Thursday, December 29, 2011

oh happy day!

Every day, even the most mundane, are worthy of picture taking and celebrating when you're with those who live 2,500 miles away!

We took my parents to the BEST pizza joint in Lake Norman -- so glad they loved the food and atmosphere just as much as we do!
That evening we baked cookies while the guys watched basketball on tv. Then we all watched The Holiday on our new Blu-ray player.

Note to self:
Go out to dinner, drink two bottles of wine and then take my parents to Target. While liquored up and having fun the other night they bought us a Blu-ray player, The Holiday and a few other things I so slighly slid into their shopping cart. I mean, have you ever seen a more funny gravy boat? My mom and I just about peed ourselves we were laughing so hard when we saw it... on clearance *gee, wonder why* so clearly it had to go home with us! And no matter how old I am, I willalways toss a pack of gum for myself into my mom's cart and hope she doesn't catch me :)

Girl time at Trader Joes, Fresh Market and Harris Teeter. When did I get old enough for girl time to turn into grocery shopping?

It's our thing to always get a pedicure when we're together. This time we got our nails done too! I miss mundane mother daughter time...

Later on in my parents visit we walked around Birkdale Village, popped into some stores to check out the after Christmas deals and enjoyed a bottled of wine together at the wine bar.

Ahhhhhh, this is just so much fun having my parents in town! G*d damn it, can they just move to NC already!?!


  1. Awe so much fun. i love how close you and your mom are. I dont have that type of relationship with my mom but I sure hope to have it with my kids. Love the pictures of you and your baby:) Love that shirt to.

  2. you and your mom seem a lot like me and my mom. that pizza looks DAMN good.

    what did you think of the holiday? i watched it again on Lifetime last night. it never gets old to me.

  3. So fun!! Ah i have YET to watch The Holiday this season! I love that movie so much!

  4. Aww - what a wonderful time spent with your mom! You both are too cute!

  5. aww love that your folks came out there. you and your momma sound like me and mine. the little things make it so much fun. it is the little things i miss...driving with her to get a diet coke or golden spoon :)
    love The of my favorites!!! :)

  6. ok, with all of your adorable pictures of this NC, I cant help but try to convince my husband to move there! It look so adorable. I grew up in a super small, cute town and I want to raise my boys in a similar environment!

  7. Great mother/daughter time! I love that you still slip things into your mom's cart! ha ha

  8. I absolutely LOVE the lake norman area. My husband is from around there - We would even consider moving back once we're both finished with school.

    It looks like you're having a blast with your parents.. and I don't think you're the only one who slips in gum when you hope they aren't looking... I do it too!

    Fairdale Diaries

  9. What sweet memories! I love mother/daughter time - a girl is NEVER too old to spend time with her mommy :)

  10. I bet she loved it just as much, super special time to never take advantage of!! The gum sneaking made me laugh!!

  11. Sounds like you had a blast!
    I'm jealous of yours and your mom's wonderful relationship!


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