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A Very Cousin Weekend • Kath Eats

My sister and her household came visiting for the weekend. Right here’s a recap of our very cousin weekend!

A Very Cousin Weekend Began on Friday!

We attempt to go to one another’s homes at the very least yearly, hopefully extra. I want we have been nearer than 4.5 hours aside. 

My sister and her fam drive up after college on Friday and arrived simply in time for bedtime on Friday evening. After the children ran method various laps round front room, they settled into some books. When the little ones have been asleep, the grown ups had Previous Fashioneds utilizing the next! 

Bittermilk makes so many superior cocktail mixes, and I discovered this one at Bottle Home on the town.

Saturday is for Sisters

The lads made golf plans for Sunday, so Saturday was for sisters! Laura and I walked to ACAC to hit up the heated vinyasa class collectively, after which took our time coming again residence.

First cease was the farmer’s market the place she purchased some Nice Harvest gluten-exclusion bread, after which we went to Nook Juice for essentially the most wonderful in a single day oats / chia pudding combo and avocado toast! Nook Juice is likely one of the finest wholesome lunch spots on the downtown mall. 

Lunch Salads

In the meantime, the children had a blast enjoying with each stuffed animal in the home!

We made Rotisserie rooster salads with my favourite blue cheese – spiced pecan – orange marmalade dressing for lunch. 

Blue Ridge Mountain Maze

Our afternoon was spent on the Blue Ridge Mountain Maze!

We had completely PERFECT climate all weekend – heat and delicate! 

The youngsters had a lot enjoyable darting between the kids’s actions. The slide was an enormous hit!

Thomas even went for the problem!

The Corn Maze

After which it was time to sort out the maze. I made a lot of maze + Mazen jokes!

The signal stated it’d take us about 45 minutes, however fortunately (as a result of it was fairly scorching out) we completed in about 20. The maze was greater than we anticipated and tremendous enjoyable!! Mazen had accomplished it as soon as earlier than and he guided us a bit of. This was good as a result of Avery and Birch wouldn’t have lasted 45 minutes!


We had refreshments and listened to a princess sing-along earlier than heading to dinner.

Professional Re Nata

We had dinner midway residence at Pre Re Nata Brewery. It was crowded, however PRN is so huge that we didn’t have bother discovering a desk. 

The playground – small as it’s – was an enormous hit. 

So was our pizza and wing dinner!

The youngsters had baths and we known as it an evening on the sofa. 

Sunday Breakfast

Toast and smoothies for all!

Because it was golf day, the fellows received prepared for his or her tee time and we took the children to Greer Elementary’s playground for a bit. 

The “elevator” was a giant hit, particularly for Birch who received courageous sufficient to strive it. 

Lunch at Brazos

After the playground, we hit up Brazos for lunch! 

Adopted by a lot of IX park enjoying…. (I have no idea what we might have accomplished if it rained all weekend!) 

Again at residence, we waited for the dads. 

Golf was the spotlight of their weekend!

Premature soccer playoffs

Sadly our soccer group had our playoffs sport proper in the course of L+M go to. Since Matt performed soccer at Davidson, we nearly registered him for the group to affix us, however attributable to the truth that the sport was scheduled for 5pm and we had 4 children, we determined that wouldn’t be the neatest determination. Thomas stayed residence and grilled out for the group whereas I went to the sport attributable to the truth that if I missed as certainly one of our solely three girls I might have abandoned our group to play lady down on the sector with 10 gamers. 

I had a good time, though we misplaced ultimately. 

After the sport I joined the group for burgers, salad, and vino. 

Monday Goodbyes

Larbs and I liked the chia pudding at Nook Juice a lot we made our personal! This combine was one can of full-fat coconut milk, 1/4 cup plus 3 tbsp chia seeds, a sprinkle of cinnamon, a tsp of vanilla, and three tbsp maple syrup. It was so good!

Served in glasses with fruit, lavender jam, and almond butter. 

Goodbye cousins, please come again quickly!

Birch cried once they left. They performed so arduous collectively!



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