Weekend Snapshot: Birthday Edition

A Weekend Snapshot on a Tuesday?! That’s right, newly twenty-six year old Ashley is keeping it fresh around here. To celebrate my birthday, TJ and I went to Charlotte on Friday night, and came home on Sunday afternoon. It was so much fun, and completely relaxing, which is exactly what I was hoping for. After we got home on Sunday, we went to my parents’ house to watch the Steelers game (they won again!!), have some cake, and even open a few presents (!!). Then, yesterday, TJ and I took the day off, and we did a whole lot more relaxing around the house, before going out to dinner with my parents. It was such a special, fantastic weekend, and I feel very lucky to be surrounded by my loving family. Also, looking back over the pictures, we ate a lot of delicious food over the last few days – food pictures make up most of the images below. I promise that we did more than just eat though?


1. The ultimate road trip snacks – coffee (frozen for me, hot for TJ), Slim Jims, and carrots.
2. Oh, and we discovered the most amazing caffeinated chocolate.
3. The bathroom in our hotel room.
4. After we made it to our hotel, we went out for dinner at Duckworth’s, and it was so amazing. My pulled pork sandwich obsession is as strong as ever, and their sandwich was out of this world. We enjoyed our dinner so much that we went back for dinner on Saturday night too. And I might have gotten the pulled pork sandwich again. So good.


5. Our hotel breakfast, which was almost too pretty to eat. Almost, but not.
6. The weather was my very favorite kind – cold, cloudy, and rainy.
7. We did a little exploring around the area near our hotel, and eventually ended up stopping for a snack at City Tavern.
8. Just before going out for dinner on Saturday night.


9. Birthday breakfast at Panera – I had to get my free breakfast pastry!
10. So excited for the Steelers/Ravens game.
11. The insanely delicious vanilla and strawberry birthday cake that my mom made for me.
12. Riley is seriously my new Steelers good luck charm. She MUST watch every game with us for now on.

insane sunset:
Lastly, on Saturday night, we had a view of the most insane sunset from our hotel room. I took about 800 photos during it, but I’ll only make you suffer through 4 of them. You’re welcome.

Is it too late in the week to link up with Sami?

  • Pleas(e) and Carrots
    October 22, 2013

    Wow that hotel bathroom is awesome! So is the sunset. Looks like you had an amazing birthday weekend 🙂

  • Molly Turnbaugh
    October 22, 2013

    Love it! And that pulled pork sandwich seriously makes my mouth water. Is it acceptable to eat on at 8:30 in the morning?

  • Lex
    October 22, 2013

    Happy Belated Birthday, girl! So happy our Steelers were able to deliver a win for your present 🙂

  • chelsea LLinaBC
    October 22, 2013

    HAPPPPPY [belated] BIRTHDAY!!! a weekend away is the most perfect way to spend a 26th birthday, or any birthday for that matter. the sunset pictures are absolutely gorgeous. keep on celebrating!! xo – chels @ LLinaBC.com

  • Jordan
    October 22, 2013

    Happy belated birthday! The sunset pictures are breathtaking. I’m sure seeing it in person was even better!

  • Lena @shinystout
    October 24, 2013

    Looks like you had a great birthday! GO STEELERS! Hope this and every birthday brings you lots of love and happiness!

  • Fran
    October 24, 2013

    That bathroom looks amazing!

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