Sunday, June 5, 2011

A Quiet Day

by Meghann on June 5, 2011

Despite the horror of having a broken ac (and calling around and realizing how much it’s going to be to fix – YIKES!) I’d say this weekend ranks right up there as one of my favorites. Why? Well, it’s not because I got to go anywhere exciting or experience anything out of the ordinary (scratch that – holding two newborns is pretty exciting and out of the ordinary), it’s because I got to spend the majority of it with Derek.

Derek had Thursday and Friday off last week in anticipation of Marley’s arrival and it didn’t really hit me how wonderful it was having him around until I realized he has to go back to work tomorrow. Boo. I mean, who doesn’t like spending a full four days with their best friend? I was definitely spoiled.

We took advantage of our last day of freedom together by spending the first part of the day watching cheesey made-for-tv movies and cuddling with Maddie on the couch. Luckily the AC was having one of it’s ‘I think I’m going to work for now’ moments, so we weren’t too terribly warm watching *cough* ABC Family’s Another Cinderella Story *cough*.

We broke for lunch just before 1:00 and I made a mismatched snack plate of randomness.


Mini pita ‘pizzas’ with provolone cheese and homemade hummus


Pretzels and mustard


Apple Slices


And a Pickle!


(told you it was a random plate!)

Then we headed to the mall and I debated buying this dress at Old Navy.


What do you think? I have a wedding at the end of the month and I couldn’t decide if a Maxi dress would be to hot to wear or not. Thoughts?

Derek likes to joke that since i had dragged him to Something Borrowed a few weeks ago, that he was going to drag me to see X-men First Class when it came to theaters. (What he didn’t know was that I really wanted to see it too and was actually the one that suggested we it this afternoon. ๐Ÿ˜‰ )



Holy Crap was that movie good! Great storyline, great action, and hot actors to stare at. Love, love, loved it! It more than made up for the lackluster performances from Hangover 2 on Friday.

I grew up watching the Saturday morning X-Men cartoon, so anything to do with X-Men will always hold a special place in my heart. Actually, I’m a big fan of most comic book influenced films. Well... all the good comic book influenced films. There are some that just should never have been made *cough* Wolverine *cough.*

We went grocery shopping right after the movie and by the time we got home I felt like my stomach was about to cave in on itself. I ended up grabbing this Biscotti off of the countertop and chowing down before putting anything away.


(p.s. the Lemon Poppyseed flavor rocked! It reminded me how desperately I want to learn how to make Lemon Poppyseed Muffins. Will someone please teach me? ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

Our hunger bellies began to grumble while we were at the store, which led to the purchase of store bought pizza dough for a quick and easy dinner.


Pizza is my favorite go-to meal. Hands down. How much easier does it get that rolling dough, adding sauce, toppings, and baking for 15 minutes? Easy Peasey.


Our pizza toppings included onions, mushrooms, artichoke hearts, tempeh bacon, cheddar cheese, parmesan, and oregano.


Derek is pretty obsessed with the Publix dough because of how much it rises. It does yield the fluffiest, doughiest crust.


I had two small pieces with a side spinach salad of spinach, broccoli, and a yogurt blue cheese dressing.


Carbs + Greens ๐Ÿ˜‰


After dinner we snuck out for some premium baby time. Derek’s brother and girlfriend brought Marley home this morning and so far everything looks great. We spent a good two hours tonight taking turns holding baby Marley. I think Marley already has Uncle Derek wrapped around her tiny finger. It’s amazing how easy it is to fall in love with something so precious.

When we got home I made a small bowl of berries and dark chocolate for dessert.


What a great weekend!

Hopefully that means it will be a great week!

Good Night!

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June 5, 2011

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