Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Weekend in the Mountains

This past weekend I went to my parent's home in the mountains of North Carolina for my Mom's birthday! It was a short visit but a lot of fun. I left straight from work Friday night and immediately got stuck in traffic. YUCK!

It's about a 3.5 hour drive so I had to stop to get dinner. I went with a healthy choice of Sonic :)

I got in around 9 that night. I caught up with my parents and sister. Katherine, my sister, had just came home from Thailand for a mission trip. We went to bed early to get ready for a busy day tomorrow--Mom's birthday!

We started off the morning with still my heart.

Do you like my Mom's bear themed plates ;)? We decided we needed to burn off those delicious waffles and went for a hike. The birthday girl was happy to have everyone with her!

Our dog, Gracie, was less than amused.

Afterwards, we came and played a board game Katherine gave my Mom, iKNOW. It's a fun trivia game that was quicker then other trivia games. It would make a great housewarming gift! 

I snacked on chips during the game and was thrown off by how big the bag was!

Then we had lunch and since it was my Mom's birthday we celebrated with some Prosecco! 

Look at that sass.

If you've never put slaw on your hotdog...try it, trust me. You won't regret it.

Of course we had to sing Happy Birthday and eat cake!

After lunch, we headed to the lake for some swimming, paddle boarding, jet skiing, and reading out by the water. For my Mom's birthday, I gave her the best gift ever (a slight exaggeration)...a selfie stick!! It's not expensive and it is so much fun! We had a great time using it everywhere we went. 

I haven't had much time to read lately so most of the afternoon I sat by the water and read The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty. I just love her books. It's funny and creative. The stories are not ones you've heard before and she has a lot of character in the way she writes. Highly recommend.

I caught this crazy lady taking selfies! haha

Later that afternoon, we went home and got ready for dinner. Snapped a few selfies with my Mom before leaving. I promise it wasn't just my Mom and me there! 

My sister and I in the car on the way to dinner. Do you think we look alike??

Dinner was delicious and the view was amazing. Of course, I had a glass of Prosecco.

For my Mom's birthday dessert, they brought out fried Oreos and Ice Cream and it was so good. Fried Oreos...slays me. 

Then we went outside to take some pictures by the water. We goofed off a lot with the selfie stick. My sister refuses to smile for pictures.

Love these crazies.

We had a great (short) visit. Happy Birthday, Mom! We love you! 

Have a great day, friends!

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  1. What a fun weekend. Hope your mom had a great birthday!!!

  2. Looks like you guys had a great weekend! Your parents' place is so pretty near the lake, wow! I think you look more like your mom than your sister. :) Love that you got your mom a selfie stick.

    1. That's funny! She'll be happy to hear that!!

  3. What. A. Blast. There's nothing like a good family weekend with lots of junk food!

  4. Waffles and pancakes are always a winner. In fact, my mom made me pancakes before she left my apartment yesterday :) Her birthday is Thursday and I just mailed her present today but I'm having gift buying regret...I should've gotten her a selfie stick! Haha I love that picture of you catching your mom!! And you and your sister are DEFINITELY sisters! Pretty girls :)

    1. Fun fact...pancakes are my favorite food! If your Mom wants to stop by Charlotte I wouldn't be opposed :)