Father’s Day Weekend Thing

Do you ever feel like the events of a weekend are passing you by faster than you’re able to fully process and feel present during?  That’s how this weekend felt!  But I do vaguely remember an especially painful Friday Rockies game, picking sweet baby strawberries from our garden, making cinnamon rolls, a beer fest birthday celebration for Jenn, Father’s Day breakfast and crafting with my niece and somehow fitting in chores on late Sunday afternoon, so by that list, it sounds like a great weekend!

Not entirely important, but amusing: I opened a container of toothpicks on Friday morning and accidentally flung the whole thing onto the floor!  Toothpick confetti to start the weekend!

After driving around busy Five Points for much too long, we parked and were able to nab two seats at the teensy Cart-Driver bar and enjoy our favorite clam pizza before heading to the game.  We left in the bottom of the 8th because we were up FIVE and by the time we got home, it was a tie game.  WHY??  I literally fell asleep on the couch but vaguely remembering waking up a few times to Padres home runs.  We lost this game and I’m still mystified as to how that is even possible.  Bleh!

Saturday was a new day though!  It was so nice and sunny outside, so after I got some cinnamon roll dough started (Father’s Day prep!), Joey ordered me outside to pick strawberries and he made us pancakes.  Oh my god, I was so happy after I filled this little colander.  Of all the things we’ve grown, strawberries are my most proud accomplishment!  Plus those pancakes were the best ♥  In my head, cinnamon rolls were going to take forever, but then it was only 4 hours and mostly hands-off time.  I think I’ve got it down now!

At 2, we headed over to RiNo Beer Garden, which we’d never been to, for the RiNo Beer Fest, aka Jenn’s 30th Birthday Celebration!  It was so much smaller, less crowded and more manageable than GABF!  Plus, can you even handle how cute those little mason jar taster glasses are??  I got conned into voting for Wibby Brewing just so I could have a tiny inflatable flamingo with a spot in the middle for your taster glass, then felt bad for contributing to their first place medal because it was not even the best beer I had.  It maybe rained at one point and we had to hide under a tent, but then it cleared up and we had so much fun!

The fest ended at 6, so we walked down Larimer and found ourselves at Dio Mio and Joey and I were secretly delighted to be hitting up another Larimer Street fav.  It was, as always, AMAZING.  We went back home after this and our Lift Driver rudely pegged us when he joked about going home at 8 PM to watch Netflix and eat ice cream, HA!

Happy Father’s Day to my dad and even though I got Joey a dog dad card from Andi, his complaint that I was letting him clean the bathroom on Father’s Day only elicited a major eye roll from me.  My mom made breakfast and I think everyone liked the cinnamon rolls!  My sister and I got my dad tickets to a Beatles tribute show that he’d been asking me about for several months, during which I had to act like I didn’t really want to go.  Felt good to finally let that cat out of the bag!  My niece must be entering “chapter book” territory, as she authored/illustrated her own after breakfast and, BE STILL MY HEART, told me she’d like to start reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone!!!!

I had an acupuncture appointment that afternoon and wow did it feel extra relaxing for some reason.  Back at home, I read in the backyard and listened to another wild Rockies game (that also ended NOT in our favor…) until Joey got back from golf/lunch with his dad.  We put off laundry, bathroom cleaning, and lunch-making for as long as possible, but then knocked it all out in time to cook dinner and watch… The 10th Kingdom!!!  Someone please tell me you know what this is!  It was a 5-part mini-series on NBC in 2000 and my sister and I watched the hell out of it.  Joey had never seen or heard of it and it is just now, 12 years into our relationship, that I’ve decided he must know this most integral part of who I am, ha ha!  Anyway, it’s dorky and delightful and available on Amazon Prime.  Max Medina is in it, for all my Gilmore Girls fans!

Please tell me how your weekend was! 🙂

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?