Monday, August 24, 2009

Another Weekend Update

Well hello lovely friends! How was your weekend??

Ours was busy busy, but fantastic. We had a great weekend filled with lots of food, wine, and good friends.

And sadly, I didn't take even one photograph. If you've been reading for a while now, you know I (Steph) am a HUGE picture takin' fool, and somehow, capturing our weekend with photo's completely slipped my mind. Oh well, I can still give ya'll a little update:

Friday we went to the wine festival with Sarah and Deaner and had a great time. There are over 120 wine vendors at the fest, loads and loads of different German foods, and desserts. YUM! Jon and I had mini pancake thingies with powdered sugar on them and S&D had sugar and cinnamon crepes. Holy goodness, they were fantastic. After a few too many drinks we all headed back to the house and crashed. We may or may not have stopped at an alley or two on the way home to take a little bathroom break. But you can't blame a girl, when the line to the restroom is outrageous and you'd rather pee for free! I mean come on ;)

Saturday after struggling to get out of bed, we finally made it to the farmers market. I bought loads of fresh fruit and some very interesting cheeses. I also bought the prettiest bouquet of flowers.

Then we ran a couple other errands and made it home in time to crash out for an hour before I had to prepare for a birthday party we were hosting for some of our friends in Jon's office.

We had some great appetizers: cheeses and crackers, olives, brushetta, fruit, vegetables, cheese fondue and we also made chicken bites, steak bites and pasta salad. The food was a hit and we had several people bring extra goodies for us to enjoy. I SO wish I would have taken a picture of all of the food, it was enough to feed an army.

Sunday we were both pooped and I don't think we even left the couch the entire day. We watched several movies and enjoyed relaxing and spending some QT together. We've been really busy the last several weekends and I think that was exactly what we needed. Pure bliss!!

Today, I started back to walking/jogging with my friend Tara. I went to my doctor a couple of weeks ago because my shin splints were getting out of the control. He told me that the problem was my feet and that it definitely explains why I have been having so much pain, so they took a mold of my feet and custom made insoles. YAY! I tried them out today and so far so good, but I'm definitely taking it slow. Hopefully tomorrow morning I won't be buckled over in pain from shin splints. I have a good feeling that these insoles will solve the problem, and I can finally get into running again!

And lastly but definitely not least, my sweet blog friend Stevy at The Rest is Still Unwritten gave me the awesome Fabulous Blog award! Thanks so much girl! I'm so glad you think my blog is fabulous!!

There are 2 rules once you receive this:
1. You must list 5 current obsessions.
2. You must pass this on to 5 people.

1. I am obsessed with True Blood on HBO. The second season is fantastic and I can't get enough of it!

2. I am also obsessed with the Sookie Stackhouse series that True Blood is based on. The books are great if anyone is looking for a fun serious to get in to.

3. Fondue: I am totally obsessed with fondue right now. I LOVE cheese fondue and chocolate fondue! We're going to purchase another fondue pot so we can start cooking with the fondue oil, similar to the Melting Pot, (one of our favorite restaurants back home!!)

4. My new iPhone! Love it, can't put it down. My husband may or may not be getting a little jealous of the time I spend with my iPhone and not with him ;)

5. Crystal Light Raspberry Lemonade, YUMMMM! Obsessed with it.

I am passing this award onto these 5 lovely bloggers:

I hope you all have a fabulous Monday!


Practically Perfect... said...

Don't you just love a good Farmer's Market?

Sounds like you had a great weekend!

In this wonderful life... said...

I know I say this everytime..but I'm jealous of all the wine festivals! Sounds like you guys had a good weekend. I love just laying on the couch sometimes! pretty flowers :)

Lindsey said...

Aw thanks for the award sweet friend!!

The Rest is Still Unwritten said...

My husband is obsessed with TruBlood!

Allison said...

I can't believe we never made it to the wine fest...ugh!

Sounds like a good time!

Sweet Simplicity said...

Those flowers are beautiful!

Grand Pooba said...

Oh my gosh, that list of your obsessions could be mine! (All except the iphone because I don't have one, but I am obsessed with my blackberry!)

Holy crap what a weekend you had! I want you to host a party for me sometime, you two are great entertainers!

And thank you so much for the cute blog award! I am so excited! You're the best!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Wow! You and no pictures!!!! I'm glad you had a great weekend though!

Liana said...

no pictures!! haha you're so funny! i'm jealous of all the good food and wine it sounds like you ate!

JG said...

Custom insoles?!?!?! Oh man, that is my ultimate purchase fantasy (yes, I'm lame, but I also have really bad feet) :p. Lucky lucky you.

Beautiful flowers!!

Jenny.Lee said...

Your Sunday sounds just like mine. We've been so busy that I didn't want to do a thing! Love your obsession list. :)

Katie said...

those flowers are so pretty that they look fake!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Not one picture Steph?! haha! The wine festival sounded like so much fun! and farmers markets are so neat=)! what cheeses did you get?? (and I meant to add to the last post that I loved your whole list=)!)

Brown Girl said...

Sounds like a great weekend, those flowers are gorgeous. Thanks for the tag. I have not caught on to the fondue craze but I like cheese and chocolate so I'm going to need to jump on that idea!

Annie said...

sounds like you had another perfect weekend! the flowers are beautiful.
i'm one of those weird people that has never even had fondue! i know it's a shame and i'm missing out :(

katie + bret said...

oooo the IPhone is a good one to be obsessed with. Luckily B and I both have one and are both equally obsessed! (or that is really sad, still deciding)

FUN WEEKEND!! Sunday sounds like it was a great end to the busy weekend!

morewineplease said...

shin splints are the worst, I get them too, let me know how the custom soles work. What shoes do you where?

Lil' Woman said...

Sometimes the couch is the best place to go on weekends....hope the insoles work for you! : )

Megan said...

Sometimes I forget to take pictures also. It happens to the best of us! Thanks for the tag! I will do this soon!

KT said...

I can totally relate to your comment about making a pit stop in an alley...we had to do the same this past weekend!

Also, I just got custom insoles too! The lady who did my last pedi said I should see a podiatrist bc my feet looked really beat up. She kept asking if I was a crazy runner and I really don't run that much. I have been trying to break in my orthodics, but it's hard bc i mostly wear sandals during the summer. I wore them for my first day of work today with ballet flats and they really make my feet hurt to wear them. The doctor's office said not to wear them for exercise until I am completely used to them. Mine were so expensive and not covered by insurance!

Glad to hear you had a fun weekend. Where in Germany are you guys? We are in Erlangen. Hopefully signing on an apt. tomorrow night!


Abbie said...

Thank you Steph! You're so sweet!! I feel like all of our weekends have been absolutely nuts too..Ryan and I need some good QT with eachother where we do nothing but rot on our couch all day watching movies!

Hope you had a good Monday!!!

valerie said...

What? No pictures?
Sounds like you had an awesome weekend.
I am pretty far behind on my blogging. Did I read that you're going to Italy?!!! My dream vacation.
I can't wait to hear all about it.

K @ Blog Goggles said...

That sounds like an awesome weekend.

And for some reason I am really craving fondue! Who knows. I wonder where I can find it here...

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

LOVE Crystal Light!! We always have a pitcher in the fridge!

sarah said...

It sounds like you had a great weekend!

We have a few Farmers Markets in the area and I just keep forgetting to go!

The flowers are beautiful!