Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Memorial Day/DMB Weekend

Happy Tuesday!!  Oh how I love heading into the work week by saying that instead of Happy Monday! 

We had a full weekend… there was lots going on, mostly good, but unfortunately some bad. 

Friday morning you may have seen my Instagram post… I had mentioned earlier last week that I thought I was coming down with something and then it just kind of fizzled out.  Well, Thursday night in the middle of the night, it came back with a vengeance and I came down with full-blown croup.  Like the kind that your tiny kids get and it scares the crap out of you.  Like the kind that landed Jacob in the hospital just before his second birthday.  It was so scary.  I was having major trouble breathing so I couldn’t sleep and I finally awoke B sometime after 2 AM and told him I thought we were going to have to go to the ER.  Fortunately he remembered that we had a steroid leftover from Olivia’s last bout with croup, so I took a little toddler dose of that.  It cleared my airways just enough for me to skip the ER and finally get 2.5 hours of sleep before I had to wake up and go to work Friday.  I went to acute care at lunch and they hooked me up with a steroid shot which gave me breathing relief in just 30 minutes, and I was much better the rest of the weekend although my voice is still mostly gone.

Friday night the babies were a little squirmy and overtired so we had a quick outdoor dinner at Panera and then we went back home to let them play outside a little.  We put them down for bed early (for a Friday night) and then B and I actually watched a movie!  Our TiVo is finally empty and we’re not currently binge-watching anything, so we watched Pitch Perfect.  Yep, we are that behind on movies.

Saturday morning we awoke to the news that our friend’s mother had passed away from cancer.  She had been fighting for quite some time and had recently taken a turn for the worse, so we are thankful that she is no longer suffering.  There is, however, an ache in my heart for her family that she left behind.  They are a very tight-knit family and she was the heart of it – such an angel – so it would be much appreciated if you could keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

Saturday was our annual trip to Atlanta to see Dave Matthews Band.  We headed out just after lunch and drove straight to Ikea… because no trip to Atlanta would be complete without it!  After Ikea, we headed over to Little 5 Points to eat at The Vortex.  Brian and I have both been to Atlanta a zillion times in our lives and we had never eaten there.  It’s a bar/full restaurant, but you have to be 21 to get in.  Even though we had arrived at 5:30 the wait was already 40 minutes because it’s so popular.  They are known for having the best burgers in Atlanta and they didn’t disappoint.  I had a Blue Moon and their traditional Vortex Burger and B had a Laughing Skull (The Vortex House Brew that they brew right there in ATL) and their Rebel Outlaw Burger… it was topped with barbecued pulled pork, cheddar cheese, bacon, and a spicy teriyaki sauce.  I tried a bite and it was fantastic! 





After dinner we headed straight to Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood for the concert.  The weather could not have been more perfect… it was just at 80 degrees and the humidity was (thankfully) very low.  There was also a nice breeze so it wasn’t hot at all.  The concert was incredible (duh) and we had a great evening.  Our seats weren’t quite as good as last time, but they were still pretty great.  We were in the second row of the second section so we only had one row of people directly in front of us which was so nice.







Meanwhile, the babies were having a blast hanging out with Pop and Cokie… they went to church, they went to Panera for dinner (again), and they got to stay up late.



Sunday morning we were reunited with them and we spent the afternoon celebrating Brian’s sis for her birthday.  His other sis had come to town with her family as well so all seven of the cousins got to spend time together.  Brian’s mom cooked a delicious lunch and we ate way too much as always.  After lunch and cleaning up, we let the kids pick some blueberries from their garden.  Olivia thought it was so cool that she could pick them and eat them straight off of the bush.  She must have eaten twenty!  The kids were so exhausted that they both fell asleep in the car on the way home... that never happens.





Sunday evening we had dinner at my parents’ house.  My grandmother was unable to join us like she usually does because she has been in the hospital all weekend due to high blood pressure and an erratic heartbeat.  Please keep her in your prayers as well.  She is still there as of this morning and we are hoping to have some answers soon.  Since she was admitted to the hospital, one of my aunts came into town and she had dinner with us.  After dinner we made s’mores and played with the stomp rocket for the third Sunday in a row.  The kiddos just love that thing!  We sure did miss Cass, though.







