Monday, March 26, 2012


Ashish and I, along with my brother, Avery, and SIL, Tasha escaped for a weekend vacation to Charleston. Before I get into the details of the trip let me say this...stay for more than two days! That's my advice to anyone that has never been but would like to. There are so many great things to see and do, there is no way that you can do it all in a day and a half! Now, onto the details!!!

We left Atlanta about 3:30pm. BAD IDEA! Atlanta traffic is the absolute worst. Anyone that has been to Atlanta knows this. It doesn't have to be rush hour, it could be the middle of a beautiful sunny weekend day and the downtown connector will be at a stand still. It's ridiculous. So, I'm sure you're asking "why did you decide to leave in the middle of the day?" Well, Avery had to work a half day and that was the earliest that we could leave. So, after sitting in traffic we finally get rolling. We cruise through the eastern suburbs of Atlanta and into Augusta. I'd never been to Augusta and didn't realize that it was so close to the SC border. It seems like as soon as we crossed into SC the sky fell out. Luckily it didn't rain the whole time but there were bouts of heavy downpours every 30-45 minutes. I planned to take a pic but never got around to it.

We made it to our hotel at 9:00pm. Typically it would only take 5ish hours to get to Charleston but because of the rain, we were set back an hour. We stayed at the Radisson in North Charleston. All in all, it was a nice hotel. They have Sleep Number beds, Ashish was thrilled. I, on the other hand, not so much. We don't own a SN Bed, nor do we plan to, but I didn't like that the mattress was lumpy in the middle where the different "numbers" met. I digress, we hurried and changed clothes and headed out for dinner.

We didn't want to drive into downtown Charleston so we settled on a restaurant near the hotel called The Noisy Oyster. They had oysters. It wasn't too noisy. The food was AWFUL! I don't know if it was because it was nearing closing time or if they weren't that busy so everyone in the kitchen took a smoke break but it took forever to get our food. I ordered the bacon wrapped shrimp-fried hard as a brick, Ashish had the shrimp and grits-looked more like soup, Tasha ordered the gumbo-rice with sausage on top, Avery ordered fish, broiled, not fried-it came out fried. The waiter explained that he was new and hadn't quite learned the ropes so we gave him a pass but the food, not that great. After eating we left and decided to call it a night, we had a full day planned for Saturday.

Saturday morning we woke up refreshed, although I decided that I hated the SN Bed somewhere between 2-4am. The weather was dreary outside. My mood was a little in the dumps because it looked like the sky was going to fall out at any moment. We got dressed anyway and decided to take our chances. I'm so glad we did. As we were driving downtown the sunny came out and stayed out through both of the tours that we scheduled! We took a carriage ride through Charleston then went on a boat tour out to Fort Sumter, Folly Beach, and Mt. Pleasant. We had lunch a cute little restaurant called A.W. Shucks. Great food, I highly recommend it.

Always have to get a pic of a pharmacy-for those that don't know, my hubby is a pharmacist!

It can be yours for the low price of 13 million!

After our tours we decided to hit the outlets! What's a vacation without a little bit of shopping? Right? Remember me mentioning that the sky looked like it was going to fall out? Well, it did, right as we were getting out of the car at the outlets. We were SOAKED! Good times! Good times! We shopped anyway, in the pouring rain. Ashish snagged a new pair of Nike Shox. I scored a new COACH purse and a new watch! All in all, a successful shopping trip!

After all of that we headed back to the hotel for rest and relaxation before going out to dinner. We decided to eat at The Charleston Crab House. The food was okay, nothing to write home to mom about but good. The highlight of our night was going to The Market Place Pavilion rooftop bar. The night was great. From the rooftop you could see all of Charleston. I didn't expect it to be like a nightclub up there. There was a deejay playing all the latest music, drinks were flowing, laughter was loud. We had a great time!

Sunday, it was time to head home. J was staying with my parents. With all of the pollen, his allergies were going crazy and he wasn't feeling great. He had a miraculous recovery while were were driving home because he was completely fine once we got home. I think he just missed us!

We'd definitely go back to Charleston again, we had a great time!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Weekend Recap!

Good Morning, Happy Monday everyone! Did everyone have a good weekend? Do anything exciting? Here's what we were up to this weekend...


