Happy Easter, Passover, and Palm Sunday (Greek Easter is next weekend!) to those who celebrate
It’s so good to get back normal! The best part??
and Thing 2
I definitely enjoyed my time with them this weekend — even though they are acting a fool today. Yep, things are definitely back to normal.
I actually had a pretty busy weekend. It started off slow… my normal spin class (where the kids got to participate in an Easter Egg Hunt), a trip to Starbucks, and a little bit of cleaning (not that you can tell!) – you know the usual. That night we had plans with this fantastic couple:
Our friends Susan and Elton celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary!
It’s been a while since we’ve hung out with Susan & Elton, but they are truly some of the best people I know. I hope I can be like them when I grow up I also hope they had a wonderful anniversary — and celebrate another 25+ years!
We had dinner at Ocean Prime and if you live in Orlando (among other places – it’s a chain) you must add it to your “fancy dinner” restaurant list.
We started with wine (B.R. Cohn Cabernet <—winery my brother is having his wedding reception at in May!) and appetizers. Appetizers include mini-crab cakes, goat cheese ravioli (OMG so good), and deviled eggs.
For dinner the hubby and I split the Lobster Bisque (which was just OK – it was probably my least favorite item of the night), and shared the 14oz NY Strip, scallops, sauteed mushrooms, and brussels sprouts.
Delicious! The steak was SO well seasoned and the scallops were melt in your mouth good. Though, the brussels sprouts stole the show – we made almost half the table try them and they all agreed that they were tasty.
There was also dessert, espresso martinis (in a mini-martini glass for me!), and lots of laughs.
We left after dinner, before things got TOO wild — they went on to dance the night away.
Why yes, I am a giant.
I would have gone dancing, but I had a 14-miler planner with Kelly – and what a 14-miler it was!
Kelly is training for Flying Pig and word on the street is that it’s quite hilly — so we started with 7-miles of hills and finished a 7-mile loop at a slightly faster pace on very tired legs.
We started with 7 miles in a very-bricky part of Winter Park – around Lake Chelton, which is a “sinkhole” lake.
It looks so cute, right?
And finished running around Lake Baldwin and Blue Jacket Park:
Old pictures — but the lake looks the same!
By mile 10 my legs HURT. I know people don’t think we don’t have hills in Orlando – but the sinkhole makes them possible and when you run around them — and up and down them for 7 miles it’s no joke!
The rest of the was spent celebrating Easter with the in-laws and napping. I don’t think I’ve EVER taken a better nap. My body was just plain exhausted from these last two weeks and I finally feel like I’m caught up.
For dinner we picked up a pizza…
I mean, what says Easter better than pizza?? Also known as: I totally forgot Publix was going to be closed today. Food shopping FAIL!
And now we are trying to catch up on the 500 TV shows we have on the DVR. We STILL haven’t had a chance to watch any new episodes of Mad Men! What is wrong with us??
*Cheers to a new week!*