Monday we didn’t have any plans so we woke up and made red, white, and blue confetti waffles and then we took the kids out for lunch at Five Guys.  After that we ran a few errands - we finally got some paint swatches for Jacob’s bedroom, we grabbed a couple of things for our beach trip in a few weeks, and we took the kids grocery shopping.  Now I know why I never do that.  #Overbuying #HandsEverywhere







Monday evening was low-key.  We stayed home and grilled hot dogs, cut up some fresh fruit, and had dinner on the back porch while the kiddos played.  Then B and I finished off the long weekend with The Bachelorette.  What am I ever going to do if they cancel that show?


I hope you all had a lovely holiday weekend!

*Linking up with B Loved Boston for Weekending, Our Pretty Little Girls for Tuesday Talk, and Stang & Co. and Crown Me in Glitter for Talk About It Tuesday.


21 comments:

  1. Minus the sickness that kicked off your weekend it sounds like a pretty great one. One of my friends was at the DMB concert in Charlotte on friday night and said it was amazing. Glad you were able to enjoy the weekend. :)

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  2. Hope you're feeling better! Thinking of your Grandma. Hope there are answers soon!

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  3. It is pretty amazing to say Happy Tuesday at the start of the work week! Sorry your weekend had a bit of sadness to it - thinking if you!!! Sounds like you had a lot of fun for your concert, though. Loving your dress from Sunday!

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  4. Sounds like a fun weekend! It's always nice to get away with just your hubby. So sorry you started it off sick. Hope you're feeling better!

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  5. Oh no - so scary the way your weekend started out but I'm so glad that didn't stop you from having fun - especially from going to see DMB!! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

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  6. Scary to come down with croup, and yet you still managed to get to work the next morning, that's impressive! Glad you are feeling better. Looks like your family had a fun weekend!

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    1. Yeah, I pretty much had no choice since I've missed a lot being out with sick kids! Ha! Thank you!

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  7. So jealous that you saw DMB again! They were in Birmingham not too long ago but my husband could't take off work :( I told him I'm going next time with or without him haha! Your long weekend looks great with lots of family time!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  8. I love your daughter's patriotic dress! So cute! I'm glad you're feeling better and were able to have a fun date night at the concert. Have a great rest of the week!

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  9. I am so so sorry to hear about your friends Mom and also your Grandma, I am thinking about both of them!

    Aside from that, your weekend looked like a lot of fun! I love how just you and Brian go to DMB! And I hear ya on taking the kids to the grocery store, heck even Rick, whenever they come I always overbuy! LOL!

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  10. yay Bachlorette (they can never cancel). Looks like you had a VERY busy but fun weekend. You must be spent after being so sick. I snuck out to the grocery store on my own because it's dangerous (and takes FOREVER) with the kiddos.

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  11. Looks like an overall fun weekend -Hanna Lei

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  12. Sounds like a fabulous weekend!


    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

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    1. It definitely was. Thanks, for stopping by, Lauren!

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  13. You guys had an emotional weekend, I'm sorry to hear about your family friend and your grandmother, will keep them in my prayers!
    xo, Lily
    beautywithlily.com

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  14. It sounds like your weekend was off to a rough start, but It looks like you had fun at DMB!
    Prayers for your grandma. XOXO

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    1. Thanks so much, Stefanie. She's doing much better! At home now and feeling back to her normal self. Thank goodness for good doctors!

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  15. I am so glad you are feeling better, I didn't realize you were sick! Also, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom's friend and your grandma. Sending prayers. The Dave concert looked AMAZING and your family time looked picture perfect. Love it all!

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  16. Oh I'm sorry about your Grandma! She will be in my prayers for sure... I seriously want to come spend my weekends with you, you guys always have so much fun!!! You deserve a medal for grocery shopping with the kids.. I take just Austin a lot, and just one is a handful. No we are not buying ALL THE THINGS. ugh. :-)

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  17. I am sending prayers your way for your grandma and your friends mother. So sorry to hear that. But your weekend looked pretty good other than the bout of croup. I will have to check out Vortex next time I am in Atlanta for work. I never take my kids or husband to the store anymore because we definitely overbuy too. Plus Rory wants stuff and then never eats it.

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