If you thought getting a new phone, with a much much better camera than my previous iPhone 7 (Portrait Mode, finally!!!), meant I’d have a slew of weekend photos, you thought wrong. What I do have is a giant tree branch that fell in our yard, deck progress, a Rockies game and, you know, like five meals I ate.
Don’t worry, I’ll fill you in on the rest, but first I wanted to do a quick summer check in. How has yours been so far? As we were biking home from the Farmers’ Market on Saturday, I was thinking that I’ve already, without much planning or effort or stress, checked off a lot of things that we usually like to do in the summer. It’s making me feel extremely chill and I like it a lot! Hope you’re feeling chill too 🙂
It rained overnight on Thursday, so we woke up to this giant tree branch hanging between our hammock and, shudder, our string lights. Thankfully, it didn’t damage either one, but whoa!
In other Friday news, we took a trip to Verizon, followed by a trip to Home Depot and when we finally got home, all we had energy for was takeout pizza, dinner in the backyard and a movie on the couch. It was 9:30 when we started Spiderman: Homecoming so we only made it about halfway through, but don’t worry, we finished it up last night. Look, Tom Holland is extremely charismatic and definitely more age-appropriate but I always loved Toby McGuire as Spiderman (then again, I never saw Spiderman 3). Plus, that Stark-made suit just felt way too tech-y for me. Still excited to see Spideman: Far From Home though!
Also maybe used my new vacuum while Joey was out picking up our pizza so, hi I’m 30 now.
We woke up too early on Saturday, so I had time to make us pancakes before we headed over to the Farmers’ Market. I am still on the lookout for shishitos but happy to report we are fully in peach season, plus I love this little stand that will sell you a single sprig of herbs for 25-50 cents. We saw so many fluffy pups on our bike ride there and back too!
The rest of the day involved a little bit of garden clean up, a trip to the grocery, lunch, reading and making a BBQ side dish for me and major deck progress by Joey. He has the upper arm sunburn and backache to prove it! But really, it’s coming along so well, and I don’t take having a handy husband for granted AT ALL. We picked a color and ordered the deck composite so that should be here this week and I can’t wait to see it!
We hit up the annual Summer Bash at the Zehnder’s later on and, as luck would have it, a giant storm rolled through not long after we got there and we all had to seek shelter inside. Oh well, there was good BBQ, a carefully curated playlist and we got to see our friends Grant, Kelsey and their son Peyton, who just moved (back?) here from Florida!
We slept in on Sunday, then got up and did a few chores before making the semi-spontaneous decision to head to the game early so we could grab lunch at Biker Jim’s. Back to back bike riding days maybe doesn’t feel that great today, but gosh I love that ride to Coors. I tried the Chicken Peach Chipotle dog and let’s just say it wasn’t my favorite but all BJ’s dogs are good dogs and sidewinder fries are always the very best. We had shade seats but then the whole game was blissfully cloudy and we were able to sit with a group of friends that were there to celebrate (another) Lauren’s birthday. We won!
Back at home, we finished our previously discussed movie, made a summer salad for dinner, walked our dog and watched Big Brother. Just a good weekend all around. Please tell me about yours!