Monday, July 2, 2012

Weekend Update

Well not a super-duper exciting weekend for the Always, but a couple fun things happened. Poor Stew had to work a 24 hour shift on Friday, followed by just 24 hours off before heading back Sunday morning for another 48 hours... ouch. But we made the best of it and still managed to get together with some friends on Saturday night.

Stew really wanted to see Ted, so to make this ridiculous comedy even more interesting we started off with some beers at Buckley's in Belltown before heading to The Big Picture. Whoever thought of combining going to the movies with cocktails is a genius. At The Big Picture you can not only order drinks before the show, but you can also pre-order drinks and snacks that the server will bring to your seat at pre-determined times during the movie... so cool.

Tara and I getting read to enjoy "Ted" - it was hilarious!

Stew went right back to work Sunday morning, so I took the opportunity to get some house cleaning and chores done. I also did a lot of grocery shopping, mainly to get ready for our trip to the Alway Lakehouse this week. We're leaving early Wednesday morning to head over to Priest Lake to celebrate the Fourth of July with Russ, Patty and my parents. So I spent the afternoon making jello shots...

Red, white, and blue jello shots!

Unfortunately they didn't turn out exactly like I had planned. Using Cool Whip for the middle layer ended up being a terrible idea, even though it's what the recipe said to do. When I poured the blue layer over the white layer it just melted the Cool Whip, which ended up floating on top of the red and blue layers. Oh well, even if they aren't as visually appealing as I planned they will still taste delicious!

How was your weekend? Have you already celebrated the Fourth of July or will you be celebrating later in the week? It's so strange to have it fall on a Wednesday this year...


  1. What did you think of Ted?

    Those shots look super cute to me, but it's good to know not to put the cool whip in the middle


    love jenny xoxo

  2. My weekend was good! We have a ton of family in town (for most of July actually), so we'll be having fun and driving each other crazy for a while. :)

  3. hoping to see Ted soon. and those jello shots look cool even if you said they didn't turn out as expected, they still look very festive

  4. I really want to see the movie "Ted." It looks hilarious! That is actually something that Mr. A and I can agree on. We have such different taste in movies/TV shows.
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  5. love the shots, too fun!! i love fourth of july but it's hard to get used to waiting till after 10 for fireworks, especially with a 3 year old!!


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