Good morning! How was the weekend? Are you just as stuffed as I am (still) from Thanksgiving leftovers?
We had a great weekend. My mother left for home Saturday afternoon, so I tried to make the most of our time together while she was still here. I treated her to a post-race massage Friday morning and then we spent the remainder of the afternoon checking out things to see in our area.
Close to sunset, we drove over to Downtown Rochester, and I was so happy to see the lights come on! Aren’t they pretty?
It hadn’t really snowed the entire time she was here, and like it was planned, snow fell hard as soon as the lights came on. It was so cool! We didn’t have any plans, so I took her to one of our favorite dessert and coffee houses: The Dessert Oasis.
I ordered Scott’s favorite, The Dharma Bomb.
We skipped the dessert, but I found all the happiness I needed in this giant cup of tea, steamed milk, honey and cinnamon.
With just a little bit of time to window shop, we walked up and down Main Street and found the best dessert of all!
How cool is this Frozen display? All three characters and the tree are made out of cake! It was really impressive.
And just like that, on our walk back to the car… we were in a snow storm! Michigan is so funny.
We went home for me to change and went straight back out to the Pistons game with a some friends. It’s been fun having my mom to keep me company at the games!
We joined Nichole and her family after the game for dinner.
It was so nice to catch up with them!
We spent our Saturday morning home and started it off with pineapple-glazed carrot cupcakes Scott made for Thanksgiving.
He made a cake instead, and we figured out they tasted more like an indulgent morning muffin. He followed this recipe straight from Health.
I spent a good amount of time going over some stretches and foam rolling exercises with my mom to help her with her tight IT band. She is running a half marathon this weekend and I told her it’s important to recover and stay stretched out now more than ever.
We packed up her things and headed out of the house for lunch before I had to drop her off at the airport. We took her to one of our favorites, also in Downtown Rochester, The Meeting House.
I ordered the soup of the day (cream of tomato), and the fall salad with chicken. My mom ordered something similar and a side of their zucchini fries. Don’t they look delicious?
They were. And then we finished the meal off by splitting a scoop of their homemade cranberry pecan ice cream. Everything was so good!
We were sad to see Scott go off to an event, but I took her through a couple of areas I like to visit on the way out to the airport. The week she was here went by so fast!
I got a chance to catch up on a couple of projects and, well, life Sunday. It was nice. I started putting up the Christmas tree, but decided to wait to finish it when Scott returned home.
It had warmed up to the 60s, so I took advantage of it with a run outside with Roadie. We both thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors sans snow.
We met a group of friends after the Pistons game and then SURPRISE found out my best friend Alex got engaged!
We stopped by her place to celebrate with a toast and got home late after a night of happy tears. We are so excited for them!
Congratulations Alex & Alex!!
Well, I better go. I hope you all have a great start to your week.
I’ll tell you all about why today is exciting a bit later!
What was the best highlight of your weekend?