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I’m sitting up in bed, crisp white sheets, fluffy duvet and lots of pillows with my sweet baby snuggled up next to me. He’s currently asleep and my coffee is currently hot.. We shall see how long this lasts!
Most of Josh’s family lives in Florida so for the past 10 days or so we’ve had brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews coming into town as Irma refugees. His parents stayed with us for a week, I wish our apartment had room for more, but we did what we could and really enjoyed having them stay with us. Hugo especially loved the oodles of attention and I was happy to be busy while Josh was gone traveling most of the time.
September is a jam-packed month for us, especially Josh. I’m a little jealous of his schedule right now. Last week in LA included the Sony Lot, lunch with MY dad (who was out in OC for work) at my favorite restaurant, tickets to a little show called HAMILTON! and much more. Haha! With a movie coming out in only 10 days, it’s a sprint to the end and I’m doing all I can to support my guy and enjoy our short weekends together.
One of the great perks of having grandparents in town was having babysitters for friday night! I know most of you take advantage of free childcare, but we’re so far away from both side of the family that it is actually very rare for us. Thankfully, Hugo is a happy, extroverted baby and we’re able to bring him most places with us, but there is nothing like getting out sans-baby for a few hours!
We love our Birmingham, and my favorite neighborhood is Mountain Brook. It’s a gorgeous community, built 60+ years ago high on the hills that overlook the city. The streets are narrow and lined with gorgeous cottages and mature trees and the city center is called English Village. Josh and I really hope to stay in Birmingham for a long, long time and someday I have dreams of us ending up in a home there. Josh always teases me about it, but its the best zip code in the state and basically Perfectville, USA, so I’m sold!
Anyway, we left our (still) teething baby with Mum & Pop Pops and headed to Mountain Brook. We were both burnt out from the week and went the simple date route. Dinner at Brick and Tin, which is a lovely little cafe that is open late on Fridays, the food is amazing (don’t miss out of their Classic Salad, its incredible!) then we took an after-dinner stroll through the streets and ended up at the Grand Bohemian for dessert and coffee. They have this gorgeous rooftop bar complete with Astroturf and funky furniture, and it’s wonderful for sunset or people watching!
And this was a very boring blog post today, short story long, we enjoyed our weekend and now it’s back to work. My baby just woke up, all smiles in his Sheriff Woody pajamas, fluffy blonde hair and raspy morning voice, being a mom is the best! I should plan my week out while there’s still coffee in the french press. It looks like the weather will be warm again, last week was downright chilly! I’m excited to start reading The Undoing of Saint Silvanus by Beth Moore, tackle a few creative projects, and clean out my fridge.
Wishing you a productive Monday!