I had a great time, but a week is way too long for me to be away from the Hubby. I missed him too much.
I totally pigged out while away. I won't be surprised if I gained a little weight, but I'm home now and will get back on track.
We only had about 30 people at Little L's 1st Birthday party, yet enough food to feed about 60 or more people. His party was an all day affair from noon till after 9 and we ate the WHOLE time! LOL! That's my family! Everything was homemade. Lots of family recipes. We played games, went swimming and just had a great time visiting and chatting it up. Thank goodness for the pool because it was 105 F that day!
Little L loves Sesame Street. His favorite characters are Cookie Monster and Elmo, so everything was decorated for that. We even made some awesome cute Cookie Monster and Elmo cupcakes.
One night we went to a dive called Pinky's. They had some awesome food and we indulged it a lot of it. We ordered hushpuppies which is a must have when I visit, pimento cheese covered waffle fries and I had the Ding Dong style burger. Crunchy peanut butter, honey-cilantro slaw and hot sriracha sauce on a burger. It sounds so strange, but Oh.My.Gosh was it good!
We also finally went to the Lazy 5 Ranch. I have visited NC at least 7 times and we finally made it to the ranch this time! It is a drive through safari type place and all the animals live together peacefully. You can feed them and pet them as long as you stay in your car. Little L had an awesome time looking at all the animals.
One of the main reasons I have wanted to go there is because you can get close up to a giraffe. I have always loved giraffes, but have only seen them far away in zoos. I don't really have a bucket list, yet getting up close and maybe even pet a giraffe is something I have desperately wanted to do for a very long time.
Well, I did it! We pulled up to the gate and I stood on the seat with my head out the sunroof. I was 2 feet from theses beautiful creatures! I fed them and actually pet their noses! That one experience made my year! Getting pregnant will be icing on the cake!
I have a lot of blog reading to do! Hopefully I can catch up on everything in the next couple of days.