Second, I’ve decided that this week I want to share some of the weekend recaps that I haven’t gotten to. Why do you ask? Well, in all of these instances, I was happy. And this week, I would like to concentrate on all the fun and happy moments that I have been fortunate to have.
Sooooo to let’s begin with this weekend. Derek’s parents came over to our house for the weekend (and little Zeus too!). They haven’t been to our house since August so our house has changed A LOT since then! It was so great to spend some time with them and also share some memories of my Dad with them.
Saturday, we went to Jungle Jim’s. This is a 6 1/2-ACRE(!) international food market that is in Cincinnati. It is the largest international market in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. The market carries food from 75 different countries and also has one of the largest wine selections in the country!
Derek and I have wanted to go here ever since moving to Cincinnati so it was a great time to go and check it out! We spent a couple hours shopping there and ended up with a plethora of items. It is exciting to note that a second one will be opening soon near our house!
One item that I did pick up was a couple of Stella glasses (my fav beer!) which I’m enjoying right now! And see the beautiful pink tulips behind? Derek’s mom brought me those beauties!
Saturday night we finally had the opportunity to take Derek’s parents to 20 Brix, a local wine bar. This is one of our favorite restaurants and we have wanted to take his parents here for a long time! Side note- anybody curious to know what a brix is? It is the measure of sugar in a liquid; winemakers looks for a certain level of Brix before harvesting grapes!
The dinner was fantastic and we came home and watched the video that my sister-in-law put together of all the pictures of my Dad. Seeing those pictures of him healthy sure does make me smile!
Sunday we checked out a new restaurant. It’s called the School House Restaurant and it is an old school house from the 1800s. I think it was built in 1864. The menu is wrote on the original chalkboard!! Definitely a cool and interesting restaurant!
And lastly, we headed to the mall to pick up some tea for Derek’s mom. I have been trying to cut
Any suggestions on other drinks/juices that you've found that you love?!?!?
And as for tonight, Derek and I are planning a SUPER delizioso (see, practicing my italian!) meal that I’m so excited for. We are grilling out some Kobe strip steaks that we got at the said market….yum!
And as for now, I’m just taking one-day-at-a-time…as suggested by many of you! Thanks again for all the support!