Days Of Yesteryear

April 28, 2012

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It really feels like ages ago that we lived in Charlotte. It feels more like the city I grew up in than Hillsborough does in a way. But in some ways, we really did grow up here. As we drove into the Queen City this afternoon, we talked about how we felt like we were teenagers when we lived here just pretending how to be adults and we didn’t really grow until the next stage of our lives in Cville.

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We had many good times here though, and we miss our friends!

We drove by our old neighborhood to visit our old house which looked pretty much the same

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We also went by Great Harvest Piper Glen and as luck would have it, the famous Jeff + Janet were there closing up!! It was so fun to pounce on them in surprise like they did for us on our opening day.

And then we arrived at Kate + Nate’s! They were sweet to have a group of our friends over for dinner to celebrate old times. Caitlin (and Carson and Jason), Diana (and Dan), Kate (and Nate and Liam) and me!

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Although this time there were TWO babies!! (Three if you count Baby KERF!)

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We had a lovely buffet of food plus burgers and dogs on the grill for dinner

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Burger + salad + veg

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For dessert, Diana made sugar cookie dough balls – deliciously doughy!!

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And we brought a huge box of goodies from our bakery

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Plus watermelon!!

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After hours of talking, we’re all exhausted and excited for a hot day tomorrow!

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1 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More April 28, 2012 at 10:31 pm

Looks like such a fun day with friends and lots of good food! :)

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2 Lynn @ the actor's diet April 28, 2012 at 10:38 pm

Cookie dough balls. Sweet!

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3 Björg April 28, 2012 at 11:36 pm

Aww such cute babies :)

I am getting so excited for you…
actually..Im not getting, Im already really excited :]

Btw, pastries look awesome!
Mmm

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4 Allison K April 28, 2012 at 11:53 pm

Kate looks fantastic!

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5 Lisa (bakebikeblog) April 29, 2012 at 12:06 am

what fun!!!!

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6 Averie @ Averie Cooks April 29, 2012 at 12:10 am

Those sugar cookie dough balls look perfect and I love the trip down memory lane (and the vintage-vibe you put on those opening pics)

Glad you had such a great day!

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7 j3nn April 29, 2012 at 12:53 am

Just like old times!! It’s nice to hang out with old friends and catch up. Enjoy your visit. :)

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8 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats April 29, 2012 at 3:41 am

That’s so great you got to hand out with old friends! I love getting to visit Charlesrin, where I went to school; sometimes I feel like I never left!

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9 Kristy @ KristyRuns April 29, 2012 at 5:00 am

Those dough balls + bakery goodies! Yum!

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10 Mom April 29, 2012 at 6:34 am

So sweet of your friends and wonderful to see them all AND babies on the blog.

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11 Karen April 29, 2012 at 6:58 am

I adore that back shot of Nate holding Liam, as his beautiful blond curls shine in the sunlight… masterful!

(Gosh, it does seem like the olden days when you lived in Charlotte with blogstalker, etc.)

Safe travels home, Kath!

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12 jassy @ Healthy Egg April 29, 2012 at 7:20 am

nice goodies from GH! :)

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13 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count April 29, 2012 at 7:54 am

Love the photo of the blonde curls from behind. So cute!

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14 dee April 29, 2012 at 8:16 am

Oh i love this look into the past (whilst still staying in the present)! And I totally agree with Karen (#11). Such nostalgia. I love it.

I hope you a great rest of the weekend in Charlotte!

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15 dee April 29, 2012 at 8:17 am

Oh darn. That should totally say, “I hope you have a great rest of the weekend in Charlotte!” Oops! Sorry about that.

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16 mary @ minutespermile April 29, 2012 at 8:19 am

love the cartoon lion plates! kiddies everywhere.

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17 Ashley @ Coffee, Cake and Cardio April 29, 2012 at 8:30 am

What a fun Saturday! I love going back to places I’ve lived before.

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18 jojo April 29, 2012 at 9:29 am

Ah, I know the feeling. I think of my relationship with my husband that way sometimes. Now with the baby, we have to be adults more often than not! …or be a kid again when it’s play time with the little one :P

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19 Cait's Plate April 29, 2012 at 9:55 am

Those kids are just ADORABLE! Especially that baby! Glad you’re enjoying your trip back to Charlotte :)

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20 Angel7 April 29, 2012 at 1:18 pm

I like the jungle themed paper plates and napkins :)

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