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we survived hurricane irene! it really wasnt so bad, just alot of strong wind and HOURS of rain! heres a rundown of the weekend:

on friday we went over to stacie and caitlyns for a hurricane party!

we had smores in the backyard…

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and then when it got too dark to be outside, we headed inside for funny youtube videos…which lead to the girls trying “planking” for the first time…

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somehow matt had never been to stacies house before, so he signed her chalkboard wall…i think he might have fudged a little…

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on saturday the storm came rolling in first thing in the morning. we stayed inside and had the laziest day ever, including naps and catching up on our DVR. the worst part of the whole storm was that the dogs were scared of the wind/rain so they wouldnt go potty outside. and then they got stir crazy and started running around the house like wild monkeys! i was so excited when the rain stopped long enough that we could finally take them for a walk!

for dinner i made a roasted vegetable and chicken sausage lasagna…
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after dinner we saw the clouds turn the prettiest pink…

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sunday we were so happy to wake up to sunshine! the dogs really needed some fresh air so we decided to try out a new stretch of the greenway near our house.

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it was right on the neuse river, and so lovely!

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the dogs had a great time smelling all the new smells, and we loved the beautiful scenery and all of the cute babies and dogs that were on the path with other families…

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we saw a little bit of storm damage on the path…just lots of fallen trees, but it made us very thankful that it wasn’t worse!

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that night i made nachos for dinner, and husby was craving cake so i whipped up some “chocolate cake in a mug”. it was pretty tasty for a 5 mintute dessert! (i only microwaved it for 2:30 and that might have even been a little long)

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it turned out to be a really nice, relaxing weekend!

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mccleskey visit!

last weekend matt’s parents came to visit us in raleigh! they hadn’t seen our new house yet, so we were so excited to have them! they were only here a couple of days so we tried to pack as much fun as possible into the weekend.

we grilled out on the back deck, took lots of walks in the neighborhood with the dogs, went out to the farm to let the dogs play and pet the horses, ate at the pit(one of raleighs favorite restaurants), shopped at my favorite vintage store, and just generally enjoyed ourselves 🙂

we also took a tour of raleigh…ON SEGWAYS! it was so awesome! (i think) we all had a great time. nicole actually gave matt and me gift certificates for christmas so he could see more of downtown raleigh. so we were excited to be able to do it with his parents!

for whatever reason i don’t have any pictures from most of the weekend, but of course i got some of the segway tour!

before the tour…very excited and a little nervous…

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practicing in a little room to make sure we were ready for the great outdoors…

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and we’re off!…

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our friend jenna went with us, and im so glad. we had a great time!…

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we happened to go on the weekend of the classic car show downtown, so we got to ride the segways through all of the awesome old cars! it was pretty cool!

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my favorite part was stopping by the capitol building and then riding through all of the historic buildings…

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the governor’s mansion…

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beautiful old church…

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it really was a blast, and we left with some great memories! (thanks, nicole!)

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ps- thanks to mr. day for taking the pictures of us coming out of the store, so glad he was there to capture the fun! 🙂

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