Weekend Things

Wow, these May weekends have been so good to us so far!  This one was maybe extra good because it included warm weather and after Thursday’s snow (HOW??), it felt positively thrilling to be out and about in short sleeves.  We even ate dinner outside last night!!!  Plus I got to soak up lots of mom time and honestly, moms are just the best ♥

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We might be back in our Friday night Rockies game groove finally!  We ate dinner at home beforehand and this little pup MUST be ours because he loves pizza too.  He stared at me longingly the entire time I ate and then I maybe gave him a teensy bite.  He gave me a teensy bite later, but not of pizza…  ANYWAY, the game was basically a blowout and we left mega-early after Joey ate Dippin’ Dots and decided he was both cold and confident the Rox would win.

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Saturday started with the Cystic Fibrosis Walk and wow, this was easily the best weather we’ve ever had for it!  Joey even got a nice sunburn.  We went to Katie and Andrew’s for a BBQ afterward and I maybe ate a dip with Fritos mixed in.  Who am I? 😛  We were back home by 2ish and I ran to the grocery while Joey rested from his 10 mile run that morning!  We briefly considered putting those groceries to use, but going out sounded way more fun, so off to the brand newly-opened Pistol Whip we went.  The good news is, the restaurant is beautiful, the menu has lots to offer and the staff is friendly.  The bad news is all the food fell flat for us.  Nothing was properly seasoned, cocktails tasted watered down and the burger was overcooked.  Might be worth trying again, but we’ll see.  We started Burning when we got home and only made it halfway — it’s BEAUTIFUL but slow so far.

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Mother’s Day!  I thought I had it all under control because I made a brunch reservation weeks ago and then two days before, I found out it was actually a brunch BUFFET for $58/person.  So we re-worked out plan and went to Great Scott’s instead and you know what?  It all worked out!  All of us (less Wayne and Adam) went putt-putting after and even though no one took Joey down — he always wins and is truly insufferable when he does — it was still the most fun!  I came in second, so I feel pretty good about it all.

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Back at home, we made salads for the week — LOVE a Cobb — and Joey did some work in our garage while I “read,” and by that I mean I did my nails with my Kindle next to me but turned off 😛  We made what’s becoming one of our favorite meals — one-pan baked salmon with green beans and smashed potatoes — for dinner and, like I said, ate it outside.  Joey had this little GOT set up going and it was my FAVORITE!!!

IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED GOT, STOP READING NOW.

As for that episode… THANK YOU FOR A DAYTIME BATTLE!!!  I thought it looked incredible and I actually loved much of it — the Varys scene, the Hound/Arya scene, Cleganebowl, even the Jamie/Cersai stuff — but that Dany stuff made NO SENSE.  Yes, the show has hinted at a “Mad Queen” turn for the entire series, but her ruthlessness and intensity has always been balanced out (if not fully canceled out) by her genuine empathy and kindness.  I’m NOT about this.  Still managed to highly enjoy myself during this episode, though maybe not quite as much as Joey, who laughed SO HARD over that Qyburn scene.  What did everyone else think??

Weekend Things

Is it really Wednesday and I”m just getting around to posting about last weekend?  Must mean I’ve been busy.  Or lazy?  Who knows, but here we are mid-way to the next weekend and it’s now or never!

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We went to the Rockies game on Friday and though it was a bit chiller than I would have liked, it all seemed fine when the Rockies were up 9-3 and I thought it’d maybe be enough of a blowout to leave early.  Then the Brewers tied it up in the 9th and I was BEYOND over it.  We ended up leaving so we didn’t have to face the eventually loss in person but BLEH, what a disappointing game.

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We did the Cystic Fibrosis Walk Saturday morning and despite how gloomy this picture looks, halfway around Sloan’s Lake the sun came out and it got hot!  We were out of town during the walk last year, so it felt good to be back!  Plus there was a BBQ at Katie and Andrew’s afterwards, aka my first opportunity to make Broccoli Crunch and eat a bratwurst with a lunchtime beer.  BBQ season is the best season!

We watched Guardians of the Galaxy (we finally know how it ends!) that night and hi, my name is Lauren and I only watch Marvel movies now.  I actually think Thor Ragnarock is much funnier but that opening scene of Chris Pratt dancing to “Come and Get Your Love” is amazing!

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We took our moms to The Bindery for Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday ♥  Joey and I maybe forced them both to order Mimosas Momosas and look how pretty the Mimosa Special was!  Please note that it didn’t snow on Mother’s Day this year!  Felt weird to go home and do nothing afterwards but we snuggled our dog and watched Doctor Strange (by far my least favorite…) and I even made a batch of freezer cookies because we were out (the horror!).

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Later that afternoon, we made our way over to Keith & Joanne’s for April/May birthdays and Mother’s Day celebrating.  There was Coca-Cola pork tacos for dinner and Chantilly + homemade Oreo ice cream for dessert so I was in my happy place.  Does this mean we can officially put Joey’s birthday to rest??  Really stretched that one out this year 😛

Wishing you all a good rest of the week!