Monday, March 11, 2013

Wild Weekend

Our weekend was filled with a lot of fun & excitement!  Friday it was raining and hailing here in Phoenix all day.  The hail was so amazing, but it was coming down so hard it broke a few of our neighbors garage windows.  Freaky Arizona weather!  So Friday night we abandoned our cooking at home all week challenge and hit up our favorite sushi place Sakana.  Seriously, if you are looking for great sushi, amazing service, and a friendly atmosphere TRY IT!  Todd & I started going to Sakana when we first started dating, so they have watched our life change so many times.  I love taking Simone in there now, and she is definitely a little celebrity to the staff!
Todd & Simone Enjoying Family Date Night
Saturday was a pretty dreary day... but it didn't stop us from hitting our town's rummage sale.  Total bust for us, but we had fun checking it out.  We grabbed lunch at another favorite spot, On the Border for some Mexican food with my Dad, his girlfriend Julie & her kiddos.  We headed over to my Dad's after that to hang out and play with Simone.  Todd picked us up a new patio set while the rest of us bummed around the house. 
My Dad Feeding Simone
On our way home we passed by a chili cook off, so of course we pulled over to check it out.  Bummer that we missed it by an hour, but NOT a bummer that it would be back up and running on Sunday!  Since we were already starving we cruised into Panda Garden.  This little place has some DELICIOUS food.  We had a great time in there, they are very friendly and we ate so much we had to be rolled out! ;-)
A+ for Presentation at Panda Garden
Sunday we woke up talking about chili and SCORE, the weather was PERFECT!  We were so excited to get to the cook off, and it didn't disappoint.  There were thirty vendors serving their chili you could buy tasting kits, and vote for your favorite.  It was seriously yummy and we can't wait to go next year when Simone can actually try a bite, too.  Todd even pointed out that they had cotton candy (my absolute favorite naughty candy), and bought his grown-up-wife a bag. 
Simone & I at the Chili Cook Off
Finished up the weekend relaxing on our new patio set, enjoying the beautiful sunset, and dining on another family dish Spinach Pie.  I'll share the recipe soon!
Hope you all had a great weekend, too!