Saturday, August 08, 2009

I heart Dates

Friday was a fun but busy day!
I have made a new blog friend, Emily. She is from the same area from me (grew up about 15 minutes away). She had her wedding reception where I had my wedding rehearsal dinner. We both went to OBU (Ouachita) and were Tri Chis (our sorority) only she graduated 10 years after me. She came through town yesterday and we met for lunch! We ate at Rick's Bakery. Who knew they served lunch??? I'm going to start eating there about once a week - it was good (sandwiches - yum turkey with artichoke), cheap and you get a complimentary dessert (chocolate pie yesterday). Any takers???
Emily invited 4 of her Tri Chi college roommates that all were in the area to come to lunch with us just so I wouldn't be scared she was crazy. ha ha ha ha! I had actually looked at her wedding pictures on our Friday tour and realized I knew two of her bridesmaids through a friend. Small world. So I had fun eating with Emily, Brittany, Christin, Audra, and Lesley. And Harper enjoyed flirting with Emily's little boy Miles (seriously she was smiling at him and grabbing his hair - the girl is out of control) and meeting another future tri chi, Hannah. (I forgot my camera so I took these awful pictures with my phone but I still had to share them).
When we got home - my parents were at my house waiting for us! They had called and wanted to come see Harper and offered to spend the night and babysit so Scott and I could have a date! I am so thankful they are willing to come over and let us have some alone time! We really needed it! We missed Harper so much but I think it was a lift to just spend time alone.
Harper is so crazy about her daddy and he feels the same about her! I'm pretty sure we couldn't imagine our life without her.
She and I are pretty nuts about each other too!
My parents got to see that Harper is sitting by herself now. She sits a little bit longer every day!
This is what my parents looked like when we left. We had put Harper to bed and they settled on the couch with their Macs. We are a family of computer nerds. In fact, I told Scott we were such an old married couple because between dinner and the movie - we had about an hour and a half. We walked around the mall some but then we ended up just sitting and both us of were checking our Iphones. Pitiful. But I did find out what was going on at home because I had two e-mails alerting me that my parents had set up Twitter accounts. I never thought I would see the day when my parents would both be "tweeting" and blogging. ha ha ha! I remember when they were resistant to call waiting and cell phones. ha!
(of course times have changed - I don't think I had my own phone (in my room) until I was maybe a junior in high school and I was 21 before I had a cell phone (and it was in a HUGE bag that had to stay in the car) and I was 26 when I finally got my own computer. Kids these days have NO idea). ha ha ha!
Here we are before we left for our date! Thanks for all the suggestions. We were going to eat at Table Mesa Bistro - this great little place on our town square but it was First Friday or something and they were having an outdoor concert on the square and the place was packed. It would been fun but hot so we detoured and went to Abuelo's. And we saw "The Proposal". I thought it was cute.
Now we are enjoying a quiet Saturday. Harper is napping and I'm thinking about cleaning out our closet. Notice I said "thinking". Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...... I'm also thinking about just relaxing a little bit before I dive into laundry and a trip to Sam's before I cook dinner tonight. I love weekends, don't you?

74 comments:

Jenni said...

hi kelly! it's so nice to have a night out, isn't it? my husband and i are having a night out tonight! yay! I just wanted to tell you how much i enjoy the pics of little harper- she has the sweetest smile... her whole face lights up! Take care, have a great weekend!

Kelly said...

I'm so glad you had a good date night! My hubby and I are trying to enjoy all the time we have together before December when we have our first baby. I just love all the pictures you share of Harper! She's adorable. All the big bows & flower headbands that she wears have inspired me to have our little girl wear them too! I've already started buying up. :)

Have a great rest of the weekend!

Christa said...

I am so happy you had a good date night! A few years ago my mother didn't even know how to type on a computer now she is wanting me to set her up a Facebook page!! Oh how the times have changed!:)

Have a great weekend!

Samantha @ Mama Notes said...

haha! How funny they got twitter accounts!!

We have macs too- that same laptop, they rule! :)

THat picture of Harper and her daddy made me CRY! Oh gosh!

Sweet pictures, glad you guys got some alone time :) s

Samantha @ Mama Notes said...

gosh darnit! That picture!! :)

Ruthie said...

Date nights are the best!!! Way too few and far between around my house, but when they happen they are divine!!! Our last date was dinner out and seeing "The Proposal" too!