Well, let's start with Thursday night, J went to bed at 10ish and was wide awake, screaming, at 12:30. Mind you, J just turned 3 and has been sleeping through the night since he was 9 months. I know his sleep schedule like the back of my hand. A and I take turns going in to check on him, threaten console him, but he still continued to wake up. After about 2 hours of this, yes, 2 hours, I finally decided to whip out the good ole thermometer. No fever. Okay....plan M (cause we've exhausted plans A-L), we let him come in our bed with us. Once he fell asleep, A and I feel asleep. I had to be up at 4 to workout so at this point, sleep was a foreign language to me. He woke up again, I said some obscene words in my head (honestly! I think it's so rude to curse at people, especially your children, despite how frustrated you are-stepping down from my soapbox now), this time he told us that his ear hurt! Ah ha! And there it was, a good old ear infection. Since it was 3:45am we gave him some Tylenol, some ear drops, and sent him back to bed. He slept until 9, I had to wake him up to go to the doctor.

So, back to Friday, I was exhausted. I trip to the Minute Clinic, some antibiotics, and my little guy was back to normal by 11. We raced home just cleaners to get there.

SN: A finally agreed to let me hire someone toe help out around the house. Not everyday, not every week, but once a month. I think that's pretty fair, considering I am away from the home 2 days a week, 2 days I am home but I have 3 little crumb snatchers, whom I adore ( don't get it confused), here with me, so I don't get a solid day to clean because who wants to clean on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday?

I digress, the cleaners did an awesome job! Ashish came home early because he was exhausted from J's little night time episode. I decided that I was going to do some planting, not gardening, just planting. I jumped in the car, headed to Wal-Mart...the flowers were AWFUL. Not just ugly but AWFUL. I was disappointed. When I came back home, empty handed, Ashish felt so bad for me that he took me out for Mexican!


It was Ashish's weekend to work. Me Me and I met up for manis and pedis and then we had lunch. J hung out with his second favorite lady, my mom.

We went to hang out with some friends Saturday night for a couple's game night. I don't remember the last night that I laughed that much. The girls beat the boys!!!


I rode with Ashish to work to get my car and pick J up (he was staying with Ashish's parents overnight). A quick trip to Sam's, lunch, and it was time to head home. I got ready for a baby shower while J took a quick nap then it was off to shower Abby and Baby Finn with presents and love!

All in all, I had a great weekend! How was your weekend?

Thursday, March 15, 2012

It's OK Thursday

Hey Ladies!  I'm linking up with Neely and Amber for an It's OK Thursday!

Its Ok Thursdays

It's Ok...

To love the Real Housewives of all of the cities! I do!

to eat most of your child's Starburst jellybeans

to watch soap operas

for me to be pee in your pants excited about our trip to Charleston next week

to eat ice cream for breakfast-hey, dessert is dessert!

That's all I have for today!

Link up with the ladies and tell us what's OK in your world!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday

Happy Wednesday! I've been away from What I'm Loving lately but I am back and in full force! Link up with Jaime over at This Kind of Love and tell us what your loving on this beautiful Wednesday!

I'm Loving...80 degree weather! I love the spring! One of the great things about living in the South is that the winters don't last long and we are usually the first to see Spring like weather!

I'm Loving...Becky over at From Mrs. to Mama. I spent a good amount of my weekend reading her whole blog. This girl is hilarious, I love it!

I'm Loving...that Hubby and I (along with my brother and SIL) are heading to Charleston next week! We are taking a little couples vacation, no kids, no work, just us! BTW, we've never been to Charleston so if you have any good restaurant, "touristy," must see places to recommend, please do!

I'm husband! I love him every week, ever day, but this week he has really stepped up and shown me a new side to him. He is definitely making me step up my game!

I'm Loving...The 30 Day Husband Encouragement Challenge. Like I said earlier, I need to step up my game!

As always, I'm Loving these two!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


I love taking pictures of my family! My parents have a ridiculous amount of pictures of my brother and I growing up, unfortunately, we don't have a lot of pictures of our whole family. I never really understood it until I became a parent myself. I find that I am always the one taking the pictures, at the birthday party, the zoo, the aquarium, etc, that I am never in them. So, when I had Jordan I made it my mission to try and get at least one family picture at most events. Here are Jordan's 3 year old pictures: