On Friday, Matt turned 33! It’s hard for me to believe, but maybe that’s because we both have a “baby face.” 😉
For breakfast, we had waffles with allthetoppings: peanut butter, banana, raisins, cinnamon, yogurt, strawberries, local honey, wilted spinach.
Someone was SUPER snuggly and didn’t want me to go to stinkin’ work. I wish I could’ve stayed home and cuddled! But bills. <insert eye roll>
Throwback to Matt’s 27th birthday. 🙂
We each made a bowl of chia pudding topped with peach bourbon jam for our mid-morning snack. It was dee-licious.
Lunch included spring greens, baby peppers, avocado, sharp + habanero cheddars, adobo hummus, mango habanero salsa, and black bean lime rice crackers.
Matt was expecting a delivery, and Jax agreed to keep a watch on it until Matt could get home. Love our little!
My first Snapchat. You’re welcome! Username: Koritwin2
The babies love when the windows are open! So many birds to watch and scents to sniff.
Some pretty flowers next to our home.
I was on such a roll and published my second Snapchat – this time of Jackson! Cats were clearly my “theme.”
When Matt got home, he helped to finish dinner by pan-searing the steak before sautéing mushrooms annndd making a killer white wine sauce to finish. It was the consistency of a glaze and was perfect. I kept saying we needed red wine for the beef, but then I ate my words when the white wine worked just fine. Matt would be saying, “told you so” right about now.
We enjoyed our steak with roasted rosemary garlic red potatoes, steamed green beans, and raw squash that I thinly sliced on the madnoline and chilled with an artichoke pesto.
Selfie stick photo shoot!
For dessert, we each made a smoothie and…coffee! Yeah, we live on the wild side.
I woke up like this.
After breakfast, I got ready and met Kaci down at Market Square to enjoy the Dogwood Arts Festival.
I had my first fried pie by Dale’s Fried Pies, and it was awesome!
I love the colors or their mobile food truck!
Spinach artichoke. Mmm
Kaci enjoyed a burrito bowl from Savory and Sweet.
I thought these looked incredible. So bright and fun.
If only I had a place to hang this, then I would’ve bought it!
I practiced restraint and surprisingly, I didn’t buy an owl painting.
We went down to the Southern Railway Station to also partake in the Retropolitan Craft Fair. We had decided to carpool so we then made our way back to Market Square. I was still hungry, so I bought a veggie chef salad from Tomato Head. Thankfully, we made it to the parking garage before the sky opened up, dumping buckets of rain.
I went home and decided to just relax. I removed our four leaf clovers out of the books we used to press them. We collected these one week ago during our engagement photo shoot, and I love them!
Dinner was a simple salad with sautéed peppers + squash, tuna, and sea salt crackers.
For dessert, I noshed on Greek yogurt, strawberries, and half a ginger cookie from VG’s.
The owners of Meatball Madness and More food truck were so kind and provided samples of their Power Bar to those who have commented on their Facebook page. They were very generous and gave me a whole one! I paired it with the last of our cottage cheese along with fresh strawberries, mango, and perfect coffee. They describe it as tasting like a no-bake cookie, and they are right! It was so good.
For Matt’s birthday, I bought us a 90-minute couple’s massage. It was very lovely and refreshing for us both.
We did some grocery shopping then came home to make a late lunch of a steak and roasted potato salad, dressed with a new artichoke bruschetta spread we found at World Market.
On late Sunday afternoon, we went over to his dad’s so we could take apart a Nissan 240 engine that he plans to rebuild for his race car. I wasn’t able to help much, but he was awesome and taught me a great deal about the inner workings of an engine. It’ll take me several more observations and conversations to fully grasp it all, but it was fun!
His dad has a cute bed of strawberries growing along the side of the back patio.
Before we called it a night, we hung these two additional owls pictures that I made and framed for our engagement shoot.
My owl cubby is complete!
Lastly, we found these new Fage Crossovers, and I tried this flavor this morning for a snack. It’s great!
Happy May (how is it that we’ve entered the fifth month of the year?!), and I hope you all have a great day! I’ll be meeting with Kaci this evening to attend another Barre3 class. Woohoo!