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Travels! Orcas Island, Part Two

Here’s Part Two of our lovely camping trip, and this post is super-duper packed and long, so let’s get to it!

After a wonderful but tiring day one, we got up and had some breakfast. It was pretty chilly in the mornings, so it was a good excuse to wear a moose and bear hat… and also to wrap Milo up like Mother Theresa.

 

We took it pretty easy that morning, while Bruce went on a bajillion mile hike, and I ended up taking an epic nap. One of my favorite parts of camping is the naps. There’s something about falling asleep in a tent, with the sunlight warming it up just enough to be cozy (but not too hot), and taking a nap with nature surrounding you. It’s very relaxing and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Eventually we played some wiffleball and tossed around our Nerf football, which was pretty fun… until Matt decided to whip the ball at me, throwing it over my head and into the lake. It was pretty entertaining watching him try to figure out how to get back. Fortunately the wind was blowing in our direction and the ball floated back, along with Matt pulling it in with a stick. It was SO NICE to have enough room at our site to be able to play frisbee, wiffleball and football.

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Travels! Orcas Island, Part One

Ohhh I’m not sure that I have ever been this excited for a blog post, honestly. I had planned to make this one long post, but soon realized that there was so much to talk about, it’d be best to split this bad Larry up into 2 posts. I also took far too many photos to squeeze into one post, so there it is.

This was one of those trips that left me feeling so happy and reminded me of how wonderful life can really be… One of those trips that could not have come at a better time for me. To be forced to unplug (in that we literally had no service at our campsite) was so nice. No Facebook, no twitter, just relaxing by a lake with my husband and some of our favorite friends (and a whole bunch of dogs, too!)… While I did check email and post a few photos of the day to Facebook when we were in the nearby town of Eastsound, I kept my iPhone usage pretty strict to only taking photos. Anyway, let’s go back to Thursday, where our trip began bright and early…

We woke up at around 5:30, with the car completely packed, our epic playlist ready to roll, two happy doggies in tow, and headed over to Bruce and Amy’s, who were of course joining us for the trip as it has become tradition that we camp on Orcas Island with them every summer (this would be trip number 3). We made our way over to Starbucks for some much-needed coffee, then headed up north to Anacortes where the ferry terminal is.

I have to say, I love road trips. I love listening to music with Matt, talking about our excitement for our trip, I love holding onto Milo has he sits in my lap and breathes in the fresh air whenever I put the window down for him, I love looking back at Anya laying in the back seat… Nothing beats good music, good company, and the excitement of a little vacation from work.

After around a 2 hour drive, we made it to Anacortes and stopped at the local Safeway, where we tried on some fabulous hats on our way out. We then drove over to the ferry terminal, being some of the first people there, and promptly took our dogs down to the beach for a walk… It may/may not have ended up being a little family photo shoot, but I couldn’t help it!

After burning a few hours between the beach and then hanging out in our cars while we waited, we finally loaded and headed upstairs to the main sitting area to play some Bananagrams. Best game to play on a ferry ride, I tell ya.

We eventually made our way out to the front of the ferry, which was cold as heck. Of course we took dorky photos and didn’t last very long until we decided to go back inside.

After a stop at Lopez Island, we finally arrived at Orcas Island. Ohhhh how I missed this beautiful little island. For those of you who don’t know, Orcas Island is part of the San Juan Islands in the northwest part of the state of Washington. The islands are absolutely beautiful, and while I’ve spent a lot of time on the main island, Orcas Island is my favorite. It is quiet, the views are breathtaking, and the people are delightful. Matt and I dream about living here one day, perhaps owning a bookstore or coffee shop…

Anyway, we made our way to Eastsound, which is the cute little town on the way to our campsite. This town has lots of cute locally-owned stores and restaurants, and is home to one of my favorite farmer’s markets (more on that later). We stopped by the local grocery store to grab a few items, then went on our way to our campsite at Moran State Park to set up and get settled in.

After checking in (where the girl actually remembered Matt from last summer’s trip, haha), we drove over to campsite 8. Now I should preface this with the fact that campsite 8 is the most popular site in the entire state park. It is so popular that you literally need to book it 9 months in advance, and even then you’re lucky to beat out other people who are online at the same time as you, trying to get this site. So yes, back in October I got online right at midnight on the dot and booked site 8 for us to enjoy.