How fun that Harper is sitting up! We're working on getting Riley to walk. He's almost one. He totally can do it, he just won't! My daughter got him to take some steps though today by tying all his pacis to a ribbon and luring him with them. It was SO funny!

Have a great weekend!
Ruthie

Taylor Made said...

I'm so glad you had fun on your date night! My husband and I have twin 4 month old girls, so it's very nice to get out once in a while! You know, when you don't get to go out very often, it makes you appreciate the times that you get to! It's very important to keep our marriages strong so we can keep our whole family strong! We're having a quiet Saturday too...I'm thinking of organizing my kitchen cabinets! Ahhhh!!! Have a good rest of the weekend Kelly!

Leah

The Riedel Family said...

Glad you had a great night! We loved The Proposal and we love Abuelos! Great choices!

Carrie B said...

Your parents are far cooler than mine! My parents barely know what the internet is! I think they think the internet is AOL :) They crack me up. And twitter...forget it!

I'd skip the laundry today...

Maddy said...

I saw the proposal and i loved it!
Sandra Bullock is a GREAT actor.:)
I emailed you just asking you some questions and there is no rush i know you are sometimes busy with Harper so just answer them when you can!
Thanks,
Maddy:)

Mrs. Williams said...

Sounds like you all got a great start to a nice, fun and relaxing weekend. I love weekends like that myself.

Shelby said...

I just wanted to say.. I HEART your bar stools. :)

Jenna said...

It is a Stamps family love fest on those pictures with the babe and I am LOVING it. Ya'll are so cute! Glad ya'll had a great date night!!

jsiewert said...

I loved The Proposal, it was cute. I'm not sure my husband would have though.... I cant wait until this next week, its our 5th wedding anniversary and we get to have a date night too.

Macy and Lucy said...

Yes...weekends are awesome! I think I look more forward to weekends being a stay at home Mommy than I did when I worked forever ago!

Love a relaxing, no-plans Saturday. I was up with the chickens this morning baking some, and I am cleaning now...even my 7 year old said it sure felt good to have a half-clean house :) Bless her heart!

Have a wonderful rest of the weekend...looking forward to the Lord's Day around here!

Kris Norman said...

It's so great to have those date nights!

Harper is SO beautiful! :)

Holly said...

If you don't mind me asking, where did you get that teal dress?

Sound like y'all had a good date. I'm loving those pictures of y'all with Harper!

"Adair Flair" said...

yay for parents being close enough to come babysit!! we are moving 8 hours from my parents next summer...we do not have children yet...but all the same...i can't stand being far away from my momma and daddy! So glad ya'll had a relaxing, fun evening together!

Courtney said...

I became fiends with Emily through your blog. She is so sweet and Miles is a cutie(he would be a great boyfriend for Harper). Love all the great pictures. Glad you had a wonderful date night!

Brittney said...

I'm glad you had fun on your date! My husband and I are lucky enough to have both sets of grandparents close by to watch our kids. Sometimes its hard to leave them, but we just remember that we only have the kids for 18 years, and we need to make sure we can still connect when they're gone!

Harper is so cute!

Nancy said...

Is that a glo worm Harper has? So cute!
I heart dates, too. We are celebrating 11 years this month & I hope we get a date.
We have to replace our carpet ... so I'm about to tackle our closet, too. Hope yours is cleaner than ours!
Have a great Saturday!

Just Breathe said...

Your parents must be around my age.
I never imagined myself with a blog.

I am so happy that you had a great date with your hubby. Your luncheon looked like a great time too.

Jess said...

How precious is that picture of your mom and dad and their computers?! So glad the two of you were able to have a little date night.

Patty said...

I love that your parents are tweeting ! They are so cute. :)

You looked beautiful for your date night.

Yes, I love weekends. It is so pretty in East Tn. today but it is soooo hot. I still enjoyed being out and running around town and driving by the lake. We are grilling out tonight and just relaxing.

Have a great weekend!
Patty

Heather said...

So glad you are having a great weekend! Sounds like a fun date night. We don't know what those are anymore now that we don't live near family, so when we get them it is SO nice! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Lil' Woman said...

Yay for date nights! : )
Glad your having a great weekend!

Emily said...

Thanks again for meeting us Kelly! I haven't laughed that hard in awhile. :)

Julee said...

Glad you had a good date night. I LOVE Abuelos.
And I love ricks bakery for lunch. You should go back when it gets cooler and eat their soup in a bread bowl. It's yummy! And btw I went to OBU with all of those girls you ate with! :)

Erin said...

