Friday night's John Mark McMillan concert was amaaaazing.
As you can see, Cat and I were not at all excited to be there. Also, it's been quite some time since I've seen so many hipster guys concentrated in one location. I mean, for real. Bearded guys outnumbered (mostly unbearded) girls like 5 to 1. It was bizarre. Where was this scene back when I was on the man hunt?? Hmph.
John Mark did an awesome job and it was a fun night of music and friends. We even stopped for Blizzards on our way back home. It was deemed medically necessary, since our throats were a little raw from the scream-singing and fog machines. I got Mint Oreo, because I'm incapable of getting anything other than Mint Oreo as long as Mint Oreo is on the menu. It's a problem.
We slept in on Saturday, which was Matt's birthday! Then he begged for like thirty minutes for me to make breakfast, and I finally gave in. But only just this once, for his birthday. Then we went on a nice long hike/walk on the trails and through to our town's downtown area. The weather was perfect and with all of the flowering trees in full bloom...it was a delightful walk.
After our legs were sufficiently tired, we ran a few errands and then found it necessary to recuperate on the porch of one of our favorite new restaurants, Taqueria Tsunami. This place has only been open for about a month, but somehow we've managed to make our way there every single weekend since it's been here. It's a gift, really.
I went with the Thai Chicken taco and the Rising Sun taco (here for descriptions) and I regret nothing. Oh, and the fried yucca, obviously. It is amazing.
After that we met up with Matt's family at the Botanical Gardens. We took in some more flowers and sun, which was not exactly torture. We spent the rest of the afternoon and evening celebrating the birthday boys- Matt and our BIL Tom, who got to enjoy two days of both being 31...and today Tom moves on to bigger and better numbers. ;) This means I also got to spend time with my favorite nephew Timmy!!
I'm trying to cherish my dwindling days of being able to refer to my one nephew and one niece as my 'favorite' nephew/niece. I can say it now because I only have one of each. But another niece will be joining the clan in the next month or two, meaning Carly's days of being favorite-and-only are numbered. And in the fall another something (sex TBD) will be joining in on the party, and so...yeah. Days of favorites are nearly done. Oh well. I'll have to come up with better adjectives or something.
Yesterday was cloudy and cool...after church and lunch with the family, we indulged in a lovely multi-hour nap. And a lot of reading (I finished Red Rising and have moved on to this month's book club pick, This is Where I Leave You). And finished off the night with takeout pizza and three episodes of Breaking Bad. We just started watching BB this week...it's taken a few episodes to really get into it, but I think I'm starting to understand the appeal (I think we're through Episode 5 or 6 of Season 1).
Clearly it was a great weekend and if it had been an option at 6:17 this morning when my alarm went off, I'd have definitely picked to re-live the weekend instead of moving on to Monday. Sadly, it wasn't a choice, so here we are. Have a good day!