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

I thought last weekend was a busy one, but man, this weekend was too!  And it was busy in a social way, so even though this introvert might need a few recovery days, it was such a fun time.

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I snuck out of work early on Friday to go have my nails done and look, I’ve already chipped a few, but oh well because they’re all the same length for once!  Afterward, we walked our pup and fed ourselves leftovers before heading to the Rockies game.  We lost — and we should have won — and I was cold by the end, but it was our first “normal” (aka not Opening Day or a big group) game and that part felt so good.

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Saturday started with pancakes and then I ran into Louisville to have my eyebrows done and wow, I think it’d been something like five years since I’d done that?!  Meanwhile, Joey was at home unpacking the cabinet system we just got for our garage and he was possibly way too excited about it.  Lunchtime featured my newest kombucha which looked so pretty with those flecks of cayenne and then we were off to the races (figuratively, but also literally?).

Joey’s grandpa is 80 (today!) so there was a Kentucky Derby-themed party in his honor.  Everyone was looking dapper and we streamed the race during the party, so we could all watch that crazy turn of events unfold.  I felt so sad for the jockey who won then got disqualified!  We had a wedding to attend afterward (which worked out attire-wise), so we left celebration #1 for celebration #2 around 5:30 and whoa, that wedding started RIGHT on time.  There was mild discussion of Game of Thrones at our table and I definitely heard the party table behind us toast “To the respect of women.  To people respecting women.” Superbad fans unite!  There was also a dance battle and a fake arrest of the groom?  Anything goes at a wedding!  We left around 11:30 because we missed our dog, but don’t think we didn’t take cupcakes to go 🙂

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Sunday started with another 5-mile run.  I later made a “cinco de miles” joke to Joey and he told me it didn’t really work… rude!  Then I picked up iced coffee, then I made a trip to the store (even though we had JUST had our groceries delivered because they always mess stuff up, ugh!), then we threw together salads and ourselves just in time for the Rockies game because… Lori’s birthday!!!  We had taco lunch before, then sat in some amazing seats for the game and hey, THEY WON.  Obviously had to celebrate with ice cream afterward.  This is maybe the second time this week that we’ve been to Smith + Canon, a brand new coffee/ice cream shop on Colfax.  I cannot believe how good this ice cream is!

Back at home, I walked Dog (did I mention we call him this now?…) and it felt like summertime out there ♥  Then, when the sun went down, we sat down for GOT and I’m still not really sure how I felt about the episode.  I did not see much of it coming, but surprise doesn’t equate enjoyment.  Mostly, I don’t know if the show is actually going here or not, but the “Mad Queen” discourse I’ve seen online is endlessly boring to me.  Daenerys is a woman in a position of power and GASP, shows emotion, so she must be “mad.”  Gosh, where have I see this story line before??  What did everyone else think??