{virtual} coffee chat

If we were having coffee this morning…I would want to be at Drift at Ocean Isle Beach sipping a piping hot cup of coffee with you.  I went on a coffee (and breakfast) date with my parents and my aunt on Sunday morning and it was the perfect start to the day.  Coffee tastes better at the beach.

If we were having coffee this morning…I would tell you that my Momma and I tried a new restaurant on the island for lunch on Friday.  The Ocean Isle Fish Company is in the space that the Giggling Mackerel used to occupy and has great views and a roof top bar.  We both ordered a salad and we were impressed.  I had the seared tuna salad and the best part was the dried bananas – such a fun combination.

If we were having coffee this morning…I would tell you that OIB is my happy place.  And even though it’s my happy place no matter the weather – it was a gorgeous weekend.  Not too hot, not too cold…It was juuuuuuust right.

If we were having coffee this morning…We would chat about my family and about how nice it was to spend an entire weekend with them.  Logan, my youngest brother (above), was my go-to guy all weekend – he took me on a boat ride and rolled out the pizza dough.

If we were having coffee this morning…We’d talk about how I loved sipping red wine with my sister-in-law on Saturday night and catching up.  I don’t see her and my brother near enough and I miss them.  One day they’ll come visit…

If we were having coffee this morning…I’d scream HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TAYLOR into the phone.  He turned the weekend into a week-long vacation and I’m super jealz of him right now.  The picture above is from his birthday in 2011 – today he’s turning the big 3-0.

tricuits

If we were having coffee this morning…I’d tell you about these crackers!  Holy deliciousness.  I tried them topped with avocado slices and a shake of red pepper flakes.  Also to note:  there are about 25 different flavors of Triscuits on the market these days.  Momma and I joked (or maybe we were serious) about having a Triscuit party.

If we were having coffee this morning…I’d tell you how much I missed seeing my sister and her family this past weekend.  Plans changed and they decided to stay put (which I can’t blame them) but I miss them terribly – especially those two little messes.  A visit must be planned in the near future.

If we were having coffee this morningI’d tell you how excited I am that the “Bell” ladies are planning an adult-only weekend at the beach.  It will be a glorious weekend, indeed.

If we were having coffee this morning…I would tell you about the bubbles that I popped on Sunday afternoon.  It was only fitting to open the Ocean Reserve bottle for the unofficial start of summer.  It was dry and bubbly and delicious.

If we were having coffee this morning…I would tell you how much I love being on the water.  Boat rides are my favorite!

If we were having coffee this morning…I would tell you about the pizzas we ate this past weekend.  We decided to make two pizzas:  “Hot ‘n Honey” Buffalo Chicken Pizza and a Cheesy Fontina, Caramelized Onion, Chorizo and Spinach Pizza.  Both were delicious.  The buffalo pizza was quite spicy.  I loved the flavor combination on the caramelized onion and chorizo pizza.  It was the favorite of the two.

If we were having coffee this morning…I would tell you that Judy Blume is writing a book for adults and I am determined to get my hands on it the minute it’s printed.   I loved all her books during my younger years and I’m sure this one will be no different.

If we were having coffee this morning…I would tell you that my wish is coming true (well in June of 2016): I will finally have a bacon, avocado and bubbles emoji.  All will be right in the world.

If we were having coffee this morning…I would tell you that “the cure for anything is salt water:  sweat, tears or the sea.”

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