This past Thursday was Johanna's 31st birthday. She is as beautiful as the day I met her. This weekend was filled to the brim with fun stuff.
First off we both worked. I do not mind, but It kinda sucks to work on your birthday, says Johanna. I wouldn't know, I have not worked on my birthday for many years. Why would a human do such a thing? So I was taking Johanna out for a nice dinner on Friday night so we decided to make it simple. Johanna's parents took us all out to Luby's. Luby's is like a fine wine. It only gets better with age. Age being you age, the older you get the more you like Luby's. It is required by law. So after a delicious Luby's meal we headed home and Jacob got Johanna a wonderful chocolate cake from the Whole Foods Market, candles and all. So Thursday was a nice evening with the family. Luby's and cake. It really doesn't get any better...or does it.
After work I picked up Johanna we went home and got ready for our nice dinner out. Johanna's parents decided to watch Jack over night and Jacob was staying over at my mothers, which is also Jacob's mother. So a night with no one in the house means we can relax and also sleep in, which we haven't done for a long time. I mean a long time, maybe a year. Needless to say we were excited. We got dressed up and I had made reservations for us at Churascos. It is a Latin steak house. It was incredible. We sat at the bar first, I had a whiskey and coke and Johanna had a diet coke. At the table waiting for us was a bowl of yucca chips and chimicuri sauce. Then we ordered some Cheviche. It was served to us in a hollowed out pineapple which is hilarious. Then we both had dinner salads and then the steak. This thing was amazing served with chimichuri sauce and a side of grilled veggies, pickled onions and a yucca cake. The steak literally melted in your mouth. We then ordered a Threes Leche cake to go, grabbed our things and left. We got home and enjoyed an empty house while watching Mad Men and eating out dessert. We even stayed up till 11 o'clock. This is a rare thing for us. The night was lovely.
Sleeping in is something I never get to do. Since we wake up around 6:30 am every day, 8:00 am is sleeping in to us. It was great not jumping out of bed. So after we leisurely woke up we decided to get breakfast together. We went to The Buffalo cafe and ate a big breakfast and enjoyed coffee. This is always nice. Then Jack joined us at the Library where he picked out a few books, and then we went home to play. We turned on the hose and Jack always loves that. This is the weekend so we had to get something done. We decided to go grocery shopping. Doing this alone is boring and a chore, but when the whole family goes its an outing and kinda fun. Got home with just enough time go swimming. Jack usually cries when we put him in the water, but now he loves it. He was laughing and jumping and I was holding him like a big fish splashing in the water. Got home put jack to bed and then we picked up Jason's Deli. I haven't had Jason's Deli since we left Dallas, and we love it. Another relaxing evening at home watching the movie 500 Days of Summer and we were off to bed ready for the next day.
Sunday: The Last Day
I went to work and Johanna went to breakfast with her new friends. After I got off we went over to Johanna's parents for dinner which is always nice to receive a free delicious meal. Jack loves the garden next to their house and it is hard to get him out of it. We went home where Jacob surprised Johanna with some new girl baby clothes for the new girl baby we will be having soon. He also got Jack some play tools which he is now obsessed with. Jack at this point was crazy, running around madness. We took him outside for one last breath of fresh air. Jack is very calm outside. I guess there is so much to take in, The smell of a summer evening. We put our wonderful boy to bed, and relaxed on the couch. Sunday night was Emmy night, and Johanna and I love award shows. I topped off the night with a nice Miller High Life and Johanna, Jacob and I all watched the ceremony. This was the end of the nice weekend.
I am so happy with the way life is now. I have a beautiful wife and an amazing boy with a baby girl girl on the way. Once a week I go to my brother-in-laws house and he drink beer and watch movies. I live with my brother Jacob and we keep each other entertained comically. My mother loves to spend time with Jack and Johanna's parents are so helpful. We really have it pretty sweet right now. Over the horizon is a new baby girl, Mary _____ Pule. Which I know will bring even more fantastic weekend adventures into our lives.