Monday, February 16, 2015

Weekend Wrap-Up

Happy Monday Girls!
I can't think of a better way to start the week than having a Monday off from school, and what's even better???......we are supposed to get some snow tonight!!! Woot Woot!
I hope you all had a fantastic Valentine's Day Weekend...we sure did!
Mark and I left Friday afternoon for our weekend getaway and we were pretty excited!  Since I was not going to be here on Valentine's Day, I gave them their gifts Friday morning...and well anytime my kids get candy, they are just happy!
This girl looking super cute in all hear hearts!

Olivia was in Shopkin heaven!
So...after lunch Mark and I headed out..I had made reservations at what looked to be the sweetest little bed and breakfast....
This was one of the photos of the bed and breakfast online...all of the photos looked beautiful, so I was confident that we were going to be staying at a nice place, and the reviews were all good!!!
So, after a two hour drive we finally arrived and as we pulled in we both kinda looked at each appeared the photos were not taken recently, as it looked NOTHING at all as it did online.  So we braced ourselves and we walked in....the owner, a very nice older man, greeted us at the door, explained to us a few things then brought us upstairs to show us our room....and well...the disappointment only continued....the room, as with everything else, was not what we had expected and did not look like the picture they had online of our exact room.  We couldn't help but notice the enormous amount of dust everywhere, and when I say everywhere, I mean EVERYWHERE!!!  Mark was getting visibly upset with each passing second, mind you it was not cheap, and he was starting to get extremely pissy about the condition of the room and the ridiculous price they were charging us.  I had already paid for one night, and the other night was being charged to our card upon our arrival.  Mark immediately started looking online for new places for us to stay, us staying there just wasn't happening!  Now not only was it Valentine's Day weekend, but also a long holiday weekend, so most of places were pretty booked...but we did find another room, at brand new hotel...the price for two nights was cheaper than we were paying for one at this particular bed and breakfast..we booked it and planned on losing our deposit of one night and hoping they would not charge us for the second night due to the poor condition of the room.  I went downstairs to the office, spoke with the owner, he offered to have us wait downstairs and he would go and dust the room.  I thanked him for that and told him that unfortunately we would still not be staying there, because it was my opinion that this room should have been ready prior to our arrival.  He walked upstairs with me and was upset as he ran his finger across every hard surface and dust was flying everywhere.  He apologized up and down, and not only did not charge us for the second night, he fully refunded our first night deposit.  I was very happy!  So after that little adventure we jumped in the car, drove about 20 minutes to our very nice, modern, hotel room! 
We unloaded, freshened up, and headed to dinner.....
...and some much needed drinks!!! Pomegranite martini for the win!
We LOVE calamari, and this was pretty delicious!
We were back in our room, in the bed watching TV by 9:15!!!!  It's the little things like being able to just watch some TV uninterrupted that bring us pure happiness!
We woke up Saturday morning, and it was lie it was in the 70's last weekend and this weekend was like below freezing temps all weekend, with crazy wind!  But we bundled up and headed out to explore the cute little town!
We were super excited to eat at Tupelo Honey Café...well the wait was 3 we went to IHOP instead, we were disappointed as we have heard so many great things about it, but there was just no way we were going to wait that long to eat!
We went into the cutest little candy store, and I just thought these chocolate shoes were fabulous...I am really regretting not getting one!
We drove past this high school and not only could I not get over the enormous size of it, but it was the most beautiful school I had ever seen!
About a week before our trip I went online to find some restaurants for us to try while we were away, and we found one that we could not wait to eat at for Valentine's Day, the reviews are amazing, the menu looked perfect..we were so excited.  I called them about a week ago and asked if they took reservations, they said no, but did do call ahead seating, so I was cool with that.  We knew everything was going to be crazy and busy because of Valentine's Day, so around 4, an hour before they opened I started calling to put our name on the list, I called no joke 18 times, either got a busy signal or an answering we decided to just go and put our name on the list, shop a bit and then go back to eat.  Well, we arrive at the restaurant at 5:20...20 minutes after they open, people lined up everywhere...I finally get up to the hostess stand and she tells me it will be 3.5-4 hour wait...I wanted to DIE!!!!  We had our hearts set on this restaurant, we already had our meal picked out, so it was happening!  By this time, the wind was blowing at like 100mph, it was snowing and just miserable outside, so we drove around and stopped in this little Mexican restaurant and ate some queso, chips and drank some beer
Best chips and queso I have ever had!
Finally at 9 we got back to the restaurant, still slammed, so we found two seats at the bar and just decided to drink and eat our meal there...we were beyond starving at this point!
Drinks in a mason jar are just fun!

