Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Weekend Rewind

We hardly ever make plans on Fridays. Mostly, because by the end of the week we're so tired that we're still in bed by about 9.

But I was having severe cabin fever. Which is weird because i had been at work all day and i rarely ever get bored at home. But my job doesn't involve a lot of interaction with other people, so by the time i see Daniel i talk for about 2 hours straight because i've been storing it up all day. So we decided to go to Starbucks and read for a bit. (thanks mom for the gift cards!)

Almost every time we read near each other, i end up interrupting Daniel non-stop to read him whatever i find interesting in my book/magazine. So far he has endured this annoying practice of mine. I'm hoping he finds it endearing, ha!

Saturday was spent sleeping in (8AM!!!!!) and running errands. We were planning on having a date night, and Daniel surprised me with Cheesecake Factory!!! CF is one of my faves. I always get the same thing: Louisiana Chicken Pasta. I got three meals out of it so i totally feel like i got my moneys worth, ha!
This is a picture of Daniel's man-sized burrito. As soon as it came out, I told him there was no way he was allowed to eat that all in one sitting. haahahahha

Surprisngly, we both showed some good self-control and brought home a good portion of our meal. It's always nice to leave a restaurant not feeling too full or uncomfortable. (at least that's what i say)
Then, we just walked around the mall for a while, admiring all the pretty things in the windows. It was a lot of fun. I'm not sure if we've ever just walked around the mall. So much fun! It really is the little things. And I love how doing something ordinary, but doing it with your best friend, makes it all that much more enjoyable.

Sunday was a busy busy day. After church we came home and had to work on a lot of stuff, and i made another loaf of bread for the week. We spoke at church on Sunday night about some of our overseas experience. We both have hearts for people overseas and love sharing whenever we can!

For dinner we tried something new, and made kale chips and saffron rice. Both were really good. I really wan to cook with kale more often. I'm hoping to try sauteeing it next time.

Does anyone have any good kale recipes they like???

Today (Monday) we met the fam for dinner to celebrate Grandpa's 96th birthday!!!! 96 years of life is so amazing, and something to be grateful for. We're so glad we could celebrate Grandpa and all he means to us and his family.

Hope everyone survived their Monday!




  1. LOVE Cheesecake Factory!! The food is SO delish!!!!!! :)

  2. I definitely agree - the ordinary, every day things are much more fun with your best friend!

  3. You are the second person in the past week to talk about Kale chips! I guess I need to try them!