Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend Recap

We had a really nice relaxing holiday weekend. On Friday I had to get up bright and early to head to the hospital for a test. It was pretty horrible, but at least its over and I won't have to do it ever again.

After my test, we got some breakfast and then I headed home to work the rest of the day. I worked until about 3 and then did a few things around the house. After Michael got home from work we just ordered in some dinner. We decided to go see a movie since we wanted to get out of the house. We saw The Hangover 2.

It was pretty hilarious. It followed almost the exact same plot as the first one, but in Thailand. It was still really funny though. It was really good to laugh after the day I had too. After the movie we headed home and just relaxed before crashing.

On Saturday we were up and out early. We went and had breakfast and then headed to the Wheaton French Market. It opened while we were on vacation so this was the first time we had the opportunity to go. We loaded up on lots of fresh fruits and veggies. I'm so happy the market is open again.

After the market we headed home to unload and then headed out again to meet my parents and Arla and Teddy to do some flower shopping. It's become an annual thing the past few years since we live close to a really nice nursery that Michael's Mom use to work at. We all met up and did our shopping. Michael and I already had our garden items, but we needed to pick up our flowers for our pots out front.

After flower shopping we headed back to our house for a little while to hang out before lunch. For lunch we headed to one of our favorite places, Wildfire. It was delicious as always. Michael and I both had the bison mini burger trio. It was really yummy.

After lunch we all headed home and Michael and I just relaxed most of the afternoon. For dinner we met up with Rich, Tif, Baby Jacob and Ken at Famous Dave's.

On Sunday we got up early and made some breakfast, did our grocery shopping and we headed to the movies again. This time we did a double feature of Pirates of the Caribbean and Bridesmaids. I packed up some sandwiches for lunch at the movies since we were going to be there until about 3:30. It was a perfect day for the movies too because it poured like crazy while we were there and it was done by the time the movies were over.

As for the movies, they were both winners. I was pretty disappointed in the last Pirates, but they really redeemed themselves this time around. It was Jack Sparrow at his best. We liked it a lot. And the power went out for about 5 minutes during the show so we all got free passes for a movie so we even got a bonus for seeing it! After Pirates we headed to Bridesmaids. I had heard nothing but great things about it and how funny it was and they were right. We laughed so hard the entire movie! Melissa McCarthy totally steals the show, she is hilarious!

After the movies, we headed home.We relaxed for a few hours and then headed to Rich and Tif's to hang out. We ate some dinner and had fun playing with Jacob. I just can't get over how much of a big boy he is. He is so close to full on walking. We got to see him take a few steps before he would plop down. He gets cuter by the day!

Today was a wonderful day with just the two of us. We got up, made some breakfast and did a few things around the house. We didn't have any big plans for the day besides just relaxing and enjoying the warm weather, finally! We did plant our flowers in front of the house. We planted yellow snapdragons with purple and white impatiens.We also put a hanging flower basket with new guinea impatiens on our deck. I can't wait to see what they will look a month from now after some warmer weather.

Somehow today turned into a cook-a-thon for us. We cooked 3 new recipes for lunch, dinner, and dessert. We always have so much fun cooking together and today was no different. For lunch we fired up the grill and tried out a new Pioneer Women recipe for BBQ Bacon Sliders. They were delicious! I will post the full recipe this week. 

After lunch we went for a walk to burn some calories. The weather was amazing! It was warm but with the breeze, it was perfect. We finally got some summer weather around here.

For dinner we had an American classic, corn dogs. I've never made them from scratch before. We had one at Disney and when I saw a recipe for homemade ones come across my Google reader this week, I knew we had to make them. They were so good. It's obviously not something we will eat all the time, but it was a yummy splurge. I will post the full recipe and instructions on our blog soon.

For dessert we made an ice cream treat that I found on my Google Reader this week as well. It was called a Smores Ice Cream Terrine. It's a layered dessert with graham crackers, fudge, vanilla ice cream and marshmallows. It was super yummy! We had 3 new successful recipes today!

The rest of the night we are just going to relax and soak in what's left of the weekend. At least we only have a 4 day work week ahead. I love holidays on a Monday! I hope all of you had a fantastic Memorial Day weekend. Have a great week everyone!

1 comment:

  1. Hey, Sara!

    I think about you and pray for you all the time! Hope that you are doing well...hang in there with all of the tests! Everything WILL work out :) If you ever want to talk or grab a bite to eat, let me know!