As we approached the site, I was hoping that this really was worth all the hype… And I was not disappointed. The site is right on Cascade Lake, with it’s own private beach, beautiful view of the lake, and tons of space. We all looked each other with excitement over the fact that this would be our home for the next few days, and began to set up the tents, chairs, etc.

After setting up (and losing my phone during this process, only to find it UNDER our tent a few hours later, ha), we relaxed for a few before Amy and I decided to go for a swim. Sure it was maybe 64 degrees outside, but the water wasn’t nearly as cold as we thought it’d be, and the doggies wanted to go in, so we joined them. We ended up swimming over to a nearby dock, talking about anything and everything. One of my favorite parts of the whole trip was swimming and talking, enjoying the sun hitting our faces as we doggy-paddled our way over (haha, best way to have a conversation while swimming), and waving back as Matt and Bruce became little specks in the distance.

We eventually made our way back to our site and little beach, got changed and made some dinner. This trip was a vacation and Matt and I had agreed that any vacation we take means we’re allowed to have whatever we want. So did I eat Costco hot dogs? Heck yes I did. And were they delicious? Obviously.

The dogs were all pooped from a long day of traveling, and we took it easy that night, playing Bohnanza, sitting by the fire, joking around and snuggling the pugs (no seriously, between Milo and Beefcake, those two needed some serious snuggling because of how cold they got, haha, talk about high maintenance dogs.)

Okay, this is where Part One ends. Part Two will include the best meal I’ve ever eaten, more swimming (and a possible sighting of Nessie?!), games, relaxing, a trip to the Eastsound farmer’s market, and a series of photos depicting the many creepy faces of Matt from this trip. Now if that isn’t a reason to read Part Two, I don’t know what is.

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Weekend recap: 6 pounds, board games, & photos

This past weekend was one of those weekends that was so badly needed, I thought I might run out the door Friday afternoon from work skipping down the street. While I didn’t necessarily SKIP as I walked through downtown Seattle, making my way to Pike Place, I’m pretty sure I had an extra big smile on my face. Me being free from work was made even better by such an incredible sunny Seattle afternoon. The sky was so blue, everyone around me seemed to be genuinely happier.

As I made my way to Pike Place, I was yet again reminded of why I love it so much there. There’s just something about the aroma of fresh donuts, the scents of the flowers, the art of weaving in and out of the crowds, the sounds of the buskers’ banjos and guitars, the crowds cheering at the sight of a flying fish, the bright colors of all the fresh produce… that I love so much.

I meandered around for awhile, stopping by one of the produce stands to buy some fresh peaches and apples. I think something can be said when I’ve never had a bad piece of produce from the stands down there. The peaches were extra delicious; sweet, juicy, and not too firm but not too soft.

I walked up and down, weaving through the crowd, stopping to take photos here and there, being happy I was getting some time to myself, away from the daily grind. On my way back, I passed by some buskers and listened to them for awhile, tipping them $5 just because. I also grabbed a bouquet of flowers to bring home, for the usual $10, and they were stunning. There was even a police officer down there on a horse. For some reason that made me remarkably happy.

I eventually went to meet Matt once he got out of work, and we headed home to make dinner and relax for the evening. We ended up making a buffalo chicken pizza on Boboli whole wheat crust. It was remarkably tasty, and super easy to make, so I’m pretty sure next time I make it I’ll be posting the recipe. We also put some Marie’s light bleu cheese dressing (70 cals for 2 tbsp, it’s SO good) after it came out of the oven and that basically made it the perfect pizza.

I want to try to make it on my own crust sometime (the Boboli was great for a super quick dinner and I personally enjoyed the taste, but I’m more of a fan of fresh dough myself), and also put it on the pizza stone on the grill. Grilled pizza is just so good.

Saturday we woke up and immediately ran for the scale. We’re kind of dorks and get excited for our weigh-ins every Saturday morning. Anyway, I hopped on and lost an awesome 6 pounds! I was so excited after last week’s gain, back on track and it feels great. Matt also lost 3 pounds, putting us at 9 pounds for the week!

We got ready to headed out for breakfast at our favorite place, Wild Wheat, where we enjoyed coffee, omelets, and toast. They seriously are my favorite breakfast place; it’s friendly, everything is made in-house, they make beautiful lattes, delicious fresh breakfasts, and the bread is to die for.

After breakfast we ran errands at Target, then came home to prep for lunch and Tanner coming over. We made turkey burgers and caught up with Tanner, then he and Matt played Guster’s “Hercules”. It was nice sitting and listening to them play, as there is something calming about seeing Matt play his banjo with friends. It makes me happy.

