Monday, November 24, 2014

The Roost

Tonight we went to another amazing restaurant downtown.
 
The Roost
 
We actually got the privilege to sit at the Chef's table where the Chef actually comes out and explains each dish. Let's just say this "little mountain goat" felt special.

 
As we sat down our table was a long table facing the kitchen and basically was awesome.
 

 
After they took our drink order they started with the seven course meal. YES you heard me right SEVEN course meal. I honestly have had a four course meal but never a SEVEN. I automatically had to check out our menu because at this point I knew it was going to be delicious but not in the least bit healthy.
 
First up shrimp and grits (of course we are in the south)

 
Next on the menu was "Pan Seared Scallops" but I am allergic so they happily made me "Pan Seared Snapper", which was so tasty.

 
Next was one of my favorite things, the soup. I will say when it had the name duck egg in it I was like...ummm I don't think so. But if you know me you know I have two eggs every morning and to be honest duck eggs are just like chicken eggs. It was yummy.

 
Our next course was the salad. I WAS SO EXCITED ABOUT THE SALAD. There is nothing better then a good, healthy, green salad and they did us well tonight.

 
Next I thought was the main course but I was very wrong. With seven courses you kind of loose track.
 
This was mashed potatoes and pork loin. I don't know why they gave us a knife because it was so tender. But I try to stay away from potatoes.

 
Next we had BBQ lamb. I'm sorry I just can't do it. Not only do I sing in my head "Mary had a little lamb" I am just not big on the taste. It is very chewy to me. So I passed it on and put it in a doggy bag.

 
Last but definitely not least was the dessert. This was a little piece of heaven. But I am not a sweet person so I packaged it up for the hubby. But I of course had to try it.

 
After we filled our bellies with probably the freshest and best food The Chef came out again to see how everything was.
 
So we of course had to have a picture with him.
 
Can you find my head? I'm like Waldo in this picture. Great team, we work hard and eat well. My job isn't my life but it is an extra large portion of it.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Girls Night Out

Today around lunch time my sister n law texted me to see if I would want to meet her downtown for sushi. Neither one of our husbands like sushi so I was totally down because we never get it.
 
 
So we met downtown after work ready to chow down.

 
We started out with a few things and I will worn you, you better grab a snack because this might make you a little hungry.
 
This was the tuna sunshine.

 
Now I can't remember what this is called but it was probably my favorite.

 
Mel had mussels, I'm allergic so I stayed away but don't they look tasty?

 
We then decided to share two rolls and oh my goodness they were delicious.
I have to say the one that Mel chose was the best and the prettiest. Can you guess which one? It made me think of Christmas.

 
Now to our favorite part of the night.

 
Poppington's Gourmet Popcorn is local store downtown and let's just say their popcorn is the best thing I have ever had and I don't even like popcorn that much. Plus the owners are so nice. I talked to them tonight and I am going to do an interview with them after the New Year to share. So get ready!

 
They literally have any flavor you could imagine.

 
The great thing is they have already decorated for Christmas. When you walk in it is just magical. I mean really.... Christmas lights and popcorn...what else do you need?

 
The smell is just insane and they will let you try any flavor you like. Now since I am on my 21 day challenge I only tried a kernel or two :)

 
What's a popcorn shop without your typical popcorn popper?

 
I clearly know what I am getting family and friends this year for Christmas.



We had a blast just looking around and checking out how many flavors they really do make. But I will wait till the interview to share all of that.


 
Let's just say "Girl's Night Out" was a complete success.
 
Now tomorrow I am going to be sharing my "design" post. The hubby and I are about to close on our first home and you know that I already have ideas. We are SO excited!!!
 
Happy Thursday Blogger Friends

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Being an Aunt

 
 
On Friday after work I headed home to visit one of my very best friend's so I that I could meet her beautiful daughter. She was my maid of honor and I just kept thinking to myself on the way home everything that we have experienced. As you can see I had plenty of time to think, the traffic was horrible.
 
 
I stayed the night at my parents house which as you can see is probably my favorite place in the world. Every time I go home it just brings back so many happy memories and it is just so cozy. My mom cooked an amazing "healthy" dinner just for me and then we just sat back, relaxed and watched Hallmark Christmas movies.

 
Now the next morning I woke up with so much excitement because I was finally getting to meet a new "niece".  I have been counting down the days for this sweet girl to get here and I just can't believe how perfect she is.
 
 
 Here I am telling her secrets about her momma because I know them all :) Just kidding, I better wait till she is older. So for now I will just spoil her rotten.



My momma thinks of Andria as one of her own so she of course had to come meet this bundle of joy.  
 
 

Seriously look at this precious child. Nothing gets more perfect then her.

 
And look at all that hair. Her momma and I of course had to play with a few hair clips.
 
 
It has been hard for me to decide who she looks like the most but one thing I do know she sleeps just like her momma....her mouth is wide open.
 
 There are moments in your life that really make you sit back and smile. Seeing my best friend with her first child really is probably one of the best things I have ever experienced. Can't wait to make many memories with them.
 
After I gave sweet kisses and hugs goodbye I headed back home because I had this one to babysit.
He get's pretty excited when Aunt Mel and Uncle Shaun babysit.

 
 
We started off the night just straight chillin. Seriously I am framing this picture. (and I know mom I don't need to be drinking diet mountain dew) :)


We literally played the entire night and when I say that, I mean I was down crawling around all night. My knees and elbows were so sore that next day.
 
He loves showing Uncle Shaun his toys.
 
 
 We had a blast and as you can see this little boy was exhausted. Bedtime has never been so easy :) He is probably thinking, really Aunt Mel another picture?


 
 As you can see I had a baby filled weekend and I wouldn't have changed a minute of it.
 
Being an aunt is basically the best feeling in the world and I am just so happy to become an aunt to another sweet, perfect little girl.

But with all this aunt talk I can't leave out this awesome little man :)