Fall means: Family, Fireball, and Fun!

October 19, 2014

Friday, work could not end soon enough! I was off a little early, picked up a treat for my mom, and went to my new main gym for cardio, squats, and weights. The good thing about being back at Fitness Connection is the lateral cardio machine; I love that thing! I had to break it in with 30 fast minutes.

When I finished at the gym, I rushed home and was greeted by my mom and her new boyfriend Hutch. They drove down to spend the night with me!

I took and shower and got ready, then we pre-gamed a little at my apartment. My moms newest obsession is Fireball whisky (thanks to me, I created a monster) so she was ready to get the night started with a shot. We then went uptown for dinner, drinks, and a lot of laughs. We had such a great time. Hutch seems crazy about my mom and she the same-- her happiness is all that matters to me. 

We were not out too late Friday night because my body is working hard to fight off a cold. I was tired early. 

We were all up bright and early on Saturday morning and decided to go out to a local restaurant known for delicious, home cooked breakfast. I had buttermilk pancakes and bacon. It tasted just as good as the picture looks! I never ever have breakfast food like that so I savored it. 

After breakfast we came back to my apartment. I packed and mom and Hutch left to explore Charlotte. I then took off to Raleigh to spend the night with my sister and brother in law.

I got to my sisters around 1:30 PM. She made me a fresh fruit and kale smoothie for lunch and we chatted, then we went out and did some shopping. After we finished, we decided to go out for a jog around the lake and trail behind her apartment complex. It was absolutely beautiful and a great way to get the evening started.

After we finished our long jog, it was time to get ready for the evening. We then went downtown to one of my favorite places to have dinner called "Busy Bee Cafe". We were seated on the roof (a must for me) and I had my favorite "Queen Bee"cocktail, and their vegetarian spinach "burger". 

Once we had dinner and a cocktail, all three of us were feeling tired, plus I was feeling my cold starting to take over, so we went back to their apartment. We all cuddled up in the living room and rented "Million Dollar Arm". I lasted 5 minutes before I was knocked out.

When I woke up this morning, I felt awful. I forced myself to get the drive back to Charlotte over with though, so I left my sister's as soon as I got up. I made a pit stop for medicine when I got into town then came  home. I felt bad, but I forced myself to deep clean my apartment instead of rest. My place was a mess and I am the type who cannot rest when there is a mess. Plus if I forced myself to clean, I could get rid of any germs. 

I scrubbed my apartment for about 3 hours: washing sheets, 2 other loads of laundry, dusting, vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, and Cloroxing. I took a bath once I finished then planted myself on the couch. Now I feel worse than before, of course, ha, so I am off to take a little more cold medicine and get to bed early. 

I had an absolutely blast this weekend and this cooler weather is more than welcome in my opinion, I just hate the colds than come along with it!


  1. Looks like you had a great weekend! I hope you're feeling better soon and I'm a can't relax unless things are clean person too :)

  2. Looks like you had a fun weekend. I've been sick for 5 weeks now and I can't seem to get rid of this cold. Turn into bronchitis and now I don't know what it is. Hope you feel better soon!!

  3. sounds like a fun weekend!!! That view of the water is absolutely gorgeous!!! hope you feel better!!!!

  4. Sorry you are sick but glad you had a good weekend in spite of it! :)

  5. What a fun weekend. I have been so MIA from the blogging world, but have been keeping up with you via Insta and have been wanting to tell you you look great! Your mom and her guy are too cute!

    1. Oh girl, you always keep in touch with me and it means so much. Feel free to email me any time too babe! XOXO

  6. What an awesome weekend, your mom and Hutch are too cute! Sorry you aren't feeling the best, I've been fighting cold/allergy crud too for a few weeks. NO FUN! Get better asap <3

  7. Looks like the weather was gorgeous! Looks like you had a blast with your Mom and her new beau. Sorry you are not feeling well though! Hope you feel better soon!

  8. What a great weekend with your family!! Congrats to your mom and new man!! Feel better soon!!

  9. great weekend! Sorry your cold kind of took over. Major bummer.
    Emry woke up with a sore throat this morning - I think we're all getting the seasonal change cold. UGH

  10. Awesome pics. Looks and seems like a great weekend girl. You look gorgeous as always. I've missed you since I haven't been around in months. Thought I'd stop by and say hello. Hope all is well. Love the pic of the water. Awesome view.

  11. Looks like a great weekend! Now I'm totally craving pancakes! Lol!

  12. Looks like you had a great weekend full of family! It sucks you weren't feeling well...hopefully you feel better now!

  13. looks like an awesome weekend! I hope you are feeling better. Colds can be the worst. I've never tried Fireball but I really want to. Your mom looks so happy with her guy!


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