14 August 2017

A Family & Movie Filled Weekend

I really thought I wasn't going to write about the weekend every Monday this month, but this weekend has been an awesome whirlwind! Packed with movies and time spent with family. On Friday night we had Alex's parents over for dinner. It was their 41st wedding anniversary, so it was nice to spend time with them. Alex made killer cubans for dinner and we watched Get Smart while snacking on delicious truffle popcorn.

On Saturday, Alex & I did a thrift run, but went home empty handed. Later than afternoon we went over to my parents for dinner. We brought Olive with us and she pretty much tuckered herself out while she was over there. We all watched a Mr. Bean movie and then the movie Clear History, which is hilarious. It was Alex & my second time watching it, but the first time for my parents. If you love Larry David, you need to watch it. It was fun hanging out over there. We even left with my sister's dog, Molly - since Caitlin needed a puppy sitter for the night. As you can see below in the awful grainy, but really funny photo, Molly enjoyed wearing Alex's boxes as well.
Sunday rolled around and Alex & I spent the day relaxing. I made cast iron skillet pizza for the first time and Alex devoured it. He said it was the best he's ever had - which is a BIG DEAL coming from a chef! So that made me pretty happy
Afterwards we made a random trip to Ikea. All we bought was gummy dala horses and a little plush mouse for Olive. We've named him Barnaby and Olive tolerates him. Once we got home we watched Dark City. Fun Fact: but that was the first movie we ever saw together. Surprisingly the movie held up quite well for 19 years! We ended our night with Twin Peaks and Game of Thrones.
Then today, Megan came over and we sewed like mad women. My Mom scooped us up and we went to Concord for coffee and Panera for lunch. It was really, really nice spending time with my Mom. The three of us talked about some serious stuff, but it felt so good to just talk. Very cathartic.

 I am very lucky to have her as my Mom and I really wouldn't be who I am today without her love and support. I'm looking forward to next Monday because the two of us are going to get breakfast together and I'm going to show her how I make my pizza dough. I think I might throw in an Ikea trip with her cause she's never been!

Oh and Megan and I did spin class this afternoon. We're dead now. ;)

So yes, my weekend was an awesome lovely family-filled weekend and my heart feels very full from it. I hope you all have had a lovely weekend. I'd love to hear all about it in the comments below!


  1. I missed your entire blog after you mentioned truffle popcorn. Oh my gosh. (I really didn't miss your blog.) Happy you had such an awesome time with family and friends. Olive is adorable!!

    1. Hahaha. Seriously, it is SO good!
      Thank you!