Well, this weekend was another one for the books!
Starting from the beginning, Friday evening was much more relaxed than a normal Friday night.
Bryan and I stayed in and caught up on our shows from earlier in the week and just hung out. By the way, is anyone else loving New Girl this season?!
Saturday turned out to be a wonderful day in the city!
We were invited to a birthday dinner in the West Village and decided to use the occasion as an excuse to have a full-scale city adventure.
Bryan, our friend Sam and I headed to the Museum of Natural History. And while a lot of the exhibits there could definitely use some updating, it's a staple of living in the New York area that always proves to be a great time. The three of us just ran around and had a fantastic time.
It was like we were children again and I loved every second.
After that, we made a trip down to Levain Bakery on the Upper West Side. If you've never been there, you owe it to yourself to check it out. These cookies are the size of muffins and are absolutely incredible. I personally recommend the oatmeal raisin!
We finally met up at the restaurant of choice, Benny's Burritos and after some hassle over the seating arrangements (sitting a party of 10 in a tiny NYC eatery is a headache in and of itself), we finally got settled and ordered margaritas and burritos all around.
If you head there, and you're feeling adventurous, try one of the Bulldog drinks! It's a margarita with a shot of something extra, mine had white sangria, and a Coronita shoved in.
My waitress was even kind enough to add some guava flavoring to mine - which was awesome!
After dinner we ran around to a couple of the area bars, Down the Hatch and Slaughtered Lamb in particular.
Both were pretty typical bars of the West Village, but very enjoyable!
All in all, it was a fun night!
Sunday was a family day, as we were celebrating my grandfather's 75th birthday!
We'll all be going out for the occasion in June when my sister comes home from college, but for now we just had a home-cooked family dinner.
I love every opportunity to spend some time with my family - especially if it includes watching the Mets pick up a win in the final moments of a game!
I hope everyone had as great of a weekend as I did.
And I also hope that you all enjoy the rest of your week!