Katie the freak show. Yup, that’s me. I wish I could say this week was normal, but alas…I have to be all weird and freakish. First, our favorite FHE of 2013!
Monday night we had a combined Family Night with our friends / neighbors – the Reeds and Martineaus. Nash, the Martineau’s little boy, has an obsession with helicopters and asked if they could stop by Classic’s hangar to see one. We decided to make a night of it!
The boys got a big kick out of it and we even scored with having two mechanics working late so they could turn on the lights…because helicopters are much cooler with the gizmos and gadgets on, ya know. These boys honestly melt my heart:
It was so much fun – Zach and I enjoyed it as much as Nash and Crew did! We love our neighbors, and loved spending FHE with them!
So…to explain myself a little…towards the end of last week I wasn’t feeling so hot. I swear I have been sick more the past few months than I ever have been in my entire life. I don’t do sick well: I am one of those girls that refuses to take medicine – because I would rather “my body fight it off on its own”. Because I am stupid like that. Strange symptoms gradually starting popping up here and there and then hit me pretty heavy Monday and Tuesday of this week. Tuesday on my lunch break I got so nauseated in Target that I had to sit down in the middle of a random aisle because the packages of Ziplock bags were swirling around me. So embarrassing. [To fast forward – things started to get worse as the week went on and I wasn’t feeling any better.] I know what you are thinking – no I am not pregnant, but you better believe that I thought I was! But that came back a negative, so I resorted to exploiting my resident brother-in-law to help my cause. Turns out I had a bad reaction to a vaccination that I received last week – which explained the nausea, stomach aches, splitting headaches, dizziness…and a spooky rash. Zach got the same vaccination, which is why I ruled this out at the beginning because he didn’t have a single symptom. Those Hendersons. They have bionic powers or something. But me? Looks like I won’t ever be getting another Tdap for the rest of my life and I’m totally OK with that. Please bless I never get tetanus. I tried to go on with my week as I would have normally – I even went to the gym three times and two out of those three times I had to sit my buns down on that gross squishy floor to let the dizziness pass. But thanks to a lovely perscription [having an MD in the family is one of the most amazing blessings in the world] I am starting to feel better. Thank you Dr. Henderson!!
In other news: this week Zach and I spent some time looking at lots in North Salt Lake / Bountiful. No, we’re not planning on purchasing one…we just like to dream about one day purchasing one. We went from available lot to available lot – inspecting each one. Zach is bound and determined to build our future skater children a skate park in our “future back yard”. He would put one in our current back yard if there was ‘adequate room’. We’ll see how that pans out…in the future.
This week in the mail I received an invitation I did for a cute girl I went to high school with. She individually wrapped them in doilies and wrapped them with string – such a task! Wedding invitations are so fun to receive in the mail when you become intimately acquainted with them through your computer. She is having a vintage wedding, which explains the vintage paper look for her invites…
Speaking of design projects: I finally finished our custom NYC subway map. Last year I saw a blog where a woman had created a custom map for her 3-year-old son with all his favorite subway stops on it. She framed it in his room. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. I decided it would be a fun way to record all our travel memories! So I decided to tackle New York first. I had plans to do Paris, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, and London…but after the time spent on this New York map I know I will have to limit my list. The Met took me F O R E V E R. But we’re both excited to see it done and can’t wait to hang it in our bedroom. Another addition to our map collection…
The weekend treated us well. Friday we had a dinner and a movie date. Dinner at the Cheesecake Factory at City Creek and a movie up in our neck of the woods.
I also made Zach stop at the Grand America while we were down town so I could grab a some macarons. I have been craving them since we went to Paris in November and these are the best I have found in SLC. Les Madeleines in Salt Lake has pretty good ones as well, but doesn’t have the selection that the Grand has. The salted caramel are to die for [if you like macarons]. But beware…they are a little pricy. Hence the reason only two were purchased.
Saturday we had a brunch date at the Park Cafe. The whole city was buzzing. Down town was packed and the Liberty Park was exploding with people! It was so nice to sit outside in the amazing weather. Zach never strays away from ordering French toast.
That night we had a double date with our friends the Treasures. We dined at Ginza for sushi [first timers] and then returned to our house after for what we do best: talking. Talking forever. Sometimes Angie and I talk so long that our husbands fall asleep. Literally. But before there was any sleeping we had some pie – to celebrate Jordan’s graduation on Friday from Weber State! This Wildcat is going to be attending PA school soon, and we’re so happy for him! They just can’t move too far away…
We love Gordo and Angie – always a good time with these two!
Sunday we made the trek up to Layton to attend baby Clark’s big day! Zach’s brother Chad gave the sweetest blessing. Benny [Clark’s older brother] and I got to cuddle with Clark for a while after the meeting. Definitely the highlight of my Sunday afternoon.
Sunday after we returned home from party central in Layton, we had our big Sunday dinner. Zach had been asking for Surf N’ Turf night [thank you Jersey Shore] and that’s exactly what he got. Hendo Surf N’ Turf night with delicious steak grilled by the “Crazy Legs” Grillmaster and fish broiled by yours truly. We make a pretty good team when it comes to Hendo Surf N’ Turf Night.
The weekend couldn’t have been better. Friends, family, too much food, and dreamy weather. We could get used to this.