Later on we headed over to Bruce and Amy’s for dinner and board games. Their dogs Beefcake and Stella are too cute for words, and always get really excited when they see us.. But yeah, it was fun, as always, and we played some serious Bananagrams and Catchphrase. I’ve noticed both Matt and I get extremely competitive against each other in Catchphrase, hahaha. It’s fun though.

Sunday and Monday consisted of a LOT of relaxing and watching movies and Netflix, with a trip to Costco thrown in there. We totally watched The Wizard and Family Ties; I was in the mood for some old school stuff. Matt also grilled copper river sockeye salmon on a cedar plank and it was AMAZING. Definitely going to be a favorite for the summer.

It was one of those weekends that was both fun and relaxing and seriously, exactly what we both wanted. Next weekend should be a great one, full of movies, first local farmer’s market of the season, and I’m sure a trip to Wild Wheat. I seriously work for the weekends right now, but they’re totally worth looking forward to. 🙂

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Family, Weddings, and Flying

As I write what will probably be an epic blog post, full of photos and video, I’m actually sitting around 35,000 feet in the air on a JetBlue airplane, listening to Mumford and Sons and surprisingly not entirely hating my flight. Though by the time this gets published we’ll be at home, I thought I could get a head start on writing about our whirlwind but AMAZING weekend full of seeing my family, seeing old friends, and watching two of our favorite people, John and Kim, get married and start a new journey in their lives.

Let’s rewind to Thursday night, where we left our pups and Snifter with Brian and his lovely girlfriend Vanessa. We decided to take a red-eye so we could have all of Friday to spend with my family, leaving from Seattle at 11:30 and getting into Boston at around 7:30 Friday morning. It was so scarily quiet at the airport I was a little creeped out.

Holy crap, one of the worst flights ever. Number one, I’ve never experienced turbulence so horrible in my life. I actually started to get a little nervous because of how bad it was. What really made the flight awful is through trying to get some sleep, a guy 2 rows behind us threw up the ENTIRE flight. And he wasn’t quiet about it either. I felt so bad for the people sitting next to him. I would not have been able to handle someone throwing up next to me in an already claustrophobic space.

So my stomach already gets upset while flying, add this guy puking his brains out and I was miserable. At one point I was able to close my eyes, and as I opened them, Matt was in a fetal position, covering his ears and closing his eyes because he couldn’t handle the noise, either. It was a sad sight, and when we finally landed I blessed little baby Jesus for getting me off that damn flight. The only redeeming quality of that flight was the beautiful sunrise.

We picked up our rental car (which reminds me, I need to leave Enterprise a not very nice review due to some lady there accusing me of lying, and the fact that they charged our credit card 3 times. Epic fail on their part) and headed out to go stop by Boston College. It was so nice to be back in Boston, seeing the old brick buildings and downtown. That’s something you tend to miss once you’ve left… It’s a beautiful city for very different reasons than Seattle, but I adore it.


(Random side note: while these extra legroom seats are nice, the one downside is when someone poops in the bathroom, it literally takes over all surrounding air and nearly knocks you out. Matt and I just experienced this and I want to die. I mean I know people gotta poop, but dear Lord..)

Anyway, we went to the BC campus, and went to the bookstore for a couple of items. However, we were sad to see that the Dust Bowl is being completely destroyed/built on, so the campus is under heavy construction.. Either way, Matt was happy we were able to stop by while we were there, as I know he really misses it.

We headed south on our trek to Abington, and as we drove I was SO SAD to see that the big blow-up lock was NOT on the building it’s always on (anyone who drive Route 3 South knows what building I’m talking about), and so I took a photo of such a naked and sad building.

We got Dunkin Donuts (YAAAAYYY!) and went over to my Mom’s house, where she was hanging out with Brad. It was so nice to be back in little Abington for a bit. Brianna got home from school a few hours later. I missed my little sister way too much! We caught up for awhile, and relaxed after being up all night. Had lunch with my Dad and Brianna at the 99 (Haha chain I know, but oh my word they had amazing warm lobster rolls that were literally all lobster, no mayo or anything. They were amazing.) It was nice to spend some time with my Dad, though he seemed like he really missed me. Those moments are hard and when I wish that Seattle was closer to Boston so flights weren’t so expensive.

