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Favorites from the Weekend!

21 May

Hermits
We spent the weekend at home refinishing an old cedar trunk (post later this week), reading, and lounging by the pool.  I didn’t get around to sewing but possibly this week… *Liz*

We refinished this bad boy.

Milestones

This weekend Colby’s youngest brother graduated from Brophy and so we went to the graduation ceremony on Sat. They honored a selection of the students that won awards for extraordinary achievements and it made me think about where I was when I graduated from high school and where I am today. I am still trying to figure out exactly where my place is and where I want to go in life and  it was wonderful to get a renewed sense of enthusiasm for the future. *Katie*

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Favorites from the Weekend!

7 May

Sunbathing
It’s beginning to transition from perfect weather to summer weather here (steady 91 degrees) which means the pool water is finally warm!  We spent the weekend sunbathing in preparation for the summer trips we have planned.  Even Cookie Monster had her fair share. *Liz*

The Avengers
This movie was great! Colby was really excited about it so we went on Friday night and I would totally recommend it. I loved Iron Man and Thor so this was a nice addition to the mix. I laughed a lot and there was a ton of action for the guys. *Katie*

Non Cinco De Mayo Festivities
We were not intending on not celebrating Cinco De Mayo this year. We even started out with margaritas at Pedros. But then when the group of us were trying to decide what to do next we somehow settled on the girls getting dessert treats, guys getting more cocktails and Mexican beer, and us converging to play the game Apples to Apples at the pool. It was pretty fun and a non conventional way to celebrate the holiday. *Katie*

Favorites from the Weekend

9 Apr

Obligation-free weekend!
Dave was gone on business all of last week and was working so hard I spoke to him for approximately 10 cumulative minutes.  All we did this weekend was hang out, watch movies, snuggle with Cookie Monster, and wash the cars.  It was nice to just be together without any other obligations getting in the way. *Liz*

Cookie Monster missed him even more than I did...

my Easter basket
The Easter Bunny arrived bright and early Sunday morning. *Liz*

Favorites from the Weekend!

2 Apr

Visiting Family in New Mexico

This past weekend I went to New Mexico to see some of my dad’s family and help celebrate his 60th birthday! My Dad had gone out earlier and I met them for the festivities. There was a lot of stories, hiking and celebrating! *Katie*

Hiking, looking at pictures of my grandparents and dad in his Texas basketball days and surprise celebrations

Favorites from the Weekend!

19 Mar

St. Patrick’s Day/The Duce
Colby and I spent St. Patrick’s Day at a pool and on a party bus that stopped at four different bars: George and Dragon, The Duce, Boulders on Broadway and Devil’s Advocate. It was an adventure and our favorite spot was a new place that we will absolutely visit again! The Duce is a place in downtown Phoenix on Central & Lincoln that is huge, has an airsteamer for the kitchen (that serves delicious things like macaroni and cheese muffins), sells clothes, has a boxing ring, shuffle board, and obviously drinks. It was random and fantastic. *Katie*

Picture found online

Rhys Darby
Rhys Darby was at Stand Up Live which is at CityScape Downtown Phoenix. He was Murray on the HBO show Flight of the Conchords and his stand up was hilarious. I started crying-laughing when his voice when up an octave and he explained that by saying he had swallowed a woman and told “her” “quiet, i’ve eaten you”… It was hilarious at the time. *Katie*

21 Jump Street
I’ve obviously been a fan of Channing’s since his stellar performance in She’s the Man, and a huge fan of Jonah Hill’s since Superbad.  But these two together is like one giant, awkwardly-hilarious bromance.  They almost compete with Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly in Step Brothers.  Almost.  Anyway, this movie isn’t going to win any awards, but had some memorable moments and Channing even won Dave’s heart with his unexpected humor.  Props to Jonah for casting Channing.  He got the reaction he was looking for when casting the character of Jenko. *Liz*

Image via beyondhollywood.com

Favorites from the Weekend!

12 Mar

Desert Botanical Gardens
My mom was in town this weekend so we took her to the Desert Botanical Gardens.  I’ll post more later this week but here are some of the photos I took! *Liz*

My first Etsy sale!!
Katie and I both opened Etsy shops recently (check them out by clicking on the links to the right).  I had my first sale this weekend so I celebrated with champagne and strawberries! *Liz*

Homemade chocolate chip cookies
Dave made cookies just for me yesterday…EXTRA CRISPY!  They’ll be gone by tonight. *Liz*

Favorites from the Weekend!

5 Mar

Hiking Yoga
We’ll post about this later in the week, but we did an hour and a half of hiking with stops for yoga mixed in.  It was a great workout and start to our weekend! *Liz & Katie*

US Citizenship Party
It was a definitely a first, and a lot of fun!  A friend of ours, originally from Paraguay, officially became a US citizen and was sworn in last Friday.  Her husband and friend threw her a surprise party, complete with an all American potluck and decor.  We brought homemade macaroni & cheese, mmmm! *Liz*


This Means War
Ok, so this movie is not going to win an Oscar, but I had a great time watching it. In typical McG fashion it was over the top, had silly, musically charged action scenes and looked very flashy. Reese Witherspoon (Toth?) is always a good indicator that a movie will be enjoyable (I’ve totally blocked out Legally Blonde 2) and this movie had the help of Tom Hardy and Chris Pine. The whole thing was visually appealling and very funny. The boys even laughed too! *Katie*

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