That is not normal.
I am a big baby when it comes to storms. So when they talk about the Great Lakes Cyclone and hurricane force winds, I’m not really jumping for joy in my swaying apartment building. If you see me tweeting frantically about these fears tomorrow morning, feel free to disregard.
Phew. Glad I got that off my chest.
Moving on, the recap of the reception is coming, but I’m waiting to get the rest of our pictures and some video first! The night was truly amazing and I hope to share some fun sights and sounds.
In the meantime, I wanted to share our attempts at getting back to “normal” around here. While getting married has definitely changed us emotionally in many wonderful ways, our day-to-day routine hasn’t changed too much…and we don’t mind.
Even as we bask in the newlywed glow, we can’t help but meander back toward our usual habits.
That photo alone tells you just how “normal” things are getting.
We celebrated our one-week anniversary as a married couple with a fantastic dinner Saturday night.
Our usual chicken stir-fry was taken up a notch with the addition of asparagus to the veggies and a heaping helping of brown rice on the side. But first, a lovely appetizer of salted edamame.
We capped off the meal with a bottle of Ménage à Trois Red. Oh, how I missed red wine! We swore off it a few weeks before the wedding in an attempt to have stainless pearly whites for our pictures! But it’s back in our lives now – and will definitely play a big role in our upcoming honeymoon!
We enjoyed every last bite of our meal while watching Angels & Demons. Unfortunately, the movie itself was not as enjoyable. Tom Hanks is just not Robert Langdon. No offense, Tom.
The next morning we woke with the normal cravings for a spiced up Sunday breakfast and decided to satisfy them by breaking out our new griddle pan!
Papa Bender recently gave me this Harry & David Apple-Cinnamon Pancake Mix.
It looked absolutely delish, so we decided to give it a try! Just add water…a very simple instruction.
We heated up the griddle plan and used 1/4 cup batter per pancake. Sizzle…and flip!
It took a little getting used to our new griddle. Some burnt pancakes may have been involved, but fortunately I like ‘em that way. The first batch turned out splendidly, though!
The apple-cinnamon flavoring was hinted throughout. We were definitely fans of the mix! Thanks, PB!!
Later that afternoon, we caught up on The Office and Bobby made us fresh sandwiches.
He used two slices of Arnold whole wheat bread with sliced deli turkey, Swiss cheese, mushrooms, cucumbers and spinach. A little honey mustard was thrown on top for a kick and a fresh honeycrisp apple adorned the sides of the plate – er, towel. Bobby also chose the dishware, clearly.
We also split a bag of Multigrain chips from Food Should Taste Good, which were one of the goodies featured in our wedding gift bags (more to come on that in a future post)! I really love this brand. The sweet potato and olive varieties are even more amazing!
Our last bit of normalcy came on Sunday night after Bobby came home from his usual evening soccer game. We brought out the Annie’s Whole Wheat Shells & White Cheddar and added shrimp for some protein. A definite favorite meal – I love that powdered cheese!
Though I’ve been talking a lot about what’s considered normal for us in this post, you may have noticed an unusual figure lurking in the background of one of my lunch sandwich pictures.
Yes, we created an astronaut costume for the bear – who is appropriately named “Bear” – I’ve had since birth. Yes, this was in honor of the upcoming Halloween weekend. Yes, this may be considered strange by many people, yourself included.
No, this is not actually unusual. In fact, this is just par for the course in our neck of the woods.
But if this is “normal,” then I wouldn’t have it any other way.
What “normal” activities are you up to this week?