13.4.15

Champions Don't Do Bronze

This past weekend flew by, as is always the case when we travel. Friday night we did a whole bunch of not much. I ate the pizza I had been craving and called it a night pretty early. We got up on Saturday and drove to my parents house. Whenever we pass this abandoned store, I know I am almost in Virginia. 

After arriving we met up with my parents for lunch in downtown Lynchburg and then, since it was such a gorgeous day outside, walked around a bit. We thought the elevator to get back to the street we were parked on was working, it wasn't and 139 steps ,and no breath later, we made it to the top of Monument Terrace and my car. 


We then headed towards Bedford and Peaks of Otter to watch my brother and sister in law in a 5k at the winery. The peaks are just so gorgeous. When we pulled up, my brother had just crossed the finish line. He was laughing and said that as he was coming across the finish line, a guy was yelling "Batman doesn't walk, he runs" my brother completely forgot he was wearing a batman t shirt. 



Once my sis in law and another of our best friends finished, we tried some wine. They started calling out the runners who placed and then one of the funniest things I have witnessed in a while unfolded. And this is probably one of those stories that is way funnier in person, but just thinking about it now and I start cracking up. 

We are headed toward the winery to partake in the wine tasting before it gets really busy and we notice my brother is taking his time and listening to the winners announced. They say the first and second place winners and my sis in law says to my brother "oh, they have one more name, you could still place" 

my brother jokingly says "Third place? Champions don't do bronze" 

Meanwhile, he has barely finished this sentence when we hear over the loud speaker "and in 3rd place Landon B" and my brother proceeds to jump pretty high, getting serious lift, while pumping his arms and saying "yesssssssss" 

I don't think the 6 of us have ever laughed so hard. I almost peed my pants. 

and the moral of this story is Champions apparently most certainly do bronze. hahahaha

Then after trying 23 wines and each of us at one point or another proclaiming "how many more wines can there be?!" we headed out for dinner. My pomegranate peach martini was delicious. 



Yesterday we hit up church with my parents before a brunch downtown and then coming back home. There is nothing better than the carnival in your town in the Home Depot parking lot. Life in the south. I heart it.


10.4.15

Thunderstorms In The Air

Let's just say that the old adage "April showers" is holding true this week! Thunderstorms have been wrecking our area the past few days and they are calling for more this afternoon. Little known fact about me...I am pretty much terrified of lightning. I cower in my bed and cover myself and cringe with each strike. It's a sight to see. 

Other than those hiccups, I have had a pretty good week and it goes back to last Friday when I was able to see Kerry on our trip to Boston. I always look forward to our visits and this was no different. We pretty much laugh entirely too much and we also eat our way through our get togethers;) Our cupcakes and burgers were no exception.

Then we celebrated Easter with food, faith and family. Mainly lots and lots of food. One of the hardest parts about being away from our families are all the gatherings we have to miss, therefore, any opportunity we have to be present for one...makes it that much more special. 

Boston was definitely not feeling springy and it snowed that day...only for about half an hour, but half an hour too much! 

We flew back into Richmond during the NCAA championship game...I tried to keep my composure but almost screamed a few times. After 13 years working in Duke athletics, this photo should say it all. 

Tuesday morning we walked around for a bit and had lunch at a cute little spot called the Luncheonette. I loved it! Reminded me of Parenthood! Richmond is just one of my absolute favorite places. It never gets old visiting!

The past few days we have just relaxed and gotten back into our schedule. Wedndesday was National Empanda Day and you best believe I indulged at my favorite empanada and tequila bar. They are hands down the best I have eaten...anywhere in the country! So good.


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