Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day

Father’s Day Weekend

Let the grilling begin! Thursday night Alan (my previous manager at WAKM) and Leah invited Chad and I over for dinner. We walked in to a welcoming glass of champagne. Leah did such a fantastic job on dinner: tomatoes and feta, pork tenderloin and sausage, grits, squash and zucchini. For dessert we had crema de tequila and cookies. We had a great time catching up with Alan and Leah and hope we can all get together again soon! 

Friday I got off of work a little early. There is something about walking out of work on a Friday that makes you feel 100x better than when you walk out on any other day of the week. It also helped that Friday's weather made it a  
 roll down the windows and open the sunroof kind of day!
Chad and I woke up early on Saturday to drive to Troy and spend the rest of Father’s Day Weekend with my mom and dad. While trying to leave for Troy, I managed to get locked out of my apartment even though I had my keys with me. Yes, it happened. My key got jammed in the lock while I was locking the door. After waiting an hour and a half, I finally just took my key off my key chain and left the issue for the maintenance man. Luckily, I already had my car packed and my phone was locked out with me!

My mom makes the best cakes!! At 27, I’ve never baked a layered cake. The sad thing is I don’t even own a cake pan. That being said, my two favorite cakes are my mom's caramel cake and her key lime cake. I found CREATIVE GOLF CUPCAKES on Better Homes and Gardens Website for Father’s Day. I sent the link for the cupcakes to my mom. Click HERE for the link with the cupcakes that inspired us:

 Instead of making cupcakes, mom made her key lime cake! We wrote Happy Father’s Day on a foam golf ball and added a golf tee. My dad loves golf and with Father’s Day and the US Open both this weekend, I think it turned out perfect!

 One of my favorite things about my parents’ house is their back deck!!

 Saturday night we grilled steak and salmon while catching up on the deck. 

The bottle of wine we had before dinner had a quote on the cork. I’ve never seen a quote on the cork before, but I like it!

We woke up Sunday to run through Troy University’s campus, hit golf balls on the driving range, and have lunch with my Mema before heading back to Birmingham.

Weekend Movie: Man on a Ledge
 Elizabeth Banks is a police psychologist and works to talk down an ex-con who is threatening to jump from a Manhattan hotel rooftop all while the biggest diamond heist ever committed is in motion. It’s a good movie, considering at least 75% of the movie is filmed with a man on a ledge. The title pretty much sums it up. 

  • Lunch tomorrow to catch up with 5 people I used to work with at WAKM 
  • New flooring in the kitchen and dining room
I hope everyone had a very HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! 



  1. i have such a hard time watching movies that are mostly shot in one location. i have some serious ADD so movie at all are a challenge, there is just not enough variety in those sorts of movies to keep my attention. that being said, it sounds like a good plot!

    looks like a nice fathers day wkd! :)

  2. Sounds like such a fun weekend!! Happy Father's Day to Mr.Bill! I LOVE the cake topper you made for his cake!