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Last night five mamas packed up some appetizers & wine, headed up to our clubhouse, sat in the jacuzzi and chatted for over 3 hours.

It was delightful.

{our view}

We pulled over a chaise lounge and lined up our {dinner} ~ smoked salmon spread on Wasa crackers, spicy guac with tortilla chips, deviled eggs and shrimp cocktail.

We also sipped wine from red plastic SOLO cups {classy, huh, but at least we were trying to follow the [no glass] rule!} and nibbled on these.

Besides the odd security guard that passed through a couple times, there was a couple wanna-be spa-goers that came through the gate and quickly decided not to join us which we were completely OK with! About an hour went by and we heard the gate slam shut yet again…..a very young twentysomething {?} couple started walking up to the jacuzzi and climbed in. I kinda smiled and said, “Oh, don’t mind us!” We continued our mama conversations which included c-sections, infertility, migraines, the challenges of packing school lunches, how caffeine keeps some of us up all night and all that good stuff. Needless to say, the young’uns stepped out, wrapped their towels around them and bolted after about 1o minutes. We were dying laughing as they were walking away!

That’s what you get for trespassing in a spa full of mamas who don’t get out much ~ ha!

I rolled in at 12:15am!

This is certainly not something that can be done all the time, but it was fun and much needed after the last month of new school routines.

Happy Thursday!

Girls Only

Lately I’ve been realizing that I never have one-on-one time with my Elliott.

Holdy and I share Tuesday & Thursday mornings running errands together and his secret “cheeseburger time” once a week while “Sissy” is at school.

We needed a little Mama/Daughter bonding time.

After her favorite dinner of lettuce wraps, we went to Party City and she picked out plates and napkins for her school friends. We’re taking mini bagels and cream cheese next week for snack to celebrate her birthday.

She vacillated between Spongebob, polka dots, cheetah and zebra print, Tiana (Princess & The Frog) and finally settled on her all time fave princess, Ariel.

Next stop…Golden Spoon!

She was SO excited that she got her OWN yogurt AND got to choose a topping!

Chocolate & Peanut Butter with chocolate chips:

In 7th heaven:

I chose Coconut & Toffee Heath Bar:

We sat and talked about her upcoming graduation, dance recital and plans for the Summer. She said she still doesn’t need swimming lessons because she remembers EVERYTHING from “last time”…..m’kay, we’ll revisit that later.

She threw 2 pennies in the fountain and made as many wishes…

And as if all that wasn’t enough, we skipped down to Target and browsed around there, too!

She even talked me into some sour candies at the checkout ~ “It’s for our date, Mommy.”

We really need to do that more often.

Maybe next time a pre-Kindergarten pedi.

Yes, that’s what we’ll do.

I love you my almost 5-year old. Where did that half decade go?


This weekend was kicked off with a Mommy’s Night Out!

A bunch of us ladies went to SABOR to celebrate a couple birthdays. We sipped strawberry blueberry margaritas and fruity sangrias, chatted, laughed, shared stories from the past, nibbled on chips and salsa, muy delicioso entre├ęs and this crazy good dessert:



Our server was very “pleasant” ~ think Mark Consuelos caliber:

Looking forward to the next “Mommies Gone Wild” evening, Ladies!


If you haven’t tried Buffalo Chicken Dip yet, you’re missing out.

This stuff should be outlawed:

Buffalo Chicken Dip

All the goodness of wings without the mess!

I added some crumbled blue cheese and that put it over the top. I like to serve with tortilla chips, Ritz crackers, baby carrots and celery sticks. Thanks, Deb for brining this into my life! It is a staple now.

Next up out of the recipe box: Carolina Barbequed Pork & Polynesian Coleslaw

Hope your weekend has been full of spice!

Gallery Viewing

This past Tuesday evening we attended Art Night at Elliott’s preschool.

So fun to see the tikes and their little masterpieces created with all sorts of different mediums and components.

So bright.

So cheery.

So creative.

Here are our artist’s pieces:

Can you tell she LOVES purple?

This is my favorite:

This one was full of glitter (you guessed it, purple glitter!):

and last, but certainly not least, a collage:

Next February when we attend Art Night, we’ll be seeing Holden’s masterpieces.

Thank you, Elliott, for sharing your beautiful works of art with us!