Weekend Things

Truth is, I got lots and lots of thoughts, moments and images floating around in this brain of mine today.  And I’m trying to find a way to share them all without writing a post that goes on and on and on.  Sometimes, when I recap all the bigger things that happen over the weekend, I completely miss/forget the little ones.  The song that played in the car on our way to the grocery store or a movie we had on in the background while I made a King Cake.

So I’m gonna do my best to share those little moments (as well as the bigger ones) from this weekend.  If you really think about it, they’re equally important.

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Friday

We skipped out early and, because the sun was shining, the weather was perfect and a hint of spring was in the air, decided to head to happy hour.  We tried to go to The Way Back but they were closed for a private event so Root Down it was!  Not complaining though 🙂  Afterwards, we settled in to watch Arrival and while it was thought-provoking, neither of us were blown away by the movie.

Little Moments:

Pulling into the liquor store parking lot to make a serious pro/con list for going out vs. mixing up cocktails and cooking dinner at home

Eating the BEST EVER lamb slider with stars in our eyes and trying to figure out what old movie was playing on the projector screen in the bar

Mid-movie popcorn snack

Trying to figure out what exactly that movie was about

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Saturday

We woke up and made blueberry-buttermilk waffles with cinnamon sugar and don’t get me wrong, they were perfectly blueberried and crispy but I’ll take all future waffles with maple syrup, please.  Spent the afternoon shopping for groceries, a rug (we mustered the strength to make a trip to IKEA and I think it majorly paid off!), purple sprinkles and white wine then spent the night at home, making dinner, drinking that white wine and watching the very last of the Oscar Best Picture nominees: Hacksaw Ridge.  I tweeted my movie rankings but I think I might dedicate a full post to that before this coming Sunday so stay tuned 🙂

Little Moments

Joey telling me he’s a professional “waffle maker heater up-er”

Watching batter ooze out of the side of the waffle maker… noooooo!

Watching the cast of The Kitchen make a brownie bombe

Looking across the produce section to see Joey just standing there staring at our grocery list

An older couple calling out “WHERE ARE YOU?!” to each other in the IKEA parking lot

Joey begging me to buy him a $1 hot dog

Carrying a 4-pack of Melvin Citradamus back to the car while Joey carried a bottle of wine — to hell with gender stereotypes 

Semi-watching pieces of Finding Nemo, Cars, Knocked Up (“… with emotion??) and 21 Jump Street (“you do have the right to be an attorney, if you want”)

Caramelizing onions in white wine (THAT SMELL) while Joey set up our new bedroom rug and installed our over-the-sink light

Laughing SO HARD at that scene in Hacksaw Ridge where Andrew Garfield slo-mo slaps a grenade 

A bite of Joey’s ice cream ♥

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Sunday

We woke up Sunday and decided to venture out East (jk, it’s just Stapleton :P) to have breakfast at Four Friends Kitchen.  Backstory: our company did some work on this restaurant when it was built and we attempted to have Mother’s Day brunch here last year but we’d never successfully eaten there.  FINALLY FINALLY!  And it was KILLER.  Everything was so so good and we couldn’t stop talking about it.  We already can’t wait to go back.

I could detail all the things I did in (and a few things out of) the kitchen post-breakfast, but it’s probably better if I just list them.  So:

  • MADE A KING CAKE (first and foremost!)
  • Prepped the crock pot for Slow Cooker Beef Carnitas Tacos
  • Made a new batch of kombucha — pineapple coconut is either gonna be very weird or very good
  • Went for a run in perfect weather
  • Made salad jars for lunch this week
  • Cooked dinner
  • Collapsed on the couch

I’m dying to tell you all about that King Cake but as I’ve been blabbing on long enough as it is, I’m going to do that later this week 🙂  Just know that Joey and I both posted pictures of it and I’ve already been asked twice if I’m pregnant.  I’M NOT.  But I am loving my first try at homemade King Cake ♥♥♥

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Little Moments

Joey Etch A Sketch-ing me a picture of bacon while we waited for a table at breakfast

Rocking out to “The Bird and the Worm” on the way home and realizing I may have had too much coffee at breakfast

The smell of cinnamon and nutmeg in the world’s softest dough — you can’t even imagine!

