10-lb. Weekend

I feel like I might have gained about ten pounds yesterday, but it sure was a good day! 

Jeremy and I celebrated our fourth anniversary this week, and we got to have a date day all by ourselves.  We headed over to Huntsville, where Jeremy's parents met us to pick up the girls for the day.  They went to McDonald's for lunch and playtime, and Jeremy and I headed to Little Paul's, a downtown BBQ restaurant for lunch.  I had a delicious chicken-stuffed potato, and we enjoyed a relaxing lunch without having to retrieve sippy cups or shield our plates from little fingers.

Photo Credit:  Gigi's Cupcakes

After lunch, I talked Jeremy into stopping by Gigi's Cupcakes for dessert.  Oh. my. goodness.  Those are some serious cupcakes.  I wish I could have sampled everything on the menu, but I decided to go with the Strawberry Shortcake and Jeremy chose Red Velvet.  It was good, but VERY rich.  Seriously, I was almost sick by the time I ate half of it.  I don't even want to know how many calories were in that cupcake.  Still, it was a fun, indulgent afternoon treat and I can't wait to try another variety next time.  Orange Creamsicle is next on my list!

After Gigi's, Jeremy and I headed to an afternoon movie.  We saw The Other Guys, which was ridiculous and a waste of money (Christina, I should have listened to your warning against it!).  Still, it was nice just to be out watching a movie, without any interruptions. 

In case you haven't picked up on the theme of this post yet, of course I had to get popcorn for the movie...I think I'm physically incapable of sitting in the theater without it!

When the movie was over, we walked around Bridge Street, browsing in stores and just enjoying being out and about, kid-free.  Just before we left, I ran into a sweet blog friend!  Even though we'd never actually met before, Iana and I recognized each other instantly.  It was such a neat experience to meet someone I feel like I already know so much about, and her beautiful babies are even more precious in person!  I am such a bad blogger, though, I didn't get a picture of the occasion.  : (

We had a little time to kill before dinner, so we went to Hobby Lobby (Jeremy didn't last long before skipping out in favor of the Best Buy across the street!).  I have a craft project in mind, so I picked up the fabric and supplies I needed.  It was nice to browse without having to rush, knowing the girls will only last a limited amount of time in their stroller.  Now, if only I had the time for all the projects that store puts in my head....

Finally, we ended the night at Mikato, our favorite Japanese restaurant for dinner.  We haven't been since we were at the beach in May, and it was yummy, as always.  I almost convinced Jeremy that we needed Krispy Kreme donuts to top off the day, but thankfully, I came to my senses...or I might have actually gotten sick on the way home.

We picked up our sweet, sleeping girls and headed home.  Thankfully, they stayed asleep when we put them down and stayed asleep, despite having colds and runny noses (darn daycare...they only went TWO days and got colds!!).

Despite the 10,000 calories I probably consumed on Saturday alone, it was a great day, and I'm thankful to be celebrating four years of marriage.  We were all home and in bed by 10:00 p.m....my, my, how our idea of a good date has changed in the eight years since we started dating!!


  1. Sounds like you had a fabulous time! Now I want a cupcake, lol.

  2. Great way to celebrated your wedding anniversary.

  3. that describes our perfect day!

    Food, movies, time together to talk, more food, some shopping... heaven :)

    Happy 4th Anniversary.

  4. Mmmmm...this post has made my stomach jealous! Happy Anniversary!!!

  5. That sounds like a GREAT day!!!

  6. Now that's my kind of celebration! Looking forward to our first baby-free anniversary next year! I still haven't even spent a night away from them. I'm pathetic. Happy Anniversary!

  7. So glad that you had a wonderful day with each other! Gigi's is yummy! I have an amazingly huge sweet tooth and I can only eat half before I can't think about anymore.
    It's amazing how reading blogs can make us feel like lifelong friends who know each other so well, when in reality we've never met! I am so glad that we finally got to meet face to face =)

  8. Sounds like an awesome day! I saw The Other Guys last week too... It was fairly cheesy, but I thought Will Ferrell pulled out some funny moments.
    Happy 4th Anniversary!

  9. Happy belated Anniversary! Glad you guys got to have some alone/grown up time. It's so neat running into fellow bloggers. I ran into one in Florida on our vacation of all places and I to didn't get any pictures.


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