Weekend Things

It’s almost Christmas, God help us!  Kidding, but sort of serious, because our headcount for Christmas lunch is 25 people, we have not one but two turkeys in our fridge, there are cinnamon rolls and apple pie bars, plus just random ingredients all over our house and I’ve yet to watch Scrooged!  Then again, presents are all wrapped and we had some much needed responsibility-free fun this weekend, so maybe it’s not so bad 😛

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Felt like we were movie-ing it up in recent months, but as the year comes to a close, I think movie release season is slowing down too.  Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker came out on Friday so, naturally, we saw Bombshell instead 😛  It was one of those really big theaters and it was full!  We actually really liked this movie.  What an INSANE story.  And insane that it happened only a couple of years ago and I still didn’t really know what happened.  They didn’t play Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy” at all though!  How dare they!

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Saturday, we woke up and made chocolate chip pumpkin pancakes and YUM!  Remind me to make these more often.  Afterward, we hit the grocery store — something we were both dreading — and it really wasn’t so bad.  No lines at the check out even!  Back at home, I made cinnamon rolls x2 — I wonder when I will figure out how to get these to uniformly rise?? — then we wrapped presents.  Such productivity!

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That night we had dinner at 3 Sons Italian Restaurant then headed to the Arvada Center to see A Christmas Carol and dang, it was so good!!!  This is the third show I’ve seen at this theater and I’ve been so impressed by all of them.  The seats, the sets and the performers are truly amazing.  Thank you to Lori for getting us tickets to see this ♥

Don’t think we didn’t rush home to watch Eddie Murphy on SNL!  I wasn’t exactly alive during his original tenure but I think we all know those characters he was famous for and he did not disappoint by reprising all of them.  Also, what a moment when he stood on stage with Tracy Morgan, Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock and Kenan Thompson!  I loved Lizzo’s performances too!  What a show!!!

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I got up Sunday morning and walked over to Black Eye Coffee for a latte and a piece of coffee cake before meeting my mom and sister at Base Coat ♥  I got Demi because I always get Demi 🙂  They took me back home afterward and upon seeing my house, my sister said something like “stuff is happening in here!”  Joey had already made salads and started laundry but then I helped make apple pie bars for Christmas Eve dessert and made cranberry sauce for Christmas lunch.  Joey hit Whole Foods for us and picked up our turkeys — two smaller ones instead of one huge one! — and a few other things and when he got back, I headed out to yoga.

Back at home, we finished watching Big Little Lies, Season 2 — I thought it was just fine! — then made dinner and popped in The Holiday 🙂  Please tell me how your weekend was!

Weekend Things

Despite how it may seem from my lack of pictures — let’s talk about my dwindling photographic documentation soon, okay? — this weekend was a real good one!  I think I was twirling in our hallway yesterday, telling Joey “doesn’t it feel good when everything is taken care of and it feels so Christmas-y in here??” so yeah, that’s my mood right now 🙂

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Hannah and Josh asked us to babysit Mason on Friday night and YES PLEASE!  Hannah cooked us all a delicious dinner and then they headed out and we put Mason directly to bed so we could watch six episodes of The Mandalorian since they have Disney+ played with trucks and stuffed animals and watched a little bit of Aladdin before putting him to bed.  He was NOT into that part of the evening but was more cooperative once Joey had been banished to the living room, ha ha!  We got to catch up with Hannah and Josh once they got home and I loved that part too ♥

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I woke up on the wrong side of the bed on Saturday but felt better later on when we were crafting snow globes and watching The Santa Clause!  We also had our groceries delivered, made cookie dough, I read while Joey took a nap and caught several pieces of different Hallmark holiday movies and wow are those dorky.

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That night, we grabbed dinner at Chow Morso (good but not great) and hit the Nuggets game.  We were both physically there but only one of us was mentally there and guess who it was!  Meanwhile I was doing things like asking Joey his top five Adam Sandler movies, ha!  The Nuggets won though and MORGXN (which is apparently “Morgan with an X”??) performed during halftime and was actually really good!  Back at home, we watch SNL and we thought that episode was amazing!!!  From the cold open to the monologue to that Macy’s commercial.  We were laughing so hard!

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We didn’t wake up till 9 AM on Sunday (unheard of!) and decided to take ourselves to breakfast at The Wooden Spoon.  It was pretty busy in there but the food was amazing, as always!  After, Joey had had too much coffee and cleaned our house (yes please!) while I made salads and then when he left to go watch football I read, did laundry and walked our pup.  We had dinner at my parents’ as a celebration of their anniversary.  30 years!!!  Wow!  There were margs, apps, tacos and ice cream sundaes so it was wonderful and I only forgot to take a picture of ANYTHING, including my parents.  Fail!!!

Please tell me what you did this weekend! 😛