August 26th: Eat at Vesta

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.

 

July 16th: Host a BBQ

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!

June 5th: Watch a Disney Movie

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. 

June 4th: Go Zip Lining

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!

June 3rd: Attend a Lantern Festival

So this happened! And it was so great.

So as you might know I am on my mini vacation in Indianapolis seeing my sister and nieces this weekend. It just so happened that my sister bought tickets for this event, long ago. 

I tried to get tickets to the Denver one but it was WAY sold out. 

So how incredibly lucky am I that I was here this weekend, it was happening this weekend, and my sister had tickets!


It was absolutely stunning watching all the lanterns go up in the sky. We got two- my nieces wrote wishes on them, both pretty profound and selfless-

First, health and happiness for our whole family…

And second, food and medicine for ALL the people in the world that cannot get it or afford it.


Pretty amazing! And a pretty amazing night.

I have two days left here and cannot wait for more adventures. I wish I could travel everyday of my life…

June 1st: Take a Mini Vacation

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!

May 28th: Swing on a Swingset

The oh so simple things are some of the best things to grasp onto. This however, did not pan out like I thought it would… it made me nauseous. Hahah. I guess I’m just not a swinging type of person anymore. 

Either way, I have it a go and know for the future that it is not my thing. I did get to sit in the park again though and just relax… since I wasn’t swinging.