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Weekend Photo Dump- Family Time in Asheville

Hello! Hello!

Happy Monday.  Once again the weekend seemed to go by in a blink and once again we’re back at Monday again. You’d think I’d get used to the cycle… but is seems to surprise me every time!  Maybe that’s just the optimist in me that thinks THIS will be the weekend to last forever.   Anyways…… 🙂

I had a lovely weekend in Asheville!  My Brother and his girlfriend Erica actually came to visit.


Tommy and Erica Asheville Curate


Friday night we had reservations to one of the hottest restaurants in Asheville, Curate.


Julie and Erica Curate


The chef is a James Beard award finalist, so it’s always hard to get it in, but we made a reservation on a whim a couple months ago and it worked out to go!


Curate menu


They serve spanish tapas.  Some of my favs where these goat cheese stuffed peppers.


curate stuffed peppers


These mushrooms were sinfully good.


curate mushrooms


And this stewed fish with tomato broth and chick peas was divine.


curate fish dish


We had such a lovely meal and I simply adore spending time with these two.

Tommy Erica Julie

Saturday we got up and had a fabulous breakfast spread including eggs with garden fresh tomatoes and mangos.


breakfast spread


For lunch we stopped by White Duck Taco.


white duck taco


And then we went out to go tubing!  We invited another family we know and had a blast.


tubing august 2016 (2)

I have been wanting to tube all summer and we finally made time for it.  Last summer we did it with my SIL and had a blast.

tubing august 2016


Sunday ended up being a lazy day at home with Olympics to catch up on.  I also spent awhile catching up on fabulous blog comments!

I also worked in the garden a little…  I finally pulled up a baby rainbow carrot!  I had almost given up on these things.


baby carrot


Just soaking in all of summer I can!  I hope you weekend was equally as fabulous.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Coming up this week on Running in a Skirt…

  • 6 Ingredient Mango Avocado Salsa
  • August’s Currently Post
  • Shrimp Burgers
  • Fashion Friday – Floral Romper


I’m linking up with Marvelous Monday.


Your turn!

How was your weekend?

Ever gone tubing?

By | 2017-08-15T14:03:57-04:00 August 15th, 2016|Asheville / WNC Living, Friends & Family, Fun|27 Comments


  1. Heather @Lunging Through Life August 16, 2016 at 11:45 am - Reply

    Your dress at dinner. Ahh I just love it! I know you showed it off a few Fashion Fridays ago but It’s so summery. How much fun for them to come in and visit! I know you loved having them to entertain 🙂 PS Meant to comment yesterday but my iPad died on me as I was reading. Booo!

  2. Dan Steadman August 16, 2016 at 8:25 am - Reply

    sounds fun and exhausting..sounds great, had a great weekend of hiking (Graveyard fields to Black Balsam Knob by Tennet Mtn. and back)…went to Sierra Nevada, met a friend in Asheville and went for a beer or two…great time, I am STILL tired

    • JulieWunder August 27, 2016 at 12:29 pm - Reply

      That does sound like quite a weekend! Glad you had a good time.

  3. Looks fun! I’m kind of stuck on the food…

  4. Dani @ Dani California Cooks August 15, 2016 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    Omg started drooling at those mushrooms…

  5. Edye August 15, 2016 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    Can’t wait for the salsa recipe! Nothing beats spending tim with family 🙂

    • JulieWunder August 16, 2016 at 8:09 am - Reply

      Thanks Edye! It’s up now. Hope you are having a good week.

  6. Blane Sherer August 15, 2016 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    Glad you had such a nice family weekend.
    You are the foodie. ( smile )
    I had a nice weekend.
    I celebrated my birthday with my family.

    • JulieWunder August 15, 2016 at 7:53 pm - Reply

      I am! Love good food. Hope you had a great weekend too.

  7. Patricia @Sweet and Strong August 15, 2016 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    Wow, all your food looks amazing! I love having a reason like visitors to visit a nice restaurant and do something I normally wouldn’t on the weekend.

    • JulieWunder August 15, 2016 at 7:52 pm - Reply

      Hi Patricia! I totally agree! Hope you had a good weekend too.

  8. Meagan @ My Life as Mrs August 15, 2016 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    Aww, cute carrot! The sad thing about growing carrots is that you plant 1 seed and get one carrot unlike tomatoes and other veggie plants that produce multiples.

    • JulieWunder August 15, 2016 at 7:51 pm - Reply

      That is sad if you think about it! I keep pulling one up and they aren’t quite done yet, so I wait on the rest!

  9. Mackenzie August 15, 2016 at 11:38 am - Reply

    YUMM! ALL The food looks too good. I have heard of Curate, but have never gone. After seeing the menu and the food, I must try it! I have family in Asheville and there is no way I am not trying it next time! MMM mmm. Thank you for the recommendation! This weekend I went to Alcatraz with the hubby- so that was a neat experience. Tubing- yes ! I love both kinds, the lazy river floating and when the boat pulls you (even with the bruises! Hehe)

    • JulieWunder August 15, 2016 at 7:50 pm - Reply

      Oh yes! Next time you come, you’ve got to go! So good! Glad you had a good weekend too.

  10. Emily August 15, 2016 at 11:15 am - Reply

    I was slightly jealous of your cruise down the river in tubes; but it was more just a happiness that you got to do something so relaxing and delightful looking. Spending time with family and friends and just going at a really slow pace is always wonderful!

    • JulieWunder August 15, 2016 at 7:39 pm - Reply

      Thank you! Summer is just the perfect time for stuff like that!

  11. [email protected] August 15, 2016 at 11:07 am - Reply

    What a fun wkend. That restaurant looks amazing! Tubing is always fun. I haven’t been at all this summer.

    • JulieWunder August 15, 2016 at 7:38 pm - Reply

      It was really good! The tubing always ends up being a blast!

  12. Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood August 15, 2016 at 8:45 am - Reply

    It looks like you guys had a great weekend! That restaurant looks beyond amazing!

    • JulieWunder August 15, 2016 at 7:36 pm - Reply

      It was soooo good! We’re lucky to have such great food in Asheville.

  13. Beth Ann Chiles August 15, 2016 at 8:40 am - Reply

    Looks like the perfect weekend! That carrot is adorable!

    • JulieWunder August 15, 2016 at 7:35 pm - Reply

      Thanks Beth! I hope you had a great weekend too.

  14. Susie @ Suzlyfe August 15, 2016 at 6:32 am - Reply

    What a lovely weekend! I kind of put life on hold this weekend. I just needed a moment. So now I need to do work… and I would much rather go to Curate and go tubing with you!

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