Our First Rodeo...the Food Truck Kind!


My weekend was simply blissful. Good laughs with friends on Friday night and a lazy Saturday, but the cherry that topped my weekend was our visit to our very first Food Truck Rodeo on Sunday! So amazing for this foodie soul!

First Stop... American Meltdown...home of the most delish adult grilled cheeses!
Anna got the "Pigs-N-Figs" 
Kyle and I split the "The Orchard"
I was just a wee bit excited to try it!
Next Stop...Baguett About It...I think the names speaks for itself!
We split the "Kellye's Favorite"...sweet Italian sausage w/ peppercorn sauce & parm cheese!
Stop Numero Tres...The Parlour...serving heavenly home-made ice-cream!

Vietnamese Coffee & Salted Butter Caramel...so amazing!
Next Stop...Waggin' Wagon...even the doggies need a treat!
Matt & Anna had to pick up something for their canine baby, Charlie!
 My last stop...Monuts Donuts...bet ya' can't guess what they serve?
We got there too late for me to try their famous "Maple Bourbon Bacon" donut...I tried their  Glazed Yeast donut, and it was pretty good!

Kyle's last stop...Sympathy for the Deli...get your sammies here!
Roasted Turkey w/ Swiss and Bacon...nom nom nom!

Last few bites!
And I don't blame you if you now that you think we're total pigs! We definitely left with full bellies...


Happy Hearts!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Peace Out, October


Whoa! Where the heck did October go? I swear I just blinked my eyes for a hot second and October had passed! I can't say that I am sad to see October go because it means that my favorite month of the year, November, is next! Hello... birthday month (for Kyle and me), month of 2 teacher workdays and  3 days off for Veterans' Day and Thanksgiving holidays, and month of gorgeous fall weather fit for my favorite accessories--boots and scarves!

I've been going through a little rough patch this past month. Teaching has just been incredibly stressful with the change of the curriculum for the Common Core...we're all feeling like first years again....and I have some different challenges in my class this year. Combine that with grad school, and it should have come as no shock to me that my doctor told me that my Cortisol levels (aka stress levels) were off the charts.

 I knew that I needed to make some changes with how I managed my stress, but then that even became stressful because I was stressing about the fact that I was stressed! Luckily these past 2 weeks have been a lot better. I've been practicing the art of "saying no," started doing some meditation (and waiting on my yoga DVD to arrive!), and have been trying just be healthier overall. Kyle has been my rock, and I just could not have asked for a better person to have by my side! I also have the best family in the world! You know it's love when you're super not outdoorsy mom will go sit on a towel on the ground with you outside just so that you can get some fresh-air to relax!

I promise that I have been able to have some fun this past month!

Kyle and I had a wonderful date night in Raleigh that included dinner at Capital Club and seeing Florence + The Machine in concert! I have no words to describe how amazing that concert was!

We've been able to go to a few NC State football games!

Our friends Brittany and Brian came to visit from Baltimore in Brian's big-ole' red work truck! We had a fabulous weekend with them!

I have the best student-teacher in the world, Chelsea! She's my first student teacher, and I am having so much fun getting to know her! My kiddos love her too!

Kyle's momma sent me a care package!

I had the best girls' weekend ever with my 5 best friends from high school! We spent the weekend at Wrightsville Beach and stayed at Jan's family's condo right on the water! It was probably one of my favorite weekends ever! Non-stop laughter!

Ally, Jan, and me ready to begin the road trip!
Kristen & Paige trying to stay up to make a Vito's late-night run!
The whole gang: Paige, Ally, Kristen, me, Jan, and Becca!
Dinner & Drinks at 22 North!

Kyle and I early voted! I always get excited to exercise that right and was pumped to vote in my 2nd election!

I got a new pair of glasses! I'd say it was high time I replaced the pair that I've had since I was in 9th grade!

And, last night we went to a Halloween Party...in which multiple people dressed up to make fun of someone else in the group...in friendly, hilarious ways, of course! Wish I could have gotten pics of everyone's costumes, but these were the only ones from my phone!
Keith dressed as "Father Ron"...aka Kyle's father, the Episcopal Priest!
Matt dressed as Kyle!
Anna was the Walk of Shame!
And Kyle and I won Best Costume...but I'm not going to confirm what we were...let's just say that it was a total inside joke between our group of friends meant to make fun of Keith...who we love dearly!
I hope that everyone has a fabulous and relaxing weekend! I fully intend to as well!
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