What a weekend! We packed ours full with friends and fun. Might need an extra coffee today but it’s worth it :). How was yours?
Rewinding to Friday…
We picked up Alanna and Milad from the airport as they arrived from Baltimore! First stop: Hai Woon Dai, our favorite Antioch spot. Bibimbap all around.Then we watched Alanna’s cousin skate away on the ice. Go Vanderbilt hockey!
I wish I could say we partied hard out on the town after that, but let’s be real… we were in bed by 10:30. I got up a little early on Saturday for a little run:Another weekend of beautiful weather. I even got to bust out my diva running sunglasses because it was so bright.Six miles at a speedy pace. I was rushing to get home and have breakfast with our guests!Not that we ate too big of a meal on Saturday morning, though. We were saving room for Nashville’s finest hot chicken.Alanna and Milad’s first Hattie B’s experience. It had to be documented!Since Hattie B’s Charlotte Ave. location is right next to Coco’s Italian market, we decided that a game of bocce was in order. Can’t say it was my strongest performance. My body must have been in shock from all of the hot chicken. Alanna, on the other hand, nailed it. Blue team 1, red team o!That evening we debated going out… but ended up sitting at home with lots of cheese and wine. What can I say. The party starts and ends at the Lambkins’ house! And it ends around 9 pm if you tend to fall asleep while sitting up like I do.We did manage to go “out” a couple times over the weekend, though. As in, outside. First we went for a walk in my favorite: Shelby Park.
and on Sunday we drove to the other side of town to Percy Warner park. The 2.3-mile trail loop is perfect for a weekend stroll. It was packed with people (except for the second I snapped this shot) enjoying the awesome weather. Is it spring yet?Such a beautiful weekend! And such beautiful people. Thanks for visiting, Alanna and Milad! Next time we’ll have to go do the honky tonk bar thing one night. Or not We dropped these guys back off at the airport in the early afternoon. I was on a friendship high and had the energy for a quick jog around town:Spotted a full sleeping set on Benjamin and 16th. Mattress and box spring, both in poor condition. Get em while they’re hot.After my run it was time to get ready for the big game! We decided to host a Super Bowl party for a handful of friends. I haven’t watched football since maybe 2014 but the Super Bowl snack appeal encouraged us to spontaneously get in the game.I made hummus + veggies and a few desserts — but the real highlight of the night was the wings! Anthony and our friend Luke were in charge of grilling and smoking them.
Yum.These babies flew me right into Monday. I’ve got a few days of work to knock out, and then we’re off to Orlando on Thursday! Time to go put a loaf of bread in the bread machine and get this day rolling. See y’all tomorrow.
- Hot chicken: Ever tried it?
- Locals: What’s your favorite park for a walk/hike?
- Best Super Bowl snack you ate this weekend?!