Good morning, friends!
We had lots to celebrate over the weekend. It was my 36th birthday as well as Father’s Day, so we had plenty to smile about!
On Saturday night, Mal and I joined our friends Scotty and Jess for dinner at The Range, a new favorite with awesome outdoor seating that overlooks a driving range. It’s really cool, and we’ve been there a bunch since it opened. (Side note: We actually planned to go to dinner at Solstice, but they were closed for a fundraiser, so The Range was Plan B and ended up being an absolute blast!)
I had the scallops for dinner.
And birthday cake for dessert!
We spent the rest of the evening sitting outside, sipping drinks, chatting, and LAUGHING.
Seriously, we laughed the entire time. In fact, when the night was over, my face hurt from smiling so much. It was seriously one of the best birthday dinners I’ve ever had. SO MUCH FUN.
The next morning, I slept in until 6:45 AM, which, of course, was amazing. Mal and Quinn were already awake, so presents and breakfast were waiting for me!
Trader Joe’s almond croissants = THE BEST!
After breakfast, I really wanted an iced coffee and Mal wanted a green juice, so we headed to Whole Foods for some morning beverages.
I ordered a 1/2 Vietnamese cold brew + 1/2 decaf cold brew, which was strong and slightly sweet and SO GOOD. (Quinn is saying “shoo-shoo” to the nearby birds. He has a love-hate relationship with them.)
After that, a little someone had some energy to burn, so we took a walk around the entire circumference of The Derby Street Shoppes. There was a lot to see and explore (even a front end loader!), so Qman especially had a great time. (You may have seen some of our adventures on Snapchat!)
We, of course, took frequent breaks to re-hydrate.
After running around Derby Street, we headed home. Quinn went down for a nearly 5-hour epic nap. (I definitely went to check on him a couple of times! Growth spurt?!) While he slept, I prepped ALLTHEFOOD. Seriously. I don’t think I’ve ever cooked/prepped so much at one time, but we are eating well FOR SURE this week!
Post-dinner, we headed to JC’s Ice Cream for a little treat. After seeing their coffee soft serve on a friend’s Snapchat, Mal was obsessed with trying it. Haha!
Mal thought the coffee was pretty good, but he liked my vanilla with chocolate sprinkles even more– Quinn did too!
Although, he liked running around JC’s a lot more!
All in all, it was a wonderful double celebration!
Question of the Day
Did you celebrate anything this past weekend?