After lunch, we went back to my Mom’s house and hung out there with everyone until around 8ish. My mom made some amazing turkey meatballs and cream pie that was super low-cal for dinner and dessert. I think I might need to steal the recipe from her and post it on here because holy cow was it good.

Seeing my family makes me really happy. Though it’s hard to be so far from them, it makes it all the more special to spend time with them. I’m hoping to get Brianna back out to Seattle next summer or something.

We got in our car, entered our hotel’s address in the GPS and made our way up and north to Lawrence. For some reason I forgot that Lawrence is seriously right next to New Hampshire, so it took us around an hour but we made it. Though I thought I would pass out from exhaustion, I was still excited to go over the Bunker Hill bridge, so I had Matt take a photo.

I don’t think I’d ever been so happy to lay on a bed in my life. John, the groom in Saturday’s wedding, made a little surprise visit to our room and we caught up with him. He and Matt even took a delightful (and kind of inappropriate?) photo on Matt’s MacBook Air. We went to bed as we were remarkably exhausted from a long but really fun day.

That night we slept for like 11 hours, waking up at around 10, and knew we needed coffee stat. As we walked down to the lobby, we ran into John again, who was cool as a cucumber, haha. We walked over to Dunkin Donuts, and as we rounded the corner we were stopped by one of the most delightful people on earth, Matt’s old college roommate, Doug. I think the exchange went something like:

Doug: MAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!
Matt: DDOOOOOOUUUUUUGGGGG!!!!

Followed by massive bear hugs for everyone. Doug is one of those people who will put a smile on your face in a hot second. We caught up with him for a bit, then got coffee and breakfast (ugh I am now obsessed with those turkey sausage egg white flatbreads). Dunkin Donuts, serving delightful breakfasts and reuniting old friends.

We lazed around our room for awhile, where I obsessively played Ticket to Ride on my iPad. Seriously, 10 bucks to have every version (Switzerland included) of the best board game on your iPad, with the ability to play people online? It’s literally passed the time on this trip so well, in the airports, hanging out, and on my flights.

Okay so, this normally would be the part where I continue on with talking about the wedding, but I realized if I do that, this post will be TOO epic and there are so many photos, I’d rather give it its own post.

So yes, you’ll have to wait to hear about the beautiful wedding, the amazing food (and dear God I will not forget that chocolate cake with chocolate ganache for awhile; totally worth the cheat meal), the dancing (I even somehow got Matt to dance a little, though it took Doug nearly dragging him out with us, haha), the tweets (no seriously, the wedding managed to have its own hashtag, #serpikim) and just overall wonderful time we had celebrating our good friends’ wedding.

We got up super early this morning, and walking out to the car totally heard like 80 birds chirping. We somehow made it from dropping off our rental car and all the way through security in 15 minutes. That does not EVER happen at Logan Airport, ever. It must’ve been a record.

Anyway, we just flew past the Great Lakes, and still have around 2 1/2-3 hours left, but this flight has been much more pleasant than our red-eye. No throwing up, plenty of leg space, You’ve Got Mail on my TV, Ticket to Ride in front of me and the ability to blog is making time pass by much quicker.

Though I’m looking forward to being home with our animals and in our own bed, I’m so so happy we were able to see my family and be at John and Kim’s wedding. Wonderful weekend spent with so many wonderful people! Soon, I will have a wedding post filled with photos and maybe even a video!

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ABCs of the weekend: Apple, Bridesmaids, and Cookies

Wow, so in retrospect, this weekend was actually a pretty awesome weekend. It was busy, but in a good way. Friday Matt and I were planning on making a trip to the Apple store so Matt could finally buy his MacBook Air he’s wanted for awhile. We talked back and forth while both at work and finally decided that I could also get an iPad 2 if I wanted to. I love my iMac, but that is upstairs in our office… And unfortunately my MacBook is starting to slowly crap the bed cosmetically.

The battery died, the power cord is literally frayed and showing wires, so having something that would be easily portable for me to take to work or on trips or just to browse the internet while hanging out downstairs makes sense. So we left work early and went to the Apple store over at UVillage, and got Matt his super sleek MacBook Air and myself an iPad 2! I’m actually writing this post from my iPad, and I have to say that it’s pretty awesome to have.

I was totally one of those people who thought iPads were just oversized iPhones, but I have to say they’re actually really cool. I’ll definitely bring mine with me to work for taking notes in meetings, etc. And it’s nice to have for browsing online while hanging out downstairs. The apps are really cool; streaming Netflix will be nice to have on flights where Wifi is available, and I found an app that has tons of free documentaries for me to watch as well… Anyway, we got those and then spent Friday night setting up our stuff and relaxing.

