Weekend Things

Friday

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Had dinner at Biker Jim’s!  My mom dropped her hot dog out of the bun, onto the floor and I was about to cut her off but then she was only drinking soda.

Family Rockies Game!  My aunt told my mom she wasn’t likely to see a win, but HA! Aunt Trica, you were wonderfully wrong 😛

Ate a mini Chantilly back at our place!  We each ate a piece then stood around our kitchen island eating the one single piece that was left.  It was truly the best ♥

Saturday

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Pancakes!  Honey and Oat, to be exact.

Took our pup on a long walk + pulled 3 squash!  He — and we — lasted a whole 45 minutes and it felt so nice and refreshing.

Peyton is 1!  It’s a lot of pressure to have to perform a cake smashing in front of a group of people.

Rockies Game (again)!  One of our suppliers gave us tickets and the seats were SO GOOD!  I maybe also had beer and baseball stadium pizza for dinner.  Gotta know when to lower your standards.  We won again!

Sunday

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Brunch!  I go through phases where I desperately want to be a brunch person, but then there’s that thing where we always wake up early and I’m not about to wait till 10 AM to eat.  We slept in on Sunday, so brunch it was!  Candela‘s chilaquiles are seriously my favorite ♥

Sunday stuff!  Aka a quick trip to Whole Foods before walking over to get a pedicure at Base Coat, then coming back home to pressure cook some beans and start lunch for the week.  (Also, Rockies won again!  Sweep!)

Yoga!  I hadn’t been to Sunday afternoon yoga in far too long and was really really missing it.  It was just as relaxing and energizing as I’d hoped it would be and I’m really glad I made time to go.

Summer Chipotle Chicken Cobb Salad!  You can probably tell from the pictures, but the whole weekend was semi-cool and overcast — a glimpse of fall during summer is always okay with me — but it was just nice enough to grill some chicken and corn for this salad.

Hope your weekend was good!

Weekend Things

Another weekend, another bachelor party excursion for Joey.  Which means I was riding solo again and thinking a lot about the pros and cons of that situation.  I was peak happy taking my sister to the Rockies game, riding to the Farmers’ Market, reading in the backyard, spending quality time with my parents and waking up early for a Sunday morning run.  I’m less indecisive when it’s just me.

But, my inability to chill is SO MUCH WORSE when I’m alone.  No one is there to point out that I haven’t sat down all day and that I’m rushing through like 80 projects instead of using the weekend to relax, to re-energize and to enjoy this sweet summer moment.  So I guess what I’m saying is find a partner that keeps you lazy from burning the candle at both ends ♥

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I got to have dinner with my sister on Tuesday and take her to a Rockies game on Friday, so I’m the luckiest!  This entire Diamondbacks series was godawful so I was thankful for sister distraction.  Also, I pointed out that it was 8 PM, the sun was still out and it was warm enough to be plenty comfortable in shorts and short sleeves.  Isn’t summer the best??

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Andi Dog would not even sleep in our room with me on Friday (anguish face emoji) but we did get up Saturday morning and run around in the backyard for a bit before I made myself a pretty pancake breakfast, complete with coconut whipped cream.  I thought I was the happiest I could be, but then I biked to the Farmers’ Market and saw TONY WOLTERS!!!!  Oh and I bought these stunner heirloom tomatoes.

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Look, I totally planned on going to the mall to find a dress for a wedding we’re going to THIS WEEKEND (why’m I so plan ahead about some thing but so last minute about other things??) but then… I just stayed home instead.  It was a million degrees outside, so Andi and I hid in the AC of our room and I read while he rested his little pup head on my leg ♥  Later on, I headed to Elitch’s for our company picnic and even though I was feeling anxious about going to a social gathering by myself, it was actually good and fine and fun!

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Took my parents to dinner that night!  Or, rather, they took me to dinner but I got to pick the location and I picked FNG, which Joey and I spotted on our way to Blue Pan Pizza over MDW.  It looked busy but they sat us right away and while my inner fake food critic wished there had been less of a delay between appetizer #1 and appetizer #2, we actually weren’t in any rush so it was okay to linger for a while.  I ordered my mom a beer, ate a really good burger slider and watched my dad eat “fatboy mashed potatoes” 🙂  It was so nice outside when we left so we walked around, gazing at pretty Highlands homes, then sat in the backyard for a bit when we got back to my house.  It was all the best!

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I got up too early Sunday morning to beat the heat and go for a run.  I maybe needed a nap later on, but when I’m jogging alongside the Platte River and it’s cool and quiet and the only other people out are fellow morning exercisers, it feels so worth getting up early.  Backyard breakfast and reading in the hammock followed my run and then my Instacart order arrived (all packed in a box which I thought was a genius way to avoid plastic bags!) and I rushed around making Green Salad with Dilly Chickpeas for the week before Joey arrived back home.  I did eventually go out to buy a dress but mostly I just felt tired and not into it.

Ended Sunday with the freshest salad, — Side Note: Joey was SO excited about eating vegetables, so I just assume the entire bachelor party was junk food and beer 😛 — a walk with our pup, spatchcocking a chicken and getting into bed to read.  Woke up to the first episode of Binge Mode: Harry Potter, so Monday isn’t all bad!

What did you do this weekend?