Family Fun

Yesterday I made the trek down I-95 to my parents house in Virginia. This weekend is for visiting family & friends and dropping off Jackson with my mom & dad – he is staying with them for the next two weeks while Charles & I hit up the Bahamas next week. Jackson is excited for a vacation of his own with grandma & grandpa!

long weekend

I arrived shortly after lunch yesterday afternoon – my mom & I promptly set out for a little retail therapy – I can’t possibly go on my trip without a new outfit – and possibly some new shoes! I wore my sock bun out for the occasion.

sock bun

After hitting up some of my favorite stores – Nordstrom {Rack}, J.Crew & Anthropologie Oh My! – we met up with my dad & brother for dinner at Esposito’s in Fairfax.

carbs

I have had such a good week on my cleanse but with it being Lent my parents wanted some Italian food, temptations were everywhere! I was able to avoid the pizza & bread I ended up having a pretty amazing meal – I split this pasta dish with my dad, along with a salad.

pasta

It was a chickpea pasta sauce {yes, the sauce was made out of chickpeas!}, with red peppers, peas & I added in shrimp. All the pasta at Esposito’s is home made so as you can imagine, it was pretty incredible.

dinner

Are you drooling yet? I would go back for this dish in a heartbeat!

shrimp

My mom {who has just as big of a sweet tooth as I do!} got the Chocolate pie with coffee ice cream topped with whipped cream for dessert.

ice cream

And my brother got the Tartufo – which is vanilla ice ream covered with a thin crust of chocolate. I’ve never had this before but I had a taste & it was pretty amazing.

chocolate

Today, so far was spent purchasing tickets to the Philadelphia Flower Show – Charles & I went last year with my parents & they LOVED it, so we are going back again! I can’t wait!

flower show
And I will be saying goodbye to little Jackson. I am spending the rest of the weekend with my friends & Jackson will be staying with my parents. I can’t believe I’m going to be without my little buddy for the next two weeks. I’m going to miss him so much! 

yawnn

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Off to have Brunch with my Dad! Hope your weekend is just as fun!

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  • Reply Amber Starr at Love, Laugh, Live Well February 23, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Looks like a great weekend! Our pooch loves spending time with his grandparents when we go on vacation. Always comes back a bit more spoiled. Have fun on your trip!

  • Reply Patty O February 23, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Had a wonderful day with my Baby Girl! Thanks for sharing Jackson for 2 weeks – he’s in great hands! You and Charles have a fabulous time!

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