Monday, January 30, 2023

Hello Monday (January 30, 2023)




Hi Friends and Happy Monday!  Sarah and I are so glad you stopped by! 

If you blogged about your weekend, please grab our graphic above and link back up with us below!

Before I get to the weekend...just want to share a few pics of my "kids" in every day life...first, taking Diana to school and getting a kick out of her drinking her water from her new "Stanley" cup..if you haven't heard of it...just jump on Tik Tok...sigh

Then Eva had the famous "Immigration Day" on Friday and had a blast...she dressed as a Lady from Italy and represented my heritage.  I also made a risotto for her class and she said the kids loved it so that made my heart happy :)

and "my son" sunbathing....one of his favorite past times ;)


and now....without further ado...

Here is what our weekend looked like...

Friday Night

We divided and conquered.  Daddy took Eva to the Family Faith Session and I took Diana to and from dance class.  It was a quick dinner of leftovers and early to bed.  Sorry no pics!

Saturday Morning

Daddy took Diana to dance and Eva to a softball pitching clinic.  

I left the house at the same time....

Later on, it was time for basketball and while the family was in the throws of our normal weekend routine, I got a big treat and got to escape with some besties for some girl time!  


First, my outfit :)


 We are off!

We headed to Mohegan Sun in CT for the Wine and Food Festival and had a blast.  I couldn't believe how crowded it was at Mohegan in general- it was great to see.  It is definitely such a fun wintertime destination- so much to do-restaurants, shops, shows, etc.

Before the festival, we grabbed a cocktail in Todd English's restaurant "Tuscany" which was in the main area so we could catch up AND people watch :)


Mohegan was all decorated for the Lunar New Year- such fun decor!

Then the famous sculpture- always loved it but had no idea the significance until my blogging friend Natasha dm'd me after I posted it on the IG!  

Here is the info:

Mohegan Sun commissioned a towering glass sculpture by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly. Titled “River Blue,” the 10,000-pound masterpiece was created by combining extraordinary artistry with architectural skill.

Enjoying our cocktails- Cass and I shared the Limoncello Martini- thought I got a picture but I got the floor instead...sigh

Then we had a blast at the festival of course......

It was a much more casual festival than the others we have been to...we were joking about that but for people who don't like wine there were so many other options with different spirits and beers too!  We stuck to wine for the most part and tried two kinds of cocktails throughout the day

We also loved meeting famous chefs Michelle Ragussis and Maneet Chauhan!


We didn't even make it the entire time which is unheard of...we knew we needed to check into the hotel and get ready for our dinner which wasn't until 7:30 but we were rallying!

Meanwhile at home, the girls were doing their thang.  Pidge was all inspired by her pitching clinic and came home to workout a bit more :)

Diana was in dance class all morning and then YAGP rehearsals BUT called me because her RAD scores came in and she scored at the highest level again- Distinction.  She was so happy and relieved.  The kid kills me.  Puts so much pressure on herself. 

Back to Mohegan!  After getting ready and Uber'ing back to Mohegan, we walked around a bit...hit Tao which is a very cool place

We killed some time then finally got to our long awaited and much anticipated dinner at Michael Jordan's Steakhouse.  Friends?  One of the best meals I have ever had and SO WORTH my celebration/cheat meal for the week!  (BTW down 15 lbs and feeling great!)

We shared two apps- their house specialty which is garlic bread toasts with blue cheese sauce- incredible!  And our fave truffle fries of course :)

Then we all enjoyed filets and shared some awesome sides- roasted mushrooms and mac and cheese.

Laurel picked an amazing Cab for us to enjoy with dinner of course!

Sorry for the lack of dinner pics- I was tired and starving- ha!

After dinner...it was late and we crashed hard!


We took our time getting ready...chatting...laughing...so good for the soul and then Laurel drove us home.


Daddy took Eva to her hockey game down in Foxboro MA.

The rest of the day was spent going to hockey....dance...meal planning and grocery ordering....getting organized for the week and then finishing the weekend with mass.

I would consider it a very good winter weekend...what were YOU up to?

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Hena Tayeb said...

Looks like you had a blast with your besties. We saw Dale Chihuly works displayed at our botanical garden a couple of years ago.. they were beautiful.

Danielle @ A Sprinkle of Joy said...

Such a busy weekend! I always wonder how parents do it with multiple kids in so many different things! So far my kids are in basically the same thing.... but I think that will end soon.

Your girls weekend looks like a blast!! How much fun to be able to do something like that. Have a great week!

Maria Rineer said...

Sounds like such a great weekend- the kiddos having a blast and the mamas having a great time, too. The wine festival looks fun and the best possible way to enjoy with besties ;).

Rightupmyaliway said...

Wow! I just love girl's weekends! Yours looks like so much fun! What a beautiful setting! I hope you have a great week! :)

Rightupmyaliway said...

Wow! I just love a girl's weekend! It looks so fun, and the setting was beautiful! And, down 15 pounds! That's amazing! I need some recipes, please! Have a great week! :)

My Glittery Heart said...

What a fun girls weekend!

Joanne said...

What a fun weekend! My brother in law used to work at Mohegan and I remember him talking all the time about changing the lights out on that sculpture. It was always my favorite part of scoping out Mohegan.

MandyJoyLoves♥ said...

Love your outfit for girls night! You look fab!

Andrea Nine said...

Diana, Eva and YOU are just so darn cute! Proud of you on the lbs and what fun girl time!

Jennifer White said...

The festival with your friends looks like so much fun. So cool that you were able to meet a couple of chefs. I hope you have a great week.

Sparkles and Lattes said...

What a fun event with your friends. Looks like it was a great time and your outfit was awesome. I love your shoes. So cool that you were able to meet two of the chefs!

Natasha said...

Okay, I love that your blog shout outs to me are Chihuly glass and tulips! I'm so happy to be known for those things :) Your cheat meal sounds delicious (YUM!) and I would have all the mixed drinks at that festival. That sounds like the PERFECT way to spend a winter weekend!

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