Monday, May 21, 2012

Pirates, BEES, Art, and an Eclipse.

Back from a great weekend! There was plenty of time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather. Friday night the hubs and I went out to eat at The Macaroni Grill because we had a gift card and free dinners are sooo nice. You can draw on the table mats there and hubster made this pirate and kitty themed masterpiece.

We were planning on going to Art-A-Whirl over in Northeast afterwards but I started feeling sick and we made the totally lame decision to go home and just lay there. Well, I just laid there feeling nasty but the hubs was productive and finished putting flooring in our basement.

The next morning I felt slightly better and I headed to the Mill City farmer's market downtown with a couple of friends. I started off with a fresh chocolate croissant.

Can we just pause for a moment to talk about how filled croissants are the best treat ever? I can't decide if I like chocolate or almond filling better. Probably chocolate. No probably almond.

I'll take one of each, please.

I picked up some of these cherry tomatoes. Beautiful AND delicious!

I always like looking at the fancy honeys, although I rarely get any. And there are actual BEES! In that...bee box.

We came across this cute little mobile furniture shop!

Later that day, the hubs and I had just a tiny bit of time after he got off work and before we were headed to my cousin's play for the night. So we caught just a little bit of Art-A-Whirl.

It was HOT, and we were rushed for time. But I'm glad we got to check out at least a few of the local artists.

Here we are: hot, sweaty, and satisfied.

On Sunday after church I headed down to Uptown for brunch at the French Meadow Bakery with a couple of great friends. It was rainy and crowded, but the conversation was great. And to bring the weekend to a close, our small group tried and failed to see the eclipse (or something) that was supposed to be happening. After a bit of time borrowing the neighbor lady's negatives to look through and being attacked by gnats, we decided to go out for pie instead of damaging our eyeballs.

How was your weekend? Hope it was simply grand!


  1. What a wonderful fun-filled weekend. I have honestly never had a filled croissant, but it looks like one of the most amazing treats ever. Flaky and light croissant with added chocolate? Yes please! Also, you are looking super adorable with your growing baby belly. Very beautiful. :)

  2. Ooo...gimme that croissant please!! It looks yummy. I'm a little concerned about the boxed bees. Are they alive?! I'd bee (yes, i went there. ha!) worried that someone would knock the dang thing off the table. Your weekend was too fun! Also, your bump is ADORABLE.