Hi friends! How was your weekend?

Ours was so jammed packed I can’t remember the last time I felt so busy on a weekend. We basically lived in our car yesterday! These kinds of weekends are great though because it means you have lots of family, friends, and fun, right?! It also makes you appreciate the slow and quiet weekends.


Friday night we laid low and had a quiet dinner at home. I picked some tomatoes from the Tower Garden and made some tasty munchies.
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Saturday morning my squad terrorized the neighborhood while I attended a baby shower to shower a beautiful lady and her upcoming baby girl with love.

Saturday evening we surprised my mom for her birthday dinner at Ulele. My dad took her for a nice afternoon stroller on the Tampa Riverwalk and they spent the afternoon at the park reading books on the park benches. They made their way down to Ulele where my mom thought she put their name on the hour long wait list. Little did she know her family was waiting upstairs for her at a table. I joked with my brother that she might actually prefer a quiet dinner with just dad. LOL (She rarely gets quiet dinners these days with us living with them.) But the girls did great, plus Ulele is a kid-friendly place surrounded by green grass for them to run around in.

The weather couldn’t have been more perfect this weekend either! When we were done with dinner we walked outside to the sun setting. Picture perfect



Sunday morning after church we had a birthday party to attend at Pump It Up, then we got back in the car and headed to Innisbrook Golf Club in Palm Harbor for the Par4Miler run. We arrived at 3:30, did a quick wardrobe change in the car (not so fun when you’re pregnant), and headed to the starting line. In all honestly I didn’t expect to run this race. I was just going to walk the entire thing, but Angelo convinced me to run the first half. Well, the first half didn’t go as planned and Penelope wasn’t happy in the stroller. The first mile not only was sabotaged by a whiny child, but the hills were insane!
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After stopping twice, taking her out, calming her down, and convincing her it was fun, we got to run 3 out of the 4 miles. Not bad for not expecting to run any of it! 🙂 Sometimes it’s all in our mind…

Once we got through that first mile, the rest was smooth sailing and we got to take in the beautiful scenery of the course. I took my time and truly enjoyed the run. This was my first time at Innisbrook and it.is.gorgeous!


After the race, we met some Tampa celebrities…


took in the after party eats, drinks, and photo ops…


and the girl’s got to stretch their legs out of the stroller and be the total sass-queens that they are. 😉


The PGA Tour Vaspar Championship starts today with the Pro-Celebrity-Am. There are tons of events going on throughout the week, it’s definitely something to check out!

This morning the whole bottom half of my body aches and I feel like an old woman, but it was a fantastic weekend!


**As a member of Tampa Bay Bloggers I received complimentary entries into The Par4Miler mentioned in this post in exchange for social media and blog love. As always, all opinions are my own.*