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Showing posts with label movie. Show all posts

Sunday, May 1, 2016

What to do when its rainy in Denver

Usually Denver offers excellent sunny weather & I have no complaints... This weekend was not that. This weekend was cold, windy, rain/snow mix and gross.  Since Denver normally has such amazing weather, we usually spend our weekends outside; either at the park down the street, walking around and exploring the bars/restaurants in our neighborhood or being 'one with nature' in true Colorado fashion.

Friday we didn't even venture back out after getting home from work.  We turned on the fireplace - nestled under some blankets & finished the last few episodes of Season 2 of Better Call Saul.   Have you watched this show?  Both Nick and I were HUGE Breaking Bad fans.  We binge watched the first 4-5 seasons during a cold and snowy winter a few years back in MN.  Binged to the point where we were both dreaming we were drug lords.  We were obsessed with the show.

When Better Call Saul first came on the air, we tried to watch it.  Really, really tried, but I think it was just too soon after Breaking Bad (for us at least) to get into it.  Fast forward a couple of years and we started DVRing it again, turns out the show is awesome and we were hooked!  If you haven't check it out you really should!

Saturday was another dreary rainy day.  We woke up Saturday morning and watched Bering Sea Gold.  This is our new Saturday routine, Nick DVR's the episodes during the week and then we watch a couple on Saturday mornings.  Remember how when you were a kid you would wake up on Saturday mornings and watch cartoons?  Well...I guess this is the grown up version of that!

After we'd finished our shows and done some weekend cleanup around the house, we decided to venture out and do a bit of exploring.  We went to The Farmhouse at Breckenridge Brewery.  If you are in Denver, or visiting Denver, I would recommend.  The complex it self is HUGE.  They have a few different brewing operations, a restaurant, tasting room as well as a huge patio/backyard space that I'm sure is a blast in the summer!

It was pretty busy when we got there so we had about 15 minutes to kill while we waited for our table.  We sampled a few beers, looked over some items in the gift shop & before we knew it, our table was ready.  The dining area itself looks like an old farm house.  There is a huge fireplace, a bunch of old chandeliers, mis-matched dining chairs at the tables and an absolutely gorgeous interior.  On weekends they have a brunch buffet, or you can order off the menu.  We both ordered some lunch off the menu and a flight.  Everything was excellent!!


On our way home we made a last minute decision to stop at Big Lots.  I'm not normally Big Lots shopper, but we were looking for plastic bins to re-organize our storage unit with.  One of the downfalls of condo living, is NO space... And on of the downfalls of our condo, is lingering water issues.  First it was our dining room, then living room and then storage unit... so we decided plastic bins were necessary.  It happens that it was our lucky day.  They had these blue bins on sale for $4.95 each.  PERFECT.  We loaded up our cart and dropped $100 on bins and headed home!

Saturday night we watched the movie The Revenant.  Have you seen it?  I'm not a huge Leonardo DiCaprio fan, but DAMN he was amazing in that movie.  The beginning was a bit bloody/violent for me, but I enjoyed the movie.  I loved how they tied all the Native American history into it and really 'explained' a lot, with very little dialogue.

Sunday we were up bright and early organizing our storage unit with the new bins.  One of the problems we have is that some of our boxes hadn't been unpacked since 2010.  We've moved a few times in the past few years (including twice in 6 months back in 2014/2015) so we seemingly always have boxes full of stuff - and we're never quite sure what is where.  We were able to go through every box/bin in the storage unit, get rid of the crap we don't need, make a considerably large pile for donation & then repack/relabel everything, so we know exactly what is where!  It was quite the undertaking, but so very worth it!
Sunday afternoon we ventured out to a local pizza joint Tony P's to grab some slices & beers.  They have all day happy hour on Sunday - so we figured we'd take advantage.


All in all - we were pretty productive, considering the terrible weather this weekend.  What did you do with your weekend?

Monday, February 4, 2013

Weekend Recap

Wow, another week gone by and again I've been terribly delinquent with my blog posts...

Today I'm linking up for a weekend update!  Here's a quick recap of our weekend...


I went to dinner with my sweet friend Emily.  We used to work together and have really kept in touch after I changed jobs.  We met in St. Paul at Bangkok Cuisine Thai restaurant.  The food was so yummy and it was so great to see her smiling face!  She told me all about her recent trip to Istanbul & I caught her up on the wedding & honeymoon details!

Friday - Ladies Night...

I met up with some new work friends of mine for a night out in Minneapolis' North Loop.  We started with dinner at Black Sheep Pizza.  Of course we had to start with a pitcher of wine!  :-)  After we'd had our fair share of food and drink - we continued our night with stops at a few local establishments (and a lot more alcohol!)  Needless to say Saturday morning was not a great time to be me!  :-)
Here are a few photos from the night....don't judge us... It was ladies night!


We did some more house hunting.  We saw a few townhouses in a different area of the city than we had previously looked.  We liked them - but not really enough to consider an offer.
After house hunting we spent the rest of the day relaxing.  It's been SO COLD here, that we really didn't want to leave the house. 


Superbowl Sunday...

Nick and I went to brunch at the Chatterbox.  It isn't too far from where we live and they offer a pretty good brunch selection.  After brunch we went and saw the movie Zero Dark Thirty.  It chronicles the efforts over 10 years that led to the raid that ultimately killed bin Laden.  I thought the movie was pretty good.  I honestly left wishing I could work for the CIA!!  I think it would be fascinating to work on projects that are so important and have access to all that top secret information!  I had read the book 'No Easy Day' - which sort of tells the same story.  It was interesting to see how the story lines overlapped!
We spent Sunday afternoon finishing up our Thank You notes from our wedding.  We were married 5 weeks ago and have been seriously slacking on getting them done.  We were so blessed to have had so many wonderful gifts that I really wanted to get everything written and in the mail.  Mission (finally) accomplished!!
We really didn't do anything for the Superbowl.  Our beloved Green Bay Packers weren't playing - so we really didn't have much motivation to watch.  I do have to say that I thought Beyonce ROCKED that halftime show!  Dang!  I wish I could look like that!!

Well that's all for now - my goal for this week is be a much more avid blogger!!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Since I've been gone....

Wow... I knew I wanted to start a blog, however, I didn't realize the discipline it would take to sit down and write every night!!  Here's to hoping I get a bit better at keeping up with this!  :-)

Here's what we've been up to the past 2 weeks!

I traveled to Omaha for work...

My team at work are all field based- there are about 20 of us scattered all across the US - so we meet a few times a year to discuss projects/strategies to better serve our customers.  It's great to see people face to face and learn what my counterparts across the country are working on!  

Of course there is always the perk of hanging out with my teammates & getting to know them outside of work - all while going out for dinner & drinks at yummy restaurants!! 

We went house hunting

Nick and I are looking to buy a home.  Having just gotten married & both recently finishing up our masters programs, we finally have some time.  We're still not sure exactly what area of our city we want to live in - so we set out exploring what we could buy for our budget in different areas....

It was not as glamorous as the TV show makes it out to be.... Yuck!  We spent an entire weekend driving all around the metro area looking at homes and didn't find a single one that we liked!  A few realtors told us this was a 'low inventory' time - so we're just keeping our eyes open for something we like to come on this market.  (I have a feeling there will be many more posts about this!)  ;-)

We had date night...

We've been sooo busy the past few months with the wedding & school - that we really haven't had a 'date night' in forever.

We went to a fun little Mexican restaurant (on a recommendation of a friend)
The food was YUMMY!

Then we went and saw the movie 'Flight' at a theater near our house.

The past few days have been spent just hanging out and relaxing...

Check back soon for more updates!!