Weekend Things

Is it really Wednesday and I”m just getting around to posting about last weekend?  Must mean I’ve been busy.  Or lazy?  Who knows, but here we are mid-way to the next weekend and it’s now or never!


We went to the Rockies game on Friday and though it was a bit chillier than I would have liked, it all seemed fine when the Rockies were up 9-3 and I thought it’d maybe be enough of a blowout to leave early.  Then the Brewers tied it up in the 9th and I was BEYOND over it.  We ended up leaving so we didn’t have to face the eventually loss in person but BLEH, what a disappointing game.


We did the Cystic Fibrosis Walk Saturday morning and despite how gloomy this picture looks, halfway around Sloan’s Lake the sun came out and it got hot!  We were out of town during the walk last year, so it felt good to be back!  Plus there was a BBQ at Katie and Andrew’s afterwards, aka my first opportunity to make Broccoli Crunch and eat a bratwurst with a lunchtime beer.  BBQ season is the best season!

We watched Guardians of the Galaxy (we finally know how it ends!) that night and hi, my name is Lauren and I only watch Marvel movies now.  I actually think Thor Ragnarock is much funnier but that opening scene of Chris Pratt dancing to “Come and Get Your Love” is amazing!


We took our moms to The Bindery for Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday ♥  Joey and I maybe forced them both to order Mimosas Momosas and look how pretty the Mimosa Special was!  Please note that it didn’t snow on Mother’s Day this year!  Felt weird to go home and do nothing afterwards but we snuggled our dog and watched Doctor Strange (by far my least favorite…) and I even made a batch of freezer cookies because we were out (the horror!).


Later that afternoon, we made our way over to Keith & Joanne’s for April/May birthdays and Mother’s Day celebrating.  There was Coca-Cola pork tacos for dinner and Chantilly + homemade Oreo ice cream for dessert so I was in my happy place.  Does this mean we can officially put Joey’s birthday to rest??  Really stretched that one out this year 😛

Wishing you all a good rest of the week!

Weekend Do’s & Don’ts

You don’t even want to know how long I just spent Googling the correct punctuation of “do’s and don’ts” and I’m still not sure if I got it right…

Ahem.  Anyways.

Do be in an unusually good mood on Friday.  Also, do blame the gloriously warm weather and don’t take it for granted.  See Sunday’s freak (or not too freak if you happen to live in Colorado) spring snowstorm.

Do convince your fiancé to ditch the lunch you responsibly packed in exchange for a spontaneous lunch date and Udi’s.  Also, do sit outside in the sun and don’t even contemplate ordering anything other than your beloved Kale Caesar.


Do let the 75 degree weather convince you to jump right into summer mode and pull out the new hammock.  Do enjoy a quick siesta in said hammock, but don’t get used to it.  See today’s snow-covered hammock.


Do finally go see The Grand Budapest Hotel.  Don’t get your hopes up that it will be even better than Moonrise Kingdom (it wasn’t) and don’t get too attached to Jeff Goldblum’s character.

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Do start Saturday with a green smoothie and a lovely 3 mile run.  Do enjoy some patio surfing with your girlfriends.  Don’t order bottomless mimosas then decided it’s a good idea to accompany your fiancé to Ikea.  I was not helpful in doing anything but eating a $1 hot dog.

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Assembly still in progress.

Do pick a good indoor activity to spend all of a snowy Sunday on.  Why yes, brewing beer is the perfect choice!  This will be the second time we’ve brewed this IPA but the first time we’ll be kegging it.  If all goes well, we’ll be serving our own beer at our wedding!

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Do book your bachelorette party weekend in New Orleans.  Do be beyond excited about it, but don’t think about how it’s not for another 3+ months.  I wanna go nowwwwww!

Don’t be too sad that’s it’s Monday again.  Or so I’m trying to convince myself.