Nice you had an evening alone with your hubby! So funny about your parents being on twitter, I love both of their blogs!

Rachel said...

So glad you guys had a nice date night! I'm sure it was wonderful to have that alone time for you and the hubby!

My mom has twitter, too, but she has no clue what's she is doing. She might need some advice!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

I love how you guys still go on dates. I think that is a big thing! Mr. Guru and I have date night every month on the first!

Shelley said...

Abuelo's is my FAV!! Avocado Enchiladas are the best!!! Just had to tell ya :) Glad you and Scott had a date night... Happy Weekend.

krislyn. said...

Oh how great are grandparents! Harper has the "coolest/hippest" grandparents on the street! Ha, I mean Mac's, Blogs, and now Twitter! =)

You can never go wrong with Mexican food, glad you all had a great night! Harper is just Little Miss Photogenic!!

Team Alix said...

Glad you had a night out to yourselves- long live date night!!

Jacquie said...

I LOVE that pic of your nerdy Mom and Dad!! Ha! I'm always reading your Tweets to your Dad. Can't believe they're on Twitter now. Does this mean they'll be getting a text package??

(I hope they have better luck understanding Chris' Tweets. Ha!)

Jennifer said...

Sounds like you had a fun day yesterday! Your parents are so cute!
I really eat lunch at Rick's once a week. I know you are not surprised though!! Haha!

Ashley said...

Sounds like a GREAT time! ;) HUGS TO YOU! Hope to maybe see you next week!

Jenna said...

Hi Kelly,
Love this post! My husband and I had a date night on Friday too (last night) we went out to dinner and saw The Proposal too! Loved the movie. Anyways...Your Harper is one cutie pie!

Stephanie said...

Kelly,

Harper is just absolutely beautiful!!! Seeing her pictures always brings a huge smile to my face. I think she should meet my lil Graham. They would make a GORGEOUS couple! ha!

The Browns said...

Is Rick's Bakery the place that sells fruit filled cakes? My dad's parents are from Gentry, Arkansas (they lived right across from the Little Debbie factory) & my grandma loved getting cakes from someplace about an hour away. It was a German bakery. It might not be the same place, but it sounds yummy!
Glad ya'll are having a good weekend.
Bon

Leslie said...

Awesome date night!! I love Abuelos! I can't imagine my parents tweeting... :)

Baylee and Blair's page said...

That is so awesome that you had a little date night! My parents and in-laws usually don't just offer to do that. I always have to ask! :)

Love me some Rick's!
Haven't been to Table Mesa... need to try it out soon!

Hugs - Tiffany

Brooke said...

I'm so glad y'all were able to have a date night! Those are always fabulous.

jandkland said...

Your little girl gets cuter by the day.

Keep going out whenever you can! My husband and I love our dates, infrequent as they can be. Even if we don't get to have date nights out, we often have date nights in, when we put the kids to bed and order takeout. Then we watch a movie or play a game or just spend time talking to each other with no distractions. It's such a marriage boost!

--Kelley in GA

Mike, Kacy & Wells said...

Sign me up for a Rick's lunch outing. Turkey & artichoke sounds wonderful!

On one of our very long drives, Mike's cell phone battery died & he couldn't facebook. I thought he was going to get the shakes.

Darla said...

Your parents and their computers crack me up. My 70 year old mom is addicted to facebook...she calls it her computer ministry...and she really does use it to encourage people but it cracks us up. (You have a blogging ministry, you know).

Anyway...my mom tweets too. My in laws on the other hand don't own a computer and have never EVER used an ATM card. They go inside the bank...every time and talk with someone face to face.

I think my mom scares them. :)

Andrea said...

Oh my goodness I LOVE Rick's. I personally think it is a little slice of heaven on Earth. It is so good that we don’t have one in Bentonville or I would eat there daily!

Glad you had a good date!

Chelsa said...

glad you had fun on your date! i've been wanting to see "the proposal" too!

and YES i def. love weekends!

MyStyles said...

Glad you had a great date! I hate leaving my lil boy too but sometimes we just need a nice date with the hubby. :)

Bri said...

love the photo of you and Harper smiling at each other!

Virginia said...

My daughter has that same green dress and Glow worm! I love the dress because it's so soft and comfy and so cheap, too! She loves that glow worm, everytime I turn it on, she grabs for it and tries to eat it's face! haha

Jen said...

I'm glad you guys had a great date night. It really sounds like you had a good time. I loved The Proposal, I've seen it twice.