The 4 glasses of wine were delicious as I was drinking them, I quickly realized Sunday morning it was not the best decision!
Scallops, bacon and maple syrup...DELICIOUS!

This meal was definitely worth the was absolutely delicious!

I love this guy so much...I was so thankful to have a weekend alone with him!
We drank a lot of Starbucks and consumed a decent amount of chocolate...and it was all just perfect!!!
While we were off having fun, Olivia spent the weekend with my mom and they picked up my nephew Saturday afternoon and did a little bowling...they had the best time!
We got up Sunday morning, packed our things and headed home, it was so nice to get away, but we really missed the kids! 
Big hugs and these Girl Scout Cookies were waiting for us when we got home!
We spent the rest of Sunday just hanging out, the perfect way to end a perfect weekend!
We are supposed to get some snow/winter weather here tonight, it doesn't happen often here, so we are really hoping it does happen!  I can't say I would mind if tomorrow was a snow day and our 4 day weekend turned into a 5 day weekend:)  Now I am off to grab milk and bread and wait for the snow...HA!!
Be sure to check back tomorrow, it is "Show & Tell Tuesday" and we are talking about how we met our partners and got sure you all link up!
Have a great day!


  1. What a great kid-free weekend minus the bed and breakfast! But glad it all worked out!

    1. It was a super fun weekend! And the grocery store and dinner kid free is pretty perfect in my book!!!

  2. Yeah, so glad y'all had a great time! And I'm glad you were able to get the lodging worked out. I hate when you find something online and it doesn't look anything like your expectations---at least you got a refund. And, the food---wowza, looks yummy!

    1. Hey Jenny! Thank goodness it all worked out! Ha!! And the yummy! Have a great day!

  3. I'm so glad y'all had a wonderful weekend inspite of some disappointments. I think that's wonderful that the B&B owner refunded all your money.

    1. Hey Laura! Yes we were so happy that he did! He felt genuinely bad and was a super nice guy! Have a great day!!!

  4. OMG!! Can't believe the first place was not what you were expecting...isn't that the worst?! My hubby would have been mad too, lol!! So glad it all worked out for you though...looks like you guys made the most of it and had a wonderful time! :)

    1. Hey Jen! We did have the best time! Have a great day!

  5. Oh....I hate that yall had to find a new place! What a bummer...but it looks like it worked out for the best!! You are so lucky they refunded your money! We have gone through this before and I was so ticked! That chocolate shoe is precious!!! Hope you have a great Monday!!

    1. Hey Megan! It all worked out!!! That chocolate shoe was the cutest! Have a great Monday!

  6. Oh girl! I'm so sorry things didn't originally go as planned. But isn't it awesome to be able to find happiness (with the one you love) regardless?? Glad it seemed to turn around! Have a great day!!

    1. All worked out and we had a great time! Enjoy your Monday!!!!

  7. I'm glad you guys were able to salvage the time away! Oh my goodness that was crazy. It's amazing what a few nights away will do for you. I only had 3 beers on Saturday night and woke up thinking that was a bad choice...not as young as I once was for sure!

    1. Girl I drank way too much wine and paid the price yesterday for sure! Have a great day girl