Picnic Night!


Wow!  What a week it has been!  As of last night, I had worked 54 hours this week.  The classroom was in disarray and I've been staying after hours every night cleaning out and getting organized.  Despite some serious exhaustion, I couldn't be happier.  I tend to thrive when I'm under pressure and most busy.  Additionally, I had an interview for a kindergarten position for the fall at a small Catholic school.  It went incredibly well, so I'm crossing my fingers I might be hearing good news in the next week!

Today I wanted to share a recent date night Bryce and I had.  Because we began to have a tendency to do the same things over and over, I decided to shake it up a bit last week and surprise Bryce with a picnic night.

We packed a picnic basket and headed to Brown's Island!

We checked out the views of the river before settling down.

I love this photo Bryce snapped of us!

We found a nice spot to enjoy our picnic.

We had quite the spread, Rosemont Wine, Brie en Croute, Salad, and Strawberries!
I also was so excited to use my new wine bottle stopper!

AMF gave me this cute tray, knife, and napkin set for my birthday and I thought this was the perfect occasion to use it.

Enjoying his salad...the one thing we forgot at home was dressing--Bryce got creative and poured a little wine on his!

Miss Dixie's Brie en Croute was a huge hit!

We practically had the island to ourselves!

After eating we took a little walk out onto a bridge and enjoyed the sunset!

The "MORE MOOSE" on this bridge cracked me up...I hope it doesn't have some bad connotation I don't know about!

Enjoying the James River!

Bryce and I love fun date nights like these.  Richmond has so much to offer and now that the weather has warmed up we look forward to more fun, outdoorsy evenings!

Have you been on a picnic lately?  What are some of your favorite picnic foods?

Have a great weekend!  I'm off to C'ville to enjoy the annual Foxfield Races!


  1. Beautiful :) The simplest nights are always the best ones. My husband is going to be spending the next two months or so in Richmond for work this summer! You came to mind :) If you have any must-sees or must-eats that you think he/we should try let me know :) Plus, I will likely be flying up a few weekends too to visit (his office will fly me up instead of flying him home if we want), so perhaps....blogger meetup?! Will keep you updated.

  2. What a fun and creative night. I love it!

    Brie en croute is one of my go-to appetizer recipes -- there are so many ways you can change it up, too!

    Enjoy Foxfield - I know you have something fabulous planned to wear :)

  3. Congratulations on the interview, I'm crossing my fingers for you!
    Your picnic looks like the perfect date night, I'm inspired to plan a picnic for ADR and I now.
    Have a great weekend :)

  4. 54 hours in one week?!?!

    I had a little champagne picnic in the park last weekend when the weather was actually nice out!

  5. Look like a fun picnic! I hope you hear good news about the job! :)

  6. What a cute idea for a date! I LOVE picnics and planning what foods to make and bring :) And good luck with the job!!

  7. What a great idea for a date night! I might have to steal the idea this week!

  8. I love getting one or two types of cheese, a jam, olives and a french loaf. Of course, you need wine and wine glasses as well! Looks like you guys had a romantic little evening.

  9. Allie, you have to stop being the cutest couple in the world. You're killing me! This looks so fun, dying for that brie. Hope you had a great weekend! Oh but since my last email, more updates in my saga - you really won't believe it all...

  10. Looks like such a wonderful picnic. You two are the cutest! xo

  11. Of course you have cute little napkins, spreader and tray! Love it!

  12. looks like such a fun and romantic time! you two are so cute! Hope you had fun at Foxfield!

  13. This has brightened my day! Yall look so happy, and I'm so happy for you! What a great girlfriend you are! so creative :)

  14. Ahhh this looks like the most perfect evening and your Brie looks so divine! I'm so glad you made it- is it not amazing?! Happy weekend!! :)

  15. That picnic basket is adorable!

  16. do u recommend any specific wine to use as salad dressing bryce? LOL! SO CREATIVe



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