Saturday, February 28, 2009

On the Go

Last night we went to Cracker Barrel to have breakfast for dinner. I planned this on Thursday night as I was lying in bed. That's what I do. Instead of reflecting on the day, I plan my next meal. I really think I have an abnormal love for food. So instead of making everything at home, we decided to go out, plus there's no clean-up that way.

We brought Matt's Granny and Paw along with us.

Kate thinks the best part about Cracker Barrel is that they have a little shop full of gifts and toys. I couldn't agree more. It's perfect. She plays and walks around until her meal comes, which really helps to make the night enjoyable, if you know what I mean.

She is still obsessed with bubbles and persuaded Daddy into buying her some.



Ya'll are not going to believe everything I had to eat. Actually, if you know me, you will have absolutely no problem believing it. I had four pieces of french toast, two eggs, three pieces of bacon, and a bowl of grits. And I ate every last bit of it. That's why I'm smiling so big in this picture. Happy tummy=Happy Mommy

I saw this pillow on the way out and loved it!

There's something so wrong, yet so right, about eating in an establishment that also sells bubbles and pillows.



This morning I got up and ran in a 5 mile race nearby. The weather was perfect and it felt great. (There's usually a photography company at the races taking pictures of all the runners. If I get a picture I'll try to post it.) I then hurried home to get ready to take Kate to her cousin Isaac's third birthday party. She fell asleep on the way there and managed to stay asleep for the first 45 minutes of the party.

Standing and holding a sleeping child does wonders for the ol' back.

She finally woke up and had so much fun! She loves parks and loves being around other kids, so it was the perfect day!
Here's a few more pics of the party:



Kate with her cousins, Anna and Lillie



The birthday boy

He had a blast! I could barely get him to stand still for this photo.


Sal Gal and me
And I have know idea what is up with that vein in my neck but apparently it wanted to be included in the picture.
Tonight I'm hoping to just take it easy, maybe with a pizza and movie.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!



43 comments:

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

awe, love the pictures!

Melissa said...

You are beautiful and so lucky you don't have to worry about what you eat. I'm glad that Kate was able to enjoy the birthday party! Have a great week~end!

April said...

You're seriously super woman/super mom. Eating a giant meal and still super skinny, running a 5 mile race and going to a bday party while still managing to look so happy and perfect! I'm jealous!!

MiMi said...

I love me some Cracker Barrel, too, and I share your affection for food! I was going to ask you how in the world you can eat like that and look like you do, but you answered it in your next paragraph --a 5 mile race!

Love all the cousin pictures! You have such a beautiful family!

Have a great weekend!

Britni and Justin said...

Cracker Barrel is the only restaurant where I get mad if they DON"T have a wait! Otherwise, I don't get to shop in the cute little country store!!!!

Britni and Justin said...

Cracker Barrel is the only restaurant where I get mad if they DON"T have a wait! Otherwise, I don't get to shop in the cute little country store!!!!

Mimi Elise said...

I love Crackle Barrel! its really fun and yummy! aw your Kate is SO cute!!!

Melissa said...

We went to Cracker Barrel too!! Except we went on Thursday and my mom and dad came too!! How funny! They had a lot of little things with chocolate sayings on them. I thought they were cute too. I ate a ton too... but didn't run 5 miles so that MAY be, I'm thinkin', the reason WHY I am not skinny. Eat a TON at CB and then go home and go to bed. Yep, it'll do it everytime! :) Ok... going to run to the kitchen now for a snack! All this typing has made me famished! Hee!! :)

Melissa said...

I think I said "too" 400 times in my last comment! I think I, too, have some vein that needs attention! And it's not in my neck!

Sherrie said...

I love Cracker Barrel too! Great photos. You are one gorgeous mommy. TFS

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Rebecca Jo said...

You deserve that big meal if you ran a 5k right after!!! You go girl!

And I notice Kate's pig tails are getting LONG now!!! what a beauty!

Wacie's Way said...

OMG!! If I had to run 5 miles after eating french toast, eggs and bacon I think I'd be running to the bathroom!! You go girl!!

Lauren said...

Kate is such a cutie with all those smiles!

shalay said...

That Cracker Barrel place sounds awesome, I wish they had one where I live! I've never even heard of it before.
And yes, you are Superwoman to take on that huge meal, a 5 mile run, and birthday party in less than 24 hours. Geesh!

Pink, Green, and Southern said...

That used to get me through class...planning my next meal! My boyfriend and I eat at Cracker Barrel almost every time I am in Columbia. It is one of our favorites! You made me hungry!!

GirlB300 said...

Great great great pictures!!! Wow, that's what Matt is going to look like!! I totally see the resemblance! Sorry I wasn't able to hang out w/you guys at Isaac's party, home doing taxes - YUCK. See you in the morning!

sassytimes said...

