Sunday, February 12, 2012

Vacation Week Starts [NOW]!

This past weekend was just the beginning....the beginning of my vacation week! Last Thursday we played Trivia at our usual bar and enjoyed some yummy food (can you say funnel cake fries!??) while getting killed by a huge group of older guys. [Those guys had an advantage over us...they've been alive longer and knew more because of it!]

Hahah Moving right along...

My family came to town this past weekend and I cooked dinner for them, Ryan and I, and his parents--it was a mini dinner party : ) Unfortunately, I didn't get any pics of our food (grilled bacon wrapped chicken breast that had marinated in Ken's tomato basil vinaigrette dressing, cheesy mushroom risotto, and baked asparagus), but it was a BIG hit with everyone!

On Saturday we started the morning off on the right foot with a big breakfast. There are few things in life that make me feel as good as sitting around the table, sharing a meal with some of my favorite people! We spent a little time showing my family our new place and around the new part of town that we live in. Next, we made our way to Opryland hotel! We visited some of the stores and made our way around to see all of the pretty greenery.
Isn't she a beauty? The inside of the hotel is amazing!

After Opryland, we decided to go to the Country Music Hall of Fame to learn a little more about the music business/history around Nashville. The building and exhibits were both interesting and fun!

After Opryland, my aunt and I squeezed in a little shopping. While I didn't buy anything, I did find a purse that I now have my eye on. This mint green beauty is on the top of my purchase list. Now, I just have to decide how much I like it!

Saturday night we all headed out to the Loveless Cafe for a ridiculously delicious dinner! While I love the look and feel of the restaurant, as well as the overall friendliness, the part I love the most is definitely the biscuits! If you're ever in the area, you should try this place out : )

We also got the chance to watch a few movies this weekend, including The Ides of March and 50/50. 50/50 was pretty good, but The Ides of March was GREAT (that's really saying something, considering Ryan G didn't even take his shirt off)!

Today has been amazing (if you don't count the cold weather)! I got to do a little shopping at Target, get a workout in, catch up on some shows, catch up on laundry, and even catch up on blogs. I feel like this weekend was a huge success. And the best part? I'm not dreading work tomorrow! Mostly because tomorrow is my only work day between now and next Monday.
Yay for vacation time! [insert happy dance]
How was your weekend? Did you see any good movies? Did you see the Vow??


Breanna Hohenstein said...

Looks like an awesome weekend :)

HayleyKiah said...

I need to watch Ides of March so bad!! I'm obsessed with Ryan Gosling.

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

COngrats and have a great vacay! Love Ryan Gosling!