Monday, April 1, 2013

a perfect weekend

Wow. What a weekend. This was def one for the books.

First a shout out to my lovely almost-hubby. Yesterday we celebrated officially being engaged for one year. We’re under six weeks away from the big day and at this point, I’m just enjoying each day as much as possible. I want to experience the build up and the pre-wedding happiness as much as possible. The pre wedding happiness is a little more like pre-wedding madness, but we’ll go with the first term ;)

Now for the weekend. Friday after work we decided to go downtown to The Banks. The Banks is a new area of Downtown Cincinnati that has a ton of bars and restaurants. Will has been there often for work functions, but I’ve only been two or three times. We went to Yard House for drinks before going to Crave for dinner. Both were pretty much phenomenal.




I like a little more laid back environment when I just want after work drinks, and yard house was insanely crowded with people that were a little doucheier than I care for. Either way, the beers selection was good and the bartender was friendly.

I could go on about how much we loved Crave for days. The server was probably the best I’ve ever had, the ambiance was great, and the food. Oh Lord the food. Will had fish (I forget what kind. I think sea bass?) and I had a steak. We also had some drinks and shared the calamari appetizer. Everything was fab.


Saturday we relaxed around the house all morning. This was the first Saturday in an eternity we didn’t have a laundry list of things to do. And it felt so so good. That afternoon I went downtown with a friend to get my first facial. The weather was FINALLY warm and sunny, and the facial itself was heavenly. I’d love to start getting them regularly, but unless I find another job or win the lottery, I’m going to have to choose between facials and hot yoga.

I had planned to clean and get groceries after the spa but the weather was too nice for that. I ran home to meet Will then we went back downtown to have lunch at Nada. It was warm enough to eat on the patio, and Will had never been, so it was kind of necessary. Nada has the best Mexican food (and margaritas) of all time. He was not disappointed.



After lunch we laid around some more then spent the evening at his parents with his brother and his family.

On Easter Sunday Will went to Mass then to his parents to spend some time with them, and I went to Dayton to have lunch with my family. The boy won’t miss a Mass, and I couldn’t pass up this lunch because my sweet PaPaw was allowed to come home from his nursing home for the day!

He has Parkinson’s, and it’s such an ugly, nasty disease. I am so thankful he was able to spend a few hours eating good food and surrounded by family and March Madness games.

After family time Will and I enjoyed some outside time with the dogs and caught up on TV. It was the perfect weekend of all perfect weekends. Mondays are never easy, but I actually feel ready for this one. I am going to attempt a full day of work, DJ meeting, trip to the grocery, and a hot yoga class. Wish me luck!

How was your weekend? Happy Monday!

stillbeingmolly
Amanda said...

Hiya! Just stopping by from the bloghop. I am having amazing food envy because of your weekend photos. Especially the last one! I'll look forward to reading more! xx

Amanda @ Rhyme & Ribbons

Suze said...

I love a good Saturday when there's just not much to do. LOVE IT.

Looks like a delicious weekend :) and sounds great!

Sarah said...

SO much deliciousness! I've been wanting to try Yard House and Crave! Nada is my absolute favorite in town!

Becca Moss said...

This was such a good post! The food & alcohol all looks delicious!

jamiedawn said...

ooook... i love you. your use of the word "douche" was the best thing i have seen in days. my boyfriend is the biggest beer fan in the world and i've been wanting to try this yard house. all those taps in the background!! i hope it starts to get warmer out here in good ol cinci!!

jamiedawn said...

ooook... i love you. your use of the word "douche" was the best thing i have seen in days. my boyfriend is the biggest beer fan in the world and i've been wanting to try this yard house. all those taps in the background!! i hope it starts to get warmer out here in good ol cinci!!

Karen Curtis said...

Definitely enjoy this pre wedding time. It sounds like you all did a good job of celebrating this pat weekend. Family time is special so soak it up!

-Karen
www.yourstylistkaren.com

Agnes Mayer said...

Visiting from the link up. Would love it if you stopped by and checked out my blog and said hello :).

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My Thrifty Chic said...

I would love for you to come link up to my Tuesday Blog Hop!!

xo Tori

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Amy Powell said...

looks like such a great way to spend a weekend! and 6 weeks away from your wedding... oh good luck, girl! that's exciting :)

xoxo, Amy @ Interpret As You May

Bon Bon said...

Great weekend! I mean, how can it NOT be great with all that good food:-) xoxo

Kimberlee said...

Looks like a fabulous weekend! Monday we had one 60 degree day here in New York and it was wonderful. Sadly all the other days have been freezing :(

Congrats on being engaged for a year and good luck with the wedding!

Julie-Becoming A Navy Wife said...

Yard House is our FAVORITE!!!!! Enjoy the rest of this time as an engaged couple! The big day will be here before you know it!

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