Weekend Things

Confession: Our friends Josh and Fletcher have been in town since Saturday, so the weekend was full of fun dinners out, lots of Mason time, Super Bowl party food, ice cream and me not taking any pictures.  What is wrong with me?!


I started out with good intentions!  Friday, we had dinner at Pizzeria Lui — I deem this the best crust in Denver — then headed over to the Alamo Drafthouse to see Phantom Thread.  Not gonna go into detail about how much popcorn we consumed but I will tell you that we really enjoyed the movie.  The way it’s shot, how the actors say so much by saying nothing at all, the tension throughout and that final twist (which we did not see coming!) was so so interesting.

Mostly though, I AM REYNOLDS WOODCOCK and this is not a good thing.  Joey and I both turned to each other and stifled laughter after Lesley Manville, who plays his sister, said something along the lines of “if breakfast is disturbed, it’s very difficult for him to recover” because that is me to a T…


Saturday started with hot yoga — not my favorite class, but it’s still nice to start your day with a good sweat sesh — then I grabbed a latte on my way home and here’s where my picture taking plans derailed.  We hit the grocery store, watched a billion episodes of The Mindy Project and knocked out laundry before heading into Erie to meet up with Hannah, Fletcher and two Joshes.  From there we hit up The Old Mine for dinner then went next door for dessert.  They serve Little Man Ice Cream and really, you can’t ask for more than getting to eat Little Man without having to stand in the Little Man line.  Space Junkie for the win!


Super Bowl Sunday!  We did normal Sunday things — pancakes, SNL, gym time, salad prep — then headed over to Darron and Karla’s for the game sangria and snacks.  Guys, these Bronco die-hards hate the Patriots just as much as they love the Broncos.  There was a lot of yelling.  More importantly, there were chips and dips and meatball sliders and then shrimp tacos came out at halftime and I died of happiness.  Not messing around with the spread this year.

I wish I could tell you anything about the game, but I cannot.  Instead, I can tell you I was pretty into the Tide, Alexa and Dirty Dancing commercials.  Was that an ad for the NFL??  Not as into JT’s performance.  He’s still got the moves, but I was sort of distracted by how he seemed to be traveling from place to place the entire time and also that hideous outfit.


Had to make it through Monday at work then we headed over to Hannah and Josh’s — I could get used to this seeing Mason every day thing! — then all of us went to Community for dinner.  We ordered a whole slew of stuff but my favorites were the Brussels (gah!), the juiciest roast chicken and the mac n cheese.  If you live in the area, I highly recommend this place!  We’ve been impressed every time.  To top it all off, we ended up at Sweet Cow — had to compare to Little Man, of course — then sadly gave goodbye hugs to Josh and Fletcher, who leave today.  This Tuesday already feels like a Monday but it was fun feeling like we were on vacation for a few days 🙂

Weekend Things: October is here!

Homemade lasagna, family game time, arts and crafts at 10:30 on a Friday night.

A 5-mile run, 80° and a blue sky, an anniversary celebration complete with two food trucks, one last Rockies game, the return of SNL (!!!).

Sunday breakfast, a mountain drive and leaf peeping with John Mayer playing full blast, an afternoon spent with my family and zero agenda, sitting down with a bowl of homemade soup and the season premier of Shameless.  

I’ve been dealing with pre-weekend anxiety lately, just thinking about all the stuff that has to fit into those two and a half days, but I need to chill for real because it never ends up being as complicated as it seems in my mind.  Living for these beautiful October moments right now ♥


I won this game of Apples to Apples and that’s all you need to know.


Joey’s grandparents’ 55th Anniversary celebration was Saturday.  There was lots of pickleball and I arranged for two food trucks to show up and feed us all.  Sweet Cow for President!  


Come on, Rockies, you can’t even send us out with one last win??


I love you, Stowaway, but can you please get your $#!& together on busy mornings?  You wouldn’t even believe how hard it was to get a simple coffee refill.  Oy!


A very last minute trip to the mountains to see the changing leaves.  Peeped the handful of gold that’s still left, but mostly felt happy to be sipping coffee and listening to Continuum in the car with my best friend.  


Headed to my parents’ afterwards to see my mama, but got the bonus of seeing the whole family!  She gave me a bagful of the cutest teensy apples and my sister (begrudgingly) shared her nail polish with me and gosh do I love those two perfect beauties.  (My mom and sister I mean, not the apples and nail polish :P)

Also, these Speckled Swan Gourds that I saw at Whole Foods and actually said “aww!” about.

A couple of housekeeping items:

  • IT’S BEER WEEK!  Aka Great American Beer Fest is Friday and I’m so excited that I won’t sleep all week and there’s all sorts of beer events going on all week that I fully plan on taking advantage of.  Gonna be the best ever!
  • I swear I’m gonna post about our trip to Las Vegas this week… I hope!

Happy Monday!