April 29, 2013

Sunshine, Patios and Baseball

Spring has arrived.  Just kidding, it's supposed to snow again this week.  This weekend was BEAUTIFUL though.  The temperatures were in the 70's and everyone seemed happy and ready to play outside.  The walking trails by our house with packed with people just wanting to soak in the sun.  We took FULL advantage of the nice weather this weekend.

Friday evening, we had dinner with Justin's parents at Malone's Tavern in Maple Grove.  They have a fish taco wrap that is really good.  Also, I ordered a short cider and they gave me a tall.  Good things people.  We woke up Saturday and got out the bikes and searched for best breakfast places in the Twin Cities and there was one about 4 miles away, so we made our way there on our bikes.  It was so beautiful outside.  We ended up having a few friends over on Saturday afternoon/evening to grill and sit on the patio.  It felt so good to get all the furniture out and enjoy the weather.  Kelsey brought Griffin over and Lola was instantly in love. He followed her around the yard and usually that would annoy her, but she seems to be indifferent with him (which I translate to love.)
1.  Lola showing Griff how to get after a busy bone.  He gave her space, but was very interested.
2.  We had to mail Stanley back on Saturday with a bunch of pictures and a letter describing his adventures.
3.  Lola sent Griffin a snap chat after he left.
4.  Seriously, he is so cute and he is the most laid back 12 week old puppy ever.
5.  Justin and the jam box - it was playing Dr. Dre and LL Cool J most of the evening.
6.  Our new breakfast restaurant that I'll write about soon - one step closer to completing my 30 before 30 list.

Sunday was a fun day.  Justin had to get fitted for a tux, so we did that first.  Then we met Brady & Kelsey at Cowboy Jack's and then headed to the Twins game.  I love Target Field and the Twins and everything about baseball.

We finished off our weekend with a little get together at Derrick & Lacey's.  Our friends were in town from Seattle for the weekend, so we got together and grilled, played beer Frisbee, ate cupcakes and took shots of whiskey.  I love the Cool Whip candle holders so shield them from the wind.

Can't wait to enjoy the sunshine again next weekend... but we need to get through this week and the possibility of more snow first.


  1. You guys are supposed to get more snow?! Ugh! I don't know if I could handle that.

  2. Well we aren't getting snow, but I am completely sick of the bullshit April showers! haha Let's hope that mother nature gets her shit together soon!

  3. Aw look at those puppies! Too cute!
    It's supposed to be 80 here tomorrow. Which undoubtedly means it'll snow thursday.

  4. I love love love that Griff pants and Lols are BFFs! We should marry them... maybe while intoxicated. justtttt kiddddding?


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