Monday, October 22, 2012

My Weekend, In Snapshots

My grandparents came to visit us this weekend! We have been planning for them to come visit and experience Raleigh since August. On Friday evening we had dinner at Relish and then went to Shabbat Services together.

Later that evening after we said goodnight to my grandparents, Aaron and I put together quick Halloween costumes and drove over to the NCSU side of town for our friends' costume party, which was creatively titled: "The Very Scary Avent Ferry Spook-tober Boo-nanza!" Just to give you a quick picture of the party, there were endless blacklights, drunken gummy worms, party games, and BSB dance parties!

On Saturday morning Aaron and I slept in for a bit and then went our to get our weekly Pumpkin Spice Lattes. It's such a nice Autumn tradition. 

When my grandparents came over around 11 we took them down to see the lake and then we went on a walk along the bike path. We saw geese, ducks, dogs, squirrels, and this blue heron.

After our nature walk we had lunch at the apartment and then drove down Millbrook to visit our wedding venue. The space was all set for a wedding so we were able to get an idea of the table placement and floor plan.

Our next stop was the NC Art museum. We were able to see a few of the exhibits that we did not get to during our last visit. The outdoor sculpture garden was beautiful and the the last water lilies of the season were in full bloom.

 Taking in word art at in the West Building.

After we finished our tour of the art museum we went back to our apartment for a little rest before dinner. Skwisgaar decided that he needed to get in some cuddle time with my grandpa. A package arrived from HSN (Thanks Robbie!) with a set of flameless candles so we decided to add them to our Halloween decor collection above the fireplace. They came with a remote control with a dimmer and timer!

On Sunday morning we went downtown to have lunch and go to the Museum of Natural Sciences. We took a walk through the park by Moore Square and then had lunch at the Raleigh Times.

Quiche was amazing and that side salad came with Bacon Honey Mustard dressing. What the whatttt. Delicious.

Exploring space at the Museum of Natural Sciences. 

After the museum we went back to our apartment to video chat with Aaron's family until it was time for my grandparents to head back to their hotel to get ready for their trip home. We had a wonderful weekend showing them around the city that we love, catching up, and sharing stories of fond memories. 

Hope you had a good weekend!


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