Weekend Things

Summer ’17 comin on strong!  The GO-GO-GO pace of summer can be both thrilling and exhausting and I think I felt both this weekend.  It’s a bit of a roller coaster, but we just gotta ride it out and do our best to breathe it all in, right?

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Started off the weekend with a Tiffany blue mani and when my gal asked me if I wanted to cut them down, my response was “not really!”  My nails haven’t been this long in forever!  Just gonna enjoy it while I can, aka till they all break, one by one.  It’s inevitable.

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Friday night Rockies game and it was A) packed and B) only slightly less terrifying than the night before, but we won and that’s all that matters in the end.  Guys, sorry if you’re not here for my very important baseball talk, but we how fun are these 2017 Rockies??

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Get this, Joey and I switched routines on Saturday so while I was watering our yard, he was inside making a bajillion buttermilk waffles and I could get used to walking into the kitchen to a mound of fresh and warm waffles on the counter.  He’s the very best and so was this breakfast.

Biked to the Farmers’ Market afterwards and I think every child in Denver was running around in the fountains at Union Station.  Hooked ourselves up with some garlic scapes (!!!), snap peas, little cucs, tomatoes and best of all, Rainier cherries!  Apparently, this was the last week for Rainiers and whoa, they are SO SWEET AND GOOD.

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I feel weird posting a picture of my vegetarian friend and steak tacos together…

I headed out for a facial that afternoon and when I got back, Joey had hit the grocery store and was food prepping like his life depended on it or, you know, like he thought he was me 🙂  It was kind of the cutest.  I joined in on the fun and we knocked out lunch for the week (jalapeño ranch FTW!), curry paste for later in the week and salsa for those steak tacos we ate for dinner at 9 PM like carefree summertime people.

After all that, we headed to RiNo to meet up with Jenn for a little birthday celebrating.  How amazing is the River North neighborhood lately?  There is no shortage of amazing places to eat and drink and everyone hanging out there seems to be just as enthusiastic about it all.  P.S. Jenn and I just introduce ourselves as sisters now and no one even bats an eye.  I ♥ her the most!

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Father’s Day/Belle’s Birthday was Sunday!  I woke up and went on a run (bringing back the weekend 5-miler and it felt so gooood), then got myself together and headed to my brother & sister-in-law’s for the celebration.  Just two dads looking very related in their matching outfits and hanging out by the grill.  And would you look at my cutie pie niece?!  She’s six and I’m like “when did that happen??”  Totally ate some of that ice cream cake and didn’t regret it for a second.

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Joey had spent the day with his dad, so we met up in our backyard for some hammock hanging and garden inspecting.  DO YOU SEE THAT BABY BASIL?  It’s too cute and I can hardly handle it.  Please know I keep sticking my face really close to the dirt so I can smell that basil-y fragrance.  It’s totally there!  Our flower garden is still alive and kicking it too.

Rounded out the weekend with some Sunday night TV veg time and reading in bed.  Joey mentioned that his day involved just a little too much sun and food and heat and it was making him feel a little drained and I was like ain’t that the definition of summer though!  Felt so good to have a little quiet time at the end of it all.

How was your weekend?

Weekend & Wedding Things

It may have been Friday night taco excitement or the first bike ride of the summer on Saturday morning or party hopping and staying out till 1 AM or braving the grocery store at peak shopping hour on a Sunday or this morning’s speedy faster-than-normal run, but I am TIRED today.  But it was all so worth it because when it’s June and it finally feels like summer and friends are celebrating engagements and weddings and traveling by bike or foot feels so right, then feeling a little sleepy is a small price to pay.

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We made these Creamy Poblano Tacos on Friday night and though they were just okay, I still feel we’re doing pretty good on our “Taco Summer” vow.

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Guys, I was reunited with the Union Station Farmers’ Market on Saturday and it made me so happy I could cry.  And I remembered how to ride a bike, so that’s good.  Filled my basket with lettuces, chives, rhubarb, tomatoes and asparagus.  Also maybe sampled some peanut butter.  This summer Saturday routine makes my world go ’round.  

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Bobby and Becca are getting married!!!  I’m so happy and excited for these two amazing people.  Wrote them some very important wedding planning advice inside a card that went something like “have at least three cake tastings!”

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From one celebration of love to another!  We headed to Katie and Andrew’s wedding that evening and it was A) BEAUTIFUL B) FUN AS HELL and C) THE BEST

The speeches (or in the case of Katie’s MOH, the rap!) were so funny and touching and Katie and Andrew totally sang a song from Frozen together, so how cute is that?  We sat at the Big Daddy table, which is obviously the best table, plus we got to take succulents home.  Such a good good night!

Sunday involved walking to breakfast, me complaining about how scrambled eggs shouldn’t be brown and should be seasoned on the walk back home, a massage with my mama, grocery shopping, salad making, leftover eating and the premiere of Food Network Star.  I all of a sudden like Matthew?  Help, I don’t know what’s happening.

What did you do this weekend?