Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Charlotte Weekend

What a fantastic weekend! We left bright and early Thursday morning to take the kids to my parents’ house. After getting them settled we headed out around 12:00 for Charlotte. The ride went pretty quickly…we had gorgeous weather the whole way down! After we got there we ate some dinner and relaxed in the hotel room.

Friday we got up and headed down for a wonderful breakfast – every morning we got made-to-order omelets, waffles, eggs, bacon, sausage, muffins, toast – you name it they had it! After breakfast we headed out to see Hendrick Motor Sports.

Then we went to the gigantic outlet mall! I never get to go shopping anymore…there’s no time and shopping with the kids is not any fun, so to have this fabulous mall with no little ones was absolute heaven! When we got to the mall there was this thing put on by Toyota, and if you drove or rid in one around the parking lot, they gave you a $15 gift card to Bass Pro Shop. So we all did it and each got gift cards! Hubby and I went in and bought the kids fishing stuff since he’s been promising to take them but hasn’t yet.

After shopping we headed to dinner at this really great Mexican restaurant that hubby and I found last year. We sat and talked for a while outside enjoying the nice warm weather.

Saturday we walked up to the track for a while, and then my mother-in-law and I headed back to the mall while hubby and his dad headed to the Nationwide race. At the end of shopping my feet and legs hurt so very badly! But I got so many clothes for the kids and didn’t spend near as much as I would have here! It was totally worth the pain :)

Sunday we lounged around outside for a while and then headed up to the track for the race. It was a pretty boring race again in the beginning, and halfway through I wandered out to the trailers as I do every year :) But the ending was exciting, especially since Kyle Busch didn’t win (we absolutely DESPISE him).

Monday we headed home to get the kids. We had missed them so much! Luckily they had a ton of fun and are still recuperating from all their playing!

The thing that stinks is that it’s chilly here again (40’s this morning when I came to work, only high of 68). Why are we still so cold??? I miss the warm sun!!!

Here are some pictures…we didn’t take too many – I usually only take pictures of the kids, so remembering to take the camera out was difficult for me :)


Anonymous said...

Look at that tiny baby belly!! You're so cute, I can't even stand it!!

Sounds like a great weekend. Glad you had fun and horray for kid free shopping :)

Edie said...

I'm jealous! :) I wish I could have been there. I was watching the race though and I thought about you guys being there.

I'm glad you had a lot of fun... oh, and I LOVE that outlet mall too!! :)

Sabrina said...

I LOVE THAT OUTLET! Makes me want to go shopping right now. Except for the 3 hour drive....


Daddy Dan said...

I'm glad you had a great weekend! NASCAR races are fun. I can't stand Kyle Busch either...that guy is so cocky!

Sherry said...

Great pics of you and hubby!!!
Sounds like you had he perfect week end and the mall, ugh, I understand the sore feet and legs, but worth great deals!!!!
It's nice you get to do that and even though you miss the kids tons, well you and hubby do deserve that quality time together!!

Rachel said...

EEEEEK!!! That baby bump is adorable!!! You look great!

Sounds like a fun weekend! I am so glad that Kyle Busch didn't win too! I am so very very tired of his reckless and juvenile behavior on and off the track.

Kelly M said...

Sounds and looks like you guys had fun!! Your belly..dang your so cute!! You look great!

Easton said...

Hope you have enjoyed shopping for kids.... I too enjoy it at One Step Ahead.