Labor Day Weekend 2016

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

We had a great and relaxing Labor Day weekend and even though I'm so thankful for a day off work, we could totally use another one ;) My sister was supposed to come down on Saturday but since the hurricane went right through Tallahassee, her plans for Friday night were cancelled so she headed our way that afternoon. She arrive right after we got home from work then we met our friends and her parents at a local restaurant. After dinner, we all went to the local minor league baseball game. This was the last weekend the team will be playing at the stadium so close to our house so we had to see one last game! After the game, we watched some TV before calling it a night.

Saturday, we slept in, made pancakes and then got ready to head over to Downtown Disney. Caroline hadn't seen the latest renovations so we had to show her. We enjoyed walking around, window shopping and of course, Ghirardelli's. After Downtown Disney, Stephen and I wanted to go to the J Crew outlet since they had 50% the entire store. The 3 of us ended up finding some great deals - I got 2 new outfits for work that look more professional along with a new fun, fall plaid tunic. By the time we got home, we were so exhausted so we just relaxed and played nerts.

Sunday we went to church, ran to Target and then came home for the rest of the day. Caroline and I relaxed while Stephen mowed the lawn and then later that evening, we grilled out. Caroline wanted a big grill out to close out summer and that's exactly what she got - complete with peach cobbler on the grill (I'll be sharing that recipe soon)! Stephen did an amazing job - as he always does! After dinner, we watched a movie before going to bed.

Monday, we slept in and then made breakfast before Caroline headed back to FSU and we started to look at cars for me. We have at least a year before we're going to start thinking about kids but we decided we should try to look into buying me a mom car SUV by the end of 2016. Right now, we're focusing on the new Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander. Yesterday, we looked at the Pilots and next weekend, we're going to look at the Highlanders.

Moms of young kids, I really need your advice: is leather worth it? I can't decide between the model without leather and with leather. The model with leather is about $3k-$4k more expensive but has leather and a few other features. The other features I would care about is 1 button seat movers to get into the 3rd row and an automatic hatch for the trunk. The leather quality didn't seem super durable so I'm not sure if it'll get damaged quicker but I know it'll be better with spills. I'd love to hear if y'all think it's worth it!!

We're also entertaining the thought of selling my car privately - any suggestions for that!? I'm super intimidated by it but I could get more money for my car so we're looking into that option.

I hope everyone had a great weekend and if you're back at work today, at least know you only have a 4 day week!


  1. Sounds like a great weekend! I vote for a lighter colored leather and definitely think you are going to want the automatic hatch for the trunk, will make your life so much easier!

    1. That's what I was thinking about the auto hatch! Even though I don't NEED it, it'd be sooo nice to have! I've got Perry working on a deal for the leather car ;)

  2. Your Saturday sounded absolutely fabulous (as did the entire long weekend!) Loved following along! Have a great day girl! Xo

  3. What a fun weekend!!!! Hate that your sisters plans got cancelled but yay for being able to spend more time with her!! I am so jealous that y'all are so close to Disney lol! Love your outfits that y'all wore, too! I am so sad I didn't do any shopping over the holiday weekend lol I knew there were sales I just never made it to any stores, glad you were able to get some new cute outfits! That peach cobbler looks absolutely incredible! I can't wait for you to share the recipe!! Sad they won't be playing baseball close to y'all anymore, hopefully next year they won't be too far away from y'all so you can still enjoy the games. Buying a new car is so exciting and so scary lol but thinking about it being the car you will more than likely be driving when you have children and planning ahead is so smart!! I can't wait to see what you all decide on! :)

  4. Sounds like you all had the best holiday weekend!! A Pilot and 4Runner are what we're leaning towards when we buy our family vehicle. I had a Honda for 10 years before switching to my current Ford SUV and would take my 98 Honda back in a heartbeat. Honda's are great! I love Toyota's though too! I definitely vote leather. It seems like a lot more now but will make your life so much easier in the future when things spill!

  5. Sounds like a fun, relaxing weekend! I also got a couple of things from J.Crew (Factory) and can't wait for them to come in! I definitely appreciate the leather with kids. I like that I can just wipe it off if they spit up, spill food or drinks, or anything else they typically do! I don't have the automatic hatch and that's the ONLY thing I wish I had in my Explorer.