Saturday we got up early, did our weigh-in (Matt lost 7.2 pounds and I lost 3.6, woo!), had a light breakfast, then headed out to see Bridesmaids. This has literally been the one movie I’d been waiting for. I love Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Melissa McCarthy (um hey I loved her as Sookie on Gilmore Girls!), and anything that is directed by Paul Feig and produced by Judd Apatow pretty much makes me want to dance. Needless to say, I loved the shit out of that movie. It was so awesome to see a primarily female cast be hilarious and show that they sure as hell could run a movie that was funny but had a lot of heart at the same time.

This wasn’t your typical chick flick rom-com movie; this was funny and actually good! I’ve heard that conservative predictions think it’s brought in 24.4 million which is great, though I’m hoping it’s closer to 30 by the end of the weekend. Everyone should go see this; I laughed so hard I had tears streaming down my face and also got a little choked up at times, too. I can’t wait til it comes out on DVD. Hooray for funny women, (seriously). I know I’ve pushed this movie hard on Twitter and other places (it’s probably annoying but I don’t really give a shit), but I feel so strong about it doing well and really setting things up for future movies based around smart and funny women, so please go see it.

Okay, so we went out for our cheat/fun lunch to The Rock, ate delicious food that later made my stomach angry, raced home to make sure we were home in time to do a quick clean-up the house and then wait for Beefo to come over and do a run-through of the house. Unfortunately we had to miss out on our cousin Laura’s daughter Kaleigh’s first birthday party (who is seriously the cutest friggin’ baby), but it was good to see Beefo and let the pups hang out with him for a bit. We chatted and caught up on life and walked him through the house (he’s watching the dogs and is house-sitting for us while we’re in Boston this upcoming weekend for Kim and John‘s wedding).

After Beefo left, we made a much-needed Costco run. They have the best chicken noodle soup that is around 110 calories per cup, so we picked up some of that for work lunches. We also grabbed our favorite tortillas for lunches, and a new cookbook by Rocco Dispirito that has some awesome-sounding light recipes that I can’t wait to try. We got home and settled in for the night, watching Matilda on TV (go ahead and laugh at me) and then SNL with Ed Helms.

Sunday we slept til 9:30, got up and I ran to the grocery store to get stuff for our salad Matt was going to make for dinner, along with a few other things. Got home and I made us those awesome whole wheat-buttermilk waffles for breakfast. We played video games and lazed around until Bruce and Amy came over for dinner and TV shows.

Amy made an amazing BBQ chicken pizza, Matt made a great apple, feta, pecan, and cranberry salad, and I made peanut butter chip coconut cookies. We had a great dinner, caught up on Game of Thrones and watched the Survivor finale (so happy Boston Rob won finally, and that Phillip burnt his saggy pink undies!) and just had a great night with some of our best friends.

I love having friends like that; ones you can totally feel comfortable just hanging out with, not having to feel like you have to entertain them at all times, and just always have a good time with. I’m pretty thankful we have Bruce and Amy so close by to hang out with.

Great weekend that honestly lifted my spirits. This week is a 4-day work week then we’re off to Boston! It should be a great trip (albeit a short one), but I’m looking forward to seeing my family and then our friends get married!

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Goodbyes, Gods, and Gourmet

This weekend was pretty full of activities but we managed to have fun together, because that’s just how Matt and I roll.

Friday night after work we went out for our friend’s Lindsey goodbye dinner/drinks at Mama Stortinis. Lindsey is one of Matt’s co-workers and a really good friend to both of us, and Friday was her last day working for their company. Matt was definitely feeling bummed out about it but we live like 5 minutes from Lindsey so we’ll still see her. I was quite proud that neither Matt or I caved in and got any dinner, as we were saving our cheat dinner for Mother’s Day.

Saturday we got up early due to our dogs being antsy pants. Seriously, our dogs are like little kids wanting to wake you up as early as possible on the weekends (yet during the week are impossible to wake up because it’s too early for them, haha.) Milo does a Mexican Hat Dance with a squeaky toy all over the bed and/or on top of you, and Anya paces around saying something to the effect of “RARARARRRRooorrRRARAR.”

