Monday, July 27, 2009

Weekend recap

I was able to take some comp time for all of the long hours I’ve been putting in at work. I took Friday and today off and now I feel like a new person (until I’m pulling my hair out for the next wave of craziness at work ;). Seriously though, I’m really glad that I got to relax.

Friday, Kelly and I went to The Deck. I know this seems to be a reoccurring theme, but with the weather being so nice and not having to skate in the summer, it makes for a good time. I just love being outside and the fact that it is built right on the water. It feels so tropical! Geof went out with his friend Dan and we all met up later to grab a bite at Alfredo’s.

Saturday, Geof and I took the dogs and met up with my mom and her dog (Happy) and went to my aunt & uncle’s house. They have a pool and welcome us over anytime. We love going there and it’s a perfect excuse to catch up with the family. We have only taken Chase swimming once before and he loved it. Mandy never swam before Saturday and we were worried. Everything was fine and I swear that both of them are natural born swimmers, because they were so cute swimming around the pool. It was also 90 degrees out, so it was nice for them to get cooled off. Happy is a black lab and looked like a baby bear trying to swim around the pool. It was so sweet and I just wish I remembered my camera.

Saturday night, we had dinner with my mom and our friend Cory met up with us. He came back to our house and brought his girlfriend Laura over. Kelly also came by and the girls’ stayed upstairs and chatted while the boys played video games in the basement.

Sunday, Geof and I went to our favorite Indian restaurant, Spice because they have a buffet on the weekends that mixes Indian and Thai food. We had wanted to try it and I have to say that it wasn’t that great. I prefer going for dinner and ordering what I know I like. It was worth a shot. After lunch, we met up with Cory and Laura and went to the movies to see Orphan. It was more of a thriller than a scary horror movie, but it was so good. I have to say it was refreshing to see a movie in this genre that is original and not a remake or a sequel. The actress that played Esther should get some kind of award. She was so creepy!



Sunday night, Geof and I got to watch our favorite shows (True Blood, Hung and Entourage). I thought True Blood and Entourage were great last night! It was nice to be home with just the two of us and relax after so much running around.

Today, I got some things done around the house and ran some errands. I also checked the mail and received a belated birthday surprise from Angela at Sweet Tea Diaries. It made my day and was so thoughtful. She sent me some goodies from Bath & Body Works in Rainkissed Leaves and had remembered that I wanted Red Velvet Cupcakes and sent me some Red Velvet Cookies. I cannot wait to try them!




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26 comments:

Kathie @ my net finds said...

what a great weekend! :-)

thepreppyprincess said...

It sounds like the perfect 3-day weekend, good for you!

And what a nice surprise from Miss Sweet Tea!
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b is for brown said...

I love Hung. And that is so sweet of Angela!
PS-your body butter arrived this weekend. I'm gonna get it in the mail this week!

Taryn said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend!! I really want to see Orphan...glad to hear it's good. :)

P.S. Skating? As in ice skating? I wish you lived closer! I have been skating since I was 3 and I'm always looking for a skating buddy!

Kim said...

sounds like a great, relaxing weekend!! i agree about True Blood and Entourage - they were both really good last night!!

love the present you got in the mail - so cute!

Kristen said...

that is so cute that the dogs love swimming! My dogs do not like the water!!

allerson said...

Your weekends always sound really fun and relaxing! I also like how you and Geof can have friends apart, then meet back up with a big group, etc. So many couples I know can't be without their other half, so this is refreshing.

Melissa Miller said...

Oh that looks scary! I'll add it to our list. We rent about three movies per week since we've been married. We go to the theater about four times a year is all.
It's usually too crowded so we wait for the DVD release and track them months in advance on Netflix.

Jen and Rob said...

sounds like a great time!

Jill said...

What a fun weekend! Isn't Angela just precious? Love her!

Sweet, Sassy, Southern and Classy said...

oh my gosh, i can't believe you sat through that movie! i screamed in the movie theater during the previews. talk about embarrassing! it just gave me the creeps. i'm so glad you enjoyed your well deserved time off!

Kristin said...

Mmmmmmmmm. Red velvet. Sounds like a fab weekend!

Southern Champagne Wishes said...

Sounds like so much fun! I almost saw The Orphan this weekend, but I wasn't sure if it would be good or not. Now, I'm definitely putting that down for next weekend!

Poolside with the Girls said...

Red velvet..yum!!!

Sounds like a great weekend.

That movie looks very scary. Not sure I can watch it.

Have a great week!

Marissa said...

I'm scared just looking at the movie poster!

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

Red Velvet Cookies??? HELLO Heaven!!!!! :)

PinkSass said...

There is no way I could see that movie. Scary movies are so just not for me. Happy that you enjoyed it though.

Prissy Southern Prep said...

I couldn't watch that movie!! Too freaky! Congrats on the goodies from Angela!

the future mrs Hinz said...

I was wondering about that movie - now you make me want to see it! sounds like you had a fun weekend!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

aww what a sweet gift! and sounded like a lovely weekend=)!

Lis said...

I'm so glad that you were able to get away from work for a little fun!! I really want to see The Orphan - but honestly I am so scared to see it!!

I love the surprise from Angela! I got a similar one too :) I need to post it up too!!

Hope you are having a fabulous week!! xoxoxo

a H.I.T. said...

What a fun weekend! I love red velvet cupcakes.

The New Black said...

Wasn't Orphan great!?! Since my boyfriend went to The Ugle Truth with me I went to Orpah for him and ended up liking it.

I do not like scary movies at all, but I would actually recommend this movie.

I loved the twist. So good.

Magic City College Girl said...

sounds like you had a great weekend. glad to hear it. i want to go see orphan too. i have heard from other friends that it is good. i have to see it soon.

Lacey said...

You always have the best weekends! I'm glad you were able to get in some relaxation time. I can't wait to see Orphan, especially after hearing your review! Hope you are having a good week so far!

Gwen said...

How sweet of Angela!!! Can't wait to hear if you like the red velvet cookies. They look yummy!!!

We're going to see the Orphan this weekend. I've been excited since I saw the preview months ago. And...the little girl looks so much like my friends older sister. I think thats the main reason I have to see it. LOL!!!

Glad you had a fabulous weekend. XOXO