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Weekend Rewind | April 2022

Happy Monday!

Is it too early to start counting down to Spring Break this Friday? I want to say “I am SO ready!”…but I’m totally not…yet. We’ve got a pretty busy week with events, lots of errands to tackle, groceries to buy, lists to make, bags to pack (but loads of laundry to do first!), beach toys to search for, Easter baskets and Easter eggs to prep and the list goes on. But I am definitely, definitely NOT complaining — in fact, I’m excited. Because you know what I find to be one of the most luxurious things in my life right now? Running errands…during the daytime (without checking my email every 3 minutes). I know that probably sounds ridiculous, but it is absolutely mind blowing to run out the door without my “away” message advertising exactly how many minutes I’ve stepped away from my computer.

Alright, you came for the weekend rewind, not the week ahead, so let’s get down to it!


Friday afternoon Matt closed his office early and invited all his staff to throw sledge hammers through walls at Marcellino & Tyson’s new office building! They are completely renovating the building so it will be quite awhile before they are ready to move in but I am so dang excited and proud of Matt and his Firm for outgrowing another space! We’ve driven by the building a million times over the past few months (it’s super close to our house) but this the my first time I got to walk through the new building and see the renderings! And also…I very much underestimated how hard it is to throw a sledge hammer.

Friday evening the weather was so gorgeous. As soon as the kids jumped off the bus, they scarfed down a snack plate, I whipped up some Lemongrass Ginger Margaritas and then we walked down to the cul de sac to meet all of our neighbors for happy hour. All of the neighborhood kids had a blast playing tag and riding bikes together.

After happy hour, we all got showered and jumped into pajamas for pizza and Family Movie Night! This week we checked off Marvel Movie #22 — Avengers: Infinity War and wow, wow, wow. What an incredible movie. If it hadn’t ended waaaaaay past bedtime, I 100% would have turned on Avengers: End Game afterwards.

I’ve had several questions about what we’re going to watch next when we wrap up our Marvel Movie list…and I have no clue! To be honest, I think we’re all going to be a little sad when we wrap up this list. Maybe we’ll let Caroline pick out 27 princess movies (although she totally became Marvel movie obsessed and was hooked after the first movie we watched). Thomas suggested we start Star Wars next…but Caroline and I quickly shot that down. So TBD on where we’ll go from here…

For our family movie night treat, we had fresh baked cookies delivered to our door from Tiff’s Treats! As part of our cookie membership, we get a batch of cookies every month and Friday night was the perfect day to schedule our delivery. (Psst — stay tuned for a fun cookie giveaway next week!!)


Saturday we were invited to a preview the new Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie! The first movie was really cute and funny so we were all looking forward to seeing the sequel! If you enjoy a family movie outing, I highly recommend this film which comes to theaters on April 8. It was highly entertaining and everyone loved it (despite Thomas’s face in this photo). 

Saturday evening Matt and I had a really fun double date with our friends Aaron & Michelle. We went to The Art of Banksy, a provocative street art exhibit in Charlotte right now that features more than 155 artworks by a mysterious graffiti artist. It was fascinating.

Afterwards we grabbed dinner at The Goodyear House!


Sunday morning we drove to Winston to spend the day with Matt’s family. His sister Ann is moving to DC in a few weeks so we wanted to see her before she leaves! It was a great day.

Sunday evening we made burger bowls for dinner and all crashed hard into bed.

And that was a wrap on the weekend!

Have a great week, friends!

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Tuesday 19th of April 2022

You could always watch the MCU Disney+ series once you finish the MCU movies! There's several to go through from Marvel Studios (WandaVision, Loki, Hawkeye, etc.) and they all do a good job tying in with the MCU universe/films.

And if you want to do family movie night at the actual theater, Dr. Strange 2 and the next Thor film both come out this summer!


Thursday 7th of April 2022

You inspired me to watch all the marvel movies with my family. It's usually my husband and son's "thing" to go see the movies together but it has been so fun to rewatch them all together (and first time seeing it for me!) Thank you, I LOVE your blog!


Monday 18th of April 2022

AHHHH! I love, love, love this!!!!!!


Monday 4th of April 2022

My brother and his wife are currently trying to make their way through all the best picture winners over the years - maybe you could do it with best animated pictures? love the neighborhood happy hour - we don’t have kids but I would love to get to know our neighbours a bit more with something fun like that (the downfall of moving into a new house during covid means we don’t know many people on the street!)


Thursday 7th of April 2022

Definitely recommend trying a block party, I'm sure others would be happy for the chance to socialize and meet new faces!

We purchased our home right at the start of Covid but that first summer once things started reopening in FL we had a neighborhood block party with a couple food trucks, etc. It was so great for meeting all our new neighbors at once. Since then we have at least weekly happy hours in our cul-de-sac while the kids play. (We lucked out with fantastic neighbors, too)

Toni :0)

Monday 4th of April 2022

I can totally relate to the checking email constantly or worrying about how much time it says away from my computer. Ugh. I’m dreading returning to the office. Been WFH five days a week for over two years and will need to return 1-2 days a week in June. Whyyyyy??? We are all making it work remotely, not understanding the rush to send us all back if it’s not necessary. I’ve gotten way too used to my new routine. Hopefully my boss sticks to what she said about us being 1-2 days a month, that I can handle. Happy that you’re enjoying your new found freedom from corporate America though. I only have retirement to look forward to in about 13 years to make that a reality. But then I’ll feel so old!!! LOL.


Monday 4th of April 2022

I had ALL THESE SAME FEELINGS, Toni!! Didn't we all JUST get really good at working from home and adjusted to a new routine? Going back and forth to the office was really, really hard for me. I do think 1-2 days a month is perfect and I'm crossing my fingers for you that it works out like that for you!