After multiple weekends and weekdays apart from Fabio due to our bachelorette/bachelor parties and a bunch of work trips, we finally enjoyed a nice weekend together at home. And it was great. Here’s a recap!
Fabio had a work happy hour on Friday night, and when he came home it was close to 8:30 p.m. and neither one of us felt like cooking. We decided to get take-out from Moby Dick, and enjoyed some delicious kabobs (espeically the chicken). I always forget how good that place is; I don’t know why we don’t go more often!
While we ate, we watched a new-to-us show on Netflix called Peaky Blinders. Has anyone else seen this show? So far, we like it a lot!
Our Saturday began with a walk for the dogs! As I mentioned last week, we were dog sitting for our friends Megan and JR and it was a lot of fun having their Westie, Tully, around for the weekend.
Once the dogs had their walk and their breakfast, Fabio and I set out for our long run of the week!
It was a beautiful day with temperatures in the low 70s, so it was a perfect day to hit the pavement. With the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler coming up this weekend (!!) we wanted to get around 8 miles in. We decided to drive over to Iwo Jima and run into D.C. from there with the hopes that we would get to see the cherry blossoms!
With the snow storm and cold weather that we had last week, we had heard that a lot of the blossoms were damaged. We didn’t think they looked too bad!
The trees were in peak bloom over the weekend, and the crowds were there to prove it. Sheesh. I always forget how crazy it is during cherry blossom time.
It was worth running by them though; they are so pretty!
We wound up having to walk through most of the cherry blossom/tidal basin area since the crowds were so thick, so our 8 mile run was closer to 7ish. That was ok though – we just wanted to get in some miles! Our pace was also pretty speedy with an average of 8:50, so now I’m thinking we might just be able to try PRing this run coming up. Hmmm. Decisions, decisions.
After our run, we needed to get a safety inspection done on our car, and the car shop was right next to our favorite Arlington coffee shop, Northside Social! While our car got checked out, we treated ourselves to some lunch.
To start off, we shared one of the bacon scones. YUM. These things are amazing.
Then I got their roasted turkey sandwich, which comes on delicious grain bread and includes avocado and bacon. De-lish!
Plus some salad on the side.
Once we were done eating, our car still wasn’t ready and we were enjoying sitting outside in the sunshine, so we went back to order some coffees. I got a latte and it hit the spot.
Eventually our car was ready so we headed back home. Fabio got to work putting some grass seed down (our little “lawn” is very sparse at the moment) while I worked on meal planning.
Then when we were done, we got our wedding invitations ready to mail out! For the occasion, we broke open one of the bottles of wine my friends gave me when we got engaged. Yay! We are making our way through the basket!
It took us a while to stuff all the envelopes, put on all the stamps, and stamp our return address (we have one of these), but eventually we got them all ready to go and dropped them in the mailbox. No turning back now!
Then it was time for a date night! I really wanted to see Beauty and the Beast, so Fabio and I bought tickets earlier in the week for a Saturday night 3D showing. We walked over to the Ballston movie theater, and were happy to see that it had recently been redone with reclining leather chairs. Woot!
The movie was really cute and even Fabio agreed that it was good. 🙂 Not only is he not a big fan of Beauty and the Beast, but he admitted that he thought it was the story of Sleeping Beauty until the movie started. Crazy! He’s such a trooper for seeing it with me. 🙂
We dropped off Tully on Sunday morning, and then hit up an 11:30 a.m. yoga class at Sculpt DC.
It was really basic/beginner yoga class, which I actually didn’t mind because it forced us to work on our form and take each move slowly. I was a fan!
After yoga, we ran about a million errands – including trips to two grocery stores for the week’s provisions – before finally arriving home. It was a lot colder on Sunday, so Fabio built us a fire. So cozy!
Fabio wanted to watch soccer and golf, so I read my Kindle on the couch (I just started In Farleigh Field and am loving it!) and at one point took a nap. 🙂
And now it’s early evening and I’m working on this post!
We’re having homemade pizza for dinner tonight, and the dough is currently rising on the counter. I can’t wait until it’s ready!
Question of the day: How often do you go to the movies?
We hardly ever go, but are trying to make it a more regular thing.