Weekend Things

Despite how it may seem from my lack of pictures — let’s talk about my dwindling photographic documentation soon, okay? — this weekend was a real good one!  I think I was twirling in our hallway yesterday, telling Joey “doesn’t it feel good when everything is taken care of and it feels so Christmas-y in here??” so yeah, that’s my mood right now 🙂

af03c204-d297-4a0c-a064-2ba292bb819c

Hannah and Josh asked us to babysit Mason on Friday night and YES PLEASE!  Hannah cooked us all a delicious dinner and then they headed out and we put Mason directly to bed so we could watch six episodes of The Mandalorian since they have Disney+ played with trucks and stuffed animals and watched a little bit of Aladdin before putting him to bed.  He was NOT into that part of the evening but was more cooperative once Joey had been banished to the living room, ha ha!  We got to catch up with Hannah and Josh once they got home and I loved that part too ♥

0ca48ed3-628a-4a01-9c49-aafcf392cc70

I woke up on the wrong side of the bed on Saturday but felt better later on when we were crafting snow globes and watching The Santa Clause!  We also had our groceries delivered, made cookie dough, I read while Joey took a nap and caught several pieces of different Hallmark holiday movies and wow are those dorky.

83e5e884-fd77-4a1e-a658-53c961a96793

That night, we grabbed dinner at Chow Morso (good but not great) and hit the Nuggets game.  We were both physically there but only one of us was mentally there and guess who it was!  Meanwhile I was doing things like asking Joey his top five Adam Sandler movies, ha!  The Nuggets won though and MORGXN (which is apparently “Morgan with an X”??) performed during halftime and was actually really good!  Back at home, we watch SNL and we thought that episode was amazing!!!  From the cold open to the monologue to that Macy’s commercial.  We were laughing so hard!

f1b35990-3509-462c-82a5-42afb658acf4

We didn’t wake up till 9 AM on Sunday (unheard of!) and decided to take ourselves to breakfast at The Wooden Spoon.  It was pretty busy in there but the food was amazing, as always!  After, Joey had had too much coffee and cleaned our house (yes please!) while I made salads and then when he left to go watch football I read, did laundry and walked our pup.  We had dinner at my parents’ as a celebration of their anniversary.  30 years!!!  Wow!  There were margs, apps, tacos and ice cream sundaes so it was wonderful and I only forgot to take a picture of ANYTHING, including my parents.  Fail!!!

Please tell me what you did this weekend! 😛

Weekend Things

Happy Monday from a snowy Colorado!  Since we were gone for such a big chunk of October, I feel like I’m mentally a month behind.  They started playing Christmas music on our local radio station this weekend and it caught me totally by surprise.  Snow?  Christmas music?  Holiday specials on Food Network?  I guess we’re here already!

59958ee3-328c-43a4-a2b5-c28c8e80e2fd

Friday night, we saw The Lighthouse at the Alamo and let me just tell you this movie is insane.  It’s a two-hander between Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson, playing a lighthouse keeper and his assistant and… their descent into insanity?  It was so bizarre and wacky and I found it wildly entertaining.  I don’t think Joey is sure how he feels about it but I loved it!

8ecb7f1f-e3bb-4a0a-b369-c8b4a4193354

Saturday started with pancakes (these, except I left the pear out) and an episode of The Kitchen, but then I sat on the couch and read for hours!  I recently realized our book club was meeting a week earlier than I thought and that the book was a lot longer than I expected, so I needed to put some work in on it and I definitely did.  Helps that I really like it so far!  Later on, I headed into Louisville to get a facial and even got to say hi to my mom beforehand ♥

5e8c178a-4662-4d6c-aa4a-ad145ec6199036578131-9202-4f04-a750-782899a0ae0a5c8da3c4-b74b-4692-9296-5783d95ac255

That night we had tickets to see Ray Lamontagne at the Paramount and can I get a hell yeah for a Saturday night concert?!  Those weekday ones are so brutal.  Beforehand, we grabbed dinner at Corinne.  They had a burger, chicken tenders and lobster mac and cheese on the menu, so Joey was IN.  I wasn’t feeling super into it, but then I was really impressed with the atmosphere, the service and the food.  Joey went with the chicken tenders, in case you were wondering 😛

Ray has the most interesting voice!  It’s somehow both gravely and smooth?  I don’t know how he does it, but he sounded great and the whole show was acoustic so it sounded extra beautiful.  That being said, a dark theater and a soothing sound was making me very sleepy at times!

fc9ccf6d-6fd4-4dc8-9c27-8d703db7563f

Sunday breakfast with this sweet boy and his parents!  Hannah and I got together at the end of August, but the five of us hadn’t been altogether since July and that is unacceptable!  I love seeing that little family and I can hardly believe Mason is just about to turn two.  When did this happen??  He gave me the sweetest little hug before we all dispersed ♥

0d7b9a60-707f-47e5-a2d0-385b92fe0870e6149f93-ed81-445f-b2ac-b99fbc9890e7

Joey went to watch football after breakfast, so I used the alone time to make lunch salads for the week and… you guessed it, READ!  Is this how people read more than I do?  They stop watching TV and movies and scrolling Twitter and just actually read?  I also went to yoga for the first time since September!!!  Felt so nice and my shoulders are only slightly mad today.

For dinner, we made a Buttermilk-Marinated Roast Chicken and guys… SO GOOD!  I saw Samin Nosrat make one on Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat and have been meaning to make it ever since.  I’m so glad I finally got around to it!  Besides the forethought required to marinate it a day in advance, it was wildly easy to make and so moist and flavorful.  Try it out!  We also made Glazed Beets with Creme Fraiche and Pistachios (except I used Greek yogurt instead of creme fraiche) on the side and we loved it!

Please tell me what you did this weekend 🙂