Monday, March 12, 2012

weekend festivities...

This weekend was a jam-packed, fun-filled, crazy-busy weekend.

It started with a visit from Lance's younger brother, Bryan and his wife Marcia Lynn. They drove in late Thursday night, finally getting to Louisville after 2:00am (yeah... I didn't wait up for them, sorry guys). I still had to work on Friday, but Lance took Bryan and Marcia Lynn all around town...

They visited the Louisville Slugger museum... which I was super jealous about... because I still haven't been.

Then they headed across the Ohio River into Indiana to get in a few shots at the shooting range. (Thanks to Marcia Lynn for sending some photos:)

Friday night we took Bryan and Marcia Lynn to one of our favorite local restaurants, Eiderdown... it's a little German restaurant that is literally right around the corner from our house... one of our favorite "walk-to" spots.

Eiderdown has some seriously AMAZING beer cheese. Pretty much everything there is ridiculously tasty.

And what Friday night wouldn't be complete without a little good ol' fashion karaoke?!? After dinner we met a few of our friends at yet another favorite "walk-to" spot for some classic karaoke entertainment at Groucho's. I would give you a link for Groucho's but it's one of those hole-in-the-wall spots that isn't quite cool enough for a website yet... which in my opinion, the sketchier, the better, when it comes to karaoke.

Saturday morning came bright and early (think 6:30am)... for a huge yard sale we were helping with. Our community group hosted a big yard sale this weekend to help support one of the girls in our group who is going on a mission trip to Ethiopia in a few weeks.

...And it was a huge success!! We were able to raise $600, which was almost $200 more than what she needed! I'm pretty sure it was due to my mad-marketing skills.

Saturday night we were all pretty wiped out. Lance had helped with the yard sale, as well as helping a friend move in the morning. Bryan and Marcia Lynn did their own driving tour around the city, eating on Market Street and visiting the University of Louisville's campus... it was a busy day for all of us. We had an early dinner at Hammerheads... a true hidden treasure... a complete hole-in-the-wall restaurant with some of the most amazing sandwiches EVER (I had the pork belly sandwich on a pretzel bun... yes, I said pretzel bun). Again... within walking distance from our house.... so, so good.

Then we all headed back to the house with full bellies and watched Hugo. I was impressed... super cute movie... and I can see why it was nominated for so many awards.

Sunday was just as eventful... we enjoyed a great sermon at church. Then attended a fabulous wedding shower for some very sweet friends. The guys all played poker downstairs, while the girls laughed and giggled over hilarious shower games.

Told you... CR-A-ZY weekend.... but oh-so-fabulous.

What about you? How was your weekend?


Katie said...

sounds like a great weekend! that's a good idea to get all the guys together to play poker during a shower!

Lani @ Its My Life said...

Looks like you had a great time!!

mleslie43 said...

Fun, fun, fun! Can't wait until it is our turn to be there... just around the corner. So maybe you can tour the Louisville Slugger with us... Whatever we do I know it's going to be great fun!

Angie said...

Oh wow, that was a lot of stuff for one weekend! I bet you are exhausted. Glad you had such a wonderful time :)

Lindsey Brackett said...

Glad you got to spend some time with Bryan and Marcia Lynn. I've enjoyed getting to know her in CBS and know this weekend with you all was just what they needed :)

Garretts said...

I echo Lindsey's sentiments, I've enjoyed getting to know ML. Such a treat to share alongside her each week at CBS.

I'm a little late to this comment party, but I read a completely other blog entry recently of a college sportswriter I follow. In addition to his day job, he blogs about food establishments he stumbles on in his travels. So, I read his most recent post, and I thought that place sounds familiar. Then, I realized he said it was in Louisville, and you had just blogged about the very same place! I have such cool friends! ha, ha!

Here's a link to his thoughts: