Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Weekending Highs & Lows
Happy Tuesday! Getting going after the Super Bowl is always tough and this weekend was an especially busy one all around, so excuse my recap a day late :) We had the best couple of days and I'm still wishing we could rewind back to Friday and do it all over again.
Nick and I kicked off the weekend by grabbing dinner at one of my favorite restaurants - I had shrimp tacos and he ordered a jalapeno bacon burger, but instead got a veggie turkey burger, haha - and then went home to hang with Brady and watch Making a Murderer. We're half way through the Netflix series and definitely hooked!
Saturday brought a massive Chili Cook Off at a beach town near us. There were 26 restaurants offering free chili tastings, horse drawn carriage rides, ice skating and hand carved ice sculptures around every corner. Such a fun winter day and it was so nice that the weather cooperated with pure sun (although it was freezing cold)!
We were up bright and early on Sunday to head for the Chicago suburbs. We shopped all. day. long and it was so productive. We bought this dresser for the nursery and ordered this crib (in white)! Can't wait for it to come in.
It was so great to stop at Buy Buy Baby, too and I think we've finally decided on a stroller and car seat. I'll probably do tons more research before adding anything to our registry, but right now I'm leaning towards the Baby Jogger City Mini GT and the Nuna Pipa car seat (and the adapter of course). Does anyone have either of these and have any thoughts?!?
PF Changs for lunch was a wonderful decision because while I've always loved pad thai, but I have had a serious obsession with it since becoming pregnant. It was actually one of the ONLY things I could stomach eating in the first trimester - so random, ha.
I picked up these boots for our upcoming Colorado trip. They're on sale right now, but going fast!
While I didn't have a major favorite for the Super Bowl, it was pretty cool seeing the Broncos win as I really think that was Peyton Manning's final game. Going out on top is definitely the way to do it! Other highlight: this commercial. Anything with dogs, seriously.
As you can imagine with a productive shopping weekend, it was an expensive weekend! But I really think we got a great deals on the purchases we made - I mean, how can you beat a dresser for $250? And I really did show some restraint so I was proud of that. It took everything in me not to buy one of everything at PBK!
I've been dealing with some sciatic nerve pain these last few days. Hot showers, stretches and massages help, but it hasn't been fun (especially at night when I'm trying to get comfortable).
Our Chick-fil-A is still under construction, so whenever we're back in Chicago, it's always a must stop for me. BUT we were in the city on Sunday and I totally forgot they were closed on Sundays until we were pulling into the parking lot :( :( So sad, although I do give them major props for taking a day off.
This bag seems to be completely sold out! I can't believe how fast it went. It's gone online and I couldn't find it in the store either - bummer.
All in all, a pretty great weekend. Hoping yours was as well and that your Mondays weren't too rough. Only 3 days now till Friday, we can do it!