Weekend Recap!

Friday afternoon Trey & our neighbor spread 5 yards of mulch in our newly planted flower bed and around the other beds that were already there in our front yard. It looks so nice now:

Saturday morning we had an appointment to get Vegas's eye checked by the vet at mom & dad's house. She has a scratch on her eye (it seems to happen at least once a year now) and it is slowly healing. It was a such a beautiful morning that after our appointment we decided to head out towards the lake for a nice little walk through the woods. The dogs love to run ahead of us and find the lake. We let them play, swim and chase sticks for a while then continued walking around the lake a little further. They were exhausted from their fun morning. 

Saturday afternoon I went to a "Tea Time" bridal shower for Kristen at the Olde English Tea Room in Wake Forest. It was really cute and fun. We each got to pick a hat out of the box that they had there and enjoyed scones, little sandwiches and tea followed by Kristen opening some nice gifts. 

After the shower we headed to Rudino's where Jonathan was playing a gig. We played corn hole & enjoyed the nice weather before the rain headed in later that night. 

Sunday I had another bridal shower to go to! Brenna's sister, Amy, is getting married the week before Kristen and had her shower this weekend too. We were put in to teams and had to create toilet paper wedding gowns so of course Mariah & I chose to dress up Brenna. She didn't win but we loved her look, especially the pig tails. 

Sunday night Trey and I made tacos for dinner and enjoyed a beer flight. We found this paddle and glasses at Target in the dollar spot. They are 5 oz glasses and a pretty sturdy paddle. We filled it with our homebrews, one was our most recent, Whitewash Wit, another was the Wit that had been put into a bottle with yeast remaining from a previous brew and the third was the American Wheat we made last time. We only had 3 we wanted to use but still filled the fourth glass :)

We finished the night by giving Trey a haircut! He got new clippers and it had instructions about how to cut it leaving a little more on top, the look he was going for. It was pretty funny along the way because we typically just put on a blade and go at his whole head but this time I had to progressively go up and thought it looked funny with the shaggy-ness still left on top. It turned out pretty good, although I didn't snap and "after" pictures!

Baby Birds

My parents had some woodwork and painting done on their house a couple of months ago and the screens were taken out of their screened in porch. They have yet to be replaced and a momma bird found their fake palm tree on the porch a great place for her nest. 

She laid a few eggs there and they have grown up to cute little baby birds:

Sick Days

Last Thursday I woke up at about 3 am feeling pretty terrible. I must have caught some kind of stomach bug... I originally thought maybe it was food poisoning but I ate the same lunch as friends at work and they were fine, and the same dinner as Trey and he was fine... so who knows but it wasn't fun. 

I slept probably 20 hours in a 24 hour time period and I literally didn't get off the couch at all on Thursday but I had some pretty sweet companions: 


Last week after we got home from the race, we stopped by Christy and Jonathan's to pick up Speckles and Bailey. Christy was running in the Boston Marthon so we kept them while they were out of town. Luckily, she is a fast runner and was well out of the way by the time the bombings happened. She also did a great job and finished the marathon in 3 hours, 29 minutes! Here's a picture of her that I stole from her instagram :) Super proud of my bestest:

Speckles and Bailey had been staying at their house but being let out multiple times a day, so they were really excited to see us and go home with us:

They snuggled up for bed:
 Speckles wanting love after I came back from a run:
 Bailey, being her weird self a licking Anna for way too long:
 Loving on Uncle Trey:

2nd Anniversary

The news always reminds us that our anniversary is coming up:

The traditional 2nd anniversary gift is cotton, so Trey and I opted to not actually give each other gifts but instead to get a couples massage. It was wonderful. I found a deal on groupon and was able to use it towards a couples massage through A Touch of Gail. It was great and a really good price! 

After our massage we came home to shower and freshen up for dinner. We decided to go to Sushi Blues downtown. It was delicious:

As I was eating I looked down to see that my soy sauce had dripped on to my plate in the shape of Mickey Mouse! Crazy!

After we got home we celebrated with a bottle of Champagne that Trey's aunt brought us from a wine festival that she was a judge in, in the fall:

Rockingham Truck Race

The truck race in Rockingham falls on our anniversary weekend so we have started to make it a tradition to go to the race with our parents each year. Last year, right after Disney, we celebrated our first anniversary there.
This year our parents went down ahead of us and Trey and I packed up the dogs and drove down after work on Friday. A couple days before was his mom's birthday so Frank got us all this cake to celebrate our anniversary and her birthday:

We enjoyed burgers on the grill Friday night and some quality family time, Tyson was excited to snuggle with his grandpa:

It was a gorgeous weekend, we enjoyed cooking breakfast, lounging around and watching qualifying:

We decided to take a walk to explore the merchandise tents and all of the goods on the front side of the track. (We are parked where the bleachers used to be on the back stretch so we just walked around the outside). We found "The Rock" and played the lottery. For every $7 you spent on lottery tickets you got to spin a wheel, so we did and kept winning on our scratch offs and got to spin the wheel quite a few times. We walked away with t-shirts, cups and bobble heads!

Sunday morning we enjoyed breakfast outside again and watched some of the Master's before the race started.

A glimpse of our setup:

Watching the race from the top of the RV:

Sporting his new shirt:

When the race started they set off fireworks, and I'm pretty sure they were set off incredibly close to where we parked the motorhome. Needless to say the dogs were not a fan of the loud blast and Tyson was pretty nervous for the rest of the race so his wonderful grandma watched a majority of the race from inside while comforting him:
He enjoyed being the co-pilot on the way home, though:

And Trey enjoyed being able to watch the exciting end of the Masters while we drove home: