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{Weekend Recap}

This weekend we…

Met friends at a new (to us) bar in our neighborhood that brews their own beer!  Good beer, good company, what more could you ask for?

Made banana pancakes for breakfast Saturday and we lounged around for the greater part of the morning. Bliss.

I went shopping all by myself. I found Voluspa candles and pink skinnies (among other things). I remembered why they call it Retail Therapy as I felt like a new woman after my shopping excursion!

Went out for pizza at our favorite place on Saturday night. It was divine as usual. Then we stopped by McDonald’s for a vanilla ice cream cone. Hey, you can’t beat dessert for 1 EUR (TOTAL.).

Watched The Ides of March on my laptop in bed with my two boys (Henry is such a good cuddler!). I decided that was my favorite place to be. Ever.

Met up with friends at the Beer Temple on Saturday night. They have more than 60 different American bottled beers and over 30 taps! We stayed out until 3AM, which is not a regular occurrence for us. I know, I’m making us sound so cool right now.

Sunday we slept in, I made oatmeal with honey and cinnamon for breakfast and then we met up with family friends for lunch in Oud Zuid.

I made Baked Shoestring Garlic Fries a la Pinterest. I’m making another Pinterest-found recipe tonight! I’m on a roll!

And best of all, we Skyped with our niece, Emma. She turns one today! Happy birthday sweet, little Emma! I know you can’t read this, but someday I’ll show it to you and you’ll see how much your uncle and I missed you while we lived in Europe!

What did you do this weekend?

P.S. I’m also over at Mama and Her Boys today talking about how Corey and I ended up abroad – go take a peek!

26 thoughts on “{Weekend Recap}”

  1. Ok, now this sounds like my dream weekend. Late mornings, a nice combination of going out and just watching movies in bed. Retail therapy. Can I please have your life!?

    We had dinner Saturday night with friends and then lunch on Sunday with other friends and then a movie on Sunday night – not too shabby 🙂

    Hope you have a great week!


  2. Sounds like a brilliant weekend!

    On Saturday we walked by the river; went to the Farmers market and ate lots; had a cake and tea date; and walked in the rain and then snuggled up and watched a film. And Sunday was a lunch with friends–a great weekend, just a shame it had to end.

  3. Aw! It sounds like you had a fantastic weekend! I was sick this weekend so I stayed in bed most of the time, but I was completely okay with that!

  4. We also went out for dinner Saturday and had McDonalds ice cream after, we're Pinterest cooking tonight and I bought pink skinnies last week. This is getting weird.

  5. Pink skinnies! so jealous. And your weekend sounds amazing! If Amsterdam was closer I would go just for the weekend you described. Happy Monday, if thats possible 🙂

  6. sounds like a great weekend! and I also heard the temperatures are going up in Europe, so perfect timing for a pre-spring shopping trip I guess! 🙂

  7. Sounds like an awesome weekend! Those garlic fries sound awesome – and I love laying in bed watching movies with my cat 🙂 You're adorable and I love your blog layout – the colors are so pretty!

  8. HI! I just found your blog and I have to say that I am in love with it! definitely a new follower! I traveled to europe for the first time this summer and I am absolutely addicted and want to continue to travel every chance i get! your blog is definitely inspiring!

  9. Sounds lovely 🙂 and why yes, I totally agree with you about shopping. It can be VERY therapeutic, ok sometimes it can be way too therapeutic.. and I end up spending more than I should. What can ya do?

    Also I know I told you on twitter, but I am obsessed with those candles 🙂

  10. We are here courtesy of Mama and Her Boys! We're now following your blog & your adventures through Europe. 🙂 We're fascinated with the idea of living abroad. Can't wait to read more of your posts!!

    Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

  11. What a relaxing, happy weekend! Reading this post made me smile. We savor our lazy Sundays off too, by sleeping in, then making eggs and pancakes, and for the past 2 Sundays we've gone to a matinee movie. It's the small things 🙂

  12. Those shoe string fries look amazing!

    I've been reading you blog for a few months, and love hearing about your adventures. Also, I'm a fellow UO alum! After reading your guest post on Mama and Her Boys, I think we may have graduated the same year, too! 🙂

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