Weekend Highlights

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Kyla and Jay’s wedding on Friday night // Joey and his dad were wearing unplanned matching outfits, but more importantly, it was so amazing to celebrate the union of this sweet family ♥

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Saturday lunch at Gorgeous Deli // I really did intend to go to the Farmers’ Market but then Saturday morning rolled around and lounging about sounded much better.  We compensated by riding our bikes to grab lunch at this new popup deli window.  I got a smoked beet sandwich and we shared a side of pesto potato salad and both were SO GOOD!

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Afternoon movie time // Post lunchtime bike ride, we were HOT and nothing sounded better than a dark air-conditioned movie theater so we headed to the Alamo to see Sorry to Bother You and look, I don’t even know what to say about the movie but I will say it was super creative and definitely interesting, to say the least.  Mostly, being in the theater got us very excited for movie season.

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Les Mis at the Buell // Second time seeing this show and I still thought it was incredible!  The performance of “One Day More” right before the intermission was so so good, but is there anything better than Fantine singing “I Dreamed a Dream”??  I say no.  It was Joey’s first time seeing it and declared it among his Top 5.

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Dinner at Acova // This place just opened up within walking distance and though we’d been once before, we needed to go back with a bigger group to try the nachos.  I’m not a nacho aficionado but Joey said they weren’t cheesy enough.  Still, they have Melvin IPA on tap, my pierogis were delicious (albeit rich!) and we got to enjoy their outdoor patio on a Sunday evening, so I was happy.

What was the highlight of your weekend??

Memory-a-Day in July

Sunday, July 1st: Taking a very brief moment to just rest my eyes in our hammock, with the umbrella over me.

Monday, July 2nd: Being literally the only person in the office at noon and listening to Drake very loudly.

Tuesday, July 3rd: Holding back tears during a very beautiful wedding ceremony.

Wednesday, July 4th: Feeling unprepared and disorganized, grabbing 4th of July dinner ingredients at Whole Foods and being 100% okay with that feeling.

Thursday, July 5th: Leaving a very good therapy session and seeing a rainbow in the sky.

Friday, July 6th: Walking just a block from the bustling Highlands and finding ourselves on a shady quiet street lined with big old brick houses (and lots of free parking spots).

Saturday, July 7th: Feeling hot and irritated at the Farmers’ Market and guilty for wanting to immediately leave a place that I’m “supposed” to love.

Sunday, July 8th: Pulling a stool directly in front of the window A/C unit in the kitchen while I kept an eye on chickpeas in the pressure cooker and eggs boiling on the stove.

Monday, July 9th: Watching a beach ball hit Joey in the head while we sat in the crowd at Red Rocks, waiting for The Big Lebowski to start.

Tuesday, July 10th: Pressing snooze one extra time and feeling extremely out of it after going to bed at 1 AM the night before.

Wednesday, July 11th: Saying no to TV time and instead, getting into bed early to read.

Thursday, July 12th: Feeling thoroughly impressed with the manicure my sister gave me and with how prepared she was!

Friday, July 13th: Remembering how out of it I had felt coming home from work and how refreshed I felt now that I was sitting outside at the Rockies game.

Saturday, July 14th: Joey asking me if I wanted to sit outside in the backyard with him at the very end of the day.

Sunday, July 15th: Making a donut out of modelling clay with my niece.

Monday, July 16th: Waking up to the smell of coffee and parting my hair down the middle because why not?

Tuesday, July 17th: Having lunch with my dad at the last shady table on the Mod Market patio.

Wednesday, July 18th: Having breakfast toast with Joey at Huckleberry before work.

Thursday, July 19th: Sharing a quote my therapist had shared with me with Joey.

Friday, July 20th: Watching Mason try a lemon for the first time.  He didn’t hate it!

Saturday, July 21st: Feeling uncertain about having our dog out in the front yard.

Sunday, July 22nd: Playing ABBA very loudly in my car while driving to Whole Foods.

Monday, July 23rd: Catching up on Food Network Star while eating a very fluffy pita.

Tuesday, July 24th: Feeling lucky to live so close to Coors Field when there’s a rain delay.

Wednesday, July 25th: Seeing Joey come inside with a surprise first zucchini from our garden.

Thursday, July 26th: Wondering why I felt sort of crabby.

Friday, July 27th: Waking up to go for a run and feeling refreshed and ready.

Saturday, July 28th: Rushing to clean the bathroom and shower/get ready to leave the house for the day.

Sunday, July 29th: Going to Sunday afternoon yoga for the first time in a long time and smiling when I saw new gold veggie decals on one of the walls.

Monday, July 30th: Trying to get in a better mood by listening to Janelle Monáe at work.

Tuesday, July 31st: Wearing my new running sunglasses for the first time and feeling legit!

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July was so so good, but we must say good bye and I have a real feeling August will be pretty good too 🙂