29 June 2010

Toy Story, Hibachi, and Birthday...Oh My!

So, this weekend was great! It was nice to (finally) be in town for a whole weekend with nothing in particular to do. (Well, I had to work for a few hours, but that was no big.)

Anyway, Friday night, we took my 2 little cousins to go see Toy Story 3 in 3D on the IMAX screen. That was something! They had a great time (and we did too) and I'll even admit that I teared up watching it! It was an excellent end to the Toy Story trilogy. Then, we had some ice cream at Maggie Moos. Oh, it was sooo good because it's been well over 90 degrees for the past month or so. My littlest cousin (of course) gets the Blue Cotton Candy ice cream, and, of course, gets it EVERYWHERE. The important part, though, is that she enjoyed it!

Saturday, I had to work for a few hours, but after went straight over to Scott's and we just hung out and watched TV, namely the USA v. Ghana FIFA World Cup game. Sadly, USA lost in a game (Soccer) with the most confusing rules ever, but whatever. It was relaxing and we got to nap for a little while before getting ready for dinner at Benihana, our favourite hibachi grill!

The chef actually knew Scott, so we got a little extra attention and the food was AWESOME! After that, we said adieu to the family and went on to Underground Pub for $1 wells and beer. Gotta love recession night! Anyway, we had a good little group and sat down and (again...like 3 times in a row) watched the US-Ghana game on the big screen in the pub while talking and hanging out with our friends. It was a very nice, laid-back evening. After everyone deserted us at the end of the night, we went onto MidTown Billiards for a Midtown Burger (which I shouldn't eat, but did anyway...TOTALLY worth it). He dropped me off around 2:30-ish, which wasn't REALLY late, but is late for us.

Sunday, Scott's actual birthday, he came over to the house and we had fried fish, french fries, onion rings, sauteed shrimp, broccoli, and asparagus and green beans with the family. It was a nice impromptu gathering, something that we haven't had the chance to do in a while, and we got to spend time with my family, which we don't get to do often.

We got a chance to relax a little after lunch (again, something that we rarely get to do) before going to adoration. Adoration was great, as always. I love sitting in the presence of the Lord...it's so peaceful and comforting to know he is right there in that room, physically present with us. Praise God for the opportunity to worship in such a way!

After mass, we went back to Scott's for dinner and desert. His sister made Gluten-free peach cobbler, which is sooooo awesome, and then he opened presents. We all watched a Masterpiece Theater Mystery movie in the living room, and then I headed back home.

All-in-all, it was a fantastic weekend. I hope that we have many more just like that! :)
Thank God for great families and great friends!

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