Sticking my nose over the little steam hole on the crock pot to sniff the deliciousness going on inside

Joey magically popping in from whatever outdoor project he was working on every time the sink got too full of dishes 

Imagining what the Mexican restaurant that recently closed in our neighborhood will become instead — our vote’s for pizza or, ya know, if Root Down could just relocate  

Watching bits and pieces of Superbad (“Miss each other? No thank you, I don’t miss each other) but also, just listening to Joey laugh while watching it

Cutting into that King Cake and hitting that damn baby on the first slice!

This weekend was a good one 🙂

Weekend Things

Gosh this weekend was good.  I can’t say anything life changing happened (unless you consider a lavender mimosa to be life changing and I kind of do…), but it was just one of those weekends where you don’t have too many concrete plans or serious expectations and everything just ends up being fun and easy and productive. (I recently read some article about things we become obsessed with in our 20’s and “having a productive weekend” was one of them.  It was spot on!)  I felt like I had a smile cemented on my face and I just kept thinking how sweet life is 🙂

Also, lately I’ve been caught in this limbo between wanting time to slowwww dowwwwn (I LOVE summer!) and wanting it to speed up (till, say, September? :P).  It’s very confusing :O

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We mailed out our wedding invitations on Friday!!!!!!!  I’m still pretending the group of people standing outside in the same parking lot as the mailbox thought it was totally normal that we took a picture of us putting envelopes in the mail and then high-fived.

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Another night, another Rockies game.  I still can’t get over how cool it is that we can be sitting at home one minute, decide “okay, let’s go to the game” and be at the park five minutes later.  It was kind of raining on and off in the beginning but the rain let up and we managed to win.  Schweet.

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Saturday started with a trip to Ikea — no wait, it started with sleeping in.  I think we both felt so behind on sleep and it was nice not to have any morning commitments.  Okay, one trip to the coffee shop and two iced coffees later, we made it to Ikea.  I think we’ve finally become Ikea pros and this trip thankfully went surprisingly smooth.  I can’t say that’s always been the case in the past… We left with some wedding goodies 😉 and a few house organization things.  All of which I’m really excited about!

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Afterwards, we went to pick out wedding rings!  Actually, we mostly went to pick out Joey’s wedding ring.  I’ll explain about mine in a later post 😛  He currently wears zero jewelry so we both think wearing a ring everyday will probably be weird.  He picked out a few he liked that our jeweler is having brought in to try on.

Oh and the jeweler happened to be in the same shopping center as Trader Joe’s so I obviously dragged us in.  We bought some bread and a few frozen things and decided that place isn’t as great as everyone thinks.  We did get a free grocery bag since it was our first time in the store though!

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Once we got back home, Joey headed to the office for a few hours (boo!) and I went on a caffeine-induced cleaning spree.  Our house was starting to feel gross and needed a serious scrub down.  I mean I don’t know if cleaning the dust off the top of the fridge was necessary but seriously, I had too much energy.  It felt so much better afterwards.  Although, I’m sure it will only last a few days.

Once Joey got home, he cooked us up some green chili cheeseburgers and grilled corn plus our newest homebrew (which needs just a bit more time to carbonate) and we relaxed on the back porch before planting ourselves on the couch in front of a movie.  We watched “The Trip” and I seriously loved it.  We were laughing so hard in some parts.  And I just learned there’s a sequel.  Yes, please!

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Sunday brunching!  I swear I’m drinking a lavender mimosa and not a glass of water, or worse, vodka.  We met up with Bobby and Becca for food and to hear all about their trip to Jamaica.  Joey and I showed up early because we figured it’d be crazy busy at 11 AM on a Sunday but we showed up to no wait and our pick of tables.

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Later, we geared up our bikes — okay Joey geared up our bikes — and headed to the Rockies game!  Turns out there’s a path that takes us straight to the stadium and somehow avoids any major hills.  I’m all for paths like that!

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The game time temperature was 75 degrees but I swear it felt like 105.  Remind me not to run, bike and sit in the sun all in one day.  So hot and sweaty.  It started to sprinkle on the bike ride home and it felt so good!

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After the game, I left Joey at home to build our Ikea shelves for the basement.  Yay for storage and organization!  Meanwhile, I went to the grocery store and almost decided to just move in there because it was so cool and refreshing.  Back home, we heated up leftovers, watched Big Brother and Food Network Star (was anyone else sad that Chad wasn’t the one who got to rejoin the competition?!) and got into bed early (who am I?).

If every weekend could be as good as this one, I wouldn’t mind 🙂