Happy Wednesday! I’m going to be honest with you here- I’m so glad this week is half over! It was so nice to John home last week to help me with Matilda and all of our potty training fun. This week has not been so fun. Matilda picked up a cold from somewhere (there’s really no telling where- kids put everything in their mouths!!!) and it has somehow derailed a bit of our potty training progress. One step forward, two steps back? Other moms, is that how it works?? PLEASE TELL ME NO!
Enough complaining though!! Let’s talk about something happy! Like food! I’m linking up with the WIAW crowd to share all of my eats from last Friday- when John and I had our fancy anniversary stay-cation.
So, Friday morning started out my favorite way. A mug of warm water+lemon juice+ginger, followed by coffee. Lots of coffee.
Followed by a single serving pancake + blobs of almond butter.
When John and I got home from BODYPUMP (I always love it when he gets to take my classes!), we were greeted by this lovely little princess. Nana was getting ready to take her and her cousins to a Disney Live performance and she was so excited!
We quickly whipped up some lunch for the three of us. Big salads are always a good choice.
romaine, cukes, carrots, leftover brussel sprout, and chicken all covered in mustard AKA the best dressing ever.
After lunch, John and I said goodbye to our girl and got ready for our date night away. We booked a night at The Oliver Hotel, a fun boutique hotel here in Knoxville. It’s actually where Elizabeth Gilbert finished writing Eat Pray Love. How cool is that?!
The bed looked so beautiful that I immediately wanted to jump on it. Does anyone else do that? No? Just me? Okay then.
We headed out soon after to see Whisky Tango Foxtrot. Tina Fey played a war correspondent in Afghanistan; it was definitely a different role for her, but it was so good!
After the movie, we walked over to Knox Mason just down the street for dinner. I think the tea towels as napkins were a nice touch.
Anniversary dinner, belated or not, call for drinks!
I got the chicken breast with corn bread stuffing and spicy sweet potato puree. The presentation was beautiful and it so delicious!
After dinner, we walked over to Coffee + Chocolate. I was too full from dinner to enjoy any chocolate, but we did get some coffee to go so we could stroll through downtown and check out the beautiful sunset.
decaf dirty chai
Beautiful sunseAfter we finished our coffee, we went back to the hotel for drink. The Oliver Hotel has a cool Lounge inside called The Peter Kern Library and it just seemed wrong to be there and NOT take advantage of it.
I ordered The Matilda (HA!!) and it was delicious!
Cheers to such a fun evening with my love! 7 years have gone by so quickly! Here’s to 7×7 more!
What about you?
If you’re married, how long have you been married and how did you spend your last anniversary?
Have you ever gone on a stay-cation in your town?
Favorite WIAW meal?