I’ve been slowly trying to figure out how to return to blogging, and I’m really bad at it so expect sporadic posts 😉 I’m in the midst of rebranding (again) so until then I’ll probably be hit or miss.
This weekend, Ian’s mom, Lorri, came to visit. Her visit went by too fast, but it was nice that she was able to come down and see our new place/meet her new fur grandbabies.
Friday was mostly uneventful. Ian worked from home until it was time for us to leave for the airport. Once we picked Lorri up in Charlotte, we headed to Cowfish, a restaurant that I’ve been dying to try forever.
I’m mad now that I didn’t take pictures of the food we got, but I highly recommend it. It was a bit more on the pricy side than I usually like to go, but it was so good and totally worth the wait to try it.
Saturday was the busiest day of our weekend. We woke up early and grabbed breakfast at Le Peep per Lorri’s request (which we had no objection to). It’s her favorite breakfast place around here, and it’s also where Ian and I had our first date.
Once we finished breakfast, we ran back to our house to grab Ellie and head to the Soda City Market. It’s a weekly market on main street that has tons of different cool vendors, from artisans to food trucks and anything else you can think of. Lorri was able to walk Ellie through the market which was a nice change since usually we’re the one having to corral her through the people. 😉
The highlight of Soda City for me was finding a booth that sells succulents! I brought home a new succulent and named her Kate Choplant. I love her, and she’s getting along well with my other succulent, Steve.
After Soda City, we headed home for a few hours until it was time for dinner. It was nice to slow down for a bit and just hang out with the pets. Lorri took this great family photo of Ian, Ellie, and me. The only thing missing is Fred.
My parents, sister and sister’s roommate were meeting us at Pearlz so they could finally meet Ian’s mom. I had been craving more seafood since Cowfish, so it was exactly what I needed. Afterwards, we headed next door to Kaminsky’s for dessert. Our families got along great and I don’t think my family embarrassed me at all the whole time 😉
On Sunday, we took Lorri to Cafe Strudel, one of mine and Ian’s favorite places. Afterwards, we headed to the volunteer thank you party that my internship was throwing for everyone who volunteered for the Tasty Tomato Festival. Of course, I took no pictures of either event because I wasn’t in blogging mode and it didn’t even occur to me.
Even without the pictures, we had a great weekend and we’re looking forward to September when both of Ian’s parents come down to visit 🙂