Weekend Things

Well, looking back on these photos, it was a weekend of outdoor movies, late nights, dinner salads and sleepy pups.

We also got the best start to Friday with a visit from Hannah and Mason, bearing gifts! Hannah passed along some maternity clothes and I thought I was doing fine just wearing the same four things I’ve bought, but now that I have more (way better-fitting) options, it feels like a godsend! Mason is ready for baby brother’s arrival and thinks he’ll have black hair. I can’t wait to see!

That night, we made a grilled corn salad, then Joey got us all set up for our first outdoor movie night in the new house. We were about to toss our old duvet cover, but Joey realized it would make for a good screen, so we got it hung and queued up Jaws, which I’d “seen” but not really seen, ya know? Turns out it’s a classic for a reason because I thought it was GREAT. It was after 11 by the time we got into bed and Andi was clearly exhausted ūüėč

I slept in on Saturday (I guess Andi wasn’t the only one who was tired) but Joey was up early pulling garden weeds and now it looks so much better out there! Not everything came up, but what did looks pretty good. Also, I’d seen Wooden Spoon post a picture of peach danishes the day before and HAD to have one, so I put in a pick up order for us and Joey grabbed it and I was in my happy place.

I’m pretty sure I spent the rest of the day buying decor for a table we have in our entryway ūü§£ and Andi and I also took a nice nap before dinner. We made these grilled chicken sandwiches and even though they look really good and the flavor was spot on, I put an heirloom tomato on there and it was SOGGY CITY. I only complained the entire time I ate it ūüėč

At 8, we met my sister and Wayne at the drive in for a Beauty and the Beast/Iron Man double feature! I have a love-hate relationship with this drive in because on the one hand, it’s fun to go watch a movie in your car on a summer night but on the other hand, I could not make out any of the dark scenes and at one point, it REEKED of trash. Oh well, we’re still going again in a couple of weeks. I hadn’t seen my sis since the 4th of July so it was nice to yell to each other from our cars parked with an empty space between ūüėč

It was Joey’s turn to sleep in on Sunday (it was like 1 AM by the time we got home from the drive in!), so I got up and made us pancakes then had to go wake both him and Andi up. Later on, I gave that pup a bath, read, ordered groceries and did some prenatal yoga. We made dinner salads (again but different), then walked Andi and watched the second half of Iron Man because we actually left early the night before and I don’t know if I’ve really watched that movie since it came out in 2008. Let me tell you, it holds up!

What did you do this weekend?

Weekend Things

I’m finding adulthood to be so interesting and surprising!¬† In a “oh I guess I’m passionate about cleaning my sink!” kind of way.¬† Or in a¬†“whoa, I thought gardening was boring but turns out watering flowers gives me great happiness!” way.¬† I mean, I still don’t know how to check the oil in my car and I’m a lost cause when it comes to putting Ikea furniture together, but all that other “boring adult stuff,” I am totally embracing it.

I asked Joey if he was as surprised by his new adult interests and he said he’s always liked yard work and manual labor.¬† HE’S A FREAK!


We took off from work early on Friday to… work in our yard.¬† Please, no more!¬† Mostly we kind of had to work in our yard because we were having sod delivered bright and early Saturday morning.¬† I behaved for an hour then decided I was so over it and then Joey suggested walking to dinner and I was done for.¬† Does a salad with a bacon vinaigrette still count as a salad?


There’s a place down the street called Lou’s that we’ve driven by a million times but had never been to.¬† It was on the Denver Passport, so we finally decided to¬†check it out.¬† We sat out on the patio and sipped Moscow Mules while listening to a guy at another table NEVER STOP LOUDLY TALKING and another guy who¬†kept ordering off-menu¬†items and took two long phones calls while his date sat at the table by herself.¬† Some people are insufferable!


The sod showed up, as promised, bright and early on Saturday, so we spent from 7:30¬†to 4¬†digging, shoveling, tilling and sodding.¬† Per¬†usual, Joey was about three hours off on his estimate of how long it would take us ūüôā¬† But!¬†¬†When all¬†was said and done, it looked GREAT!¬† And now I’ve discovered another thing about adulthood and that’s that watering your lawn is incredibly boring.¬† Especially when you¬†have to do it 3-4x a day…


A new drive-in movie theater¬†just opened in Denver so Hannah¬†and Josh came over and we all drove over together.¬† A Jurassic World/Pitch Perfect 2 double¬†feature for $10 each?!¬† Yes please!¬† It ended up raining through the first movie but we were able to move out of the car for the second one.¬† I actually liked both movies!¬† I mean, I still wish there had¬†been a Jeff Goldblum cameo, but whatever.¬† We didn’t get home until 1:30 AM¬†and I wasn’t even tired.¬† Who am I?!


Joey and I had breakfast plans with my mom on Sunday.¬† She came bearing gifts!¬† She and my sister picked out the cutest bucket flower planters and they are PERFECT.¬† Also, I hadn’t seen my mom¬†for something like three weeks and it was starting to feel like three months.¬† I missed her so much!


We took her to Onefold because it’s my new favorite place and because the combo of breakfast burrito and Vietnamese Iced Coffee is life changing.¬† I (kind of) shared my coffee with Joey because I know my limits, but my mom, who is usually a decaf-half caf drinker had one all to herself then reported back to me that she spent the day cleaning the house and was probably never sleeping again.¬† Ha!


After breakfast, my mom helped me plant my¬†flowers and I cannot get over how¬†perfect they are!¬† I need a cute watering can now.¬† We definitely have the best¬†looking house on the block ūüôā¬† Joey told me “I’m giving you the day off today,” so while he continued to work in our yard (I told you he was a freak!) I chitchatted¬†with Mom, went to the grocery store, read on the porch and yes, watered the lawn again.


We ended the night with dinner, a brief walk through the neighborhood and Food Network Star.¬†¬†Giada rubs me the wrong way but I liked her so much last night when mid-elimination speech, she¬†asked if she could change her mind about who they were sending home.¬† Mostly, I’m just thinking that summer is so sweet¬†right now and I couldn’t be happier!

P.S. I am so sore¬†in the weirdest places right now.¬† Like my right bicep and both forearms and my upper back and the sides of my neck…