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?

Weekend Things

Real Talk: On Friday, I told Joey that I was waffling back and forth between feeling irritable and melancholy or charged and joyous.  I want to blame a new season, or maybe the moon?  Or, maybe I’m just always like this and I’m just really noticing it right now.  If you are an even tempered person living life at a steady pace of emotions, please consider yourself very lucky.  The emotionally sensitive life ain’t easy!

All mood swings aside, this weekend was blissfully low key.  I’ve got a post-work commitment every single day this week and while it’s all fun stuff I want to go to, I know, come Friday, I might need some serious introvert time.  So while I didn’t plan for the weekend to be so relaxed, I think it was kismet considering the busier week ahead.

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Friday was my little sister’s birthday and we celebrated at La Loma with Happy Hour margs, fajitas on the fluffiest fresh-made tortillas and, of course, ALL THE CHIPS AND SALSA.  I made my sister pose for this picture outside and then we all pretty much ran to our cars because it was windy and cold in downtown Denver.  April weather is as moody as I’ve been 🙂

P.S. Weird how my sister turned 25, but I continue to think of us both as younger than that.

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Sometimes you gotta have a pep talk with your body that goes something like “look, let’s sleep in tomorrow, okay?”  I still woke up at 6:45 on Saturday but managed to fall back asleep till 8:30.  YES!  Upon finally getting out of bed, I made us waffles.  Was feeling so antsy while I made them — as in “WHY IS THIS TAKING SO LONG??  I JUST WANT MY WAFFLE!” antsy — but once this crispy syrupy beauty was on my plate and I was sipping coffee and watching Katie Lee make a really good-looking roasted chicken I forgot all about how long it took to get to that point.

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I had a 1 o’clock massage scheduled with my mom, but I was majorly early so I decided to take a little walk down memory lane, aka park in the neighborhood I grew up in and walk the little path to the park I spent SO MUCH time at growing up.  Old town Louisville might be busier, with newer restaurants and re-built houses, but this part of town seemed completely untouched.  I even peeped my old backyard and missed it so much!  Anyway, back to my massage.  Mom brought me back those little pins from her trip to NOLA and I love them SO MUCH.  Gonna pin them on my jean jacket probably!

Almost squeezed in a trip to the grocery store afterwards but decided to just relax before the Rockies game instead.  We almost never go to Saturday night games but they start earlier than Friday games and once we were back home, in our pajamas, planted comfortably on the couch by 9:30, we were wondering why we don’t go to Saturday games more often.  For the record, the weather was nicer than we’d expected and we won!  In conclusion, Saturday was sort of perfect.

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Sunday started with another 5-miler, cept Joey joined me this time and got to enjoy me setting our blazing pace of 10:30/mile 🙂  Afterwards, we cleaned ourselves up and headed to breakfast at Onefold.  I love that place (and that burrito!) so much, but dear lord, that thing is messier and messier every time I go.  I swear it was once a hand-held breakfast but now it’s unquestionably a knife and fork situation.  Life’s hard when you have high expectations and a zero tolerance policy to change.

Grocery, laundry, lunch prep, backyard reading/sun-soaking/napping ensued post-breakfast and then we made one of our favorite warm weather dinners (Green Mexican Rice with Corn + Fried Plantains) and pretended it’s not going to be cold, rainy and maybe even snowy (NOOOOO!) later on this week.  How was your weekend?