Even though I’m sure it’s not technically “playing hooky” when your boss and the office knows that you’re going to be gone, the little rebel inside of me likes to think that yesterday we played hooky all afternoon. The truth is we were spending some time with my father-in-law who was in town to come watch my sister-in-law play volleyball. Who’s my sister-in-law you ask? Her name is Chrissy:
Anyway, we got to meet up with her and the rest of the University of Oklahoma volleyball team at the Spicy Pickle in Boulder yesterday. Warning: the pickles really are spicy! Not that I minded, but you know it’s good when your tongue goes numb. I ordered the Yard Bird, which was roasted chicken, bacon, fresh apples, bleu cheese, and honey mustard. Commence drooling now.
Nate and I split some chips:
After lunch Chrissy and her team had to go prep for the game, so Nate and his dad and I drove/walked around Boulder and did some shopping. It was hard work I tell ya! We rejuvenated by hitting up one of our favorite breweries:
After beer-30 we headed over to the University of Colorado campus and settled in for the match. We’ve been extremely blessed that BOTH of our sisters have had teams in their conference in Colorado so that we can at least watch them play once every season. Please note how good of a fan I am: calm, cool, collected.
And how opposite my sweet sweet hubby is. Nate, I think you might need to work on your sports fan etiquette 🙂 (In reality it’s the opposite…I tend to get a little competitive and worked up…oops again.) I also found out that one of the girls I used to coach 2 years ago is starting for CU! I like to think I taught her everything I know, which means that I’ve now taught 3 successful collegiate athletes everything I know…my sister Salah, Chrissy, and now Nikki 🙂 It’s true!
After saying our good-byes we headed out to grab a late dinner at Pasta Jay’s in Boulder. Now y’all know I love Italian food, and out of all that I really love pasta. I was basically in heaven here!
I ended up ordering the Baked Lorenzo, which was linguine in a tomato cream sauce with Italian sausage and melted cheese. I think I need to eat salads for the rest of my life to make up for this one…too bad that’s not happening!
It was great to see family, take some time off from work, and enjoy some amazing food, but I have to say that I might be ready for nothing but roasted veggies for a week now! My poor tummy isn’t cut out to handle all that rich food. No more hooky now though…off to work I go!
Happy TGTF – Thank Goodness Tomorrow’s Friday!