I love how Kate cheeses it up in every picture.

Gretchen and Jimmy said...

Your daughter is ADORABLE!!!! :)

Elizabeth said...

i love your daughter's smile! it's so contagious!

blueviolet said...

I'd eat all that at Cracker Barrel too if I was running the next day! You are such a pretty thing!

jamielynn said...

i have ate at cracker barrell a whole of once in my life. and it was really good.

i also love the store inside!!

Summer said...

First of all, can I please eat like you and be as thin as you. It's really not fair. I mean, I want to be friends with you, but you make it so hard.... =)

Also, in regards to my blogversations:

What he SHOULD have said was, "Oh honey, I can't narrow it down to just three..." and then he should have said all the things until he noticed my face was relaxed and happy.

When will they learn???

Must we start hosting seminars for these men?

Maybe we should get together and work out this business idea of mine!!! And maybe if I hang out with you, your perfect body will rub off on mine. =)

Jon and Steph said...

Cracker Barrel is amazing! I love it, and I so love shopping for candy and knick knacks that is the best part.

Cute pics.
And great job on the five miler. I can't even run around my block.

Have a great weekend!

Q. and La. said...

I like the pillow!

Tim said...

Hollie,
That all looked like so much fun!

I love it when you post lots of pics. And by the way, Cracker Barrel is awesome!

Love and Prayers,

Tim

Heather said...

I love Cracker Barrel too, we could be related with our love for food!! Minus the grits, I typically get that too!! That's not one close to us here in Houston, such a bummer, but when we go home we always go there to eat. My 5 year old's favorite part is the gift shop too!! And the pancakes!

Dawn said...

I love Cracker Barrel, too! Although, I pretty much love any restaurant that has good food....gotta love the no cleanup!

5 miles....you go girl, that is amazing!! I will be on the treadmill tonight. I so want to lose about 10-15 lbs before vacation in mid-April. So, that is my goal. (although the mini Charleston Chews that I am eating today, are surely not helping that goal!!) I found the big boxes (movie size) at Walmart for $1.00----couldn't pass that bargain up!!

Kate is so adorable!

Have a great week~

Dawn

Abbi said...

always love some cracker barrel!

love kate's smile....how she rinkles her nose...so cute!!

Mandy Rose said...

Could you be any more adorable? I mean we all know Kate is SOOO cute, but you are one hot mama too! And where in the heck do you get the energy to run 5 miles? Please inform!

Shannon said...

You have the cutest little girl!! And she has the cutest mommy! Seriously, if I had an ounce of your cuteness.. LOL

Lindsay said...

We ended up at Cracker Barrel for Valentine's Day...(I know how romantic...hehe)It was the only place without a 2hr. wait and the kids ended up loving it. Although there I was hoping for a wait so I could shop...bummer! It's so cheap too...I love it!

I was going to say the same thing, how do you eat the way you do and stay so thin? but running can do wonders......I'm working my way up to being able to run a straight mile so if your doing 5 you go girl! I started at barely able to run a lap so I'm getting there.....

Love the birthday pics....Kate is such a cutie!

Michele said...

Hi Hollie ~ such cute pictures of Kate - she's is toooo cute for words!

Sounds like a packed weekend for you!

Hugz,
Michele

Tiffany said...

Ya'll are just too cute! Pretty sure I just gained 5 lbs reading what you ate! Sounds good though! I love breakfast for dinner.

Carolyn said...

I love that you PIGGED out on Friday night and ran a 5k the next morning...you totally sound like me!

I love the pictures!

Trina said...

Kate never ceases to look adorable, even with the cheese grin. lol Well, she comes by it honest because you never cease to look amazing yourself.

Love that peacock shirt ;)

Chic Runner said...

I love your pictures! she is WAY too cute! :)

Emily said...

I love the pictures... esp the one where kate is smiling:) U are soo tan... we are going to mexico in 2 weeks and I am going to fry.. cant get a base before I go bec im with child:)
I love how cracker barrel has the shop.... I always end up buying something I dont need:)

Caroline said...

KAte is the cutest kid ever!!

Paige's Petals said...

Pat and I had date night at Cracker Barrel Friday night and we had pancakes! Love 'em!

petrii said...

Hollie,
I so totally miss running and eating whatever I want and running ... darn knee.

These pics are so cute. You and that girl just take the cake =)

Have a Blessed week,
Dawn

Terry - Pamela - Skylar - Ralph said...

I am so jealous with envy, wait, that's the same thing. You eat what you want, but manage to stay so perfectly slim. BUT, you do run and I don't. :) So, that must be it, right? :) You are so funny!

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