We kicked off the weekend celebrating my brother's birthday! We did a local Italian restaurant (delicious) and went back to his house for drinks and such afterwards. I love celebrating birthdays (hello, cake!) and it was a great night full of many laughs.
After some early morning errands including dropping my car off for service, Derek was off for the golf course and I had a long overdue day at home complete with a long Stella walk, a nap and the ever important - closet clean out/switch. Even though our weather this weekend wasn't quite spring like, I wanted to be prepared so it was out with the heavy sweaters and in with the spring tops and dresses - luckily the weather will be getting warmer later this week.
Stella frequently runs errands with us too - safety first and got her seat belted right in too.
I love to see all the brights come back into the closet - much more my speed than winter items.
The big yearly clean out of bags to take off to good will - feels great to get rid of and get organized.
We went to a local steakhouse on Saturday night to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and meeting eight years ago. I ate well more than I should have but those sides are so hard to say no to!
It was so nice to both be home for a weekend and Sunday really reflected that with the usual Sunday routine - church and picking up our palms for Palm Sunday, a visit to Grandmom's, some quick returns at the mall and then picking up some delicious salads for lunch amongst fixer upper episodes. Any weekend with two naps is okay in my book (even if a quick one) and we squeezed in a quick gym session before getting ready to head out again.
Palms from the service.
Last night we met up with some of the family (some was out of town and such) to celebrate what would have been my Grandma's 90th birthday! We lost her this past September and she is still very much missed, loved and thought about each day. She really was one of my best friends (and best wine drinking partners!) so I enjoyed a sip of her favorite - pinot grigio out of one of her wine glasses.
We got a few snow flurries yesterday - not as much as they predicted but hopefully that's the end of winter and we can enjoy the warmer weather now that it's officially spring!
I hope everyone has a great start to the new week! xx