Oh by the way...I love the picture of you and your husband, you guys look so happy together!

Laura Craig said...

I think Date nights should be REQUIRED for parents!! We haven't been on a date in a LONG time! Being a military family and living so far away from relatives makes it hard to go out!!! It's hard to trust non-relatives with your kids!!!

Your parents remind me of that comercial on TV!!! The one with the kids complaining to them about updating their twitter so much!!! LOL!!! I can't remember what it was for, but I cracked up when I saw it!!! I can NEVER picture either of my parents with Twitter or Facebook! Though, my mom has a Myspace that she hasn't signed in to in over 2 years!!!

Glad you enjoyed your date! Harper is adorable!

AJ said...

My son who is three months just wore the batteries out of the same glow worm Harper has! He loves it and it helps me to get him to enjoy his tummy time :-) Sounds like a wonderful date you had!

Carla said...

Yay for date nights!! My hubby and I just had one this past friday as well! I had to share him with a large group of our friends for most of the night, but before heading over to the get together, we stopped and had a quiet dinner just he and I. It was so nice!

etta said...

I loved that movie!

Melissa from the Blue House said...

YOu are SOOOO fortunate to have parents who want to be so involved! How nice of them to let you have a date with your hubby. :)

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Kimberly said...

Your parents are soo cute!

Melissa Miller said...

It sounds like it was a great day! Cute pics of Harper! ;)

Taylor said...

I heart dates as well! There's nothing like spending some time alone together!

And we will so have to do lunch at Rick's sometime!! Yum! Except I would probably put back on the weight I've been losing recently because they're food is so incredibly delicious!

I can't believe Harper is already big enough to sit up..time flies! She's just beautiful!!

Angie said...

I'm glad you had fun on your date. I laughed to myself when I saw the pic of your parents on the computers. Too funny!

Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

Wonderful pictures!! She is looking like such a big girl:)

I think it is time for me and my husband to get our own laptops so we can look like your mom and dad. One of us having to actually sit at the ole' desktop is becoming a hassle. he he!

Newlywed in the Suburbs said...

That's awesome that your parents joined Twitter! My parents just joined Facebook and my mother messages me all the time! Maybe I'm behind the times now and should join Twitter!

Maggie Whitley said...

that is really cute your parents have MacBooks!!!!!!! And how nice of them to visit/watch Harper for you and hubbs. I'm sure it is nice to get out just the two of you.

LOVE all of Harper's hair accessories :)

love,
GUSSY

Kari said...

I have to say that I love how Harper poses for pictures! It's so cute that in the picture of the 2 of you and your new bloger friend she is perked up, smiling and looking at the camera! I wish my daughter would do that, sometimes it's all she can do to get away from the camera!LOL! :)

Mary said...

Date nights are so precious but isn't it funny that inevitably you end up talking about your kid the whole time??? I used to fight it but now it's like, "Well, you love them too and they're OURS so I guess it's okay!" I'm glad you liked The Proposal. I loved it!

Julia said...

so nice to have a date night. we don't have family around us so date nights are few and far between.

your little girl is adorable!!

Megan said...

Shucks! I just missed you. I was at Ricks on Thursday for lunch with my family. Our dessert was birthday cake!! Yum!

Claire said...

Yay for dates!

Cxx

Heather Allen said...

Kelly that is such a cute teal dress! Where in the world did you find it? Great pictures! I love watching Harper grow. Blessings!

Karen said...

Kelly,

I found your blog in January when Harper was in the hospital. Reading your blog is such a joy...thanks for sharing your family's life with us. Harper is so darn adorable! I feel like I've found a new friend...a SOUTHERN gal, no less! God's blessings to you all!

Karen

Donna said...

Kelly, I love the picture of your Mom and Dad with their laptops!
Glad you and Scott had a great date night. Keep it up!
Keeping you in my heart in GA.
Donna

Brittany said...

Kelly, Those were cute pictures... i never thought I would see the day where my mother in law is "my friend" on facebook! I love it that you went to Rick's Bakery for lunch! I work near there (at the intersection of College Ave and Dickson St) at a bank and we frequent there for lunch often! They have the best soups, salads, and sandwiches, and you have to love the dessert!

Jenifer said...

lol love the picture of your parents ...Its crazy only being 19 and realy being in the time of all these changes from big cube sign cell phones to razors or i phone from 5 to 10 inch computer screens to now what I have a 19 lol times have changed