Weekend Things

It’s my sweet Mama’s birthday today, so first things first, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM!! We did a little early celebrating this weekend by taking a family trip to the Wild Animal Sanctuary and it was so amazing! Before all that, my sister gave me a mani/pedi (SO NEEDED AND I’M SO GRATEFUL), Joey and I ordered in pizza and watched a real Rockies game (!!), I supervised Joey hanging up a bunch of new house decor and we (re)watched Django Unchained and mostly I just tried to take it easy because: ROUND LIGAMENT PAIN, OUCH!!!

What a true treasure it is to have a sister, especially one that gives such good mani/pedis ❤
We put in an order at Cart-Driver and then they cancelled it on us 😩 We barely recovered but enough to order something else — Earnest Hall to the rescue!
Do you like our new rug?? We do! Also got pictures, a mirror and a ladder shelf hung up and it’s feeling so good in this space!
Summer Squash and Basil Pasta is one of our favs! What I’ll say about Django upon a re-watch is please do not make me wait an hour and a half into the movie to see Leo!

Okay, excuse my ignorance, but I didn’t even know the Wild Animal Sanctuary A) existed or B) was so close! My sister suggested taking my mom for her birthday and I was on board. We were planning to go Sunday evening but there was some rain in the forecast so we quick switched plans and went right when they opened. It ended up being a cool(ish), breezy, overcast day and I’m SO GLAD because that 3-mile walk without any cover would’ve killed me if it had been sunny and hot. Plus we saw soooo many animals! A Bagheera (my favorite!), lots of bears, tigers, lions, camels and little fox-type creatures.

There is a giant elevated walkway so you’re not up in the animal’s faces and though there were times when we crossed paths with other visitors — sidenote: people who can’t even bother to pull up their mask for 30 seconds as you pass someone else are unfathomably dumb and rude — for the most part, we were all soooo spread out that we could take our masks off (the sanctuary just asks that you have it on when you’re within 20 feet of others), so that was nice and, I assume, probably not the case at the zoo. We had a good time!

Back at home, Andi was clinging to us like he thought we’d never return home, we both took a nap, ate leftovers for dinner and started Succession. Please tell me what you did!

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?