This post is inspired by Paul Pierce [aka The Truth].
This week I bought two bags of Cadbury Mini Eggs to make a recipe I found on Our Best Bites.
The truth: I didn’t make the cookies because I ate both bags of candy [with the help of my co-workers] before they even made it home.
We got to attend the Jazz vs. Celtics game. Zach and I are both Celtics fans – we were dating during the playoffs when they beat the Lakers for the Championship. I despise the Lakers. It made me love the Celtics even more. Especially Paul Pierce. Fun fact: Paul Pierce aka the Truth was stabbed 11 times. He recovered in time for the 2000 season. He is a straight up gangster.
The truth: I loved seeing Pierce and Garnett play – but the highlight of the game for me was watching the half time show where this performer danced to all of Michael Jackson’s hits…along with life-sized puppets attached to his limbs. Those puppets smelled AWFUL.
I bought these acid wash jeans from Topshop while we were in Vegas and I am obsessed with them. Literally the softest pair of jeans I have ever worn – I want to buy another pair in a different color!
The Truth: I have worn them multiple times this week. Even the guys at work have noticed that I have. But they feel like pajamas!!! Also, I don’t wash jeans as often as I should…
We have a new client at work – that develops outwear for extreme temperatures. Like colder than -50. They brought some product for testing – I felt like the kid from The Christmas Story, you know…the one who couldn’t put his arms down.
The Truth: In this meeting we were discussing the girls who freeze their butts off in the winter because they buy “cute” coats instead of practical coats. That’s me. That’s got me written all freaking over it. I wouldn’t wear this out in public if they PAID me – and look like a giant torched marshmallow?!
I went to Trio with the ladies I served with in the Relief Society Presidency. I love them. We missed our Secretary, Ashley, but had a great time visiting before Melodie moves to Logan.
The Truth: Don’t wear camo pants to Trio. The trendy peeps and the hipsters with their politically correct tattoos will give you a weird look – especially because you paired your camo pants with a denim jacket.
I got to see my FATHER! He’s back from Argentina. I actually knew the second he arrived back at the SLC International airport, too. It’s the moment I received an email forward for a funny video. He’s back folks. In full force, too – just poppin’ those funny emails out to his contact list left and right. We decided to go visit them Thursday night and then go out to dinner.
My dad brought back this horn flask for Zach. He can’t wait to take it to Wendover with him and put his “Coke and J” [juice, not Jack] in it. He also brought me back these gorgeous rose stone earrings – he is so thoughtful.
The Truth: That horn will be sterilized like no other before he takes one sip from it. Also, I am concerned that orange juice is rather acidic and will cause the horn particles to…be floating is his beverage? Only time will tell.
We ate at Applebees after [Blake and Zach were in heaven] and by filling out an online survey, we received free dessert [my mother and I were in heaven].
After our meal Zach wanted to stop at the Nike Store at Jordan Landing. He wanted some work-out gear [the majority of athletic gear he has is for playing hockey, not for running]. So we spent our night in the dressing room trying on piece after piece of black athletic apparel. Literally – he got black shorts, a black dri-fit shirt, and black running socks. I even scored some Nike Frees on a final sale – black, obviously.
The Truth: Zach and I have made ourselves a little fitness challenge. We both want to get into better shape for the warmer months, and have made a pact we will help and motivate each other. That includes no Dr. Pepper at the gym – which was the first and only struggle we had with this challenge. Almost everything in life I have had to work really hard at. I guess what I am saying is that things rarely come ‘easy’ for me. I was never naturally gifted academically and had to work and study harder than most to get good grades. I’ve never been thin – kind of in my middle school days, but that doesn’t really count. So staying in mediocre shape for me actually takes me a lot of work.
Friday my boss let Zach and I take his season tickets for the Jazz vs. Bobcats game.
Zach’s sister Lori and her husband Travis were also there – with their number one Jazz fan: our nephew Will! He would clap with everyone else – but wasn’t a fan of the loud buzzer.
The Truth: Zach and I watch a lot of basketball…and I didn’t even know the Bobcats existed. We really enjoyed the game – the Jazz crushed them!
Saturday was gorgeous. The sun was out and we had a thousand errands to run. So we hurried and did all of our chores and then decided to go on a run outside.
The Truth: Zach has agreed to go running with me as part of this healthy challenge. I love running with him – except for the fact that he hasn’t been running as long as I have and has a faster pace and more stamina already. We went at a faster pace and ran a longer distance than we both had planned. It wasn’t pretty for me. Zach didn’t feel it as much as I did.
Later that evening we had a gorgeous drive up to Ogden to celebrate my father-in-law’s birthday. It’s been so gloomy these past few weeks it is like we forgot what a sunset looked like…
We ate at Rickenbacher’s at the Ogden-Hinckley Airport.
The Truth: I couldn’t have asked for better in-laws. My dad is one of my very best friends and I respect immensely – but I respect and love Mark just as much as my own father. I feel really lucky. Yes, that’s a blow-up walker…[photo bombed by the prom peeps].
Sunday was a long day for us with an early morning meeting and it being fast Sunday and all. When we got home from all our meetings, nearly starving to death, we decided to make a treat. We couldn’t agree on what to make – Zach wanted brownies and I wanted lemon bars…so we made both. We were like, “Hey – we worked out a ton this week, we deserve this!”
The Truth: Zach’s brownies turned out amazing – my lemon bars totally sucked. I mean, awful. Something went really wrong because it was more like lemon pudding. I was super disappointed about it and had to settle for an EZ Snack Pack. We eat a lot of kiddie food in our house.
We ended our weekend at my parents’ house for Sunday dinner. Salmon, scallops, and rice pilaf – with homemade slushies for dessert and an intense game of Farkle. Even my G-ma played, but didn’t like the name [she thought it sounded like fart] so would yell “Sparkle” instead.
The Truth: I am not ready for the work week to start. I loved spending time with both of our families this weekend. Is it bad to live for the weekends? I know that you are supposed to enjoy all the bits in between, but it gives us something to look forward to! So here’s to next weekend…