Weekend Things

I would very much like to tell you about Friday night’s burger dinner, the 5 miler I ran on Saturday, my semi-failed (but semi-successful?) shopping trip, breakfast with my sweet Mama on Sunday and our new mattress, but first, FIRST, I must tell you that I just got a new phone.  I GOT A NEW PHONE!!!!!!

It feels very materialistic to be so excited but when your phone is so outdated that you’ve run out of all available room and can no longer take photos and the camera is so blurry that you’re not even sure you’d want to take photos so you’ve been making your husband use his phone to photograph everything then constantly asking him to text you those pictures and you’ve had to remove everything but the most essential apps (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are all VERY essential, right?) and you can’t even open your email because there’s no room to download the message, then your phone starts to feel more HARMFUL to your life (and your blood pressure) than HELPFUL.  So, needless to say, I am feeling SO relieved and happy and excited to have a new phone.  Especially since we will be in Nashville this weekend and I can actually use the camera on my OWN phone.  And thus ends a much too long paragraph on something you probably didn’t want to hear about in the first place 🙂

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FRIYAY!  When your mother-in-law’s birthday is also Cinco de Mayo and Kentucky Derby weekend and Rockies season, then all the stars have aligned for peak life happiness.  She asked me us to pick a dinner destination and look, I spend A LOT of time agonizing over restaurant decisions because I want to please everyone, but in reality, everyone just wants to eat at Park Burger.  But the beer list is great, there’s not a bad burger in the bunch and the atmosphere is always fun, so I get it!  Rockies lost, but whatever because Joey caught a bag of Cracker Jack during the 7th Inning Stretch and I don’t think he’s ever been so happy.

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Saturday was summer!  And by that, I mean it was 83°, we went morning time running (and it was kind of hot already at 8 AM!), drank iced coffee, spent as much time as possible outside — which included sitting on our porch swing (eeeee!) — and were sweating in the kitchen as we made dinner.  I’m not ready but I’m also SO ready!!!!  I also headed over to Cherry Creek and got a new sports bra (success!) and tried to buy new clothes at about 5 different stores before leaving empty handed (FAIL!).  Almost Googled “what do 27-year olds wear?” when I got home.

Irish War Cry did not win but I did fit in my once-a-year-two-minute-long horse race watching and that’s pretty much that.  Oh and please tell me you were equally unimpressed with SNL on Saturday night?  LOVED that Opening Monologue (laughed SO hard when Pete Davidson said, “No, I think that’s Ryan Reynolds.) but kind of a letdown otherwise.  Why was there so much singing??

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Remember last Sunday when we went to Devil’s Food for Sunday breakfast?  Well my mom had asked to go to breakfast with us the next week and while we were there we thought “we should just come back here!” and then my mom saw my picture on Instagram and texted me that she wanted to go “the same place we went.”  This is all to say, we were ALL on the same page and back to Devil’s Food we went!

Spent the rest of the day grocery shopping, lunch prepping, rain power-walking — it started POURING right as I got out of my car and while I had an umbrella keeping my head dry, my entire lower body (and yoga mat!) was SOAKED by the time I got to the studio — dinner cooking and life loving.  Plus, our new mattress came!!!

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Currently sitting in my office, witnessing a giant storm roll through and word on the street is golf ball-sized hail is hitting Denver hard, so pray for our little garden (and our little house, while you’re at it!) and Happy Monday!