A Weekend in Charlotte

Last weekend I went to Charlotte, NC to visit my sister Stephanie and her husband Phil. Stephanie and Phil just moved to Charlotte about a month or so ago, and we hadn’t seen each other since Chris and I got married in November last year. Needless to say, a lot had changed for the both of us in the past year and I was super excited to see her.

Unfortunately, I didn’t take a single picture from our weekend together. So, I’m throwing things back a bit and sprinkling in some really old pictures from the early days. Enjoy and your welcome.


Outside of flying through the airport, I had never been to Charlotte before and I was really looking forward to it. Stephanie and Phil showed me around and honestly it was much prettier than I had anticipated. A lot of what I saw reminded me of why we like living in New England so much, the houses were older with huge trees, big yards and porch swings. It was really quaint and picturesque. There was a good mix of small town charm with plenty of big city options. It was beautiful.

Like me, Stephanie has started cooking a lot in the past year, so we ate in for most of our meals. It was great to see her in action in the kitchen, because that was a rare occasion growing up together when neither of us knew how to boil an egg. I guess a lot has changed!

On Saturday, we ate out at Luna’s Living Kitchen for lunch. A number of people had suggested it to Stephanie so we wanted to give it a try. I loved the atmosphere and the way everything was decorated, but it was all vegan and raw food, so a bit different than what I’m used to. It was still pretty good and I am always open to try new things.

Later on Saturday night, we got ready for a night on the town because Phil had bought us tickets to a comedy show at The Comedy Zone. I don’t think I had ever really been to a stand-up show and I really liked it! Thank you Phil!


More than anything, the best part of the trip was spending time with Stephanie and Phil. I felt like it had been so long since I had just hung out with my sister and I really enjoyed sitting around talking and laughing with her. The past few years we have lived so far away from each other and things have been hard, so we haven’t always been that close. It was so special to reconnect, learn from her and simply get to know her again. Also, can I mention how awesome it is to have a brother-in-law? Because it really is.

It was a great visit and I’m so thankful that I was able to make the trip down. I can’t wait for the next time we get to spend a weekend together!



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