Finally, a weekend this summer where we weren’t on the road traveling from place to place! While I do love traveling during the summer and appreciate a good road trip as much as the next girl, I feel like we have spent way too much time away from home lately, and it was really nice to have a relaxing(ish) weekend here in DC. Here’s a look at what I was up to…
On Friday night I met up with two of my favorite couples for another triple date! After work I headed over to Mexicali Blues to celebrate Megan and JR’s engagement and Jess and Erick’s upcoming move to Amsterdam(!!). I was so thankful to be able to celebrate these important milestones in my friends’ lives!
We kicked off the evening with giant margaritas as big as our heads…
Yum. Mexicali Blues has some of my favorite fish tacos!
After dinner we walked over to the Clarendon metro station where we knew there were some public tables and chairs set up outside. The boys headed off to one table to smoke some celebratory cigars, and Megan, Jess, and I flipped through some wedding magazines at a table nearby. It was so fun!
My friend Sam also happened to be in the area, so she stopped by to say hi for a minute. While she was there I asked her to snap a pic of the group. Thanks Sam!
Overall it was a lovely evening with friends and I had such a fun time!
On Saturday morning I was up early to do some baking (I made these, which I will get to in a minute) and then we headed off to my grandparents’ house to help them mount their new TV. While the men hung the TV, I played with my sister and the dogs in the yard. It wasn’t the nicest day (the whole weekend was pretty gray and overcast) but we still had fun frolicking outside.
We didn’t hang around at my grandparents’ house for too long because we had dinner plans! At around 6:00 pm, my stepsister Maggie came over with her boyfriend Nick, and then we all popped into DC for a dinner party with Dan, one of our family friends.
Dan made an amazing dinner for us which included salmon, corn salad, and a regular salad with almonds and dates. Everything was delicious (especially the salmon!), and I went back for seconds of both salads. Yum.
After dinner we played Cards Against Humanity, which was hilarious. Obviously.
Then it was time for dessert, and I brought out my creation….
Peanut butter s’mores bars! They came out great, and I think everyone really enjoyed them. (Here’s the recipe again, in case you’re too lazy to scroll up!)
Dan also made a tasty fruit salad, which was perfect for the summer evening.
After wrapping up dessert we stopped by Cantina Marina for a drink and then we all headed home. It was such a fun evening! Thanks for having us, Dan!
On Sunday morning I set out for a run with Jack.
Since we’ve been on the road a lot lately I haven’t been doing much running on the weekends, and it felt great to hit the pavement.
We wound up covering about 3.5 miles, which was just fine with me.
Other highlights of the day included a trip to the best store on earth (in Jack’s mind anyway)….
And dinner with my other grandparents at The Pig, which included this awesome peach cake.
The reason we met up with my grandparents is because my grandfather is having surgery at the Washington Hospital Center today, so please keep him in your thoughts and prayers!! Hopefully all will go well and I can visit him today and/or tomorrow after work. Stay strong, Grandpa!!
Question of the day: How often do you get to see your grandparents?
I feel extraordinarily lucky that I get to see mine as often as I do, especially this weekend when I got to see both sets!