Monday, January 14, 2008

Pyrex & People

Since Matt and I have moved to Champaign, our weekends have been full of exciting events. This Friday Matt's dad stayed with us and treated us to one of our FAVoRiTe restaurants, Biaggi's. Matt ordered the standard Spaghetti and Meatballs where I opted for a bow tie pasta with Alfredo sauce. The meal was delicious but the dessert really topped off the enjoyable evening. Matt and I split one of my favorite delectable retreats Tiramisu.

I am hoping that Jim's 6'5 frame slept o.k. in my twin bed from childhood that resides in our guest room. He was going hunting early the next morning and I can't imagine that the combination of lack of sleep and guns is good.

After sleeping in on Saturday morning Matt and I ventured out into the gusty streets of downtown Champaign and went antique shopping (this is one of my favorite weekend activities). We found all kinds of fun stuff but most importantly we found some reasonably priced antique Pyrex dishes! Here are some photos from our adventure.

Saturday evening Matt and I visited our dear friends Lance and Betsy. We got take out from a great BBQ joint called Hickory River. I recommend the pulled pork sandwich along with the garlic mashed potatoes and mac & cheese, it was very good. Other festivities of the night included tennis and boxing on the WII (I was mercilessly defeated by the surprisingly good boxer Betsy) and Mexican Train Dominos. The latter has sparked an interest in purchasing our very own set of dominos (its a great game to play with an odd number of people and very versatile). Just another great night with the Gorrells!

Sunday, Matt and I were in for yet another treat. We were blessed with a visit from my dear friend Michelle from college. It was a wonderful visit full of catching up. Wish I could see her more often.

Overall the weekend was a HIT. Hopefully this week is just as eventful.