Best Weekend

Last weekend we got a small respite from Jason’s insane work schedule. We made the most of the downtime and had a really fun relaxing weekend. It was almost like a vacation!

He was able to leave early from work on Friday, so we went ahead and did grocery shopping to get that out of the way. We also stopped at Rorabeck’s to get our produce fix.

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We ate Checkers for the 3rd time that week. (Go ahead and judge me, I’ll wait}

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We took some super sexy pictures.

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And Jason fell asleep on the couch before 9 o’clock. This is a running theme lately. Work is physically and mentally exhausting right now.

Saturday we lazed around the house until mid-afternoon. We decided to be grownups and leave the house for something besides groceries *gasp*. We headed out to one of our favorites, downtown Lake Worth.

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Not sure why someone was dissatisfied with Coastline Realty…

We walked up and down the main street, window shopping at all the little shops and debating where to eat. We decided on Havana Hideout. It’s a cute little outdoor restaurant. They have sand, palm trees, and umbrellas, so you can pretend you’re relaxing at a little beachside restaurant, only you’re in the middle of town.

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HH has been featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives too! We’ve eaten there before, but it’s been a few years. I was a little disappointed that they’ve taken the cayenne pepper ice cream off the menu. (I love weird ice cream).

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We decided to just get appetizers and drinks. We split an order of Fish Dip, and I had my first Mexican Coke! (I couldn’t taste a difference between that and regular Coke, but I’m no connoisseur). It was such a delicious meal, and fit perfectly with our vacation weekend vibe.

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Next, we went to Kilwin’s, an ice cream/ candy shop. It was cool seeing where they made fresh fudge. We got Salted Caramel (me) and Chocolate Raspberry (Jason). And some fudge to take home, of course. Soooo tasty!

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Sunday morning we had an early swim. It was great to have the pool all to ourselves! And oh boy, am I out of shape. I need to get my swim on more often for sure!

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That afternoon, Jason needed to work for a few hours, and I needed to deal with all the produce we’d bought on Friday. I washed, chopped, and stored almost everything in containers.

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I also made an epic taco dinner. So good that I couldn’t think about anything else. Jason was talking about work when I rudely interrupted, “I think this is one of the best meals I’ve made all year!”. He laughed and said “Okay Kanye ‘I’ma let you finish. But I have to say these tacos are the best meal of the year!'”. hahahaha!

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And that was our weekend. One of my very favorites ūüôā

High Five for Friday

There was so much awesomeness this week!

1. Belated Father’s Day. ¬†Super Hero Father’s Day was so much fun to put together. I’m actually sort of looking forward to doing something crafty for the 4th now. (Ignore the dirty bowl in the sink).

2. Swimming. Again. I actually hadn’t gone swimming for awhile, but we’ve already been three times since Little Man got here. We were all a little rusty at first, but we’re getting our groove back and even played some games in the pool. LM is also learning to snorkel.

3. Green Cay park. We went there last weekend and had a really fun time walking around checking out the wildlife. Even saw a couple of baby alligators!

4. The Boy’s Market. One of our favorite local Farmer’s Markets. It’s always really crowded, but so worth it. Fruits and veggies, cheese, baked goodies, and the Best onion bread and vegetable cream cheese. And all indoors so you’re not sweltering in the heat.

5. Jason and Jen keeping their s*** together with a child in the house. I’ve always been told by many people (including my mother) that nothing ruins a relationship like having children. And for the most part I believe them, lol. (Please feel free to chime in if you’re in an awesome relationship and have kids). And I know it’s only been two weeks, but it’s been really great having all of us in the house together. We are a good team. And sometimes we even get to have grown up conversations. And I know one night we’ll eventually get a full night’s sleep. Probably sometime in September.

Honorable mention this week goes to my new favorite skirt. Two things that I never thought I’d ever wear are horizontal stripes and maxi skirts. Because seriously this skirt makes me look as big as the side of a barn. But I. Do. Not. Care. I wear this thing Everywhere. It is so ridiculously comfortable.

Also Pro Tip: (Can you say that about things that aren’t tech related?) Don’t wear long skirts to the airport. They actually have a Skirt Alert. I got a Skirt Alert with No Cause, which meant I got pulled aside and patted down. And not just a friendly pat down, a serious Spread ‘Em kind of pat down. I won’t go into why I’m such an expert in pat downs, but trust me,¬†that lady was thorough.¬†And that’s the last time you’ll catch this girl in a maxi skirt at LAX.

I’ll be linking up with Lauren at From My Grey Desk.

Monday Awesomeness

Kind of like High Five for Friday… only on Monday.

1. Week in the Life. Yeah I’m doing it. I’ve attempted it a couple of times, but never with an end result in mind. Now that I found the amazing book that Nettio made last year, I’m super excited to get started today. Curious about WITL? Learn all about it on the Ali Edwards project page.

2. Jason’s new bluetooth car thingy. Jason got the Motorolla Roadster 2 for his birthday and is really enjoying listening to it on his commute.

3. Pillows from Target. I have never in my life bought decorative pillows until I saw these. And fell in love with their sappy¬†beige-y¬†prettiness. Unfortunately I couldn’t find them on the Target website to link.

4. This awesome Family Photo Collage from Bed Bath and Beyond. We got this last week and I’m SO excited to put it up!

5. Swimming. We went swimming for the first time in months. It was great getting in the water again. Jason is pretty insistent that I learn to doggy paddle. For some reason I feel more comfortable with swimming with my head underwater and I’ve never learned to do anything above the water. I think I’m backwards. So he’s been trying to get me to do the doggy paddle thing and I’ve been somewhat resistant. Conversations go something like this-

Me: But I look stupid! *flailing around, kicking my legs and wagging my arms in an incredibly uncoordinated way*
Jason: You don’t look stupid. Stop trying to look cool. You really won’t look cool if you drown. Cool people can goggie paddle.

So in my continuing efforts to be one of the “cool” people, I kept trying. And I flailed myself all the way to the 6 ft. deep end! Twice! Well once and a half. I kind of panicked a little the second time. But still, progress!