RINGing in the New Year!

Based on my Facebook newsfeed, I saw lots of folks got engaged this holiday season. Always a popular time. I was happy to be ringing in the New Year with my love and traveling all over NC. As I mentioned before, we spent Christmas with my family in Virginia (almost 30 people this year!).

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We took a sweet, little puppy to his sister that they had agreed to rescue from Charlotte. We saw Life of Pi as a family. And we celebrated Christmas with his family on the 29th and 30th, because we went to The Fearrington House on the 30th. Yum! (Hot Chocolate Souffle – aka HEAVEN – pictured below).

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Then we drove to Greensboro for New Years Eve! After our J. Crew shopping spree (he loves me!)… we checked out Natty Greene’s Brewery. And boy were we impressed! They have got their act together. We love the local craft beer scene in Charlotte but Natty Greene’s blew us away. The food was delicious, beers were tasty and the staff was fabulous!
2013We checked in at our hotel and prepared for another tasty meal (man did we eat well this trip!). Landon’s childhood friend’s husband owns Nico’s in downtown Greensboro. Real deal Italian food. Seriously, the best we’ve EVER had. Obviously, I love all desserts, but nothing compares to Tiramisu… and honestly, nothing compares to Nico’s tiramisu!
2013-1And then it was on to ring in 2013 with The Avett Brothers and Amos Lee! They are so fun to watch – and so talented! Amos Lee too, what a beautiful voice. And at midnight, we were showered in balloons and confetti and we entered: THE YEAR OF OUR WEDDING!
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