You ever have those weekends that are just lazy or aren’t just jammed packed? They are the perfect mixture of fun activities and lazy happiness? That’s what happened to us this past weekend. Saturday we met up with my sister and my nephew for dinner and to exhange presents since we won’t be in town for Christmas this year. It’s super sad for me because I love watching my 4 year old tear open his presents and haven’t missed a Christmas, yet. But as JP and I start learning how to balance her family that’s two states a way and my divorced family – we’re swapping holidays every other year and this year is our trip to Ohio. I’m excited to spend time with her family for a full week and be able to relax and not drive to work! Woot woot! Plus, her family is super awesome. And, it’s comforting to know that at least we have options. Many people out there do not have family to spend the holidays with – so we’re lucky that we’re able to be torn with family to visit.
Anyways! We met up at my favorite Mexican restaurant ever – El Taco Real in NW Indiana. It was great catching up with my sister and nephew – I always miss them but miss them so much more after getting the chance to hang out with them. Plus, my nephew is such a funny little kid that I could probably just crack up at him all day long. The food was yum-rific and even JP enjoyed her quesadilla (she’s not a big fan of Mexican cheesy goodness like me). After our dinner and present exchange in the parking lot, JP and I headed over to my dad’s house to find a picture for my grandfather’s annual newspaper memorial and to spend time with my dad and grandma. My grandma doesn’t get out much anymore and I think she loves the visits – so I went through some pictures with her and asked her questions about where they were taken, what kind of car was that, who’s dog and of course to find my dad’s pre-teen pics and make some serious fun of them. haha!
After our visit, we headed over to the Horseshoe Casino because we had tickets to the Lisa Lamapanelli show that night! We gambled a bit beforehand and then enjoyed the show and wrapped up with a little bit of gambling before heading home. The show was hilarious and we didn’t know that Lisa lost 107 lbs! Omg it was crazy! When she came out we were like “there’s no way that’s her” and then she opened her mouth and yep! that was Lisa! She looked good though, and of course she’s the Insult Comic – you can’t go to her show if you’re easily offended. No race, gender, sexual preference or religion is safe with her. I love it!
On Sunday I had volleyball in the city really early in the morning (we pumped out of our first three wins!) and then scooped the wife up for breakfast and grocery shopping. After we were done shopping, we found our way home and settled in on the couch to watch Christmas movies for the rest of the night. It was nice and cozy and we both finally saw “The Polar Express” for the first time! There was also a Vince Vaughn Christmas movie skid with Four Christmases and Fred Claus – awesome! Overall, a super nice weekend!
What were you up to this past weekend? Get any snow?