& to be totally honest here & to show my age. I totally didn't know how to spell Eminem. I had to google it. #officiallyold #notcoolandhip
Anyways - I'm back! Back to life, back to reality.
Wait, isn't that another group?
See what happens when you take some time off work?
Man - how to recap this weekend! As usual - BUSY!
Of course, Friday, we celebrated our 21st anniversary - & let me stop right here & thank you all for the sweet words & comments & messages. It really was such a blessing all day long reading them all. Ricky even pulled up my phone all day to read them himself.
It worked out so wonderfully because Ricky ended up getting off work early & he got home just in time for me to see all of Rachel Rey & he walked in with white roses in his hands. Ahhh...
He sent me white roses the day before our wedding & has gotten me white roses every year since. Is that precious or what?
We got in the car & headed out not sure what we were going to do & where we were headed - we just wanted to enjoy the day.
We stopped for lunch at WW Cousin since I love their salad bar & Ricky loves their burgers ... & rarely gets meat living with me so it was a good anniversary compromise.
We then headed out to a new movie theater that I'd heard of but never went to... one with recliners. OK... now that I've experienced doing a movie in a recliner, I'm not sure I can ever go back to upright seats. It was AMAZING! & it was even CHEAPER than the movie theater near us we go to. How does that work?
But we went to see Jack Reacher ... which I had no clue anything about this character/book/movie. I guess there was a first movie? I had no clue. I let Ricky pick the movie ... again, annivesary compromise. But the surprising thing? I really liked the movie. I thought if anything, I can take a nap in these comfy recliners but I was so into the movie - kicking & punching along with the characters on the screen. I'm not a huge Tom Cruise fan either - but again, really enjoyed the movie. I guess it pays to compromise sometimes.
We left the movie & went across the street to some fun arcade places - like these new HUGE arcades that have laser tag, every game you could want to play, bumper cars... we went for some minature golf.
This is where its fun to blog... because Ricky said, "OH NO... this is going on your blog, isn't it?"... yeahhhh.... I BEAT HIM. Like totally beat him. Like it was funny kinda beating him. Like, I couldnt believe it myself beat him.
|Ricky ready to BEAT ME with the club
Truly... I'm not even joking... I got 4 hole in ones. I thought it was 5. Ricky corrected me & told me it was 4 (I'm still not sure its 5, but ... anniversary compromise....) BUT STILL... FOUR HOLE IN ONES. I honestly felt like someone was in a control booth making my ball do things I had no control over. It was so funny! Legit - my ball one time stopped - completely - & then rolled again, into the hole.
I told him it was because I chose the yellow ball to represent Belle! REPRESENTTTTT!
We then left, & headed to our usual anniversary place - the Disney Store. Because we're adults.
I was so bummed out they didnt have a lot of Beauty & the Beast stuff. I expected a whole area of it with the movie coming out in T-5 months. But nope.
We then headed over to Whole Foods & loaded up on some healthy goodies... & yummy smelling soaps... & then it was late. We ended up getting home with some take out chinese around 9pm. That's some late night date for us.
Saturday was another busy day when we headed out to a friend's wedding, who got SO LUCKY because she planned an outdoor wedding & it was AMAZINGGGGG outside!
Couldnt have been a better day.
It was even better when we come into the wedding & see a few familiar faces...
Yep - our Nashville gang came up for the wedding. The bride is actually Julie's childhood friend who was also in her wedding. We came to know them through Julie & we adore the bride & her PRECIOUS HEARTED MOMMA! I honestly cant say enough about this woman so was honored to be able to see her daughter get married.
Ricky & I did go to the reception for a few minutes but decided to take out to finish celebrating our annivesary. It's the one time a year I get to go to Rocky's Italian Restaurant without Ricky complaining about the price for pasta. I get it. I do... but I still love it.
We got home just in time for our Nashville gang to get home from the wedding... & then it was time to chat, play & just enjoy each other.
|& play a MAD seek & find in a Highlights Magazine
& then it was time for the boys to watch Toy Story - especially for Will who is going to be Buzz Lightyear for Halloween & Julie said she's not even sure he knows who that is.
He knows now... & he's excited about it.
Sunday had me running out to MSM... I ADORED the lesson for the day - all about JOY. & our small group was especially small. I only had 3 girls, but let me tell you - one of my girls that is so quiet & stays to herself - in this small group, she was so talkative - LOUDER than I've ever heard her talk - even laughing hard with her comments. I LOVED IT so much - I cant even begin to tell you. I dont mind small small groups at all.
I then met up with our gang for some lunch.
We decided to try a new place - Adrienne's Bakery - which I thought was just a bakery - until we saw someone sitting on the patio eating like real food.
In we went... & what a fun discovery.
I ended up getting a veggie wrap & loved that the 'combo' came with a drink a side & a cupcake. YES! ... except NO... the side I got was potato salad & then discovered it had bacon in it. UH OH!!!!
But there were plenty of hungry people at the table.
& then the best part of the place - the sugar goodies.
... which obviously the boys didn't mind one bit.
& Luke especially loved his vampire donut because that's what he's going to be for Halloween.
He's already practicing with his fangs...
& they had to head home soon after... always love seeing our ever growing boys.
Can you believe how big they are getting?!?!?!?... me either.
& then it was back to adulting, which I've said many times I dont like.
Bill paying. Laundry. Getting ready for work. UGHH... to the biggest UGH you can imagine.
I'm not going to complain though. I had a wonderful week off & an even amazing weekend celebrating 21 years with my forever love & seeing my fantastic Nashville gang.
Plus, with 80 degree weather? It just doesnt get any better than this.