This past weekend went by so quickly I don't even feel like it happened. Don't you hate when that happens? Russ & I filled our days up with projects and fun activities, we just forgot to plan in our "relax" time! Oh well, better luck next weekend I guess!
Friday: Once 4 o'clock hit I was ready to get out of my office and start my weekend! Several local shops were participating in the Dog Days Sidewalk Sale downtown so I took a stroll through some stores but it doesn't surprise me that where I was most tempted to buy was in Tallulah's (a kitchen store). I didn't end up purchasing anything, but I sure did make some mental notes ;) I finished up window shopping and went home to start on our next big project: painting the trim white!
(left) My hair actually cooperated with me and it's slowwwly getting a longer!
(middle) I loved this calendar I found at another local store, Poppy! I love this store because it showcases and sells local (as well as national) artists - everything in the store is handmade by American Artists.
(right) After spending several hours painting (amazing how long painting trim can take!) I called it a night. Priming the guest bedroom: done!
Saturday: After a delicious breakfast (bragging on myself, here) Russ & I set off for a bike ride. The weather was absolutely perfect all weekend (highs in the 70's people - that doesn't happen in July in MO!) and we wanted to get out and take advantage of it. We rode from Columbia to Rocheport, MO on the Katy Trail (roughly a 30 mile ride roundtrip) and had an absolute blast! We had lunch at Abigal's (same place we at for our anniversary dinner) and ate just a tad too much...we had to still bike back home! On the way back we also parked our bikes and walked up a ridiculously steep hill (a .3 mile switchback trail) to get to the winery where we spent a little bit of time before convincing ourselves that we needed to leave if we ever wanted to make it home! We got home, showered, relaxed for a little bit then headed to the Boone County Fair where we rode some rides and watched some of the truck & track pulls. We were exhausted by the time we got home late that night!
(top left) Homemade biscuits and gravy - I could eat this every day and would never complain.
(top middle) lunch time at Abigal's
(top right) pit-stop at Les Bourgeois!
(bottom left) ice cream after lunch - I saw 'homemade ice cream' in the window and couldn't pass it up. Also, mint chocolate chip is where it's at. So good.
(bottom middle) on the way back down to our bikes I made Russ snap this photo - that little arrow pointing 'up' is legit. The .3 mile hike up there was intense...burning off that ice cream :)
(bottom right) back at the car! We did it!
Sunday: We attended a Psychiatry resident get-together in the afternoon so I got up early to get started on the dessert we brought. We went to the get together and enjoyed a few hours eating some delicious food (the resident's in Russ' program know how to cook! I would say about 70% of them are Indian and they always bring the best dishes - I really want to take some cooking lessons from those women!) and watched as the kids had fun playing in the pool. We got back from the party and reality hit: We had lots of laundry and cleaning to do. Plus, We had to get our bedroom door put back on before Russ left for work! Russ is currently working nights and when he's not home I cannot sleep with our bedroom door open (chicken and scared of the dark party of one, here!). Since Russ took the doors off Friday we still hadn't finished them and put them up. 5 minutes before he left for the night we were able to put the bedroom door back on!
Less-than-desirable phone photo quality here (plus no natural light) - but look! White trim on our bedroom door! You can see we've started the painting process in the guest bedroom, it's still not finished.
Shew! I'm exhausted just remembering all we did this weekend! Looking forward to a relaxing week but now that I'm seeing the results of the white trim (and loving it!) I think it will motivate me to keep going to get it done!