Oh well, no use being melancholy. We still have several weeks of hot weather and good times left. And, I mean, FOOTBALL is coming soon. (Not going to lie, though, I'm going to want to PUNCH IN THE FACE the first person who posts a picture of their pumpkin spice latte before it's even freaking September.)
My weekend officially started Thursday night. Kendra and I haven't had a GNO in, no lie, over six months. So we met for Taco Thursday to split a pitcher of margaritas and just catch up with no men or kids around.
It was awesome. We even closed down the restaurant. I mean, it was only a little after 10:00 but still. The restaurant was closing.
My kids think Friday = zoo. So we got up and went, once again, Friday morning. I think we've been something like four times since buying our membership at the first of July. Money well spent.
(They had to take this picture because they're in front of the grizzly bears ... The Memphis Grizzlies. This then led to a ten minute discussion on what a poopoo head Steph Curry is and how it's all his fault the Warriors beat the Grizzlies in the playoffs.)
The kids wanted their big sister to go with us this time so she went along. They don't get to spend as much time with her as they used to so they really love it and soak it up when she's around.
(Side note: Z and I are pretty much the same height. I might have an inch or two on her. But look at where J stands next to her! He's going to be taller than me by the time he's in fifth grade.)
Friday night, boyfriend and I had a kid-free date for the first time in ages. Okay, so it was only like three weeks but it felt like ages! His friend Anthony was in town so we drove to Southaven to hang out with him and attempt to drink all the beer in Mississippi.
I was initially a little nervous about meeting this friend because I knew boyfriend had really talked me up to him and, I don't know, I just wanted to make a good impression. Well ... we ended up having a great time. And drinking most of the beer in Mississippi.
We started off at Hooter's (and, ugh, there were shots there. I AM TOO OLD FOR SHOTS.) then made our way to The Thirsty Lizard for dinner and more drinks. One thing about having a partner who is so much like you and you have a ton in common with: you end up having the same taste in friends and, therefore, liking all their friends. Anthony was a hoot and we really had an awesome time.
And notice those bottles of Busch? We were ready to leave before our bucket was empty so two of those ended in my purse ... I successfully smuggled beer out of a bar!
Blurry pics are the ultimate sign of a good night, amiright?
This was the first Saturday in a while we had absolutely zero plans. Nothing. It's really been too hot here to do anything outside unless there's water involved. So the kids and I used the day to take care of things around the house. We also met boyfriend for lunch at ... Sam's. As in Sam's Club. As in home of the $1.50 hotdog combo that J thinks is the best thing on the planet.
We ended Saturday playing outside with the neighbors then watching the boys' newest favorite movie ...
GOONIES NEVER SAY DIE!
I love it!
This is what my Sunday looked like:
This - THIS! - is what I'll miss when summer draws to a close. Cold beer by the pool, happy kids splashing around, my man on the grill.
We had such a great time. We always do. And the meal - the meal! - steak, shrimp, potatoes, and onions on the grill. Boyfriend also made the best cucumber salad I've EVER had. Seriously, best meal I've had in a long time.
I know it's only August 3rd but ... I'm already feeling the pang. I'm not ready for this summer to end. Here's to more weekends like the one that just drew to a close ...