Sunday, November 3, 2013

Weekend Updates

This weekend has been wonderful. It was one part active and one part relaxing. The perfect combination. I have been so busy lately - overextending myself at every turn - so it was wonderful to have some down time. Wonderful and much needed. Here are some of the weekend highlights, in no particular order:


This weekend I got to celebrate the birthday of my good friend, Brady. He spoiled all of us by catering the party with food from Red Rock.  I want to try to express to you how good the food was, but I'm afraid you'll just be like, "yeah yeah yeah, food is good, moving on..." But I need you to know that this food was good like whoa. You should go check it out for yourself. If you don't want to go by yourself, give me a call.

Haaaaappy biiiiirthday to yooouuuuu!


My grandma has been really concerned about how busy I've been lately. In fact, she has determined that if I don't rest more, I'm going to die young. I'm not exaggerating. She said, "I know you like doing stuff and staying busy, and I know I'm not your mom, but if you want to get married, you have to slow down. If you get married then and get sick, that won't be any fun for your husband." May I add or me. (Side note: I'm healthy and fine.)


For years I have been wanting a Kitchenaide mixer. My mom told me she'd get me one when I get married. But as my grandma is fond of saying, "I can't wait forever." So I saved up and this weekend I finally bought one. It was such a happy day. I am in love! Let the seasonal baking begin!

My precious

Shout out! 

My uncle told me tonight that I was mentioned in an article about local legends! Unfortunately, I'm not the local legend. But my blog post in which I talked about local legends is referenced. Here is a link to it if you want to check it out. The best part of the shout out? They called me a "writer!" I want to find out who wrote the article and give them a good hardy pat on the back for that compliment.


I didn't get a chance to dress up this year, which was super disappointing. But it made me much more interested in looking at pictures of friends who dressed up! You people are so clever! But one of the best costumes I saw was that of my friend, Doug. He gave me permission to post this since he is no longer in the Witness Relocation Program. Is this the best Johnny Depp or what!?

He said that even people he is really close with didn't recognize him at the party. Seriously, I am so impressed.


I know how hardcore you guys think crafts are so I thought I'd show you a little craft I did this weekend. A week or so ago, I collected some pretty fall leaves. I didn't have time to do anything with them at the time, so I pressed them in a book until I was ready. Over the weekend I mod podged them to a piece of cardboard and framed it! It was easy and it turned out pretty good!

How about you? What are your weekend highlights?


Katherine said...

Well, I ate waaaay too many cookies made from your precious mixer...!!!! So good! I got to relax some, too - it really WAS nice!!

violet50 said...

Mixer cookies are my new favorites! They were delish! And try to get Johnny's autograph.

Wee Sisters Three said...

I'll have to come back to your blog after I read the article because once you posted a link I can't resist till the end. I clicked on it, saw the title about the troll bridge and automatically thought of Uncle Bill. The bridge messed up my childhood. BRB.

Wee Sisters Three said...

I almost couldn't finish reading the article because I was too scared.

P.s Very exciting about the article. Did you know anything about it before it came out?

My weekend highlights were this:
Took S and E to see the movie "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" and loved it.
(P and Jim saw "Enders Game" and did not love it)

I hurt my elbow/arm really bad but am better now.

I went for an eventful run in the rain with the kids.

I cleaned. A lot. just doesn't get any better from here so I'll spare you. Basically boring household chores.

Your friend is an awesome J. Depp. BTDubs.

Kristin McElderry said...

I am so sad I missed Brady's party. I miss you guys all so much! We need to find a way to move back to Michigan.

heather said...

That is an amazing Johnny Depp Costume!

I think your leave craft project came out really cute, gives me an idea to preserve the leaves from my backyard trees!