Sunday, April 6, 2014

Spring Time, Canal Fish, and Gourmet Waffles - or, Things I've Been up to Lately

Well well, look who decided to show up for class. I did. I figured after two weeks I should probably make an appearance or something. The last two weeks I just haven't had the blogging mojo in me. I even sat down to write a post for my wedding anniversary and just literally couldn't think of anything, so I figured I should probably close out of Blogger before I publish something I'd later regret. What can I say, sometimes you have the blogging mojo and sometimes you don't. Lately, I don't. But I've been missing it. I haven't even been reading blogs, let alone contributing to my own. My blog roll currently sits at 292 unread blog posts. I'll get to them...eventually...I hope. In the meantime let's catch up shall we?!

Spring time is here and since I'm making a special effort to get my seasonal decorations up before the season actually passes I went ahead and switched out my wood pallet, AKA my seasonal decoration spot.
Bunnies and pastels make spring decor happen. They just do.

Spring time also means anniversary time, and Nate and I celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary this year on April 4th.
Is it just me, or does five years of marriage sound so much longer than four? I mentioned earlier, I sat down to write a post about it, worked on it for about an hour, then scrapped it. When it comes right down to it, writing about marriage is hard...and a little uncomfortable for me. It's saved in my drafts so who knows, maybe when I build up the nerve I'll publish it.

Speaking of my husband, he went fishing in the canal behind our house last week and caught this monster:
In the canal. Fish this big live in a canal??? And then somehow all the other smaller ones he caught ended up in my kitchen sink...
...Except they were still alive a little bit, and when I went over to to take a look at them, the big one started flopping all around and I freaked the eff out. Scared me half to death. I just assume that fish die from the time you catch them, to the time you catch more, and then walk back to your house and put them in your kitchen sink. But you know what they say about just makes an ass out of you and I...

On a less fish-y note, and more blogger-ish note, I had my very first blate (that's a BLogger dATE for all you non-bloggy folk out there) last week with Camille from Friday We're in Love and Chrissy from Let Me See You Sparkle. Let me tell you, these ladies are just as sweet and genuine in person as they are on their blogs. We had such a fun time at dinner and ended up perusing the aisles of Barnes and Noble where we all bought the same book cause it was on sale for $5.98, and when a book is on sale for $5.98, why the heck not?! Also, when it's on the list of "Books Every Woman in Their Twenties Should Read" we couldn't really ignore that part either.
...I smell a blogger book club brewing.
Blog friends turning into real life friends is my most favorite thing about the blog world. Go follow these ladies pronto!

Speaking of the blog world, beyond turning virtual friends into real life friends (and not being catfished while we're at it), I also love hearing about awesome things that I'm missing out gourmet waffle food trucks. And this weekend I was finally able to track one down in my area. Score one for me. And since it was Nate and my anniversary weekend and I had a whole day to myself with him (this doesn't happen often) we decided to do the waffle thing for breakfast (or breakfast/dessert-ish). Score two for me. We tracked down the Waffle Crush food truck at the Gilbert Farmer's Market and omg...

A gourmet waffle topped with banana's and Nutella for me, and some other berry concoction for Nate...
If heaven were to have a flavor, it would be this. ...The Nutella one, le duh. If you're in the East Valley in AZ, please do yourself a favor and find the Waffle Crush truck and eat some waffles. You won't regret it.

After we polished off our breakfast that really should be counted as dessert, we headed out to Phoenix to the Desert Botanical Garden where the Chihuly in the Garden exhibit is going on through May.

Chihuly (I forget his first name) is an artist who does all kids of crazy glass sculptures, and every year or so the Desert Botanical Gardens hosts some of his work. Since I can't really explain how amazing it is, I'll let you see for yourself...i.e. I'm about to inundate you with a crap-ton of pictures...
Impressive, right?!

I finished this weekend off with some serious R&R:
...and I'm not mad about it. I dubbed it: "Sunday Poolday." You know, like, "Sunday Funday," except with the "pool" part added in. I know, it doesn't quite have the same ring to it, but whatever, we can make it work right?

And on that note, have a happy Monday friends!

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  1. Missed having you around these parts! So glad you got yourself some pool action too:)

  2. So many things -
    -FISH THAT BIG ARE IN THE CANAL? That makes me not ever want to even walk by it. They can jump out!!!!
    -I would probably die if there was fish in my sink
    -I'm so excited for our blate!!!
    -I have been wanting to go to the botanical garden for so long, these pictures are so prettyyyyy!

    yay for having you back!

  3. ummmm can we be old childhood friends, turned blogger friends, turned real friends again?! I want in on this book club! P.S. the exhibit at the DBG is to die for! I loved all of his work :)

    1. Umm let's make that happen puh-lease!! Dinner? Happy hour? Coffee? I know, next time you have a restaurant review to do take me with you! Cause I'm good at inviting myself places like that ;)

  4. holy crap that is a big ass fish!!!! So exciting for your blate I wish I didn't live so far away from everyone I totally want to go on one ;-) Your pictures are absolutely stunning btw!

  5. Sounds like you have been having a lot of fun. I love Chrissy's blog, so fun that you got to meet her. I am so jealous of that waffle food cart! Delicious. And those glass sculptures are so cool! I would love to see them.

  6. All the yes! I love that you had an anniversary party all day, and that it started with waffles!

    Yay for meeting in real life, can't wait for the next blate! And how great was it that it was a blind blate? Double great!

  7. I'm so in love with that wedding picture! Ans the waffle pic, too. ;)

  8. Five years does sound much longer than four! We just celebrated our fourth anniversary in March and it doesn't seem like that big of a deal, but I have a feeling come next year, I'm going to be like, "woah!"
    P.S. That weeding photo is pretty wonderful :)

  9. Unfortunately, I started reading that book and stopped after the first two just didn't hook me! I'm glad I got it as a gift and didn't spend money on it. But I hope you like it!

    SO jealous of that gourmet waffle truck. That sounds so delicious right now!

  10. What book is it? I love reading!! You are making me so sad that I had to move!!



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