Weekend Shenanigans


So I am not sure if any of you have noticed or not, but it is the middle of April. Um, what? Yeah…I am just as surprised as you!

Friday- On Fridays, I normally meet up with my “Lunch Club” and this Friday was no different. We met up at Urban Cookhouse in Homewood. Nothing will get your weekend kicked off better than a girls lunch! I ordered the Very Berry Salad with grilled chicken and it was DELISH!



After work, I met Chris and one of his new found friends over at On Tap for a beer and some chit chat on the patio. Then we came home and hung out on our deck with the dogs. I love the weather this time of year and we are taking full advantage of all the outside time!

Saturday – In the morning I made breakfast and we caught up with some of our shows. Chris headed outside to cut the front yard while I cleaned the house and did some laundry. Afterwards we ran some errands and picked up some groceries for dinner. My sister, her husband and two of their kids came over for dinner Saturday evening. It was so much fun! I made BBQ turkey meatballs, homemade baked sweet potato fries, baked beans and cheddar bay biscuits. My sister made chicken quesadillas, a veggie tray with her homemade ranch dip, a fruit tray and she brought some fritos with cheese dip, and tortilla chips with spinach dip. When was the last time you had a frito? Holy yum!

We basically just sat out on our back deck for several hours chatting it up while her boys played with my ipad and video games. We realized that we had never hung out as couples by ourselves for no reason other than to just hang out! We usually all get together for holidays and birthdays…and my sister and I have gotten together on our own before…but never all of us. It was so much fun and I hope that this becomes a regular thing!

Sunday – In the morning I made breakfast and once again we watched a few more of our shows. Then it was off to the grocery store and food prepping!




Sunday evening we started watching Surviving Jack. It is a new show with Christopher Meloni….whom you might better know as Detective Stabler from Law and Order SVU. The show takes place in the 90’s and I really enjoyed it so far. Maybe because I love the 90’s and the music?!?! Yes, probably…that and HELLO it is Stabler! If you need some new shows to watch now that the regular season is coming to an end for most shows, you should check it out!

Then you have these two sassy kids…


I hope everyone had a great weekend! Happy Monday! (If there is such a thing?!)


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  • Reply Jessi April 14, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    There’s totally such a thing as a Happy Monday!

    It sounds like you did a great job making your weekend full of things that were good for your heart – plus meal prep, woo-hoo!

    Jessi @ Not the Average Bear.

  • Reply Lauren April 14, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    That’s so funny that you’ve never just hung out as couples before but how cool to have a built-in double date couple?!? And obviously, you don’t mind her kids! Even better that you had party snacks – those are some of my favorite foods!

  • Reply kathy@vodka and soda April 14, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    i don’t like taking over-night melon to work…do you find that it tastes like it’s really ripened in the fridge??

  • Reply Jules April 14, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    i LOVE stabler! I need to give that show a try – thanks for the recommendation!

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph April 14, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    I love Christopher Meloni. I need to catch that show.

  • Reply Brooks @ The Handey Way April 14, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Urban Cookhouse is so freaking delicious! If we move to Birmingham, you better believe my butt will be there. I need to watch Surviving Jack, so I can get more Stabler in my life.

  • Reply Kelli April 14, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    There is only two great Monday’s I can think of, Memorial Day and Labor Day!

    Have a great week!

  • Reply brooke lyn April 14, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    your weekend sounds perfect. outside, food, yummy food, beer, more outside. count me in!

  • Reply Jordan April 14, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Great job meal prepping! We had every single intention of doing that yesterday but the bed won us over. Oops! Your pups are the cutest!!

  • Reply Melissa April 14, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Okay but actually Surviving Jack is my new fave show. SO funny!

  • Reply Meegan @ 22 Newton April 14, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    I have always wanted to try that salad. After reading this post I am tempted to go to UC for lunch. yum!

  • Reply Amanda Elizabeth April 14, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Sounds like a fabulous weekend! I’m glad to hear how relaxing and well it turned out 😉

  • Reply Rachelle April 14, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    I was just commenting the other day that I couldn’t believe it was already mid-April. Wow! I’ve been wanting to check out that show with Stabler 🙂 But I love him so much as Stabler that I’m not sure I’ll ever get over it.

  • Reply Miranda April 14, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    I can’t decide if the fact that it’s the middle of April is a good thing or a bad thing!

    I kind of want to watch that show now just because it takes place in the 90’s!

  • Reply Jessica Shannon April 14, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    All that fruit looks so yummy! And your pups are adorable!

  • Reply Amanda April 15, 2014 at 12:23 am

    Ask your sister if she wants to make ME dinner!!!!!!! The way to my heart is through my stomach. I see us having a very happy future together.

  • Reply Em April 15, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    I LOVE me some Stabler! However that being said, it’s so hard to see him in a different role! The show is great though! Like you said…ummmm TV show set in the 90’s? YES PLEASE! 😀

  • Reply Kerry April 17, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Give me all the fruit!! The puppy tongues are so precious!!

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