Sunday, November 4, 2012

An Amazing Weekend.

I had one of the best weekends! My parents flew down to visit and I have been looking forward to seeing them for so long!!

They came and picked my brother and I up on Friday afternoon and as soon as I saw my parents I launched myself at them and tackled them in hugs. I had tears of happiness coming down my face because I was so overjoyed to see them.


Although this weekend was Parents' Weekend and a lot of families did the planned events for the weekend, my family decided to do our own thing and just spend quality time together. And I'm so happy we did!

After my parents picked us up, we went and got our afternoon coffee and then stopped at Whole Foods to pick up dinner. I saved a lot of errands to run this weekend (because a. running errands is a LOT easier when you have a car, and b. grocery shopping with my mom is one of my favorite things to do) - and my mom said that she would buy my usual groceries. I usually pay for them with my own money so needless to say this made me so excited!

I got some of my groceries (see the loot at the end of the post!) and picked steamed broccoli, tomatoes baked with cheese, and roasted potatoes for my dinner (forgot to snap a pic) since all of those things are really hard to find in the dining hall. The rest of my family got salads to go with the pizza that we ordered!

After dinner we just talked and caught up and then I crashed hard in the beautiful big fluffy hotel bed. It. was. glorious.

Saturday morning I slept in and then worked out with my momma! That was one of the things I missed like crazy- that and having someone to show off all my hard work to! haha :)

After showering up I had an amazing breakfast- all things I can't have in the dining hall yet again. Fresh raspberries (!!!!), chobani, and ciabatta bread with almond butter.

Once I finished eating my mom and I headed out to the mall where we got chair massages, went shopping, and got Subway for lunch (fyi their chopped chicken salad is really good!).

Then we met up with my dad and brother to go see Flight - it was a pretty good movie although I prefer happy feel-good movies. And then I GOT FROYO!

I got peach, tart, and coconut yogurts with raspberries, cheesecake, cookie dough, m&ms, almonds, and coconut shreds.

Before dinner we had a hotel hair-cutting session (cracks me up everytime) and then my mom and I did a little more shopping before we got seated at BJ's. The restaurant is right in the mall that our hotel is close to so it worked out perfectly! I didn't snap any photos because the lighting was so bad, but in the end it didn't matter anyway because I didn't end up eating the steak I ordered. Long story short they lost my order somewhere along the way and then tried to act like they hadn't messed anything up and served me a medium-rare steak (barely cooked on the outside) when I'd ordered medium-well done. Since we'd already waited so long for our food we just asked them to take it off the check instead of making me another one. So I just ate the veggies that came on the side and some of my brother's fries and then... froyo happened for the second time in one day! #noshame

After dinner my brother opened his birthday presents (he's turning 20 tomorrow!) and then my mom and I watched the first two episodes of Nashville - I'm officially hooked. That show is so good!

This morning after another workout with my mom, my parents dropped us back off on campus. It was so hard to say goodbye - I tried to hold myself together but I just couldn't. I'm so close with my parents and being away from them has been one of the hardest things about coming to college. But how lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard?<3

To pick myself back up, I got a pumpkin spice latte and then set to work getting unpacked and putting all my food away.

please disregard the fluffy pillow pet and the computer - there's not much space to take photos in a dorm room! haha:)
The loot: honey pretzel twists, bulk cinnamon raisin granola, dry roasted edamame and goji berries, roasted almonds, Barney Butter (!!), dark chocolate chunks, a dark chocolate bar, whole wheat tortillas, string cheese, baggies of trail mix (my mom brought them from home),  greek yogurt, fresh raspberries, bars, and a box of candy corn and other halloween goodies.

Needless to say I'm one happy girl right now!

The rest of the afternoon has consisted of lots of laundry-doing and after I publish this post I'm going to get to work on all my homework and studying that has yet to get done.

what was a highlight of your weekend? 
ever had froyo twice in one day? 


  1. Looks like you had an amazing weekend! Glad you enjoyed your time with your family!

  2. awww- it sounds like you had a great weekend! I love when my parents come to visit, not only because it's great to spend time with them, but because they also bring fun food and we usually get froyo too!
    The highlight of my weekend was setting a new half marathon PR! I had a great time running!!

  3. I always loved when my parents came to visit when I was in school!

  4. Awww yay! Isn't that the best when parents come to visit? My mom always buys me stuff! Haha :) Sounds like a wonderful weekend. I'm glad you had such a great time with your fam!

  5. gosh I always remember when my parents visited it was the best. I adored just having them there and doing things I missed, like shopping, going out to eat and just plain relaxing. Glad they were able to come for you!

  6. the highlight of my weekend was getting an extra hour of sleep! wahoo!

  7. sounds like a pretty awesome weekend! I loveeeeee Nashville! It is seriously the best show out right now!

  8. I'm so glad you got to see your family! Once I went to college, it made me realize how much I enjoy just spending a day with the fam and made our time together so much sweeter :)

    P.S. Those are my favorite tortillas!!!

  9. Yogurt is such an easy but amazing breakfast! Sounds like a great weekend!:)

  10. Hahaha love the haircutting session...and that pizza looks superb. I have such a pizza weakness!

  11. My mom and sister are coming to visit me this week. This post just made me that much more excited to spend time with them! It sounds like you guys had an awesome time!!

  12. Hehe. YEAH for pillow pets and froyos! ;) I'm so glad that you enjoyed your day with your parents. I know it's hard being away from them -- I will experience the same thing in January, as I won't be seeing them for 7 months straight. But hopefully the Lord will help me get through it. :)