Last weekend we bought a Vitamix. I had been planning to surprise Ryan with one for his upcoming birthday but he was so enamored with it and had been doing so much research and I knew he wanted it so badly that when he looked at me with puppy dog eyes and said he really, really wanted one I couldn't do anything but say "well then just get it." So now everything in our house is getting blended. The first full day we had it he made breakfast smoothies, broccoli cheese soup, and coconut milk. All were delicious and healthy.
He has since made basil lemonade coolers and probably some other stuff in the wee hours of the morning when I am not yet fully awake. It is a pretty loud machine but I don't really sleep that well anyway so it doesn't bother me too much.
Also last weekend I attended Lauren's bridal shower where we were supposed to bring underwear for her that we would buy for ourselves and she had to guess who brought what. Everyone assumed that I was going to bring some type of giant gunny sack underwear but I showed them! I brought a string bikini made entirely out of candy. Hehe. Not that I wear that but I thought it was funny. Here's Lauren and her sister Kaylene - not during the underwear guessing game although that would have been a more fitting picture.
I got the candy panties at the cutest little candy/ice cream shop in Olde Town Arvada called Scrumptious. It's like an old time candy store with a modern flair. Of course Ryan got me some ice cream that we ate in the little parlor while rocking out to 90's rap - which is nostalgic for me even if it's not quite the type of nostalgia an old time candy shop usually evokes. The place was hopping and it seemed everyone was loving the beats.
We got to see Ryan's cousin Danielle and her husband Steve and daughter Emery last Sunday night. They live back in Kansas (and not KC) so it is few and far between that we get to see them and we had never met Emery before. It was a treat to get to see them for just a little bit over dinner! I got a picture of Ryan and Danielle together but I wasn't thinking straight and didn't get a picture of Steve and Emery too!
Last week I had a quick overnight work trip to NM. We flew to Albuquerque Monday night, drove to Santa Fe, had meetings in Santa Fe and Albuquerque on Tuesday, and then flew home Tuesday night. I had never been to Santa Fe so was very excited to get to see it; however, we got in late enough and had early enough meetings that all I really saw was outside my hotel window.
Tuesday was my birthday and my boss must have felt slightly bad about all the travel because he bought me ice cream at the airport. :) Everyone knows the way to my heart.
When I got home I was really tired so poor Ryan didn't even get to take me to dinner like he wanted to. But we went the next night!
This weekend, we went up to the condo to finalize everything on our list before our first renters show up this week. We didn't want to leave. :( It is so beautiful up there and the weather is so much nicer right now. I hope our renters enjoy it as much as we do.