Monday, June 18, 2018

Weekend Recap

Lots of family (and friend!) time this weekend which did my heart good. 
Let's get into the recapping...

I got home from work on Friday to find a man pillaging through the finds he stole his grandma gave him (she's selling her home and getting rid of a lot of items) when he went to visit during the day ;) he came away with a dart board for the basement, several holiday decorations, and I got some beautiful serving pieces. 

Nothing is overtly my taste, except the white tree candle and the cookie jar (which I about cried upon seeing because it's so darn cute), but I'm happy to have them since they were Sammy's grandma's.

I love these and want to possibly use them as display pieces around the holidays. Such a treat to find out the one with the lid was made in Italy and the dish was made in France. #Legit

After eating dinner outside, we did a little cleaning, and I got to making a lemon pie I wanted to serve on Saturday when Sammy's family was over. Neither of us were with his dad for Father's Day, so I wanted to make him a little something (he loves lemon!) so we could celebrate together on Saturday. 

We relaxed and went to bed relatively early as we were both exhausted from the week.

We got up early Saturday morning and headed over to the farmer's market in town. I've been itching to go and while there weren't a ton of vendors, it was still pretty cute!

We didn't end up buying anything only because I didn't have any recipes in mind to use anything people were selling (I probably should have done a little research prior to going...), but I'll definitely be picking up some stuff to cook with once we have a little more time and plan to be eating at home on the weekends.

After that, we made yet another stop to Home Depot which has quickly become one of my least favorite places. I don't understand how a place so organized can be so difficult to find things in.

But look how handsome my shopping partner is!

Our list consisted mostly of grilling and gardening related items with some light bulbs thrown in for good measure. We picked up some house plants that I'm in love with and I'm so happy Sammy was up for getting them.

We came home and unloaded, Sammy did a little gardening while I started to get ready, and waited for his parents to arrive. We hung around the house for a little while with them before heading over to Three Oaks to meet his cousin (our photographer) and his brother's family for our family pictures.

Our niece was less than thrilled to be there (we think she's teething), so hopefully the group shots turned out okay haha. We took individual couple photos and I'm really excited to see how those turned out.

It was so sunny on Saturday that we had to use an umbrella to shade each other as we all took pictures...Sammy was cracking me up as the "assistant."

After pictures we all came back to our house to hang out with some appetizers and pie before our dinner reservations. I was born to host, I swear. I may not be any good at it, but I was born to do it. It just feeds my soul to host people in our house.

And this little girl has learned how to climb stairs... ;) It was so fun having her crawl and try to walk  all over the house. 

We headed to Da Baffone's around 5 p.m. for dinner to celebrate Sammy's parent's 30th wedding anniversary. The food wasn't as good as the first time Sammy and I went, but it was still a nice meal, and even better to be together to celebrate such a lovely milestone.

Sammy's family headed home after dinner and we went downtown to meet up with our friends who were going out to celebrate a few birthdays. We met up at our friend's brother's apartment who happens to have the best view of the best city in the world.

Got to celebrate one of my favorite girls.

Found this in my camera roll because my super sober self obviously felt this was necessary to capture... my favorite drunk food. For the record, I was told we would not be out this late... girlfriend can't always hang like she used to, but I stayed up for the Goldfish.

I wasn't hungover the next morning by any means but I also wasn't moving at lightening speed either, so I took it easy in the morning lounging around on the couch with Sammy before he went into work.

I watched The Kissing Booth on Netflix which was equally as cringey as it was kinda cute. I did a few things around the house like emptying the dishwasher and watering the flowers outside (which was about all the outside I could take since it was in the mid 90s and humid all day) before my family came over.

My dad opened his gifts before we headed out for dinner and a movie. My brother filled a box with snacks and food items that have all appeared in various Seinfeld episodes and gave it to my dad as his gift haha. Can you tell we're a bunch of nerds? The two of them are obsessed with the show, so my dad got a kick out of it.

My dad wanted Mexican food, so we headed over to Cuco's in Cary for some tacos and burritos. Not as good as our beloved Taco and Burrito Express in Mundelein but it was decent enough.

We went to see Book Club which we all thought was cute! I'm a sucker for anything with Diane Keaton, so it wasn't a hard sell for me. And I now have a big ol' crush on Andy Garcia. I'm telling you, give me a salt and pepper haired man in his sixties and I'm a happy camper ;)

It was a really lovely weekend getting to see both of our families and having them in our home. They've all been over to our house since we've moved multiple times but it never gets old :)

Hoping for a pretty low key week before I head out on Friday for a bachelorette party weekend! 

Have a great week, all. xo

*linking up with Biana


  1. That movie is on my list to watch - it looks really cute! So glad you had a great weekend with family! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

    1. It was cute! Definitely worth checking out. Thanks, Biana!

  2. Home Depot is the WORST! We had to go over the weekend because our dryer broke. It's too dang huge!
    I thought Book Club was super cute. Yes, that man looks REALLY good for his age. LOL

    1. The worst, right?! It's stuuuupid. Thank God someone else agrees ;)
      Oh girl, THANK YOU, yes. Verrrry good for his age hahaha.