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.


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.


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.  


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!”


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?

Things That Fell Through the Cracks

First of all, thank you all so much for your kind words on the new house and new engagement!  I’m still kind of in disbelief.  Things have been majorly hectic over here at Casa de Denver.  Majorly exciting, but majorly hectic.  Although we got everything moved into the new place on Saturday, a majority of it is still in boxes and I can vouch that not knowing where your clothes, plates or hairdryer is isn’t exactly ideal.  Actually, it’s a disaster.  I’m looking forward to this weekend when we’ll have an actual chunk of time to get organized, both physically and mentally.  Anyways, here are some things that have fell through the cracks this week.

This is our mock kitchen island.


We’re almost 100% sure we want to put in an island, but until a series of other things happen (wall demo, hardwood flooring, cabinet re-arranging), we’re working with this folding table.  Not the classiest, but pretty effective.  On Monday night, I made some spinach ricotta calzones and was pretty proud.  If you could see the other half of my kitchen, you would be too.

This was our bed on Monday night.


We’re doing a little closet work, which required removal of all our clothes.  I wasn’t all that thrilled when I went to climb into bed and found this mountain.  How is it that I’m always complaining I have nothing to wear??

New season, new wallpaper.


I took this picture last fall when we drove up to Kenosha Pass to see the changing leaves and I love it so much.  Perfect for the new season.

New microwave!


Prior to yesterday afternoon, we were living microwave-less.  Which means we’ve been heating things up in the oven.  I just used said microwave for the first time and can I just say I’m so glad I live in 2013 and not any time that predates the invention of the microwave?  That’s a rhetorical question.

So long, Todd Helton!


Wednesday was the last Rockies home game of the season and our first basemen Todd Helton’s final game of his career.  Seventeen years with the Rockies, people!  They did a bunch of tribute type stuff (they gave him a horse!) and it was actually kind of emotional.  We ended up losing 15-5 but at least Todd got a double and a home run at his last game.

Sofritas release in all Colorado Chipotle locations.


I’m totally team steak at Chipotle but when I heard they were releasing their new “sofritas,” aka a tofu meat substitute in CO, I freaked!  They were handing out samples at the door when we got there and I watched almost everyone who entered grab one and say they thought it tasted really good.  And I have to agree.  Super flavorful and definitely no weird tofu taste.

Getting familiar with the wedding section at Barnes & Noble.


Riddle me this: how is it possible to be engaged for less than a week and already feel behind on the whole planning thing?  I’m trying so hard to be all relaxed about it but I’m the type who thrives on having things planned out to the last detail so relaxed isn’t really in my vocabulary.  Thank goodness for Joey, my worry-free godsend.  We picked up a book and are hoping to do some preliminary planning this weekend over coffee at one of the thousands of local coffee shops near our house.  That’s only a slight exaggeration.


This tiny whimpering baby squirrel.  Nuff said.

Happy Friday!