I had a great three-day weekend at my parents' house! I told you already that on Thursday night we hung out and talked, I tried on my Nordstrom purchases (I decided on three returns), and then I eventually wrote a super quick Friday Favorites post.
On Friday, my mom and I took my car to be serviced early in the morning. By early I mean before 8, but Tully woke me up at 5:30 a.m. every day this weekend like clockwork, so it didn't feel like it was that early since I'd been awake a couple hours already. It may be my favorite that the dogs love exploring here, but it's not my favorite that Tully wants to start exploring that early.
Michael and I had to take my parents' giant extended cab truck with a canopy to run errands, since my car was in the shop. Michael wanted to try driving it, and he fell in love. My parents don't really use the truck, so he said he wanted to buy it from them. (It's a 1997, so it would actually be affordable.) This is the same guy who never ever wants to drive my Honda Civic. I'm from a small town with lots of big trucks, high schoolers who drink on logging roads, and people who chew. I'm not really into country music or cowboy boots or big trucks. Michael is from a more urban suburb. He went to private Catholic school complete with uniforms. He seems even less likely than me to be into big trucks, so it was really funny to me how much he loved it.
Friday night we went to dinner at a restaurant in Longview that I had never been to. It was soooo good.
On Saturday we headed to downtown Portland to make some returns to Nordstrom. My mom also found the dress she may be wearing to my wedding! And...I got to meet Katie and her husband Justin! We just chatted for a while in Nordstrom, so it was brief but fun! I'm looking forward to being able to actually get coffee or drinks or lunch one day when I'm in Portland for longer.
Katie and I both have this top. I found it through her blog, she found it through Christina's. It was a blog chain reaction. :) Oh, and my mom gave me this Kendra Scott Rayne necklace that she bought me in the sale as a surprise. It's my only KS jewelry because I'm way too cheap to pay for it myself, but I love it!
Jeans - Top - Necklace - Jacket
Michael came over while I was writing this part of the post. He likes to tease me about blogging. He puts on this cheesy voice and commentates. This was his alternate caption for this picture: "Oh my gosh. This is when I got to meet my best blog friend, Katie. Her husband's name was Justin, they got there just in time to meet. Lol, that was such a good joke. I'm so proud of myself right now." It cracked me up.
After Nordstrom we went to lunch at Punch Bowl Social. I was OBSESSED with the decor, and the food was great too!
So, bacon jam is my new favorite thing. We ordered the deviled eggs appetizer, and they're topped with bacon jam. My delicious burger also had bacon jam on it. After we got home on Saturday, we just sat around and my best friend happened to be in town so she came over for a while, which was really great!
On Sunday we just hung out. We watched St. Vincent but I slept a little bit because...5:30 a.m. wake-up calls every morning. There was crazy traffic on the way home, so we decided to take back roads. There was apparently an hour and fifteen minute delay through Olympia and another twenty five minute delay through Tacoma. Taking the back roads (through tiny towns and farm country) only saved us about five minutes over sitting in traffic on I5, but I'd much rather be moving the entire time than be sitting on the freeway forever. Plus, our route was much more scenic!
We were starving by the time we got home, so we just ordered pizza--a gluten free one for Michael, and a regular one for me.
I always love my weekends at home! And my pups loved their small town neighborhood walks every day. I hope everyone else had a great weekend. I'm linking up with Biana for Weekending and Sweet Little Ones for Tuesday Talk!