Weekend Recap 3.4.18 … Birthdays, Walks in the Park, Family & Friend Time

Hey friends!!!!! How are you all doing?  How was your weekend?  I hope it was a good one!  Today is actually my Friday as my husband, sister, and her bf head out of town tomorrow until early next week for a much needed R&R.  I cannot wait!!!

Before I go I wanted to pop in with my usual weekend recap because this weekend was an especially wonderful one.  Nothing too crazy, but lots of time with friends and family, which just makes my heart SO happy.  The weather in Nashville was also amazing so that was the icing on the cake for a perfect weekend!  

 These pups were super spoiled last week with lots of time at work with daddy.  They both LOVE to go and get SOOO excited when he takes them in the mornings.  Callie and Riley both have a fan club at my husband’s office and they look forward to seeing their favorite people each time they get to go to the office.  The young girls in the office even took Riley for a lunchtime walk on Friday so he was so tired when he got home. 🙂 

Friday night my husband grabbed a drink with a friend and I got in a treadmill incline walk before making some quinoa and veggies for dinner and calling it an early night.  My husband and I used to watch tv in our living room or basement each night after dinner, but lately we have been going straight to bed after dinner.  We do watch a little tv in bed before falling asleep, but I feel like such a grandma going straight to bed… usually in the 8 o’clock hour.  😉

When I give my dogs dentalife’s to chew on for their teeth they know they aren’t allowed to chew them on my rugs so they both run with their treats to the dog bed so I won’t take them away from them.  This is as close as we will get to them actually cuddling. 😉 


Saturday morning started bright and early with a workout followed by some baking with my momma!  My mom hosted book club at her house on Sunday so I helped her do some baking and she helped me bake a birthday cake for my little brother’s birthday dinner on Sunday night.  Here is the start of it.  Funfetti dyed 4 different colors (yellow, green, red, and blue). 



While my husband was out playing golf with a friend, I headed to the park with the pups to get some exercise and enjoy the beautiful weather!


There were so many people and pups out enjoying the nice weather too!


We spotted lots of turtles soaking up the sun. 


We stopped along the way to play a little fetch and Riley was loving life!

Once my husband got back from playing golf, we headed over to watch my little brother’s hockey game.  They won!!! 


After the game we went home to get ready for our friends to come over for a quick drink before we headed to the Gulch for dinner.  Riley didn’t waste any time making himself comfortable on our friend, Eric’s lap. 🙂  (The pups got haircuts this weekend so Riley is looking quite hilarious…)


We went to Bar Louie for dinner to celebrate our friend, Jason’s birthday.  I got the pear and blue cheese salad with grilled salmon. yum!!


Happy Birthday Jason!!!!!


After dinner we walked on over to the Thompson Hotel and took the elevator up to the rooftop bar, L.A. Jackson, to meet up with more friends.  Love this guy!


My sweet bestie, Rachael, and I on the rooftop. 🙂


On Sunday we slept in then enjoyed some time on our front porch while the pups ran around.  


This guy LOVES the sun and hates when we make him come inside. 🙂


My husband and I took the dogs on a walk to the park after breakfast to enjoy the beautiful weather. 

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My husband had plans to take his little brother (from Big Brothers Big Sisters) to a movie on Sunday afternoon so the pups and I did some baking, cleaning and organizing around the house before heading back to the park for another walk.  What can I say… we all love the park on nice days! 

Once my husband got home, we got ready to head to dinner with my dad, his girlfriend, and my little brother to celebrate my little brother’s 11 birthday!  He chose Carrabbas for his birthday dinner, which is one of my favorites too!  Why is he growing up SO fast?? Time needs to SLOW down!  


My friend, Rachael, sent me this picture that popped up on her timehop on Facebook last week.  This was us with my little brother at his 1st birthday party 10 (!!!!!) years ago. 😦


I got the Johnny Rocco salad with grilled shrimp and scallops and devoured the entire thing.  SO tasty!


After we ate, the waitress brought out the cake I made for my little bro while we sang Happy Birthday to him. 


We LOVE this kiddo!!!! 


I follow a lot of cupcake shops and bakeries on instagram so I decided to take a stab at a rainbow cake filled with sprinkles in the middle and it turned out so well!  My little brother loved it!  🙂 #favoritesister #atleastforonenight

Eating cake and opening presents!

A new video game and a $1,000,000 candy bar! 🙂 

We had such a great weekend celebrating two amazing guys’ birthdays, enjoying the outdoors, and getting caught up and ready for another week!  I hope your weekend was fabulous too!!


  1. Did you enjoy good weather this weekend?
  2. What was your favorite thing you did this weekend?
  3. Any trips coming up?

2 thoughts on “Weekend Recap 3.4.18 … Birthdays, Walks in the Park, Family & Friend Time

  1. Have a FANTASTIC vacation! Enjoy every special moment. OMG that cake!!!!!!!!!! You are the BEST big sister ever and I just love the relationship you have with your baby brother and all of your family. Makes my heart so happy for you. You are so talented in the kitchen. I am sure he loved the cake. Today it is going to be about 77 in the beach areas of Southern Cali. YAY. We have had to us what has been the coldest weather EVER lately so can’t wait to get outside and walk in it today. Favorite part of the weekend was pre HH with my hubby before going out to dinner to celebrate my niece’s birthday! Going to Cabo in a week and half CANNOT wait. The Bahamas will be shortly after that. Life is good!


    1. Oh Donna thank you so much. You are too sweet. I enjoy being creative in the kitchen and birthdays are the perfect time for that! I am soo jealous of that southern Cali weather!!! We are headed to Mexico (Cancun) in the morning and I can’t wait!! I am hoping for some beautiful weather!! I love the Bahamas and Cabo!! How fun!!! Enjoy the rest of your week and fill me in on how YOUR trips go!!!! xoxoxo


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