Thursday, May 28, 2009

A Holiday Weekend long overdue Memorial Day recap!

My weekend was just about as relaxing as it could be with visitors in town. My in-laws came in from Indianapolis on Friday evening so there wasn't much time to do anything but chit chat until it was time for bed. Saturday morning I went for a run whilst Matt and his parents headed off to the West Side Market to pick up some goodies for lunch. They came back with watermelon, chicken, roast beef, cheese, potatoes...all sorts of loveliness! I even had time to run to Costco and finish our making our dessert for dinner before they got back. I made a WW dessert and it was fabulous. It was a frozen yogurt raspberry pie with a graham cracker crust. Yum! was only 2 pts. per slice!! What, what!

Lately, the hubs has been itching to do some gardening, so we headed out to Lowe's to get some herbs, veggies, and fruit as well as some wood and dirt to make our own little garden! We don't really have the yard for one right now, so this is what he came up with!

Isn't it fabulous!?! Matt and his dad built this little beauty while his mother and I finished preparing the meatloaf (courtesy of Paula Deen) for dinner. It was the only thing in her cookbook without a stick of butter! I also fixed some baby red potatoes and our night was complete.

Here's another look at our "garden."

It will have to do for now, since the view from our porch is this...which leaves no room for a garden!

Sunday, we got up early for church and I snuck in a workout at the gym when we got back home. Matt's parents look me out for a little pre-birthday celebration (almost my birthdy week!) at a wonderful seafood restaurant for dinner and then out for ice cream! I stuck with the sugar free ice cream...but I opted for Moosetracks instead of just plain vanilla. Hey...a girl's gotta splurge for her birthday celebration, right?!?

After another early trek to the gym on Monday morning for me, we spent the rest of the early afternoon relaxing. Matt grilled chicken and corn on the cob for lunch (fabulous by the way!) and his parents were on the road by 2 p.m. I spent the rest of the day stuck to the couch watching reruns of Jon and Kate Plus 8 until the season premiere started that evening. Did anyone watch it? I just became a fan of the show last season, but I have been practically obsessed and I always watch the reruns when they are on. Well, I was just so torn up when the two of them couldn't even look at each other during the interviews or even say each other's names! It really just broke my heart, and I said a little prayer for Jon and Kate before I went to bed.

Overall, it was a wonderful weekend! Hope everyone's was the same!!


jlc said...

Awesome job lady!! Kudos to you and the hubbs!!

And mmmm did you say moosetracks??

Lucy Marie said...

Sounds like a great weekend. Your garden looks awesome. We just started gardening last year, with a little one and this year we expanded it quite a bit. It is so nice to have home grown produce in the summer and fall. What all did you plant?

Kristen said...

I am addicted to Jon & Kate Plus 8 also and my heart aches for them. I hope they can work things out!