This past weekend we traveled the 414 miles (one way) down to my cousins Stephanie & Joey’s house! It was so much fun to see my cousins, aunt, and uncle. We took the baby and my sister, Makayla, along and had a total blast.
We got there late Thursday night and basically went straight to sleep. Friday was the perfect lazy day to just hang around the house. We also made an exciting trip to a nearby shopping center with a Super Target … inside we found actual gold- a pink teepee with a matching teepee for dolls by the doll company, Our Generation. We immediately got it! (And a $4 clearance swimsuit that will hopefully fit Nolie next year). We were so pumped! That night we ate out at a place called the Afton Tavern. It was delicious! Seriously, next time we visit we’re going back. I had a quesadilla and Michael had a burger. Both were awesome, however, the best part was the giant cookie skillet! Then when we got home we set up our teepee!! Steph and I had a serious blast. It was so fun.
Saturday we slept in. I needed it after staying up late giggling and talking with Stephanie. Michael and Joey started our day when they went and picked up some doughnuts. Then we slowly got ready and then headed out to do a low key walk around the greenway at the University of North Carolina. It was gorgeous outside and that made the day incredibly fun.
Afterwards, Michael headed off with my sister, uncle, and Joey to a local comic book store! The rest of us headed home for naps. (Man, I can’t believe I’m old enough to be in the group that has to go home and sleep to funaction hahah). Then we all helped to make dinner! Michael grilled chicken and shrimp while I prepped the veggie. Stephanie and my uncle Jon put together an amazing alfredo sauce from scratch. It turned out nothing short of delicious. That night we ate a few too many desserts while watching the BYU game- they were destroyed.
// Aunt Stephanie
Matching outfits! // shirt & shorts: Old Navy // shoes: Birkenstock // Nolie’s shirt & bow: Carter’s // Nolie’s shorts: Cat and Jack by Target
Sunday we headed off to church (Nolie screamed every time I tried to sit down, so that was fun. We spent the rest of the day laughing, telling stories, and just enjoying each other! We grilled dinner, walked the neighborhood, and settled in with the most mouth watering lemon dessert to watch movies.
Labor Day started slow- (are you noticing a common trend)? We packed and then headed out with the cousins to IKEA. Michael has a serious love for that store – and I can’t help but feel like it’s a lot of fun too! We picked up a cute play table and chairs that I’m going to DIY for Nolie’s playroom. We ate in their funky cafeteria too. It was seriously so much fun! It was hard to say goodbye, but we headed home that afternoon.
It was such a great, relaxing trip. I’m so thankful that I’m so close to my family! It was an awesome weekend. Shout out to my darling husband for taking us!