Memory-a-Day in May

Tuesday, May 1st: Taco Tuesday and $1 tacos that looked cute but tasted bland.

Wednesday, May 2nd: A very good soup on a very rainy night, Adele in the background.

Thursday, May 3rd: Walking my doggy in sunshiny weather.

Friday, May 4th: Holding my sister and mom’s hands as we walked back to the car after getting pizza for dinner.

Saturday, May 5th: Walking from yoga to the library and feeling smitten with Denver.

Sunday, May 6th: Thinking a pink tulip in my garden was the perfect size to sip some rosé from.

Monday, May 7th: First grilled pizza of the year!

Tuesday, May 8th: Drinking Bubble Stash with Joey on a warm night at Coors Field.

Wednesday, May 9th: Eating dinner in the backyard and feeling so so content.

Thursday, May 10th: Listening to the best Throwback Thursday playlist on Spotify.

Friday, May 11th: Thinking I’d be able to leave the Rockies game early because it was already 9-3.

Saturday, May 12th: Sipping a lunchtime beer at our first BBQ of the season.

Sunday, May 13th: Sitting next to my mama and across from my mother-in-law for Mother’s Day brunch.

Monday, May 14th: Being in a sincere funk on a rainy Monday.

Tuesday, May 15th: Pulling a thorn out of our puppy’s paw while taking him on a walk.

Wednesday, May 16th: Morning breakfast burrito date at Onefold.

Thursday, May 17th: Sitting on ski lift bench for dinner at Homegrown Tap & Dough.

Friday, May 18th: Feeling my heart swell at the sight of Mason smiling ♥

Saturday, May 19th: Hearing Joey say “come on, Andi, let’s get our spot on the couch ready” at 4:30 AM on the morning of the Royal Wedding.

Sunday, May 20th: Battling those anxious “I have so much to do today!” thoughts as I powered through a to-do list that felt equal parts exciting and stressful.

Monday, May 21st: Eating really good homemade shrimp tacos.

Tuesday, May 22nd: Taking the shovel to our out of control rhubarb plant that WILL NOT DIE!

Wednesday, May 23rd: Whipping up a quick dinner, NOT cleaning as I went, eating outside with our pup and remarking that “this is my favorite part of summer!”

Thursday, May 24th: Being brave enough to order the pork dumplings that our waiter referred to as “an 8-9 out of 10 on the heat scale” and not only surviving, but loving them!

Friday, May 25th: Watering our garden on a warm morning, iced coffee in hand.

Saturday, May 26th: Regretting not bringing kettle corn to the drive in.

Sunday, May 27th: Taking my mom to Black Eye Coffee for a coffee cake snack.

Monday, May 28th: Watching my nephew make instant friends with a neighbor kid and wishing adults had it so easy.

Tuesday, May 29th: Getting a little bit of social time at book club before taking myself home for some alone time.

Wednesday, May 30th: Tag-teaming dinner effortlessly. Doesn’t always happen like that.

Thursday, May 31st: Starting Season 5 of Arrested Development.

So long, May!

Memorial Weekend Things

I have fuzzy memories of Joey and I listing off the wonderful things that happened over the course of Memorial Day Weekend 2018 before immediately falling asleep last night and whoa, that list was long!  Friday night Rockies game, Saturday run followed by double yogurt bowls on the front porch, Becca’s bridal shower, seeing Solo: A Star Wars Story and Avengers: Infinity War on a perfect night at the drive in, being served a crispy buttermilk waffle on Sunday morning, summer color pedis with my mom and sister, Detroit-style pizza, running our NINTH Bolder Boulder and having my mom, dad and mother-in-law there at the finish, BBQing with family and being so exhausted that I accidentally fell asleep only something like 5 times 😛

Told you the list was long!

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Dipped out of work a bit early on Friday and had backyard lounge time before watching the Rockies beat the Reds with beers in hand.  That picture of Joey using his hat to shade Andi is actually my favorite thing ♥

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We got up and ran Saturday morning and it was already HOT, but there was iced coffee waiting for us back home and we ate breakfast on the porch with our doggy and it made me feel really happy about summer being here!  I spent the afternoon at Becca’s bridal shower and I cannot believe she and Bobby’s wedding is so close.  I could not be more excited!  Saturday night plans included picking up Illegal Pete’s and heading to the Denver Mart Drive In for opening weekend and to say I’d been looking forward to it would be a MAJOR understatement!

The weather was PERFECT, my burrito was delicious and we really liked Solo!  The sun hadn’t quite gone down when it started so we had a hard time seeing the first bit of the movie (BOO!) but Alden Ehrenreich was perfectly smug-charming, Lando had a closet of capes and I thought the whole thing was just really fun.  Not as sold on Infinity War.  It was already after 11 PM when it started, so we maybe closed our eyes a few times but it also seemed really Thanos heavy and the ending was confusing/weird.  Did really enjoy the Thor/Star-Lord stuff though!  Guys, it was 2:30 AM when we got home, which is a million hours past my bedtime.

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When I got up on Sunday morning, Joey was in the kitchen making us waffles!  The best!  I ran to get coffee and when I got back, I was presented with a perfectly crispy buttermilk waffle and all the fixings ready to go ♥♥♥  We ate them on the porch swing and it was truly glorious.  Afterwards, we cleaned our house in preparation for our Memorial Day BBQ and even though I dread cleaning our house, it wasn’t so bad and happened really quickly.  Andi and Curtis Cow supervised from their thrones.

That afternoon, my mom and sister came over and we walked to Base Coat for pedis x3.  My mom almost got a purplish gray color but switched at the last minutes so we all ended up with fun summer colors.  I tried to convince them to stay in Denver and go to dinner with Joey and I but something about not wanting to abandon their significant others so we went to Blue Pan Pizza by ourselves and maybe it was all for the best because we were able to snag a two person table right away.  Saw a cute planter thing on the side of some hipster home on our way in too!  We walked Andi when we got home and I am already LOVING warm summer nights where the sun stays out late enough to walk him after dinner.  Then we watched Get Over It because it’s still our favorite. 

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It only took nine years, but we’ve finally perfected our Bolder Boulder morning plan so waking up, getting out the door, parking and making it to our wave (with time to spare even!) went so smoothly.  Some years I don’t care about my time, which immediately inspires me to care abut it the next year so I really wanted to finish under 60 minutes this year and I’m happy to report that we did so!  58:33 and it felt EASY!  My mom, dad and Lori (her first time at the BB!) were there to cheer us to the finish and can you even handle that sign my mom made?!  I cannot!  We hung out in the stadium for a bit to watch some other racers (including the Marine Corp, two butterflies and a butterfly catcher, a dad carrying his son and a man in a wheelchair) finish before heading out.

Back at home, we rested on the couch for maybe too long then sort of scrambled to get everything ready before our family turned up for the BBQ.  We grilled an assortment of brats, I made maple baked beans, Joey made German potato salad, my mom brought cocktails and the most pasta salad, Wayne made the best guac and Lori supplied us all with Cherries in the Snow for dessert.  I maybe ate a big piece then felt majorly full for the rest of the night 😛  It rain-hailed later on, but seeing my niece, nephew, brother and sister-in-law was still the best.  Oh and Lori brought us the most vibrant peonies from her yard and my sister got me thee cutest orchid that I’m determined not to kill.

Memorial Day Weekend always leaves me feeling exhausted but in the best possible way and this year was no exception ♥  Now, let it be summer!