A pretty good fall weekend.

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who reached out (commented, called, texted, etc.) regarding my last post.  It really means a lot and I am truly touched.


Just to warn you, this post is on photo overload.

New haircut on Friday afternoon.  It just feels so good to get a great haircut.


Dinner at Outback on Friday night. If you have seen “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” you will understand why I am posing like this. 🙂


Beautiful trees in our neighborhood.


Annabelle in her new Puma track suit.  Thanks Grandses!


Target!!!  This is me trying to decide on polka dot skinny jeans.


I bought them of course.


Dinner on Saturday night.  That buttery roll at the bottom is the best thing ever.


AB fell asleep in her high chair at the restaurant.  Tough life.


Watching the NYC Marathon this morning.  Those elite runners are absolutely amazing.  I can’t wait to read everyone’s race recaps!  I went for a 7 mile run while the marathon was airing.  I ran 7 miles in the time they ran about 20…


Brunch at Juliana’s in the Village.  I just love her hat.  Thanks Uncle Disney and Aunt Emmy!



Spicy Tomato Soup….Chris claim that this is the best soup ever.


Crab cake and cole slaw.


Starbucks in the holiday cup.  The best time of the year is fast approaching!


This evening will be spent with the Ravens and my friend Papa John.  I hope you all have a great end to your weekend.

What was the best part of your weekend?

Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts?

Weekend fun…and the worst Sunday night blues.

Yes, this is old news…but I am playing catch up this week :).


FRIDAY was a great day!

Morning yoga class.

Lunch date with Chris and Annabelle.  We went to a local restaurant called Juliana’s in the Village.  From their website:  Juliana’s in the Village is a grass-roots,  neighborhood restaurant emphasizing meats, dairy, and seasonal produce from local family-owned farms. We believe it is important to be confident in the source of our food to ensure the highest quality, freshness, and safety for our community.

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Chris ordered the Spicy Baked Tomato Soup and the Fried Oyster and Shrimp Po Boy.  He said everything was excellent…and let me tell you, his fries smelled amazing!


I ordered the soup and salad combo.  The salad was a mixture of bib lettuce, carrots, red pepper, mushrooms, red onion, green olives, and balsamic dressing.  It was sooo good and so fresh.  My soup was creamy chicken topped with a black pepper biscuit.  I could have eaten 5 more of those biscuits.


We loved this place so much, we went back for breakfast on Sunday!  This was my personal french press :).


Dinner date with my mom.  My mom and I ate dinner at a local Italian restaurant that has great pizza.  Afterwards, we just hung out at her house and played with Annabelle.  I can just sit and stare at her for hours :).




An hour technology free fun run.  Check out Olive’s #Runfree4me Challenge!


My Uncle Bob and Aunt Louise came to see Annabelle for the first time.  They would have come sooner, but they have been hanging out in Florida since she was born.




I took a 3 hour uninterrupted nap.  I’m really glad I did this…I’ve been getting around 5 hours of sleep per night since returning to work.  😦

Sad ride home.  Since Chris was away on Sunday and Monday, AB spent the night at my parent’s house.  As soon as I left I broke down and cried most of the way home.  Sometimes you just need to cry…right girls?

Sunday night blues.  Anybody that has had to go to work or school on a Monday has felt the Sunday night blues at some point.  After 3 1/2 months of maternity leave, this Sunday was particularly blue.

Monday ended up being a pretty good day and I was happy to see all of my work buddies again.  However, it is now Thursday and I am ready to go back on leave. 🙂

Welcome back note from my cube mate Kelly and Starbucks from my coworker Scott.


Annabelle and Channing Tatum got me through the work week.



What do you think?

Are you a nap taker?

How do you fight off the Sunday night blues?