Anniversary Weekend Things

FIVE YEARS, CAN YOU BELIEVE IT??  Sometimes it feels like just yesterday and sometimes I hear myself telling newly married or recently engaged people about our wedding and imagine them rolling their eyes because they don’t want to hear about something that happened so long ago.  Okay, now I’m projecting and we’ve gotten off track 😛

HAPPY 5TH ANNIVERSARY TO US, IT’S BEEN THE VERY VERY BEST!

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We had a very loud, but otherwise wonderful, dinner at Spuntino — we split two perfectly al dente pasta dishes and a flight of gelato — and I hope everything in Italy tastes this good when we’re there in a month!  I took zero pictures because sometimes, it’s really really nice to not do that.  Afterward, we hit up the Mayan to see Brittany Runs a Marathon.  Joey dropped his chapstick off the second floor balcony while we were waiting to go into the theater and I found it really funny.  Anyway, the movie was ALSO really funny and I wholeheartedly loved it!  Joey didn’t find it “artistic” enough and I think I’ve created this monster?

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Saturday started with ricotta pancakes (THE FLUFFIEST AND BEST!), then we ran a few errands before deciding to head to Cheesman Park!  Joey suggested this and I couldn’t see a reason not to!  We set up our blanket in the shade near the pavilion and got to witness five quinceañeras and a wedding.  So much celebration ♥  Plus reading and napping and right before we left, we found out Jenn and Korey were there too, so we got to go say hi.  Made it back home in time to watch the end of the CU game, like a good alumni 😛  We won!  Spent the evening at Top Golf — I have swung a golf club like three times EVER, so I opted to just hang out, though Joey did get me to hit one ball — for Kelsey’s birthday celebration.  I maybe stole that group photo from her 🙂

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Joey liked our Sunday morning run last week and suggested we do it again.  I only made us walk twice…  Afterward, he headed out to watch football and though I received much pressure and guilt-tripping, I was really just feeling like I needed some time to myself so I got a manicure (the color is called “Quinceañera”!), read in the backyard, made some snack bars and went to yoga.  It was majorly pouring when my class got out and the walk back to the car suddenly felt extra long, but that class was so healing ♥

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We had plans to make Stupid-Simple Grilled Ribs with cornbread and green beans and when Joey went out to check the ribs they were literally burnt to a crisp!!!!  We think they maybe caught on fire??  They were not even close to salvageable and we had nothing else in the fridge!  Don’t let this happen to you.  The cornbread and green beans were already made, so we quickly decided to go pick up ribs at Smok and honestly, they were probably better than the ones we were going to make.  That cornbread though!!!  So dinner disaster aside, we made it through and the first weekend of September is in the books.  How was your weekend and have you every majorly destroyed your own dinner??

Weekend Things

I have many pretty things to show you today!  Namely, Coors Field, changing leaves, the burger of your dreams, more Coors Field and more food of your dreams (hummus this time!).  Almost makes me forgot the Rockies lost on Friday, we forgot forks for our hiking lunch on Saturday and our server was just taking so so long on Sunday 😛  We are living in that in between summer and fall moment and it is truly the best!

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Rockies are, for now at least, first in our division!

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It is leaf peeping season in Colorado (a bit early this year because it’s been so dry) and I am officially stalking the Instagram location tags so I can have my finger on the pulse of where to go and when.  Consider this my top priority for the rest of the month!

We hit up Kenosha Pass Saturday morning and it was STUNNING!  The lots and trails just off the highway were packed but we took a tip from this article and found ourselves a mostly secluded trail for a moderate hike, during which I alternated between saying “oooooh, pretty!” and complaining about how we forgot forks to eat our lunch with.  I ate my with my hands and Joey fashioned some chop sticks from some sticks he found on the ground.  No judgment here 🙂  We ate by a pretty beaver pond then drove through Guanella Pass, where we parked so I could take a picture standing through the sunroof, then made our way back home.  SOLID FIRST OUTING!

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Back at home and cleaned up, we made Ultimate Summer PLT Burgers for dinner — OH MY GOD, I cannot stress enough how incredible these were!!! — then headed to the Rockies game again.  We won this time!

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I went for a run, got a Pumpkin Spice Latte and a haircut on Sunday, but most importantly, we enjoyed a long-awaited dinner at Safta for our 4 year anniversary and look, if your husband coordinates your anniversary dinner with your haircut because he knows you’ll have it all nice and styled, you know you’ve picked a winner.  Our server was waiting WAY TOO LONG between visits to our table but ZERO COMPLAINTS about the food, especially that famous pita + hummus.  We decided next time we go back, we’re just ordering drinks, hummus and dessert 🙂

How was your weekend?