we got hungry for huevos rancheros recently. we had all of the ingredients and made them for dinner on the back screen porch. i'm not sure why i don't think of making them more often, they're so easy and yummy!
after all of that yard work, we thought we deserved a little treat. so, we broke free from quarantine to run out to one of our favorite local ice cream shops for a treat that we shared in the car. it was a fun little weeknight date!
being home is the perfect time to get our yard ready for the summer. the weather has been so lovely lately, and we have enjoyed spending time outside in our yard. i love seeing the yard in bloom . . .
^the azaleas are always so bright and cheery when they bloom!^
^happy pink flowers in our front yard flower bed^
^more pretty pink in a hanging basket in our back yard^
^we have both purple and yellow irises in our back yard. the purple always bloom first.^
^we're also working on growing some sunflowers from seeds. we honestly didn't think they would do anything because the packets of seeds are so many years old! they are happily growing on the back screen porch for now.^
we were so happy to be able to see our parents yesterday for memorial day! everyone came up to our house for a picnic on the screen porch. we had burgers, corn on the cob, tortellini salad, potato salad, deviled eggs, homemade pickles, and watermelon for lunch. for dessert we had rice pudding and patriotic red, white, and blue vanilla-almond cupcakes.
after lunch, we stretched our legs by taking a little walk. (we were all sweating by the end of the walk!) even though it was very hot outside, it was such a nice day!
some free time on sunday morning meant homemade crepes filled with fresh strawberries. it has been so, so long since we've had crepes or fresh strawberries! we enjoyed them with a side of veggie sausage.
we're not the only ones who have been enjoying all of the free concerts that have been streaming during this quarantine. leko loves it when we sit on the couch to watch something because that means he gets to come up on our laps for a good nap.
mother's day was different than usual this year due to the quarantine, but we were still able to see our mamas (from a safe distance, of course) which was so nice.
we made some mother's day treats for our mamas (mini lime pies, cara cara orange poppy seed muffins, and baked chocolate doughnuts with pink cream cheese glaze), loaded them up in the car, and then drove to their houses to deliver them. it was nice to get to see our parents for a short time. we can't wait to celebrate like "normal" soon!
leko's present to me on mother's day was extra cuddles and snuggles which was exactly what i wanted for my fur-mama's day gift! what a lover!
cinco de mayo fell on tuesday this year which was extra exciting since tuesdays are for tacos ("taco tuesdays!"). we made a little cinco de mayo fiesta for dinner for two quarantine style on our back screen porch. it was so yummy!
we had tacos with all the fixings: vegetarian beef, tomatoes, lettuce, onions, cheddar cheese, sour cream, salsa, and guac! we also had mexican street corn as a side and virgin margaritas! it was all so good and it was a fun little date!
one of our local parks finally opened back up on monday after being closed for several weeks. after work, we meet up with ryan's parents for a socially distant walk from one another around the park. unfortunately, it decided to rain once we got there, but we walked nonetheless. it was nice to get outside despite the cool temperatures and the rain drops.
after we came back from our bike ride on sunday, i looked out into the hallway and saw these two passed out on the hallway floor. i guess all the nice sunshine on sunday and a 14 mile bike ride wore them out!
the weather on sunday was absolutely glorious! we escaped from quarantine and went for a bike ride on a trail that we haven't been on in a few years. the sun was shining, it was warm, and there weren't too many people on the trail. it was such a nice escape!
we never see turtles on the bike trails! wonder where this little guy was going!