This weekend was beyond awesome. Though it was rainy and dismal pretty much the entire weekend we had the best time because I got a little bit of a break. Since I had to go to DC anyway for a cousin's shower, we decided to make an entire weekend out of it. My sister and I ventured over to Dupont Circle on Saturday for a little female bonding time.
When I got back to Nick's mom's Saturday afternoon, Nick and I left for dinner out with friends (without the kids). Then Nick and I ventured off on our own to have a mini date night. We went to Cosi for Smores and coffee like we did on our second date. We are celebrating 3 married years together on May 6th. :)
As the night ended, Nick and I decided we wanted to wake up to whole wheat pancakes so I stopped at Shoppers to pick up the ingredients (we were staying at Nick's moms.) Well, while we were there I couldn't help but spot the BEST deals. I keep my coupon book in my car at all times. Though we didn't have the room for much due to luggage and strollers, I couldn't help myself. The place we happened to stop at was tripling coupons up to .50 and doubling up to and including $1.00 (NO limits). These sorts of amazing coupon blitzes do not exist here. So, I bought 21 things of FREE Healthy Harvest Ronzoni Pasta and $.40 Kashi Rice Pilaf, more free dawn, and more free stuff I can't really remember.
Below is a picture of my phat (in both senses) coupon book. I'm very proud I made the little rubber banding system to keep it shut. It's much more functional now. Sad? Pathetic? Maybe. But this baby is worth hundreds.
When, we got back we noticed things are really beginning to grow in our garden. The rainy weather has done wonders for the roquette and mesclun.
Our strawberry plants are also starting to sprout. I'm looking forward to next year already!
Not to be overshadowed, Nick even found time to fix the riding lawnmower. My husband is so handy.