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Monday, February 15, 2016

Blue Ridge Weekend Away

This past weekend we headed to Blue Ridge on Lake Nottely with some friends to celebrate Matt Reynolds 30th birthday. 11 of us rented a cabin for the weekend. We got up there around seven Friday night. We just ordered pizza in and had DQ ice cream cake for dessert (thanks Elizabeth!). There were a lot of games played, time in the hot tub (minus me), and sitting by the fire. 

Saturday morning I woke up first (my new Normal of not being able to sleep in) and I got breakfast going. I whipped up some pancakes (chocolate chip included) and got my white chicken chili started in the crockpot. We hung out in the morning enjoying coffee and the views before heading out to Harrah's casino. 

Matt's big birthday event was to try out the Harrah's on the Indian reservation. This was a first for me as the only casino I've ever been to was on a cruise ship and I just did a few slots and called it a day. Here the three girls wandered and did the slots. The boys did a little bit of everything. It was definitely an experience! I was most definitely the only pregnant girl there! 
(28 weeks tomorrow) 

We spent most of the day at the casino before going back to the cabin for the night. We had some more hot tub time and hanging out before we had our chili dinner. I made chicken chili and Ansley made beef chili. Elizabeth brought the cornbread and again we had ice cream cake for dessert! Following dinner we played a lot of spades. Such a fun card game! I again hit the hay before the rest (except Ansley). The boys were up til all hours of the morning playing ping pong and just hanging out. 

Sunday morning Ansley made breakfast casserole and we enjoyed time by the fire in the house. Around lunch time Tommy and I headed home to scoop Cooper up from my parents. 

Sunday night we enjoyed a nice valentines dinner out (last one without needing a babysitter 😬) at Haven in Brookhaven. It was delicious! I highly recommend. I got the grouper and Tommy got prime rib. It was nice to get out just us. 

It was a wonderful weekend filled with love and friends! Enjoyed my day off today for Presidents Day with lunch at my favorite, Fickle Pickle, with mom and nana followed by time spent with my mother-in-law finishing up the curtains she made for the nursery. The nursery is really coming along. Pictures to come in the coming weeks but I'm thrilled with how the draperies turned out! Thank you Courtney!! 

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