This weekend was fabulous - we got a ton done, but at the end of it all,
I feel refreshed and ready to start the week!
ONE | The weekend started as it usually does... John comes home from work, and as soon as the sun starts to set, we take Scout for a walk. My husband decided to bring his fly rod along on the walk (which I thought was strange), until halfway through he informed me that he was going to fish on a golf course pond.
Our condo backs up to a golf course and John claims that he often sees fish rising. Needless to say I was not interested in a trespassing ticket, so I did not join him on his fishing excursion.
TWO | John and I have been watching the TV show 24, and I'm surprised by how much we are enjoying it! We had a mini date night with yummy cheeses and crackers to finish off season 1.
THREE | Ladies and Gentlemen - I did it... this weekend I actually meal planned! I sat down with my girl Ina, and made a list of 4 meals that I will be making at home this week. Not only that, but I made my grocery list and went and bought everything but the meats.
Now let's just see if I can actually stick to the plan...
FOUR | Saturday night we took Scout to the dog park to swim. John and I are such proud puppy parents when we see Scout doggie paddling around. And let me tell you, Scout has a blast. She gets super crazy when she is done swimming and runs around like a mad dog.
And get this, when we were leaving the park I ran into an old coworker who I worked with in Ann Arbor - pretty small world considering we are almost 2,000 miles away from Michigan!
FIVE | The weather this week is going to be hot, hot, hot! Like, REALLY hot - the high for Thursday is 115!
To escape the heat, John and I decided to take a day trip to Flagstaff on Sunday. The weather was beautiful - a high of 84 and no humidity... and only a 2 hour drive. Not too bad if you ask me!
SIX | We brought our mountain bikes to Flagstaff and it was so nice to be able to exercise in some decent weather. We decided to ride a trail on Mt. Elden and it was awesome! It was about 3 hours long, and although the assent felt pretty long, the decent was a blast.
SEVEN | Arizona is a pretty cool place - there is a ton of varied scenery. Before moving here I thought it was going to be super flat, and it really isn't. Flagstaff is at about 7,000 feet, and the highest mountain in Arizona is over 12,00 feet.
John and I are pretty excited to continue exploring and hopefully get in some hiking soon!
EIGHT | After our mountain bike ride we went to Lumberyard Brewing Company for lunch and some well deserved drinks. We sat outside and enjoyed the lovely breeze. Our legs were pretty much jello so it was great to sit down and relax
NINE | The weekend finished with a little Kitchen Aid Mixer fun... I made French macaroons! And surprisingly, they were pretty easy - I followed the recipe exactly, and they turned out great! I was so excited that I made two batches: almond and mint-chocolate. Recipe post coming soon!