellow dress!! YOWZA! Prayers for your dad. I hope he gets well soon and in the mean time I hope you enjoy each other's company!

  7. Three boys and a girl blog
    May 31, 2016 / 5:32 pm

    So glad the tubes went ok! How nice to get to spend some QT time with your Dad! I've been wanting to try the daily details. Kiri dates my best friend brother. She is so sweet! I'm going to have to try it out next time I'm in Charlotte visiting family. Have a great trip home!

  8. Erin
    May 31, 2016 / 5:58 pm

    I love your pink dress- where did you find it?

  9. Alexandra Bee Blog
    May 31, 2016 / 7:18 pm

    Love, love, love your surprise date night! Those table topics sets can be so fun! You are looking hot in that yellow romper, too, lady!

  10. Owen Davis @ Davis Duo
    May 31, 2016 / 8:49 pm

    You guys are seriously so cute, I can tell how much y'all love each other and how much fun you still have together!! Ordering those cards right now…. That is genius for new date night convos! Need details on that pink dress… Gorgeous!

  11. Erin Phillips
    June 1, 2016 / 1:28 am

    You look gorgeous, lady!! Sending prayers your way that you and your sweet family all are on the up and up from here!Erin, Attention to Darlingwww.attentiontodarling.com

  12. Kelly Crusenberry
    June 1, 2016 / 1:49 am

    Praying for your sweet daddy!!And girl you're looking like one hot momma!! And Matt totally sets a good high standard.

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  14. Sara Elizabeth
    June 1, 2016 / 12:29 pm

    Praying for your dad! Hopefully your visit is exactly what he needs to get back on the mend. Hugs.

  15. LHWinstead
    June 1, 2016 / 2:20 pm

    You look stunning — love yellow on you!! So glad yall had a special date night for Mother's Day! I love the idea of the table topics, we need to look into that!

  16. Paige
    June 1, 2016 / 5:57 pm

    Love your date night questions- such a great idea. and you look so good in that yellow romper. Prayers for your family.

  17. Jenuine Happiness
    June 1, 2016 / 6:47 pm

    Thinking of and praying for your Dad. I'm glad you're there. So fun to see all of the wonderful things you and your sweet family have been up to. That yellow dress is gorgeous on you. Love it! Also, love the date night questions. How fun!

  18. Caley-Jade Rosenberg
    June 1, 2016 / 7:17 pm

    Sending so much for your Dad sweet friend and so glad that sweet Caroline is on the mend and Thomas did so well (nothing worse than a sick babe and hospitals!) We did tubes, adenoids and tonsils all at once with EN – best thing we ever did! How hot are you gorgeous mama and amazing date night x

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