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Relax…Just Do It!

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January 23, 2012

Rest and relaxation was the major theme of this weekend’s fun…I’ve been told by a good number of people that I need to soak in every ounce of free time I have these next few weeks, so I stuck to it and I am so glad we laid low with just the two of us!

Friday night, we finally took advantage of Nashville Original’s Restaurant Week by dining out at Holland House. I had been really wanting to try this new local hotspot out, and it was the perfect opportunity! Hands down, best meal I’ve had in awhile in this wonderful city. A+ for atmosphere, very hip and ecclectic, A+ for service as our server made sure she staged our courses perfectly, and the food was incredible. My stand-out favorites were the baked cheesy crab dip + wontons as an appetizer and the carmelized cranberry and raisin bread pudding for dessert…Jeff said the fun drink concoctions were amazing, as well!
Saturday, we got up early so each of us could check off items of our “honey-do list”…gym, grocery store, laundry, and Target, followed by stroller + carseat assembly=successful day in my book! To reward ourselves, we napped on the couches the rest of the afternoon and rented Moneyball with Brad Pitt–great sports movie, and I can see what all the fuss is about…he was fantastic! That afternoon, my friend Brittany stopped by with her sweet darling Will to give Caroline some much needed necessities and to catch-up before her family moves to Idaho very soon-though we’ll miss them, we’re hoping they’ll be back in the south again soon!

Daddy’s assembly line…let’s just say he’s not the “engineer type”
Yay!! Ready to have our little bambino here for stroller/walk time
Saturday night, Jeff and I made it out to dinner with our friends to celebrate Jules’ and Leigh J’s birthdays!! We all went to Cantina Laredo and most certainly took over the restaurant…us and the table next to us proved to be too much for everyone to handle, as they had to close the doors to pur private room and tell us to quiet down–haha! After the girls’ downed their b-day shots and we all serenaded them with LMFAO’s “Shots”, they all headed downtown while the Mr. and I went home–it was after midnight at this point and momma needed her rest.
I do have to mention though, I received one funny voicemail late that night…something along the lines of my best friends singing along to “Sweet Caroline” ;).
Me and Bev-best friend time is the greatest!
 Us with the birthday girl…love you Jules!!
 Tequila shots for the birthday ladies
 Love these two SO much
Sunday, we got up early to greet the Pottery Barn Kids delivery men who brought out chair! {and yes, it’s all REALLY starting to come together!}. Then we spent the majority of our day resting sleeping and watching Midnight in Paris, which I was a little let down by…mediocre at best. The rest of our night was spent cooking dinner, catching up on weekly shows, and then sleeping on the couches since our crazy weather here in TN just won’t end–tornado warnings in January have got to stop.

To say this was a relaxing weekend would be an understatement, but I was so glad to get some items knocked off our list and spend loads of quality time, just the two of us and with some of our dearest friends. Cheers to a great week!

  1. Looks like such a fun weekend!

  2. Meredith says:

    Looks like a great weekend!! Yes, this weather has got to go!!

  3. what a fantastic, restful weekend! I am so impressed that you make it to the gym on the weekends. I wish I had that dedication!

  4. Sounds like a super productive weekend! So exciting you got the chair! And I agree…Midnight in Paris was just ok. 🙂

  5. Kate says:

    Sounds like a fantastic weekend, I love the stroller. You look adorable pushing it 🙂

  6. Samantha says:

    You def. have the PREGNANT "GLOW" 😀

  7. I am Megan says:

    You are a very cute pregnant lady! Congrats on the little one!

  8. Nicole-Lynn says:

    Sounded like a nice weekend! I agree with Samantha.. I see your preggers glow! 🙂

  9. P*P*P says:

    What a fabulous weekend! Love the photo of you in your pink shirt, with baby bump and stroller! Too cute!

  10. Looks like a wonderful weekend!

  11. Looks like a good weekend! I can't wait to see Moneyball!

  12. Amy says:

    Sounds like a great weekend! Loving the stroller and how you don't even look prego in the pics w/ your friends! I hope I'm 1/2 as cute as you when I become pregnant!!! Glad you had a great weekend!!!

  13. Ooh I love Cantina! And Moneyball was really good-my husband and I watched it last night.

  14. the B ready. Very nice! I'm looking at that too!

  15. Megan says:

    Sounds like a great weekend! Baby Caroline is going to love crusin' in her new stroller!

  16. JNoPie says:

    Natasha,
    Been reading your blog for a little while now and I've loved following you as I am expecting my first as well! Love your stroller–do you mind sharing the brand and name?

    Thanks!

  17. alicia says:

    you are adorable! such a fun weekend.

  18. gosh girly…can i please look like you when i am preggo??? you look sooo stunning and sooo gorgeous preggers. i have loved reading along 🙂

  19. KRISTIN says:

    What a wonderful weekend! Those weekends where you get quality hubby time are truly the best!

  20. Allison says:

    Sounds like an awesome weekend! You look beautiful pregnant! Check out my giveaway!!

  21. sounds like a great, relaxing, AND productive weekend for you!

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