This weekend was full of many small sweet moments, and it’s these quiet yet tremendous wonders that energize and keep me going even when the going gets tough. This past week was a bumpy ride, both emotionally and physically, but I feel rejuvenated and it’s definitely going to be a marvelous Monday. Thanks, Katie, for this wonderful reminder every week!
Tim and I have been pretty stingy with our time lately. Because we don’t see each other much during the week, we have been just hanging out with each other on the weekends. We have the best time together, but we realized that we’re not spending time and developing relationships with others. God calls us to fellowship and experience life with others because that’s how we can embody the Lord’s amazing love. So we’re going to do just that. To start, this Saturday, we went on a brunch double date with our parents-to-be friends. My friend is due any day now, so this may have been the last time we hung out as child-free couples. We went to Kerbey Lane, which is my favorite brunch place here in Austin! The wait was quite long, but we didn’t mind. We had a LOT of catching up to do.
I wish I had taken more pictures, but I was soo busy talking and enjoying being in the moment that I decided to forego my blogger instincts. I can be quite the social butterfly sometimes, don’t ya know ;). I know I said last week that I’d be posting about my dining-out experiences every Monday, but will you forgive me this one time as I don’t have many pictures to tantalize you with? However, I did manage to take a quick snap of my dish! Ta-da! Can you guess what kind of burger this is?
From the best buttermilk pancake in town to hummus and pita, Tex-Mex migas and enchiladas, gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options, Kerbey Lane caters to diverse palates. As they work closely with local vendors and mom and pop stores, they build their menus based on what’s in season.
I’ve been here many times, and every time I end up ordering pancakes, despite my efforts to try something new. It’s hard not to when they have flavors such as lemon poppyseed, gingerbread, apple whole wheat, and blueberry. Mmmm…
However, I finally succeeded today! I ordered the Hippy Burger – homemade veggie patty topped with lettuce, tomato, avocado and red onion on a wheat bun. It was THE BEST veggie burger I’ve ever tried! The patty was so thick, earthy, and flavorful! I didn’t get to enjoy it as much as I would have because I was so engrossed in the conversation (and yes, I talk with my mouth full…sexy! Tim just loves this). I definitely want to go back and enjoy it in complete silence. Just me and the burger.
Tim ordered the Ahogada sandwich – pork carnitas, avocado, caramelized onions, on panini bread served in a bowl of tomato lime jus! It was such a unique sandwich, and Tim loved every bite. I wish I had gotten a picture of it! I’m def going to try to recreate it for sure! This is why I love going out to eat. I get so inspired, and it gives me that itch to create my own version.
The rest of the weekend was spent catching up on the happenings of the Olympics as Tim and I couldn’t watch it together during the week, playing with Kona, cooking and baking…just small things around the house. As I’m preparing to leave for the HLS later this week(!!!!!), I’ve got lots of meal planning to do and dishes to make ahead of time so that Tim will
enjoy think of me while I’m gone ;).
The other day, my box of 20 Ibs of ground bison individually packaged into 1 Ib freezer safe portions was delivered! It’s perfect because any recipes with ground meat, such as bolognese sauce, casseroles… freeze so perfectly!
While I was busy making a mess in the kitchen, Tim did the laundry, including folding and putting it away. He’s definitely a keeper, no? I don’t mind throwing everything in the machine, but I don’t do folding. I just crumple everything and stuff it into the drawers. Tim who’s very anal and meticulous could no longer tolerate this, so he took over the duty a couple of months ago. I couldn’t be happier. My clothes are wrinkle-free..pretty…and so inviting to wear ;). And without getting too close for comfort, notice how my underwear’s the size of my palm! Yea..he’s that good hehe.
And of course, my day wouldn’t be complete without
obsessing thinking about my nephew, Noah. Just look at him…He’s quite the happy boy ;). ALWAYS smiling! He is.so.precious!! And he sure is following in his uncle’s footsteps in loving his burgers.
So this just about wraps up this week’s addition of MIMM ;).
Hope you guys have an awesome week! And for those of you guys attending the HLS, I can’t wait to meet in person soon!