Monday, June 25, 2012

Our Wild Weekend

Oh yes- Brandon and I are huge party animals. We lived it up this past weekend during our little "vacation" here in Memphis.  We got wild and crazy and acted like we were 21 all over again.

Okay- that is your huge dose of sarcasm for the day.  

So even though we didn't party hardy we had a GREAT weekend.  After going back and forth and back and forth about taking a long weekend out of town to ourselves we finally decided to just rent a hotel room here in town.  The thought of being in an entire different state than my baby just didn't really sit well with me but Brandon and I really wanted a few nights to ourselves.  Staying in Memphis seemed like the perfect solution!

We actually had some Hilton points built up so we put them to good use and came out only paying $100 for 2 nights at our local Hilton hotel.  Score!

My mom drove into town Friday afternoon and my dad came and joined her later that night.  I kissed my little Annie Ruth about a dozen times before we left and made sure to tell my mom to expect lots of phone calls and texts!  Here are a couple of pics I snapped before we left:

I dropped B off at the hotel to watch a soccer game that was coming on and I went and ran a few errands around town.  I had been putting off these errands for awhile so it was nice to knock them out in an hour or two!  After that, we spent a little time laying out at the hotel pool and then headed to dinner and a movie.  We saw "Rock of Ages" and it was fantastic.  I can see how it might not be for everyone but B and I LOVED it!  Tons of great 80's songs and the outfits were awesome!  I so wish some of the 80's clothes would come back into style:)  Have I mentioned what a huge 80's fan I am??

After the movie it was nearing our bedtime so we crawled into bed for a little TV and relaxation- oh yes we are getting old!  We were up bright and early Saturday morning for a huge breakfast at a great local restaurant- Blue Plate Cafe.  Afterwards we headed downtown to walk down Main Street and window shop.  We had no specific purpose and it was so nice to just wander around holding hands:)

Lunch was another Memphis classic- Earnestine and Hazel's!  If you ever come to Memphis you must come here.  Tons of movies have been filmed here and another one is starting in a couple of weeks.  There is no menu- just the one and only "soul burger" and chips.  It started out as an apothecary shop then later became a brothel (gasp!) up until the mid '90s.  Now it is old and run down (but clean!) but that only adds to the character and charm! 

 After a quick trip to Babies R Us we holed ourselves up in our hotel room for the rest of the afternoon.  B watched a soccer game while I pretended to watch but really just played on the internet.  It was SO nice to just be LAZY for a change!  We had the best time!  We ate a quick dinner out and came back to the room to watch a movie in our pjs!  I do miss times like those but I wouldn't trade our life right now for anything!  Sunday morning I was hurrying Brandon to get ready and load our bags so I could see my baby girl!

We had a great weekend and I know my mom and dad had a lot of fun getting to spend time with her so it worked out great for us all!

1 comment:

  1. So glad that ya'll had fun...Joe and I need a little getaway soon :)


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