Tuesday, June 29, 2010

a perfect KC weekend

This past weekend was one when I went to bed Sunday night in love with my life.

Friday we went to Theatre in the Park with a picnic of carry-out food from Ingredient, my new favorite place. Their leaf salad with strawberries, pecans and oranges is heavenly. And the show is only eight bucks each to get in, making it the perfect date.

{Hello! Gatsby moment!}

Our night was temporarily spoiled by the family next to us who were less interested in Annie and Mr. Warbucks and more interested in drinking, smoking and screaming at their wives. Pretty sure all three things are outlawed. At one point our drunken nemesis yelled at his wife that perhaps they should "have another f--- kid so we're happy." This is rockstar parenting at its best. Not to have our date spoiled, we tattled twice. And eventually dad of the year was escorted out by three cops.

Saturday I woke up and ran five miles. Considering it was very hot and very humid, and my water consumption was quite low this was a bad bad idea. As I got into downtown KC, I was weaving in and out of side streets to avoid the beating sun and secretly hoping Shea was worried about me enough to come pick me up. He was not.

We immediately went to the Lenexa BBQ contest because nothing cures heat exhaustion and dehydration like a little sun! We got free barbecue and then paid for frozen custard because have I mentioned that it was H-O-T?! Next year we're applying to be judges.

That night we went to Starlight Theatre to see Little House on the Prairie with my parents after a dinner of margaritas and enchiladas. Perfect ending to a perfect day.

Sunday we stopped by the Power and Light Art Fair and ended up buying this for a very discounted price. We're putting more of this art on our future Christmas lists!

Art, two live musicals, a barbecue-gorging festival and running. Look at us being all cultured.


  1. Sounds like a very wonderful weekend...

    May I be nosy and ask how you are so disciplined to run? Have you always run or did you wake up one day and say "Oh yeah, I do love to run!"

  2. You have such an adorable blog! I can't wait to start reading it!

  3. What a lovely weekend! Mine was a good one too :)