December 9, 2013

Weekend Recap

It's Monday, friends! I swear that almost everyone I know experienced either snow, cold rain, or some sort of winter weather this weekend, so I hope you all were able to stay warm and dry :) First off, I just wanted to say congratulations to Emily over at Beauty and the Greek for winning the PayPal Cash Giveaway! Be sure to check out this lovely gal's blog and for those of you who entered but did not win, no need to worry because there are some fun giveaway's coming in 2014 (you won't want to miss out on these)!

On Friday, I decided to head straight home from work to do a little cleaning around the house and play with the pup since some weekend plans had changed. And hey, that was fine by me because I was able to play around with my new camera some more too! Saturday morning, Will and I were able to sleep in a little before jump starting our day with breakfast at my favorite spot; The Flying Biscuit and then some Christmas shopping! There is something so magical and fun about shopping for others around the Holiday season. Wouldn't you agree? I don't know...maybe it's all the fun and festive decorations I see, the sweet smells of pines, hot coco and cinnamon, or the music playing softly in the background that brings out the little girl inside me :) I just LOVE it and had the best time going down isle after isle with Will beside me and a big shopping cart guiding our way.
Later on in the day, Will went to participate in the Let Me Run Charlotte 5k. Let Me Run is a 7-week program for boys in grades fourth through middle school that meets twice a week for about an hour were they get to learn about building healthy relationships through fun activities that also help improve personal strength, endurance, and overall wellness. Will's Company has been helping coach a school of boys in the Let Me Run program for a few years and it's always exciting for me to hear all the stories that Will comes home and shares with me. This is such a heartwarming and inspirational program that I urge everyone to learn more about.  
After a productive afternoon (mostly on Will's part) we drove to Uptown to walk around, hand in hand, to see all of the glistening lights and decor that filled the windows of banks, restaurants, homes and stores. "Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful".
6:30 PM rolled around and it was time for us to head over to the Epicenter to see The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. To say I was excited would be an understatement. One of my closest friends, Caitlin raved all about how good the movie was, so I was anxious to be the judge myself. And yes, Cait and everyone else was was SO good! I was at the edge of my seat a number of times, and left wanting more. I can't wait to get soaked up into reading the third and final book and for the last movie to come out.
Sunday, was full of rest and relaxation, cuddle time with Miller and a whole lotta' Christmas movies that I watched on ABC Family and the Hallmark channel. I was content. The weekend was great. I am thankful. Life is good... <3 
Sami's Shenanigans


  1. Love your weekend! Sounds so fun and relaxing. I swear there is nothing better than taking a cold walk with your loved one and looking at Christmas lights, its so romantic but not in that cheesy romantic way. Check out my post about the weekend!


  2. what a fun weekend lady!! i love love loved the new hunger games movie!! third book is fabulous--one of the best series EVER! :)

  3. I watch so many Lifetime/ABC Family/Hallmark Christmas movies it's unbelievable. Dear Santa and Holiday in Handcuffs were basically my weekend.

  4. How good, I mean HOW GOOD, was Catching Fire? I want to see it again! Loved it. Also, my boyfriend was making fun of me hardcore for watching all of the new ABC Family holiday movie last night. But, I watched the whole thing :) Gotta love this time of year!

  5. I saw Hunger Games this weekend too and was shocked with how good it was!! I love your weekend! Walking around looking at Christmas lights is my favorite thing to do too!

  6. The Flying Buscuit seems like a sweet place to eat! I want to go there just because of the name! haha!

  7. Looks like yall had a wonderful weekend! So glad you were able to see Hunger Games, I can't wait for the next one and am thinking about re-reading the third book! Have a great week love! xoxo

  8. Dropping in from the link up! Love your blog!
    Sounds like you have a fantastic weekend!
    Isn't this time of the year the best?! Happy Monday!!


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