I should note that this title a) makes me feel basic and b) is all I need to be happy.
Friday evening Hunter and I met up with Ethan and Andrea, made a spectacular dinner at Andrea's house (I made the salad so, I won't really take credit for it), and headed to Turtle Anarchy Brewery in Franklin. Since I actually grew up and starting enjoying beer, trying local brews and visiting breweries is one of my favorite things! And for how small Nashville is, there really is a nice selection of local breweries. Sample trays are the girliest part of a brewery (love those tiny glasses) and how cute is our double couple?? Love these guys. By 11pm I was asleep on my feet and I am embarrassed to tell you how much I love going to sleep on Friday night and **sleeping in** Saturday morning!
I went straight to hanging with these little nuggets on Saturday. Since Miles was wearing the cutest oversized jersey, I said to him, "Miles, cool jersey! Are you on a soccer team?" He said "No, I'm scared of the crowds." Heart-melter! I adore them!
Saturday night my roomie (I need to clarify that Amanda was my roommate for three years in college, but will forever be my "roomie" and biffy) invited us over for some impromptu popcorn stringing. I have to confess- I'm just not feeling festive. I don't know what it is, Christmas just seems very overwhelming to me this year. BUT I've been trying to do something small and festive every day, in hopes of getting more in the spirit (like listening to classic Christmas albums, stringing popcorns, baking spice cupcakes,) & I think it's working! Anywayyyy I really enjoyed being in the girl's cozy, decorated thoroughly like adults, apartment; stringing popcorn for the tree which I've never done before but made me feel distinctly salt-of-the-earth American, flipping through terrible Hallmark Christmas movies like Becky's Christmas Pup, and eating a small cup of Bluebell ice cream as a reward for finishing my string.
Sunday included an advent church service, an under 60 min trip to Target, exercise, straightening my hair (this is a big deal) AND- baking cupcakes for Drew's birthday festivities that evening. Mallory hosted a really nice little shindig for her sweet brother, and Hunter and I had a blast. And the cupcakes were cute.
Otherwise notable for this weekend: I started Serial, became obsessed, and blazed right through it. If you haven't already started listening to it, do yourself a favor: http://serialpodcast.org/. Pro-tip: I've been listening as I work out which is a fantastic strategy. If anyone wants to discuss conspiracy theories below--I am SO in!!
Ok- I'm off. A double productive day awaits, since yesterday was basically a wash. I am always down to hear a rambley account of your weekend update (seems only fair, if you read this whole thing :) let me know what you're up to!