Easter Weekend Things

Happy Easter, all!

I don’t know about you but we had beautiful sunny weather here in Colorado this weekend and I am in a good mood.  Which is probably my body’s way of making up for yesterday’s bad mood.  I was having one of those emotional mess kind of days.  Which is totally normal for me.  Anyone else?

Friday afternoon started out like this.


I love running and hiking, but walking, or better yet, strolling is highly underrated.  And there’s nothing like a post-work, weekend-kickoff stroll around the neighborhood.

And progressed into this.


Hannah, Joey and I thought we were showing up to trivia but it ended up being “Beergo.”  Which requires less brain power and more luck, and that was totally fine with me.  Weekends are for zoning out anyways, right?  I think they called about 10 numbers before Hannah got one.  It was impressive.


Joey won round one.


And round two.  Which was mostly annoying because we were both one number away from blackout.  And they just had to call out “68” instead of “69.”  This kid is the luckiest person I know.  And did I mention he bowled another 300 on Thursday night?  And is it normal to resent your boyfriend for all the  good things that happen to him?


Other than me feelings all kind of emotional on Saturday (I blame a horrible night’s sleep), I got a massage, tested some egg-dying for today’s deviled eggs, spent too much money at the grocery store and celebrated Easter with my family.


BBQ season is on.  And I am loving that it’s staying light outside longer and longer everyday.  Not just because it makes it easier to take bright beautiful pictures — although that’s a big part of it — but because it makes the time between work and bedtime and the time between dinner and nighttime feel much longer.


I don’t think I want to know how much these Whole Foods burgers cost, but they are honestly delicious.  And Joey, the ultimate burger connoisseur can totally back me up on that one.  My soon-to-be-two-years-old niece ate half a burger and a bratwurst and I was in shock.  If I hadn’t seen in with my own two eyes, I wouldn’t believe it.  She’s definitely a Dorsey.


We also broke into our 4th batch of homebrew.  It got mixed reviews at first (beer novices didn’t love it, those with more beer drinking experience approved), but eventually everyone came around.  I thought it was a lot hoppier than our previous batches and definitely had that hefeweizen flavor, so approved.


Also approved of those Alexia Sweet Potato Puffs and homemade coleslaw.


After dinner, we pulled out the celebratory chantilly cake for Joey’s birthday.  Or, more likely, because we all go crazy over this chantilly cake and Joey’s birthday seemed like a good excuse to buy one.  The thing is almost too pretty to eat.  Almost.




What does the person who wins multiple rounds of Beergo in one night and can bowl a perfect game every other week wish for?


This has been the first year that we haven’t fit two Easter celebrations into one Sunday but I have to say that today was really nice.  There was even time for sleeping in, eating pancakes, going on a 4-mile run (the Bolder Boulder is gonna be here fast!) and successfully driving Joey’s truck to Wal-Mart without freaking out and stalling with a line of cars behind me.  My legs only slightly felt like jell-o afterwards.  I get nervous, okay!

And then this happened.



I came across this page last week and immediately volunteered myself for deviled egg duty.  I ended up doubling the food coloring amounts (tripling it in the case of the green and orange eggs) and letting the eggs soak for about 45 minutes.


I left half of the eggs with a plain and simple deviled egg filling.


Then got fancy with the other half.  Blue cheese crumbles and extra hot sauce!


Aaaand one more picture because I’m super proud of how well they turned out.  Special thanks to my mom for providing me with the piping bags and a special thanks to Wal-Mart for having one glass deviled egg plate left today.


Hope you all had a Happy Easter!


Happy Things

We’re slooooowly turning the corner into spring weather — which, in Colorado, means snow on Monday and 70 degrees on Friday — and I can almost literally feel my cynical winter heart melting.  I’m so ready to leave winter, cold weather and gray days behind and focus on sunnier, warmer and happier things.

P.S. Sorry about the lack of photos in this post.  I was feeling particularly writer-y and not so iPhone photographer-y.  It happens.

Both Joey and I got promotions this week!

I’m not positive, but I think underneath that “oh my god, I’m so nervous I’m gonna throw up” feeling I have, there’s excitement.  I think I may have mentioned once or twice a bajillion times that I don’t deal well with change.  Read: it scares the hell out of me.  But change is growth and growth is good, so I’m rolling with it.  I am, however, super proud and excited for Joey.  He is gonna rock his new position as Project Manager!

I have beautiful teeth.

I have always hated my teeth but I went in for a regular cleaning at a new office this morning and my dentist just kept telling me how beautiful my teeth were.  I know she meant they were beautiful from a structural perspective as opposed to a cosmetic perspective but whatever, beautiful means beautiful.

John Mayer at Red Rocks tickets have been purchased.

Look, I love John Mayer’s albums (some much more than others…), but there is nothing like seeing him live and there is nothing like a concert at Red Rocks.  There’s also nothing like the stress of purchasing concert tickets on Ticketmaster **holds breath as site searches for tickets** but that’s a different story.

Rockies tickets are in, Opening Day is 3 days away, baseball is back!

The Home Opener is next Friday and I couldn’t be more excited.  And like I said, it’s supposed to be 70 degrees.  Mother Nature doesn’t mess with Opening Day.  Cannot wait for beer, Biker Jim’s and a Rockies win…fingers crossed.

This video.

Okay, so this is so not a happy thing.  In fact, I watched it while eliptical-ing at the gym and was seconds away from having actual tears run down my face.  Jenna Marbles isn’t usually my source for real, serious, profanity-less things, but this video was so relatable and brave and oddly comforting.

This product review page.

I just saw this on another blog and was actually doing the “hold your hand over your own mouth to keep from laughing and scaring your co-workers” thing.  The funniest!

Joey and I are officially CSA members.

After much farm research and number crunching (okay, not really that much), we picked a CSA and get to pick up our first bundle of beautiful fresh veggies staring in May.  I’ve wanted to do this for years and couldn’t be more excited to have finally committed to one.

Vegas is right around the corner.

My baby sister is turning 21 towards the end of April — how did that happen?! — and we are headed to Vegas in May to celebrate.  Joey’s recent trip there and stories about the places he went and things he did has me extra excited (except all that money he lost, that just makes me sad…) so, as you can imagine, I’ve already put together quite the list of things we all need to do when we go.  “Lose a bunch of money” is not on the list.  Any one have any suggestions?

Easter is this weekend.

I wasn’t raised religious, so Easter has always been more about family gatherings and the exchange of Cadbury creme eggs for me.  I’m mostly excited because my family is grilling for Easter on Saturday night and to me this means the kick-off to BBQ season!  And because I am on deviled egg duty for Joey’s family celebration on Sunday and have something fun planned.

It’s the end of March.

And this makes me happy for many many reasons.  Mostly because it’s further from winter and closer to summer, warm weather, baseball, birthdays and generally a time of year that just seems happier to me.  Joey’s birthday is on Wednesday and birthday happiness is infectious.  Or maybe it’s just that I get to indulge in all his birthday dinner outings 🙂

It’s Friday!

And I don’t think that needs further explanation.  Have a Happy Weekend, friends!


What is making you happy today?