We drove to North Carolina in October to visit my brother & his girlfriend in their new town of Charlotte. It was an awesome weekend, full of quality time, catch-up and absolutely delicious food. Our culinary experience that weekend included homemade pad thai, an entire dish of peanut butter cookie dough brownie something-or-others, homemade breakfast sandwiches, the discovery of Zaxby’s, bagel dip, BBQ at a blues festival, and an awesome breakfast cafe on Sunday.
But moving beyond the food … it was so relaxing to hang out with Chris & Carley in their new home. Chris used to live in Dayton with us, since he graduated college … so we were used to having him around all of the time. I definitely took it for granted. Even though I am so happy for him & proud of him for getting such an amazing job, I sorely miss him!
On Saturday before the Notre Dame game, Chris & Carley took us to a nearby lake and we walked around it. It was the perfect day … bright blue sky, slightly warm air, bright sun. Evelyn loves to be outside anytime, but today, it truly was a treat.
Checking out the water.
Evie & her Uncle Chris
Michael, Evie, Chris & Carley.
Cutest couple ever.
Cutest dad + baby ever.
Chris being his awesome self.
Settling in for naptime.
nom nom nom
Our little family of three!
Like I said … cutest couple ever. … Am I right?
… and this is when we found a completely unopened can of Bud Light. He almost drank it … but it was too early in the morning.
C+C + Evie
Standing up (with help) like a big girl.
(Love Evelyn’s face here … “whoooa!”)
Later on that day … gametime! This is a great picture of Michael and Evelyn.
She debuted her newest piece to her ND collection that day. It’s a gorgeous handmade dress by Laura, who has a shop on Etsy: Handmade by Lolo Z. I highly, highly recommend her work. The dress was even more beautiful in person than the picture on Etsy. The dress is also awesome because it’s a knot dress – so the straps can be adjusted to grow with Evie.
Our little football girl.
Laughing at Uncle Chris. Who wouldn’t?
She loves her Uncle Chris & Aunt Carley.
Love, love, love.
… and, we’ll end with this face. You know this face, ND fans. It’s face you make 80% of the duration of our games. Lately, it ends in relief, but not without some pain. (9-0, GO IRISH BEAT BC!)
(Oct 13, 2012)