Weekend Recap

St Patty’s Day weekend! A weekend for fun and shenanigans, which I hope you all got to partake in- in one form or another :)

Friday after work I squealed with joy and tore open the small package that was left on the porch. My newest nail color had arrived! I’ve been dying to get my hands on this color! After my happy dance I made us a super quick dinner of white chicken chili and crescent rolls.  I’ll have to share the recipe for the chili- it was really good and easy to make.  Since I get off work at 5 every day and am usually huuungry by the time I get home, I’m all about the fast, easy recipes.

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Saturday at 11 am, my hubs and I met two of our friends at the shooting range near our house.  Between you and me… it was my first time shooting.  Maybe that seems perfectly reasonable for some of you, but where I come from I felt a little out of place having never gone shooting.  My husband had been trying to get me to go forever, and he finally succeeded on Saturday.  I think I was just apprehensive because guns are scary.  I mean, right?  They’re weapons.  Weapons are scary.  But regardless, I completely needed to get over this apprehension, and I’m so thankful I have a husband who is very patient with me.  He walked me through the most basic of details from how to pick up the gun properly, to where to keep my finger positioned until I was ready to pull the trigger.  He answered all of my (slightly stupid) questions without even a trace of a condescending tone.  “If I miss the target, that’s okay?  Where do I put my other hand?  What if I DROP it??” (Maybe this will give you an idea of just how patient my hubby is…)  When I finally felt like I’d learned all I could, I shot my first round.  And, believe it or not- I hit the target almost every time.  After almost two hours at the range, we packed up and headed home.  I’m still not 100% comfortable shooting, but I feel a lot better about it.

Later we headed over to Marty’s grandparent’s house for his grandpa’s 87th (!) birthday.  We had cake and laughed with the family for awhile before heading over to Pybus Market for date night.  Pybus is a fairly new concept to our valley that is supposed to be similar (although MUCH smaller) to Pike Place Market in Seattle.  I’ll have to share more about it later because it’s pretty awesome.  We started date night by tasting some wines at the Jones tasting room.  We each got a glass and we bought a bottle to take home as well.  (We, also, somehow ended up joining their wine club… haha.  That was not expected, but I’m excited to get different types of wine throughout the year!)

 After we felt nice and warm from our glass of wine, we headed on over to Fire to split a wood fired pizza for dinner.  It was delicious.  Our final date night stop was Ice for gelato.  (Fire & Ice are right next to each other and owned by the same people.)

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Sunday we celebrated St. Patty’s Day eve by having the best St. Patty’s Day eve brunch ever.  We made these delicious green pancakes, cottage fried potatoes, and bacon.  And two huge iced coffees.  Of course.

1d15c9a2ad4211e38b53121805cc43e2_6How did you spend St. Patty’s Day weekend?

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