Apr 11, 2011

{to raleigh & beyond!}

hello to you all!
hope you enjoyed a relaxing weekend :)
we really did. which was awesome after such a busy week!
friday daniel had off work, so we decided to do a little daytrip to raleigh & see what we could see.
& we learned some things along the way, too.

like first of all, never let mindy print a google map.
because i don't include the map.
& i leave us with a string of destinations that all need to be reached from the previous destination. whoops. we never did find our lunch place. so we had arbys instead. still good :)

& we made it to H&M, too & got Daniel a few things. I'm a little hesitant to buy clothes right now. I don't know exactly whats going to fit me from here on out, so we're just gonna hang tight for a little while & see…

So at the end of the day, we didn't end up finding several places we were wanting to see, but we didn't let it get to us & it was nice just being together. we did make one very special stop on our way to raleigh, though...

TO J-R!!!!

we pass signs for it ALL the time. & seriously, who isn't curious about a place that claims to have the largest collection of russian nesting dolls?!

we picked up a little souvenir. just for fun, that i'm actually totally loving.
its a nancy drew stationary kit! it has covers of different books on one side & a note side & you can fold it up & mail them. i thought it was pretty awesome for a buck, personally.

we also this weekend, met our first mole. i knew we had lots of these in our backyard, but i've never seen one before. except for when we were watching fantastic mr. fox the night before…they're actually a lot cuter than i thought they would be. his fur was so fluffy!
& he isn't dead in this picture, fyi. i promise. he's trying to dig. it was so pitiful...

okay, one last thing! you may have noticed that recipes have been in super short supply lately. this is entirely because i can't stand to smell much of anything. but we have had a couple successful experiences with fondue. the recipe is killer!!! i think we'll be making it a lot the next several months ;) so that will be coming tomorrow for you all. finally!


  1. I see those signs all the time too but never venture there -- is it all it's cracked up to be?! Ha!

    Love that stationery!

  2. Just wanted to say hello! I started reading a couple days ago and decided to de-lurk. I live on a little island just off the coast of Australia where I met my man, got married and now have a 15 month old son named Jonah. Yay for babies!