Memorial Day Weekend

This weekend was again not very adventurous, but it was still plenty eventful! We had plans to hike all weekend, but those plans kept getting pushed aside thanks to all the rain. As much as I wanted to get out and explore, I didn't mind the quite, relaxing weekend with my love one bit. Here's a look at what we spent our time doing instead.

Friday: Will and I made one of our favorite recipes for dinner, Green Lentil Soup with Coconut Milk and Warm Spices. It has been a little uncharacteristically chilly outside lately, so warm curry soup was a perfect treat. Plus, this soup is pretty healthy! Not to mention super delicious. I recommend it. We also spent the evening relaxing and catching up on a bit of TV. If you haven't seen the latest Bill O'Reilly episode of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, you are missing out. Oh, those two.

image source: the traveler's lunchbox

Saturday: Saturday we had a bit of sun; we lounged about in it all morning listening to good tunes and playing with the pups. Saturday was also national wine day which I obviously celebrated accordingly. A glass of wine in the sun? Yes please. A glass of wine with lunch? Yes please. A glass of wine, or two, or three with dinner? Yes please. We had a lovely dinner over at Will's parent's house, and Pippin had the time of his life when Bill (Will's papa) handed him a steak bone to gnaw on. Oh goodness, that was one happy (and slightly confused) pup. He also rather enjoyed the chickens, or he would have had we let him run around like a crazy after them.

Sunday: We had rain almost all day. I didn't mind. We did decide to get out of the house for a bit despite it and saw a lovely movie and grabbed dinner after. We saw The Reluctant Fundamentalist at The Flicks. It is the best film I have seen in a very very long time. So beautifully done. Such phenomenal acting by Riz Ahmed. I can't say enough good things about it. After the film, we walked across the street and had a bite to eat at Tablerock Brewpub. I had the lemon quinoa salad. I could write a song about it, it was so tasty. Will had the pesto blt. I finished the night with a good book reading session.

Monday: We were hoping to drive to Leslie Gulch for a day of hiking and exploring, or at the very least hit up a trail here in Boise. But alas, rain. My dad did manage to squeeze in some grilling before it really started to pour, though, and we enjoyed a little barbecue with my family. Other than that, I was forced to play a bit of some dancing game on Bee and Tyler's wii, we got grocery shopping done for the week, and I spent a lot of time curled up with my book.

Mostly, I was just happy to spend so much time with this lovely guy. I hope your Memorial Day Weekend was fun and relaxing. I hope you got to enjoy more time outside than I did! Oh goodness, the fact that today is Tuesday feels so weird, right?


  1. I love a good crown braid as well; they are a go-to of mine. I get mistaken for much younger (I've even gotten as young as 15) very often, so no worries :) I am young though, 22 to be exact. I'll be 23 later this year.

    I'll definitely consider sharing our story!

  2. Rita MarieMay 29, 2013

    I nominated you for a Liebster award (in case you hadn't read it on my blog). Read my "Winning" blogpost to find out the rules. :)

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