A Few of My Favorite Things (152)

[Stella & Dot outfit of the week:: Engravable Bar Necklace // Rebel Pendant // Gilded Path Double Wrap Bracelet // Express top // Old Navy skinny jeans // Sam Edelman sandals from DSW]

[food truck Tuesdays]

[girls night]

[Chihuly in the Garden]

[best friends share everything]

[park playtime]

[cocktails at The Luminary]

[ready for summer]

[baby’s 1st pool day]

[red white and cute]

[neighborhood MemDay party]

[family cookout]

What a busy, fun week and long weekend! Tuesday night was spent at one of our favorite local parks for food trucks with some friends and their little lady. Craig spent most of the evening in line for some AMAZING biscuit sandwiches, but Leighton and Molly had fun rolling around and trying to steal each others’ toys/food/cups.  I got a girls night out on Wednesday with some of my favorite ladies, which was a highlight of my week! We had dinner at Gio’s Chicken (I’m a huge fan of their chicken parm) and of course had to pick up gelato at his place across the street. To continue our fun week, mom and I took LL with us to see Chihuly in the Garden at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Such amazing colors, shapes, and beautiful glass work mixed in with the impressive gardens. It’s up through October, and I highly recommend it!

We stayed in town over the holiday weekend, and it was a busy but also relaxing few days (except for Craig, who spent many hours pressure washing and re-staining our fence in the hot summer sun). My mom babysat for us on Friday night so we could have a double date with one of my very first friends from college and her boyfriend, who Craig just loves (it’s the best when that happens!). Leighton got to experience her first pool day, and I think she loved it. We spent a couple hours hanging in the pool with some of our friends and their littles and then had a cookout and LL stayed up way past her bedtime (#partyanimal). Our neighborhood hosted a Memorial Day potluck party in the cul-de-sac, which was lots of fun. We got to meet several new(ish) neighbors, and it was fun hanging out with friends, letting the kids play (as much as babies can do so), and eating yummy food together. To round out a great weekend, we headed over to my parents’ house in Marietta for a cookout feast of BBQ wings and ribs, corn on the cob, cake, and homemade peach ice cream. It was a beautiful night, and we were thoroughly entertained by baby’s antics at the dinner table.

I was able to squeeze in a couple photo sessions as well — yay for work that truly makes me happy! It was a pretty perfect several days spent together and with so many people we love. Thank you again to those who serve and sacrifice for our country so that we can enjoy these freedoms every day. I’m grateful for the land of the free because of the brave.

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