we kicked off the weekend on friday night by going to a local high school's production of "mamma mia" and it was great. on saturday, we got together for brunch with my parents at one of our favorite local restaurants. then on sunday, our families got together to celebrate ryan's mom's birthday which is tomorrow. we finished off the weekend on sunday night by curling up on the couch with leko to get some much-needed rest.
it's finally friday, and this week was a bit of a crazy one. i'm very much looking forward to the weekend and actually having the next two days off with ryan! sunday is st. patty's day. we're not irish, but i think ryan has the "luck of the irish" in him because he has such a knack for finding four-leaf clovers. i heard on the news this week that 1 in every 5,000 clovers has four leaves. he has found several over the years, and i have kept most of the ones that he found (by pressing them between two pieces of wax paper and letting them dry out.)
i'm on kitty watch while ryan's parents are away and these two cuties are so lovable! they're always so happy to see me when i walk in the door (i'm sure it's because they know i'm about to feed them)!
today is national pancake day at ihop! to celebrate, ihop will be giving away free pancakes all day. if you're like us and you don't live near an ihop, you can celebrate at home with your own pancakes. it's no secret that ryan and i are huge pancake fans. here are some of our favorite pancake recipes . . .
. . . that leko doesn't want to get out of bed in the morning and i don't blame him at all. it's making it very hard to convince myself to get up to go to work for a very early monday morning meeting when he's so cute and cuddly!
this is a really horrible picture because of the angle it was taken at . . . but nonetheless, it signifies the successful completion of my friend's doctoral dissertation. i served as a committee member for his dissertation and was proud to see him successfully defend his work last week. way to go!