9 Years Update!

Soul Shine Pizza Factory is absolutely delightful. It is nestled in the trendy Nashville area of Division Street. Entertainment, Patio, and Pizza you can not go wrong.

We had the pizza more specifically “The Kitchen Sink”, the name says it all it has everything. Although, all the black olives made it to my side of the pizza because the other half doesn’t care for them. I also had a small Greek salad which was enough for two. The pizza crust was not to thick and not to thin; the perfect combo of crunchy and chewy. The pizza was by no means greasy especially with all the delicious meat toppings of pepperoni and sausage. Soul Shine’s menu has everything from salads, pizza, calzones, Po Boys, and some typical southern Louisiana dishes like Red Beans and Rice.

Now that I’ve finished my Restaurant review. We can get on to the juicy Anniversary stuff. You know how I said on a previous post we don’t usually do Anniversary gifts well the husband did. Don’t you hate that when he gets you something, but you didn’t get him anything! Of course, my husband is just happy to sit, have dinner, and listen to live music. So, I guess you can say that was my gift. Anyways, he surprised me with a Pandora bracelet with the charm #9 for the 9 years of marriage and later as we were talking he surprised me with another charm, a star. Now this one has a special story……

When we were dating my husband then boyfriend bought a Star with one of those National Star Registries. It was a really sweet gift and he even named it “Arzalone”. Isn’t he romantic?

So, there you go a little glimpse into our Anniversary date. What is your favorite place to go on your Anniversary? Do you do the “lets not do gifts this year and still give a gift”?


Hello There!

I know I haven’t posted in a while. I have been super busy working on some recipes, DIY project for Father’s Day, In laws in town, joined a CSA (which I will write about next) and the kids are now out of school for the summer. Yay!

While I was away we registered our little girl for kindergarten, she graduated from preschool, I turned another year older, and now am preparing for the twins 1st birthday and my older sons birthday next month. It has been a momentous time around here both sad and happy! You notice I put sad first right! I hate that the days and years fly by so fast when you’re a parent. It seems to me that when your single with no responsibility the years just seem to drag by but when you have kids they just go by too fast. I wish we had a slow button in life so we could slow everything down let our kids be little for a little longer and age a little bit slower. I don’t know about you but I hate birthdays and have told my husband I will have no more I will be forever 27!

On another topic the twins are now standing with assistance and talking a lot. I love seeing them play together. There is something different when you have two babies vs one. They occupy each other and you get to watch the relationship bloom as they grow older and notice one another. They have their own special play and language. They also take toys away from one another and make the other cry already. It is really something sometimes I feel like Jane Goodall observing monkey relationships. They crawl over top of each other, pull ears, and bite one another but they also look at each other and giggle. It is one of the cutest things. I thank God every day that he gave me the blessing of Twins. To be able to learn from them and watch a special relationship blossom as they grow. I’m really excited to see how the next stage will be when they start walking. I’m a little afraid as well especially when it comes to going out and how that will be handled. Will they go in two separate directions or stay close to one another like they do now? I’m hoping they stay close to one another and not be the ones that go their own ways. Both figuratively and literally. I hope they are each others best friends and never let anything or anyone come between them.
I’m gonna put a couple of questions out there if any of you have twins…..How did you handle going out with twins especially when they started walking? Besides using a stroller. What is your favorite twin moment?