Anyway, I slept in a little later than Matt did, when Matt reminded me upon coming downstairs that it was our weigh-in day! Excited, I asked Matt how much he’d lost. He told me he was down 7 pounds this week! I immediately ran upstairs and weighed myself, telling myself not to get too excited in case I didn’t lose anything. Lo and behold, I too lost 7 pounds! I shouted downstairs to Matt and I was so so so proud of us. So happy to say goodbye to that weight… We lost a combined 14 pounds this past week and it was awesome to know that yes, we are doing this, and it’s working.

I’m aware there will be weeks where we lose 1 pound, or no pounds, or even gain a pound. But to have these moments of victory is such a good feeling, and to have it be going well for both of us is awesome. I can’t even imagine how it’ll be when we start nightly walks once the weather is nicer!

We ate breakfast and played around with the pets (Matt thought singing “The Circle of Life” while holding Snifter in the air was funny.. it made me laugh), then made our way down to Kent Station to go see Thor with Bruce and Amy.

Um, Thor was awesome. It was cheesy and epic and so much fun. Unfortunately there was a guy sitting in our row who literally slurped his entire drink through the first half of the movie. I don’t do well with slurpers and Matt had to nudge me because I kept looking over/wanted to say something.

But yeah, we really enjoyed the movie, then parted ways with Bruce and Amy to run a bunch of errands. Upon getting home, we made the marinade for our Honey-mustard Porkchops (recipe to be posted on Tuesday), then I made us diet soda chocolate peanut butter cake (also posting that later in the week) and hung out and relaxed and caught up on some shows we missed during the week. Dinner was SO GOOD (I also made onion rings but I messed them up a little bit, we know for next time though!), and we enjoyed our cake.

Today was Mother’s Day, so we had plans to go out to dinner with Matt’s family at Duke’s Chowder House. I made sure my own Momma Mia had delightful presents delivered to her (I got her Friday Night Lights Season 5 and Tina Fey’s BossyPants) and it sounded like she had a good day back on the east coast… Upon waking up, I immediately got started on making our dinner/food for the next few days, Turkey Chowder.

After I got that going in the slow cooker, we ate some cereal for breakfast (going light since we knew lunch was going to be a bit higher calorie than normal), then headed out early to stop by Target for Matt. We listened to the new Fleet Foxes and held hands and talked and it made me really happy. I love those moments where you get so overwhelmed with how much you love the other person you just want to cry.


We went to Target, where I got fun slip ons for the summer, and we of course had to play in the toy aisle because we are children.

After our little trip to Target, we went to Duke’s for a late lunch and it was good. Matt and I both had fish tacos, and I only ate one of my two tacos because I was so full. I was proud that I allowed myself to enjoy my meal but also not go overboard, same going for Matt. Sue seemed to like her cards and presents and it was a great meal!

We got home, ate dinner, and I played Ticket to Ride on the Xbox while Matt packed up for NYC. He has to go for work until Thursday night, which is never fun for either of us. He doesn’t really like NYC at all, and I don’t like being home alone. But I figure I’ll keep myself busy with cleaning, doing laundry, and blogging, until I can pick him up at the airport on Thursday night.

All in all, a good weekend with my best friend in the whole world. I’m going to miss Matt during the week but he’ll be back before me or the doggies (and Snifter) know it. 🙂

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Ohhh weekend, you go by too fast!

(This post was entirely written PRIOR to the news of Osama Bin Laden being dead, ha.)

No recipe for the weekend. I DID make lovely peanut butter cookies from the WW cookbook, but Amy and I were so busy talking as we made them together that I forgot to take photos of the whole process. I did take photos of the dough and then final product below, though! I promise next time I make them I will post the recipe because they’re delightful.

So my weekend has been pretty awesome. It involved us buying new iPhones (which take awesome pictures and I’m so excited because of this), having our weekend “cheat” lunch at Red Robin, running fun errands, having Bruce and Amy over for dinner and then game night, tasty waffles, sitting outside in the sun, Matt playing his banjo, playing with the pups and Snifter, playing Ticket to Ride with Matt again today (who got very frustrated that he lost by a lot, wompwomp), watching South Park, and lots of relaxing.

My biggest issue with this weekend, though, is that it went by way too fast. Jeepers crow, it’s like we didn’t even get a chance to just enjoy the whole thing. I think part of it might be that work has been absolutely brutal for both of us as of late, and so it’s left us in need of some time away and some time to just have fun together. Unfortunately, 2 days just didn’t feel like it was enough… but at least it was a good weekend full of sun and happiness. 🙂

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