Father’s Day Weekend, In A Nutshell

Good morning to you all! How’s everyone doing today?

I’m gonna be honest…I’m not feelin’ so hot. I woke up this morning feeling pretty blah, so I’m hoping things will start to improve as the day goes on. Fingers crossed!

BUT, despite my less-than-stellar morning, I must say that we had an absolutely GREAT weekend. Lots of fun, good food, and productivity…starting with Saturday morning’s breakfast.

I finally had my Kodiak Cakes breakfast, and oh man, were they delicious. I added some chia seeds and banana slices into the actual pancake batter, and then topped them off with some peanut butter, more banana slices, and a drizzle of maple syrup. Heaven on a plate.

Saturday afternoon was all about the productivity for us. Jay worked on the back deck for basically the entire day, and we’ve now finally got a deck to sit on! Totally forgot to take photos, but it isn’t totally done yet anyways (we still need railings and stairs). While he worked on the deck, I took care of business inside before heading out into the sun to write out some thank you cards…it was a beautiful day to be out in the sun.

Saturday evening, me and the hubs headed up to Saratoga to celebrate the wedding of our cousins, Joe & Angela. They’re actual wedding was actually back in April, but since it was out in Arizona, a lot of the family wasn’t able to make it (myself included) so they had a little after-wedding gathering. It was a gorgeous night to be out!

We spent the evening listening to a live band, eating some food, enjoying some drinks water, and chatting away with family. It was great, and as the evening went on and more people started coming in to the bar I quickly began to realize…

You get a LOT of awkward stares as a pregnant woman at a bar. :)


On Sunday morning, we had plans to have my parents, brother, and his girlfriend Meg over for brunch. I had done a little research last week and had already decided what I was going to make: a sausage and egg strata from one of the cookbooks I have, along with this Cinnabon Coffee Cake.

My family really seemed to love both of them, but the coffee cake was definitely the favorite. OMG, it’s so good. So bad, but soooo, so good.

It was great to be able to spend time with dad on Father’s Day. :)

Sunday afternoon, Jay and I had a few hours between brunch and when his parents were due to come over for dinner, so we worked in the nursery a bit. We laid out how we *think* we want our rain gutter bookshelves to go (we got them on Friday!), AND I also found some curtains and blinds so we put those up. Want to know where I found them? Lowe’s! And I loooooove them. So simple, and exactly what I was looking for. You guys will see them soon!

A little while later, my in-laws came over for dinner and we had a nice little bbq out on the back deck.

Homemade sirloin burgers, courtesy of the hubby, corn on the cob, and potato salad, courtesy of Yours Truly. Everything was absolutely delicious!

Once everyone left for the day, the two of us put on our cozies and basically collapsed on the couch for the rest of the night. We had been on the go all day long, and it felt really nice to just relaxOf course, our little buddy was right by our side…or, rather, let’s call him TROUBLE.

Codeman was all about being Mr. Adventure yesterday…trying to dart out the back door to get outside, climbing up on the counters, continuing to jump into the crib, ripping the screens on our back door in order to get outside. He was being Bold with a capital B!

But just look at that face…he makes it so darn difficult to stay mad at him. ;)

So there’s our weekend, in a nutshell! How was everyone else’s weekend? Do anything fun and/or exciting??