My weekend started on Friday morning with a visit to one of my favorite coffee shops, Aviano Coffee. They have great tasting coffee, and amazing pastries. I ordered an iced Angeleno (espresso, milk, and cocoa) and a cannele (a French pastry with a custardy interior and a caramelized crust). Definitely an indulgence.
After my stop at the coffee shop, I headed off to a scrapbook fair. The Scrapbook Expo is a travelling collection of vendors who stop at various cities across the country. The last expo I went to was in 2011, so it was fun to go again and see the new trends and themes in scrapbooking.
After being out of town for business for three weeks straight (home on the weekends), my husband returned home Thursday night. He was able to take some time off for lunch on Friday, so we met up and tried a new restaurant. I had these amazing shrimp noodles that I must figure out how to recreate at home...
Friday night we decided to grill at home. Appetizers included shrimp cocktail, a little cheese, and pistachios. Nothing too fancy. Dinner was grilled chicken, corn, and veggie kabobs.
Saturday morning meant soccer practice. I love watching these three year olds learning how to dribble a soccer ball...
In the afternoon, we drove out to an Oktoberfest which turned out to be a disappointment. We did get to visit a new set of small towns and we checked out a small dinosaur museum that casts molds of real dinosaur bones for museums around the world.
Sunday was super relaxing, with brunch at one of our favorite brunch places in Denver and then a bike ride in one of these colorful surries around a nearby park.
How was your weekend? Have you ever gone to a cultural event (like our Oktoberfest) and been disappointed?