Sunday, January 9, 2011

E: Family & Food Filled Weekend

It has been a busy family & food filled weekend at our house! Josh’s parents, sister & her boyfriend were in town visiting this weekend. They were on the hunt for a house for Josh’s parents and found some great spots.  Aside from house hunting, we relaxed and ate a few delicious meals out. First up, one of our favorite Charleston spots, Grill 225.  Josh’s Dad & Josh:

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Josh & I:IMG_1157

Jenny & her boyfriend Mike:

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Josh’s cute parents:IMG_1159

We asked the waiter to surprise us with a dessert and he brought out Josh’s Dad’s favorite….lava cake:

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The meal was fantastic! Josh and I are actually returning on Friday for restaurant week. I can’t wait!

Sunday morning, we hit up my second favorite brunch spot in Charleston, Sea Biscuit Cafe:

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Me & Josh’s Mom. It was colddd on the porch so I stayed all bundled up:

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I got coffee, an English muffin with peach jelly and a fruit plate. Their fruit plates are always delicious:

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The rest of the day will be spent on football & more house hunting. Josh’s Eagles are playing…fingers crossed that they win. How was your weekend??

41 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Sounds like a great weekend!

My weekend was pretty low-key, but enjoyable all the same :) Also celebrated my parents' anniversary yesterday!

Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete said...

Good luck on the house hunting. I know that can be really stressful. ;)

This weekend is going well. I've gotten some relaxing in, gotten some stuff done, went to a little party last night, and actually found some really interesting women to talk to that I hadn't met before. Since moving back to the states, this was the first time for this! So, it is all good! Time to be productive!

Liz Bridges said...

I miss Charleston! I have not been to either one of those restaurants! Are you supposed to get snow/ice in Charleston? We're about to get some nastiness on my end of the state.

Simply Life said...

Oh I would love to have that huge plate of fruit!

Stephanie @cookinfanatic said...

Uh oh big game day today! The Man is a huge Packer fan...!! Good luck with the house hunting :)

Julie said...

what a fun weekend!!!! BOOO to josh's eagles! him and deej can never be friends hahah maybe the superbowl will be me vs josh! have fun with football today :) you know that's what i'll be doing ALL day!

Lauren said...

AWww, Josh's parents are so cute! What a fantastic evening.

I love your weekends spent with family. It's always so heart warming to read.

Have a great Sunday! We're gearing up for the Eagles game!!!!!!

Pound said...

happy house hunting!so exciting. what a great wknd for some good eating! i just made the apple cake with brown sugar thanks to mandi's recommendation. i also made two lasagnas, one for a friend that just had a baby. next up - buffalo chicken wing dip and football!

Lisa @ Thrive Style said...

Food looks great, and it looks like you had a great weekend with your fam!

I thought I'd spend all weekend working, but I got sidetracked by going out with a friend!

Corey @ the runners cookie said...

Such cute pictures of you and your family!! Sounds like a perfect weekend to me :) I did a lot of running, relaxing, errands, and some working this weekend - it was really refreshing.

thedallasceliac.com said...

That fruit plate looks delicious. I love when restaurants actually put forth effort into their unconventional dishes.

Glad you had a great weekend!

Priyanka said...

I always love your family pics! Good luck on the house hunting!

My weekend has been crazy too many things going on!

teresa said...

i love how your weekends are always filled with such great gatherings of family and friends! getting to eat great food is also a bonus!

the weekends go by too fast don't they! enjoy your week!

Salah (My Healthiest Lifestyle) said...

that breakfast fruit plate looks amazing! Good luck with your house hunting!

Jenna said...

Good luck on the house hunt! I know it can be exhausting, but also a lot of fun to imagine a life in all the different houses you find.

There aren't many things better than family & food filled weekends in my book. :)

Paige (Running Around Normal) said...

Wow that's a good amount of fruit for a restaurant fruit plate. Impressive! Sounds like a great weekend! :)

Heather said...

What a cute family!!
And that fruit plate looks so fresh - what a great breakfast!
My weekend was pretty lowkey, but very busy still. Not looking forward to Monday morning - they're the worst. :)

Megan D said...

I'VE BEEN HERE! I think we went to one that was slightly outside of Charleston? Either way, it was amazing :)

BroccoliHut said...

What a fun weekend! That fruit plate looks so amazing:)

Kerstin said...

What cute pics, glad you had a great weekend!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

I was hoping your weekend would be great with the fam! I always like going out when I have guests in town--there are a few good spots that really showcase our areas specialties. I like cooking in too though sometimes!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

I was hoping your weekend would be great with the fam! I always like going out when I have guests in town--there are a few good spots that really showcase our areas specialties. I like cooking in too though sometimes!

Holly said...

Mmm.....that fruit looks perfect! I SO miss delicious fresh fruit in the winter time. :-(

It looks like you guys all had a great weekend together! Love family time. I went shopping yesterday with my sis and we got to hang out for awhile, which helped cheer me up after the Colts game Saturday. :-)

Dawn Dishes It Out said...

Each time you post about all the great restaurants in your area it makes me want to visit more and more!! One day I will get there ... hopefully soon!

Val said...

Nothing better than a food filled weekend.......

Fashion Meets Food said...

Looks like a great weekend. That fruit salad looks absolutely divine!

xo

Faith said...

What a wonderful weekend! Hope you and Josh had lots of luck house hunting!

Holly said...

josh's family is all so cute! hope they found some good spots. and i agree - GOOD fruit plates are simply the best!!!

Bridget said...

What a fun weekend!! Love family time and I bet you had some awesome meals. That fruit plate is beautiful!!

Natalie said...

the pictures aren't working for me for some reason :( i'm going to email you bc i have some questions re: charleston!!

Krista said...

I love your scarf...and the fruit plate!!! :)

Renee @ MyKitchenAdventures said...

sounds like an excellent weekend...you are so pretty!

Anne Marie said...

Sounds like your weekend was a lot of fun! My weekend was a lot of fun. I can't believe it's over already!

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm surprised you didn't go for something warm for breakfast, like oatmeal or an omelet!

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

This weekend was all kinds of baby-prep action and some Netflix watching. We're getting into Damages, it's pretty good!

Dawn (HealthySDLiving) said...

OMG Josh's parents are adorable!!!! :)

*Naomi* said...

hey E!!! Sounds like a perfect weekend! mine was quite low key (just the way I like it!)

Charleston Cafe...I HAVE to go there sometime in the near future!!

Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather said...

That fruit plate does look delicious! What fun times with the family. I always loved house hunting.

My weekend seemed like it flew by. After my long run on Saturday I was pretty tuckered out so we just played games with my parents then spent some time playing card games with our best friends the next night. Low key and fun :)

Maria said...

Love that big fruit plate. Glad you had a nice weekend with family!

Janetha said...

man, isn't family time the best?! looks like you guys had some real quality time. i love your scarf! sorry about the eagles.. but can i say THANK GOD they lost, otherwise my house would NOT be a fun place.. marshall is a tad too passionate about football. have a great week! :)

Cookie Sorkin said...

Okay so I am seriously jealous of your return to Grill 225 this week. LOVE the pics Erica! We had so much fun! Am going to try your crab bisque Erica style for dinner Saturday night. Love you your creations!
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