well hello there, new week!  hubby and i just wrapped up and amazing weekend.  and my weekend even started a few hours early which was lovely. we were busy-busy but managed to find time to eat a lot of food and spend time with friends and family.  just what a weekend should be [minus the 105 degree weather, of course.  ick].  here are many, many snaps from our time together.

the happy face of a lady who took off early on friday to meet mom for lunch and fabric shopping + my gigantic salad piled high with crunchy lettuce, radishes, cabbage, cauliflower, and a few croutons for good measure + date night with hubby at windsor + the cute little papers they give you for your chewed gum.  genius + my handsome man + our plate [yes, we shared!  pat on the back for us] of the porkwich and a side of ooey-gooey mac and cheese + some really tasty yogurt from our new favorite fro-yo joint, yogurtology + look at him!  so cute! + breakfast of eggs, apple slices sprinkled with cinnamon, and a gluten-free bagel with "everything" toppings + during the summer, our buddies love ice cubes.  charlie likes to bob in his bowl and collect all of the ice cubes that he can fit into his mouth.  then, he makes his own little private reserve which he guards fiercely + heading out for a few hours with friends at the scottsdale culinary festival's great american picnic [yes.  outdoors.  bad call on the first 100 degree plus day of the year] + rustin hanging with miss marley who was a trooper in that heat + relaxing on the lawn while enjoying some grub + that would be ben's "don't even think about touching my pastrami sandwich" face + trying to catch a breeze and not melt + a sunday morning strings concert.  AMAZING.  thank you hubby for sharing your gift with others and glorifying your God + a little post-church lunch at z tejas with the family + chatting and sipping ice water and tea to stay cool + capping off the weekend with a date at benihana [i have been really wanting some teppanyaki...i am blaming it on that little baby of ours] + onion soup + incredible chicken fried rice + the chef masterfully creating our scrumptious food + taking in the final moments of the weekend...together.