Monday, October 28, 2013

Weekend Review: Saying Goodbye

This weekend is one that makes me thankful for a blog to document the wonderful memories we are making. Saying goodbye is always hard. It makes it harder being unsure what the future may hold for us over the next year. It is a mix of excitement and anxiety combined into one. However, I am trying to hold on to faith that everything happens for a reason and trying my best to put my trust in Him.

This weekend we focused on packing up our house and saying goodbye to Wilmington. Friday night Joe and I headed out for out last date night as Wilmington residents. We ate dinner at Sweet & Savory, one of our favorite local spots and it did not disappoint. The restaurant has amazing sandwiches which they serve with their delicious homemade bread and chips. They also have delicious desserts and pastries. On Friday nights they also feature local musicians and bands.

During dinner we enjoyed drinks and bluegrass. It was so much more than we expected and great way to unwind after a busy week.

After dinner we headed to dessert at our favorite ice cream shop in Wilmington Boombalites. When it comes to ice cream, this place has my heart. As a self proclaimed sweet lover I have tasted my share of ice cream and this shop is the best. They have flavors ranging from classic vanilla to chocolate mocha cream pie. Joe and I both enjoyed seasonal their ice cream featuring a smorgasbord of Halloween candy!

We most of Saturday packing and cleaning the house. We made several trips to Goodwill as we are really trying to cut down on our things on this move.

Saturday night we headed out for a dinner and movie with our good friends Jeff and Sophi. We enjoyed an delicious dinner at Hops Co. and headed to Starbucks for caffeine before the movie.  I am completely addicted to caffeine right now. I am hoping to back it down after the move!

We watched Captain Phillips which was a very moving movie. It drug on at some points but really pulled at my heart strings at the end!

Sunday we went to church and then headed out to one last lunch with out life group. We went to lunch at Oceanic. The weather was beautiful and the water was unusually calm. The pier at the Oceanic was just rebuilt this summer after being damaged a few years ago during a hurricane. It was a perfect way to say goodbye to Wilmington (at least as residents).  I am thankful that we only be a few hours away. I foresee many trips back to see family and friends especially during the summer. We will not be strangers this beautiful town anytime soon!

Here's to a quick work week!! 

Sami's Shenanigans


  1. Stopping by from the weekend update! Moving away is hard, but most of the time it is for the best! It looks like you had a nice farewell weekend. That sandwich looks yummy. I am a sucker for homemade bread! I hope you have a good rest of the week and good luck!

  2. I love that scarf that you're wearing in the ice cream shop. So cute! Can't wait to hear about your new adventures.

  3. You'll be great I your new role and everything will be fine! Bonus:Raleigh is closer to me than Wilmington! I see many shopping dates in our future :-)

  4. What a great last weekend! This will make going back to visit so special and fun :)

  5. Sounds like y'all had a wonderful last weekend! Hoping for a smooth move!!


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