Weekend Things

Is this not the best time of year?? Fall by morning and evening, summer by day. It’s the best of both worlds! And aside from enjoying this fall/summer limbo, we did our best to stay busy this weekend and I think we did a good job!

My mom and sister both have significant others who do not eat gluten or dairy and are forever wishing they could just cook some pasta or eat a sandwich for dinner, so we’ve started up a little Girls Cooking Club where they can do just that! My sis was in charge of dinner, so we all met at my parents’ and I basically just sat there as my mom served me deviled eggs and tomatoes with balsamic and then my sister fed me Cacio e Pepe, so it all worked out for me 😋 A definite downside was that when I walked in, the news was reporting the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and what a hit to the heart that was 😥 I was glad to be in the company of two women who get it though. I brought Smith + Cannon ice cream for dessert and then finally returned home feeling full and happy.

I hope I like breakfast again when I’m no longer pregnant, because the struggle is real. Saturday morning, we finally landed on OneFold breakfast burritos that Joey offered to go pick up when the delivery wait time was something like an hour and I didn’t think I’d make it. We sat out in the back yard to eat, then took the pup on a morning walk?? Who are we! Back at home, we started our Red Cross first aid course online.

We had been waiting in anticipation for the sneak peek of the maternity photo shoot we did last Wednesday, so when they popped up on Instagram that afternoon, we were so very excited. Jo shot our wedding at Cheesman six years ago, so it only felt right that she shot our maternity photos there as well and gosh, I am IN LOVE with how they turned out and can’t wait to see the rest!

Around 2, we drove over to Hannah and Josh’s and got to sit out on their back deck with them for a few hours and I LOVED IT SO MUCH. Little Henry is just the cutest and most chill and Mason woke up from his nap and came out to show up his toy plane collection. He did have to correct me at one point because some of them are biplanes 😂 But actually my favorite part was when he stole Hannah’s phone and was texting someone and when she tried to pry it away from him, he yelled “I’m texting Joey and Lauren!” 😂😂😂 Anyway, it was so soul nourishing to see them all and I can’t wait till we can add our little boy to the group!

We cooked up a fall-ish pizza for dinner and man was it good! And then our Hitchcock binge continued with Rear Window and we really liked it! Gotta say, my favorite was when Lisa and Stella sort of took over. They were great!! I should mention the fire alarm in our room randomly went off a few times in the middle of the night?? We reset it and it seemed to be fine after that but Andi was TOTALLY wigged out by it. We let him come up into our bed and he kept jolting awake and barking at the ceiling, poor little puppy!

Sunday started with butternut pancakes (since we had already opened the can for pizza the night before) and YUM, FALL! We lounged for a little bit, then put a pork shoulder in the oven for pulled pork later on (!!), and worked on our first aid course till lunchtime. I think the afternoon was spent watching sports for Joey and reading/doing my nails for me and some napping for Andi. We also finished up our first aid course and I hope I never ever have to use infant CPR, but I definitely feel better knowing it!

So, the pork. It was my first time ever making pulled pork and I don’t know that it went totally smoothly. All the brown sugar in the rub seemed to burn to an absolute crisp on the bottom of our Dutch oven and the outside of the pork was so tough, but everything inside was at least tender. Wish I’d had WAY more BBQ sauce than the 1-2 cups the recipe called for though. We at least had enough for our two dinner sandwiches and even though the recipe kind of seemed like a fail, it tasted really good!!! Made us some coleslaw for on top and on the side, then froze the rest of the pork for post-baby dinners.

We ended the night with a Nuggets game, Big Brother, Emmys triple feature and even though toward the end of the Emmys, I was begging for it to be over (help, I get tired so early nowadays!), I thought it was kind of a good show. Glad we had watched Schitt’s Creek and Succession so we could celebrate those wins! Hope you had a good weekend!

Weekend Things

Well, looking back on these photos, it was a weekend of outdoor movies, late nights, dinner salads and sleepy pups.

We also got the best start to Friday with a visit from Hannah and Mason, bearing gifts! Hannah passed along some maternity clothes and I thought I was doing fine just wearing the same four things I’ve bought, but now that I have more (way better-fitting) options, it feels like a godsend! Mason is ready for baby brother’s arrival and thinks he’ll have black hair. I can’t wait to see!

That night, we made a grilled corn salad, then Joey got us all set up for our first outdoor movie night in the new house. We were about to toss our old duvet cover, but Joey realized it would make for a good screen, so we got it hung and queued up Jaws, which I’d “seen” but not really seen, ya know? Turns out it’s a classic for a reason because I thought it was GREAT. It was after 11 by the time we got into bed and Andi was clearly exhausted 😋

I slept in on Saturday (I guess Andi wasn’t the only one who was tired) but Joey was up early pulling garden weeds and now it looks so much better out there! Not everything came up, but what did looks pretty good. Also, I’d seen Wooden Spoon post a picture of peach danishes the day before and HAD to have one, so I put in a pick up order for us and Joey grabbed it and I was in my happy place.

I’m pretty sure I spent the rest of the day buying decor for a table we have in our entryway 🤣 and Andi and I also took a nice nap before dinner. We made these grilled chicken sandwiches and even though they look really good and the flavor was spot on, I put an heirloom tomato on there and it was SOGGY CITY. I only complained the entire time I ate it 😋

At 8, we met my sister and Wayne at the drive in for a Beauty and the Beast/Iron Man double feature! I have a love-hate relationship with this drive in because on the one hand, it’s fun to go watch a movie in your car on a summer night but on the other hand, I could not make out any of the dark scenes and at one point, it REEKED of trash. Oh well, we’re still going again in a couple of weeks. I hadn’t seen my sis since the 4th of July so it was nice to yell to each other from our cars parked with an empty space between 😋

It was Joey’s turn to sleep in on Sunday (it was like 1 AM by the time we got home from the drive in!), so I got up and made us pancakes then had to go wake both him and Andi up. Later on, I gave that pup a bath, read, ordered groceries and did some prenatal yoga. We made dinner salads (again but different), then walked Andi and watched the second half of Iron Man because we actually left early the night before and I don’t know if I’ve really watched that movie since it came out in 2008. Let me tell you, it holds up!

What did you do this weekend?