So I came across this restaurant a couple years ago in downtown Denver called Vesta. I do not remember why but it really caught my eye and I have been meaning to try it ever since.
Today is my birthday, so no better day than today. Holy goodness, it was so delicious!
Six friends came along. They had a 38 ounce ribeye that sounded just amazing! So three of us shared it.
The idea of the restaurant is that it’s a “dipping” restaurant so most of the dishes come with lots of sauces and you dip everything. The steak was great. We also got dipping sauces with pita bread, a huge charcuterie plate and amazing dessert.
The best part though, my friends spending a great birthday with me and enjoying great food.
What a fun thing to do! Hosting a BBQ is quite the endeavor but such a fun time.
Owning my own house has been such an adventure and has enabled me to do so many things.
I decided to have a house party this weekend. My friend, Jared, bought me a grill as a housewarming gift, so no better time than to host a BBQ.
So many great friends turned out and we had a fabulous time. I think there will be many more of these to come at this house.
We had cornhole, a keg, some tired pups and a great group of friends!
Next time I will step it up and make some great BBQ!
Today is just one of those days where the task is simple, short and easy.
It is always nice to have some new clothes, and it seems I always need new jeans.
Task complete. ✅
This mini-vacation has been filled with kids stuff… maybe that’s why I was doing swing on swingset, skip, no cursing leading up to the week. I just have been feeling my inner child bursting to get out.
So I guess it is only appropriate that I check off Watch a Disney Movie this week too.
It is funny, when I was making the list of 365 things back in December I put certain things down and had a certain expectation of what the experience would be when I got to it. Very rarely was I right.
The expectation for this was on a sick day, or a cold winter day, I would be stuck inside and in the comfort of my room I would watch a classic Disney movie that I hadn’t seen in a while.
Instead, and to my delight, I watched a Disney movie I had never seen, with my Indianapolis nieces, having a movie night filled with popcorn, candy, ice cream and sleepover.
It was a fun night and hopefully a memory both I and they will cherish.
Oh boy, it has been a great weekend.
Time away from work, time with my sister and time with my nieces. Plus, super fun activities.
Today, my sister and I went zip lining in Anderson, Indiana. It was a lot of fun and we got to do the longest, fastest zip line in the Midwest!
Bonus: it just so happens that all the things just happen to be things on my list!
This is much needed!!!
I arrived in Indianapolis where my sister, Nicole, and her three kids and husband live. It is going to be a quick 6 days but I am excited to be away from work and spend some time with these little ones… (plus one more not pictured)!
We have so much planned. An afternoon in the park, then my sister and brother-in-law go to Chicago for a concert while I watch the little ones… art time, movie and snacks, ice cream, Auntie sleepover… it’s going to be a blast. Then, weather permitting, Latern Festival (which is on my list and sold out in Denver!!), Wonder Woman movie day, soccer game with my sister’s league.
It’s going to be a fun filled packed few days but great!
With Spring here it has been so great to get out and enjoy the sunshine every day. I work so often that I don’t have much time to do this, so when I do I feel the need to take full advantage of it.
So today I urged myself to get up and go lay in the grass for a bit.
It was so relaxing! At least for me… Mia wasn’t too happy because she had to stay leashed near me. Regardless, she did have a smile on her face just being outside.
It was lovely to cloud watch!
I actually do not drive that often and when I do it is pretty short distances, usually bobbing and weaving through traffic.
Today was a little different. I had a ton of errands to run so I was in and out of the car all day. I made it a point to enjoy the drive each time, cranking the radio and singing along.
It is a side note, and a sad one at that, that I really wanted to enjoy my time in my car while I still have it.
I have only had this car for a year and it got extensive hail damage in the last storm Colorado had about a week or so ago. I am still waiting to hear from my insurance company, but with the amount of damage it has, it will probably be totaled out.
I cannnot complain too much… it is paid off and I should get a nice amount for it to buy something new and exciting!
Regardless, today I got to drive him around and sing at the top of my lungs… 😂😎
This task might be a little dangerous in Denver due to the obscene amount of geese in the parks these days but lucky for me the park near my house is pretty clear of geese, meaning no worry of all those droppings.
So today was just a nice afternoon to walk barefoot in the park. Of course I brought Mia along and she had a blast running around. She is now sleeping very soundly.
So when I came across this thing to do there was no other person/group/celebrity to send a letter to than The Revivalist. The letter describes my love for them… you can read it below… One of my tasks earlier in the year was to go to a new music venue, I went to see them. They are amazing. If you haven’t heard of them you should check them out. If you like them you should go see them live… they are more amazing live!
I just wanted to put out there how much I love you guys. It’s been a while since I have found a band that I connect to so much!!
I work at a small pizzaria/music venue in Denver and always create playlists for customers to listen to… I had asked a regular for some good new music to add to the list last Fall and she told me about you guys after she saw you at a festival up in Buena Vista… I’ve been hooked ever since.
I had the chance to see you in December at the Fox Theatre and then at the Ogden in February!
I look forward to seeing you guys again at the Westword Music Showcase!
Thanks for the great music! Can’t wait to hear more.
So since yesterday I took a day to reflect on materials things I thought this was an appropriate day to kick off consciously giving thanks every morning for a month.
There are actually quite a few articles out there on the benefits of giving thanks. I might have shared some of these but will share again because it is important.
Benefits of Gratitude
And let me just start this morning off by saying, Thank You. 😊