Weekly Rustlings

weekendThis weekend has been pretty incredible. My amazing sister-in-law offered to watch Carter last minute so Jason and I could head downtown for a date night. We had originally set out to go to a free Cold War Kids concert but since it was free with no age restrictions the line was around the block so we walked a few blocks over to watch Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in the middle of City Plaza. We had an amazing dinner beforehand¬†and finished the night trying out a new bottle shop. I am so thankful we have family around us who are willing to give us a little time out so we can reconnect. Last night, I met some new friends and hung out with my sister at an 80s bar. A lot like old times but one thing is definitely different:

cartersleepHow much I miss this little face!

Hope your weekend was beautiful! —Annie

 

 

Weekly Rustlings

arcadeSince Carter was born, Jason and I have been really lucky to have family around to offer to watch him while we continue to have regular date nights. I have read so many places where this is so important in a marriage with kids, especially as new parents, so one of my goals was to make sure this happened. Last night, we had a really fun night trying new places downtown. I thought this would help make one of our first date nights after Carter extra special since we’re really familiar with most of what downtown Raleigh has to offer.

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Raleigh Reviews: J. Betski’s

titleLast Saturday night, the girls and I went to one of the established Downtown Raleigh restaurants that I hadn’t been to yet, J. Betski’s. There aren’t too many of those so I was really excited to finally eat here. When I arrived, the girls had already cracked open a bottle of red and ordered some appetizers. Among the samples were Mushroom and Cabbage Pierogies with Sage Brown Butter, Duck Pierogies that I assume were a special, and Smoked Beef and Pork Kielbasa with Sauerkraut and Spicy Mustard. We dug in so fast that I didn’t get a chance to get any pictures! I tried the Duck Pierogies and Kielbasa and both were packed with so much flavor. If that was all I had for dinner, I would have been satisfied but I’m glad I didn’t stop there.

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