October 21, 2013

Weekend Shenanigans

Sami's Shenanigans

Weekends are something I always look forward to. I love that I have the option to plan a day full of activities, or staying in my pajamas, sleeping in, catching up on those recorded TV shows and being lazy. But as much as I love lounging around on the weekends, I really do enjoy being able to catch up with friends, exploring the city and going on fun adventures with the boyfriend. This weekend was just that; one filled with seeing friends, and enjoying the time I had with those I love the most...all while enjoying the great city that I live in!

As soon as work was over on Friday, I was lucky enough to get to meet up with my dear and sweet friend Alyssa who was in Charlotte for the day going to interviews for possible teacher positions. I can't wait for this sweet girl to make the move to Charlotte soon so that I can see her whenever I want :) She is literally one of the sweetest girls I know and one of my closest friends now!
Friday night, Will's Dad and Stepmom were suppose to come up for the weekend, but had to cancel last minute due to feeling under the weather. Even though we were a little bummed, Will and I still decided to go out to dinner. We enjoyed a rather large pineapple and ham pizza from Mellow Mushroom, talked about how are weeks went, and started thinking up things to do for the weekend.
After dinner, we went home to hibernate and crash on the couch...our belly's so full from an amazing meal. Saturday morning we woke early to meet Will's stepsister, Ariel, for breakfast at The Original Pancake House to celebrate her birthday a few days early! Yet again, another amazing meal that left us full but content.
It might not be evident yet but after a few hours of being awake on the weekends, Will and I tend to venture back to the condo for what we feel is a much needed nap time session!
After our power naps, we decided to go check out Not Just Coffee at the 7th Street Public Market. This coffee shop is in the cutest location and has a variety of of coffee selections, some even come in mason jars! I was excited to just walk around the small market area, drinking our coffee's and enjoying each others company.
After our afternoon "pick-me-ups", we made a few pit stops at the Verizon store, HomeGoods and Whole Foods. Will and I haven't made an at home dinner in months, and thought that Saturday night would be a great night to do just that...and we saved a little money which is always a bonus in my book!
Sunday I woke up but Will needed to catch up on some much needed sleep, so I let him. Who was I to argue when I got to go back to sleep for another hour as well!? After waking up, we got dressed and went and got lunch at Jersey Mikes and then I dropped Will back off at the condo and headed to Matthews, NC to meet up with Caitlin! Let me just say I LOVE this girl! I was so glad that I got to see her sweet face while she was home for the weekend. We had a Sunday Funday going to town decorating mini pumpkins with gold glitter and white paint, munching on candy corn and cookies and watching some of the Panthers game with Mamacita :)  
I am so thankful for new friends, my new hometown and all that God has placed in my life. He is so good. His timing is perfect. He ALWAYS comes through when I feel weak, helping me sense his strength and giving me the power I need to rise above any circumstances that I face. It's safe to say that I am so very thankful for all I have in my life and can't express my gratitude for people like Will, Alyssa and Caitlin in my life. God is GOOD...all the time.
Had to steal this precious photo from Cailtin <3


  1. love love love everything about this!! and i've actually never been to not just coffee. it looks fabulous. mason jars always win in my book. mark and i might have to meander over there whenever we head home!!! :)


  2. God is SO good!!! I am so lucky to have you in my life!!!!

  3. Looks like such a fun weekend! Your pumpkins turned out adorable...does the gold rub off at all? Would love to try, but worried out dog will get it on her/lick the pumpkin (she has been big into eating the stem lately...you would think we don't feed her!).

    xo Kendall


  4. What a fun and relaxing weekend! Those are the besttttt. I need to get my butt to CLT asap to see you!!

  5. Melissa...you are SO right! God is great, ALL the time! Crazy how he has led me to Charlotte and YOU! Love you beautiful girl! See you soon! xoxo

  6. What a fun weekend. He is so great!!! :)

  7. LOVE the pumpkins!!! So cute :)


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