Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Weekend recap

As you know, Friday was a bad day and I won’t get into that again. Thank you to everyone that left me a sweet comment on my post. It made me feel much better.

Saturday, we worked around the house and ran errands. I had baked cupcakes for Geof’s birthday on Thursday and we celebrated in the evening with those and some homemade tacos. I also managed to paint my nails later in the evening.

Geof's birthday cupcakes!

Wet n Wild's Wave of Enchantment

Sunday, Geof and I had a date day and went to see Transformers 3 in 3D but not before a quick stop at Ulta (I couldn’t resist). The movie was definitely more of dude flick and not for me. I’ll give credit for the special effects, but it was way too long at almost 2.5 hours.

After the movies, we went to McKenzie’s Brew House for dinner. We’d never been there before and it was a great choice because the food was delicious. We had a Fontina Fondue for an appetizer and Geof got one of the McKenzie Wit beers they brew in-house. For dinner, Geof got a deal that couldn’t be beat. He got his beer, a salad, filet mignon crowned with beer battered onion rings and a baked potato for $20. I know what I’m getting next time! I was boring and got meatloaf, but it was so good. Comfort food like that soothes the soul.

Gorgeous summer sunset

McKenzie's Brew House

Monday was spent relaxing around the house and I unfortunately had work that needed to be done, so it was a very quiet 4th. The most excitement was watching Sara Bareilles play at the Philadelphia Welcome America Celebration. As much as I want to go down there and see the talent live each year, it’s not worth it and I’d much rather just watch from my living room in HD.

I hope you all had a fun, long weekend!


Mel said...

We saw Transformers this weekend too. I only agreed to it because silly me thought the entire thing was filmed in Chicago. Not just the end/blow up scenes. I agree. Special effects were cool, but not my thing!

Kathie @ Like A Box Of Chocolates said...

Other than Friday, it sounds like a good weekend :-)

We had a boring 4th...I refused to go to my in-laws picnic this year and it was great!!! ;-)

MaviDeniz said...

those cupcakes look so yummy! we had some cheesecake ones over the weekend.

I actually thought about doing feather extensions you can see the post here if you'd like. http://00turkishdelight00.blogspot.com/2011/06/hair-trendz.html

I decided against it when someone told me that they actually kill the roosters for their feathers. I googled it and turns out the roosters are literally plucked to death :(.

Kristin said...

Bummer about the work on Monday, but at least you got some R&R in!!

Meghan said...

Those cupcakes look delish! I am definitely interested in seeing Transformers 3, even though it's not really my thing either. I am curious to see some familiar Chicago spots!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Sounds like a pretty well-rounded weekend, aside from the work! I haven't seen Transformers 2 yet but I kind of want to see 2 and 3 just because when I went to the Jimmy Kimmel show last week Shia was there hehe :)

Sounds like Geof got a good deal on dinner, too! Great price for a large amount of food!

Sarah Beth - Dixie Gator Gal said...

Those cupcakes look amazing. I had to work on Monday, too. =(

Carly said...

Aw, I am so sorry for your loss. I had to put down a family pet a while back and you are right, nothing prepares you for it. I have two dogs that are 4 and 5 and when that time comes I can't even THINK about the greiving. They are a part of our family. Thinking of you.

I don't blame you for not wanting to brave the traffic and chaos of the city- even when we lived downtown full time- we always came to the shore for the weekend...even though it is crazy...you can stay at a backyard bbq and watch fireworks, eat burgers and make it lowkey.
Hope you have a great week.

Lindsey said...

Sounds like a busy but fun weekend. I want to see Transformers!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Glad you were able to salvage the weekend after such a crummy start!!

Love that nailpolish color! Between you and Gwen I think I've seen just about every shade there is!

Amanda N said...

I hope you feel better jules! And the cupcake looks soo adorable! And homemade tacos too?! yumm My mom and I were about to watch transformer 3 too but 2.5 hours was too long so we skipped it and said maybe next time when we are well rested hahahahaha!

Fashion Meets Food said...

My dad and brother went to go see transformers and they loved it and still will not stop talking about it lol.