This weekend – though cold and snowy – was a fun-filled weekend of celebrations. From my sister-in-law’s swearing in as a U.S. citizen to my friend Nicole’s baby shower, we had a a few fun reasons.
Friday started with the swearing in ceremony. More than 50 people were sworn in as citizens in the ceremony, including my sister-in-law, who is from Finland. It was a pretty cool ceremony to be able to see, and it was amazing to feel part of so many people’s emotional journeys.
The ceremony lasted a little over two hours, and B and I had taken the day off, so afterwards, we went out to lunch – just the two of us. We don’t get to do that often, and it was nice to have a relaxed grown up meal and drinks (or a sip for me).
We were planning on going to the movies after lunch, but we were both so full and in a semi-food coma, we decided to go for a walk instead. We visited the Towpath for a 4+ mile walk in the snow. The path was paved, so it was at least pretty.
We then spent some time reading and warming up in a coffee shop. These are all things we used to do all the time before FW, so it was nice to get out and do them once again.
Then, it was time for the first celebration- off to a bar for my sister-in-law’s celebration in honor of her new citizenship! We hung out for about an hour with FW before it was time to head out.
AND we picked up my favorite local pizza on the way!
Even FW ended up having a few bites (he is picky and hasn’t been liking pizza).
Saturday ended up being a pretty low-key, yet productive day. It included some cleaning, reading, piano playing, and baking.
And a quick stop to our favorite local chocolate shop for some goodies before dinner. Fun fact- chocolate covered pretzels are pretty much my FAVORITE.
For dinner, B made us homemade pasta with potatoes. I made the pesto. It came out SO good!
FW had grilled cheese – but also a peanut butter macaron for dessert! It was his first macaron and he wouldn’t put it down.
Sunday morning started with my friend Nicole’s baby shower! She’s due a little before me with her first and it was fun to celebrate with her. Isn’t she adorable?
She is also part of my Ladies Craft Beer Society – so naturally, we did a craft at her shower!
That afternoon, despite the snow and cold, the sun was out, so we got in a short walk with FW in the backpack.
And then it was time to go out to celebrate my mother-in-law’s birthday. We went out for Italian food to celebrate.
And that was it – 3 celebrations in one weekend 🙂 Some questions for you:
- Is it still snowy near you?
- Do you like chocolate covered pretzels? Or what’s your favorite chocolate treat?