After an extremely long week I was ready to relax this weekend. While Erin and I kept pretty busy, the entire weekend had an air of relaxation that hasn’t been around for quite a while.
We had a quick dinner at Chevy’s, probably our all-time favorite restaurant, with some friends, and then saw Changeling, which was much darker than expected. I really enjoyed the movie but it was a little too heavy after such an exhausting and taxing week.
Erin and I cleaned the house in the morning and had a nice visit with my sister, Traci, in the afternoon. She even stuck around to join us in a matinee showing of Twilight.
After Twilight, which was a surprisingly enjoyable movie, we had some pizza and played a little progressive spades with friends in the comfort of our clean home.
Sunday, Erin and I were honored for our service to the youth group at church. We were given a lovely card signed by the group and gift cards for AMC Theaters and Grandville. Looks like a date night is in the cards.
After church we had a quick lunch at Corner Bakery and then headed home to prepare our dishes for the Pumpkin Party later that night. Erin prepared a Pumpkin Risotto with Shrimp and Asparagus, which was amazing. I prepared a Pumpkin Bacon Soup, of my own design, which was surprisingly palatable. Erin’s dish ended up winning the award for best Pumpkin Main Dish. She deserved it.
And that was my weekend. It felt good to have a slightly slower-paced weekend. They are few and far between, but much appreciated.