Wednesday, February 26, 2014

too good for the internet

this past weekend was just too good for the internet. no instagram. no Facebook. just quality time with family and friends. it was so refreshing!

blake and i are people-people. like majorly. we love having people over, talking, playing games. i'm not the best cook but i love to feed people. one thing i worried about the most when we moved in over here was that that wouldn't happen much because this isn't our home. but it honestly hasn't changed much at all! our friends matt and lacey, and their littles finley and beau recently moved from atlanta to nashville. matt and blake used to live together back in the day and have stayed close since. i always say we don't have friends, just a really big family. and they are for sure family. anyways, they came to atlanta for the weekend and stopped by to hang out for a bit on saturday. since they didn't have any reason to be back home the rest of the weekend, we convinced them to shack with us! emma was so excited and kept saying "my best friend is home!" so dang precious.

it isn't too often i get a meal cooked by blake. unless it's on a grill. so i ever-so-slyly suggested we grill out since it was so beautiful. he obliged and made the most delicious steaks and salmon. i handled the potatoes ;) we just let the kids play outside all day and ended up eating dinner on the back porch. it was heavenly. some times you just gotta let your kids crawl around and eat acorns (he didn't really eat them) while you sit and porch-it-up with a jar of tea. saturday was one of my faces for sure.

to top off the excellent weekend, we went to the zoo sunday with my parents and nephew. if i haven't shared before, my sister and brother in law are in the marines, stationed in north carolina. haley is currently deployed in japan and her husband just recently had to travel to california for a couple of weeks. so my parents and his parents have been splitting the time with rhett. and blake and i have been eating up any chance to be aunt/uncle. rhett is hilarious and animated. so full of joy. and his first time at the zoo blew his mind. sorry we stole your thunder, haley. can i pull the aunt card on this one? ;)

i just really love getting to see my parents as grandparents. they're so good at it. they're fun, loving, and such an active part in my babies' lives. what a blessing they are.

all those bottles weren't just his, promise!

always singing, this one :)

matt and lacey are the photogs behind something beautiful photography. if you're in the nashville area, check them out! great work, great people!

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