Sunday, July 28, 2013
Weekend Update - Husk, Church BBQ and Swimming
It's been a nice weekend! Our first weekend at home in several weeks. So nice to be home!
Carl and I enjoyed a date night at HUSK. We were so excited to see they opened here in Nashville because all of our Charleston friends have raved for years. Everything was delicious, immaculately presented and the atmosphere was perfect. I had a butter lettuce salad, with freshly picked tomatoes, blue cheese shavings topped with an amazing dressing. Carl started with oysters that must have been divine because those suckers vanished within moments. I had the veggie plate for dinner with grits, eggplant, beets and succotash. Carl had chicken and dumplings. The word dumpling was used very loosely in my opinion because he was served a HUGE piece of chicken with 8 tiny little dumplings. Dessert was the best part! We split a peach tart topped with butter pecan ice cream and pecans. It's at the top of my list for yummy desserts. Both of us really enjoyed dinner but we have enjoyed most of our dinners in Nashville. I like getting my favorite dish again and again and that's not possible at HUSK. The chefs create a new menu each day for both lunch and dinner.
I cut myself off from the Internet for 24 hours. My dear friend, Lindsay, joined me for the challenge. It was incredibly eye opening for both of us to see the grasp that our iPhones have on our lives. It was hard at first but by the afternoon we both felt less stressed and free. I will definitely unplug more often!
Courtney and the boys came over for a playdate which thrilled my kiddos hearts. They play like siblings which is so nice for us so we can chit-chat. We spent a morning outside and it was just perfect. No elaborate snacks, no cleaning houses - just sitting outside in lawn chairs. That's my kind of playdate!
Carl cooked BBQ at church on Friday with a bunch of guys. He had a ball and is already looking forward to the next big BBQ. It was a great way for him to get to know some guys in the church.
Saturday, we headed out to eat the BBQ. It was yummy! Evie and Henry declined the BBQ but sure enjoyed partaking in the bake sale goodies. I enjoyed the macaroons with salted caramel frosting. We spent some time walking around the bluegrass festival and ran into some friends.
Carl took over kid duty so I could run out for a pedicure. My leg and feet are still hurting and I am trying some steroids and muscle relaxers now. Getting old is not fun and there's so many more years to go. I am feeling much better tonight! It was so nice to come home to sleeping kiddos.
We went to early church and played outside until naptime. Carl and Evie went to the pool while Henry and I stayed home. It was just what we needed a nice relaxing weekend. Carl grilled some chicken for dinner and then we took a little stroll around the neighborhood.
That's about it, folks! Hope you had a wonderful weekend and that your week gets off to a terrific start.