Sunday, January 8, 2012

Brad's Birthday and Weekend Pictures

After surviving sickness last week we enjoyed a low-key Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday was actually Brad's 34th birthday and while he originally told me that all he wanted was 'silence' as his gift we went out and got sushi.
His favorite is the 'Fire Cracker' roll at Ru Sans.
After dinner we came home and some of our neighbors came over and we all celebrated with a few adult beverages.
Again, low-key which was needed after our crazy holiday schedule and then being sick.

Today I woke up and met my friend Kelli for brunch and a trip to the Mint Museum.
They have a new exhibit at the museum and it was free to get in today.
This was my first trip to the new location in Uptown Charlotte.
We decided to brunch at the restaurant that's inside the museum, called Halcyon.
First visit here too.
It's a farm to table concept restaurant and I will be back!
The decor is very rustic.
The food was amazing!
The new exhibit inside the museum is a collection of Romare Bearden's work and it was something to see.
A fun Sunday!
Now, I'm just sitting here relaxing and catching up with my besties in Louisiana on the phone.
Everyone is STOKED about tomorrow's National Championship game where my LSU Tigers will take on Bama!!
I thought about watching it with the LSU Alumni group here in town but it's a work night and I think I've talked myself into staying home instead.
Why can't they schedule the game for a Saturday night??
How was your weekend?


MCW said...

I didn't even know there was a game tomorrow...ah, Northerners.

Jo said...

Sounds like a great weekend ~ Happy Birthday Brad! I always enjoy a quiet night out with sushi. There is a place in Mystic with the farm {and sea} to table concept. It's really good and so fresh.

Have a great week ~

starnes family said...

Isn't it always on some random week night?

Geaux Tigers!

Happy Birthday, Brad! Food looks divine!

Wiz said...

I am new to your blog and am now following! Its 10PM and I am now craving sushi thanks to that picture! I will be routing for LSU tomorrow. I am a TN fan and miss the days of Chavis when we were good...sigh.

Ashley said...

That sounds like a fun weekend! I'm cheering on LSU tomorrow as well...can't stand Bama!

Aunt Grits a.k.a Maggi said...

looks like y'all had a great weekend!

donatelli98 said...

It's all for money and ratings and money! The National Championship game is always on a Monday now. I agree it would be much better if on the weekend. Will be thinking of you and Casey while watching tonight. Happy Belated Birthday to Brad! I will enjoy a moment of silence in honor of him!

GeorgiaDixieDoll said...

Charlotte looks like so much fun!!!!! Silence as a gift? Now THAT is funny! Says a lot.

I Do Declare said...

Glad you're feeling better, especially becuase today's a BIG DAY....Happy Nat'l Championship!

Nikki said...

Sushi and silence! I know what I'm asking for for my birthday now. Happy Birthday Bradly!

Is it strange I feel like I know you guys so well I can call him Bradly? ;)

nomo wino daph said...


I just got back from eating sushi. Gosh, I can't get enough of that stuff!

Looks like a great weened!

The Lenzers said...

you would think the major football game of the season would be on a weekend...folks gotta work! glad your feeling better and happy birthday to Brad!!!

Anonymous said...

Saturday night was low key? I still managed to pass out on your couch (again) after too many adult beverages.

Leigh Powell Hines said...

What a great birthday, and your food looks amazing.

Good luck tonight with the championship game.

Clare C. Whitaker said...

It sounds like quite an eventful weekend! Glad you were able to get a mix of quite nights and busy days...the museum looks fabulous! I just happened upon your blog today and its great! I hope you have a wonderful week and Happy Monday!!
Twirling Clare

icedgurl said...

trekking your blog!!! tkeep posting! Happy New Year!


Ashley said...

I am really craving sushi right now. and that Fire Cracker roll photo made my mouth drop...drool. Happy belated birthday to Brad!

erica said...

Sounds like a fabulous weekend! Loving the pictures! xo

Sara said...

Happy Birthday to Brad! Looks like he had a fun one! That sushi looks delish.

And what a fun outing to the museum. Love that you do stuff like this all the time!