Monday, February 22, 2016


I woke up on Saturday morning exhausted. Specifically, I woke up at 3:30 AM and then again at 5:30 and then at 6:30 AM and by then both girls were awake so that's when my day started. Sometimes when that happens it's fine and I get the surge of energy necessary to function, other times, I don't. Saturday was the latter kind of day and I kept staring down into my coffee wondering why it wasn't working. The week before catching up to me and I wanted to wave my white flag and go back to bed. I had things to do and places to go on my list for that morning, but I made the call to take it slow and spent it instead on the couch with Sloane reading through her books and drinking an extra cup of coffee.  When Ken came back from working out, we forgoed our usual errands and decided to have a lunch out together as a family to regroup. This kind of thing does wonders; it's a little bit of 'ohhh being together like this makes it all worthwhile'. Especially now that we are a family four, there is something so satisfying about eating around a table together, appreciating food, appreciating each other's presence. 

We went to a newish place called Boulevard Burgers and Brewery, which had delicious sweet potato fries, but I wasn't totally sold on their burgers (my burger came out missing two of the ingredients). Next time, I'm going to go for a beer and the loaded tator tots - apparently they are covered with pimento cheese! 

Logan got Sloane's leftover apple to gnaw on, which she heartily enjoyed.

Ken got the Parker field: split chorizo links, VA ham, fried egg, cilantro, lettuce, tomato, chipotle mayo & pickled jalapeno

That face!! Those fingers!

I just can't handle Logan's face when she looks at Ken.

I got the Cali, which is kale, avocado, tomato, julienne Granny Smith apples and apple preserves. 

1 comment:

  1. Sloane is a teenager in that first photo. I have heard similarly underwhelming things about the burgers. Have you tried Jack Browns Beer and Burger Joint? I LOVE the fries and the burgers never disappoint