Thursday, January 13, 2011

brunch & a ballgame

we're moving into snowday #4

i can wear jammies all day with the best of 'em
however the charm is slowly wearing off.

yesterday was the first time i ventured out since sunday
& my kitchen goddess event
is long gone.

usps here in atlanta has been shut down.
all schools closed.
starbucks closed.
publix closed.
& brrr....wind chill in the teens is too much for this southern girl.
lord knows when we'll make up these days
because my guess is school will still be out tomorrow,
the roads are still full of ice.

thank goodness for a guest pass to my daughter's gym.
i'm in training for crying out loud!
no seriously, there is no where to run.
so yesterday i headed out with her & put some miles in on the treadmill.
which for my sanity & for the general well being
of my personality
was the highlight of january so far.

on to fun things~
last saturday we hosted brunch for savannah's cheer squad.

we served a grits martini bar

i now feel the need to whip up a grits martini bar on a weekly basis.

18 girls
2 gallons of grits
4 sticks of butter
120 nuggets from chickfila
2 gallons of fruit
2 pounds cajun shrimp
& 18 melt in your mouth, cream cheese gems

& not a single crumb left over=success in the kitchen!

1 8oz block cream cheese
1 stick butter
1 cup self rising flour
drop into mini muffin tin
& bake at 400 for 15min
& don't hate me if you have the impulse to eat every last one.

after brunch dan & i headed out to Big Peach running company
i went through their fit process
& got fitted with some serious running shoes. 

my confirmation email came yesterday
it's official ...
7 weeks from sunday, i'll be here!!

then onto the game

how cute is smk's bestie?

during half time of the varsity game,
emi's middle school squad performed.

sweet em rocks her jumps!
they did great!

little bit should be heading down any moment
for our movie date....
nanny mcphee returns
snowed in jammies day #4 , here we go


The Avery House said...

Girl, I am with you on the snow days! This girl is starting t ogo stir crazy! I'm in LOVE with the idea of a grits martini bar! How genius is that. Hope the snow melts off soon down there in Hot-lanta!

Love Being a Nonny said...

Starbucks is closed???? Nuff said!!!

Love love love this post! Everything from the food to the girlie with her SERIOUS jumps. Girl can DO a herkie!!! WOW!

Ellie said...

Enjoy your movie date - love those movies! We are on day #4 also - however my hubby took one to work for career day -and another made it to a friends. I have the 2 littles and it seems pretty easy peasy - and we are going to try to head out and see if we make it!

I loved reading about your grits martini bar! and the cheerleading photos are awesome!

have a fun day :)

xo ellie

Kat said...

Love that grits martini bar idea,it looks amazing!!!! I hear ya, onto day number four, and we hamiltons have definitely gone shack wacky. i. going through target withdrawal. ugh.... it was fun at first but now i just need a break.

Anonymous said...

yay for finding another blog I'm going to love! I found you through the tribute to Edie. You have a beautiful home and family :) Have a great rest of your week! Beth

melissa said...

Oh, a dream come true for me .. a house full of girls, and cheerleader non-the-less! ;) The martini bar is such a great idea. We were at a party over the holidays and they had a mash potato martini bar.
Hope you have a nice day 4 .. here's to a major snow/ice melt down! ;)

Missy said...

Cabin fever confirmed in our home! We are going to hit the town today come h#ll or high water :) I LOVE the grit martini bar!!! You seriously are the most creative lady. Your daughters are so blessed by you. I love the action shots of your girls cheering. I have a question, did your girls become such great jumpers through gymnastics training? Paige needs to work on her toe touch for her dance team and she is still struggling. Any tips? Love ya!

Shannon said...

Oh goodness I would go crazy being stuck inside 4 days and having everything closed so even if I did get out it would be pointless! Hopefully you guys can get back to normal by the weekend although pj's everyday & movies might be kinda nice :)

Shannon said...

P.S. Love your new label, I added it to my sidebar :)

Jo Jo said...

Um.... YUM!!!!

I'm a little jealous of 4 snowed in days.

Between You and Me said...

you are hilarious....loved the part where you told us that going to the gym was the highlight of January for you. :)

love the brunch pictures...such sweet girls...they won't ever forget your hospitality and kindness....

Tacoma Homes said...

I love this post.

Anne Marie said...

how fun Paige....I L.O.V.E.D. being on my highschool Drill Team...and for sure your daughter rocks her jumps!

there's nothing more fun than finally getting to do your routine for the school!

Jill said...

Oh honey, I am sorry for your snow days, welcome to a Minnesota winter! Although we NEVER have snow days, much to my children's disappointment.

Hang in there!

shannon said...

Hey Paige, my car hasn't left my driveway since Friday due to snow...i'm pulling my hair out!
I have nominated you for 'The Stylish Blogger Award'. You can check it out at my blog:

Thanks for rocking the style!!

Kristin said...

Fun snow...ok, I am over the snow!
Fun movie time with your Caroline.
Fun pictures of your girls. Awesome girls each one!

...and well your grits bar made me hungry.
Love it that you did this for Savannah and her people.

CarolinaGirl said...

I love seeing pics of your sweet girls! 2 Cheerleaders, wow, I bet you have soooo much fun! I hope atleast 1 of my 4 will be a cheerleader. :) They are beautiful!

my2twins said...

Up here in NH, we just had
16-20inches of snow. One snow day, (just enough.)
We did have an ice storm a few years ago and had 5 snow day with no power. UGH!! It did get old real fast.You have my sympathy.
Not really sure what a grits martini bar is but it looks like fun. Hope you can be out and about by the weekend. said...

What a great hostess. The girls look like they had a great time. What a fun idea for your water bottles.

Debra said...

I was thinking that it would be so nice to have a snow day but I think 4 days would do me in! And no Starbucks on top of that ?

Jillian, Inc said...

So, I'm curious which running shoes you got? I love a good running shoe story!

Kelli said...

Oh my...the city is really shut down. I hope you all get out soon and that the ice melts. I need to get to Publix for some key lime pie! That brunch looks absolutely amazing (especially the shrimp). It makes me want to come right over. I love that all of the girls wrote you thank you's...such ladies. Look at those cheer moves!

Kelli said...

Oh and we loved Nanny McPhee Returns!

Courtney Walsh said...

Oh, Paige, you are the coolest mom ever!! The brunch looks SO fun! You inspire me! :)

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Being snowed in is NOT fun. (After the first day, that is.) Love the brunch idea! And loooved Nanny McPhee Returns. Just watched it with my littles yesterday. So cute!

Martha said...

you are such a great mom...what a special brunch you put together

and for me...winter is loosing its charm for me...hope you all get to get out soon as I understand running on a treadmill is not the same as the road:)

Jen Kershner said...

Cream cheese gems? Never heard of them. Must try them. Thanks a heap girl! I can't even imagine what they taste like. That brunch looks amazing. That is probably my favorite meal.

Jo said...

What a fun brunch ~ never heard of those little gems but will have to give them a try!

Ouch, 4 days is not going to be fun to make up. We've added one day and sneaked by with a delay. I really don't want to be in my classroom come July! :)