This past weekend was surely a whirlwind. Friday we went out for dinner together at a pho restaurant we've been meaning to try. Although it wasn't the best pho broth that we've ever had, the meal was a great deal for our dishes and a bottle of sake to share. It was nice to go out to eat, just the two of us, trying a new place like we used to do all the time. 

Saturday, we brought Mordechai to GPA GO which  is where we adopted him so that he could visit with some of his kennel-mates. We also had a wedding that evening for a friend that I went to college with. She and I had classes together every semester so naturally, we'd always sit together. She was the first person that I ever met that had a blog and by being able to chat with her about it, it gave me the confidence to blog as well. She was there for me during my entire wedding planning process, so it was wonderful to see her own wedding day come together. Her reception had twinkle lights strung on the ceiling, just like our reception did and it was a magical ambiance. I've never seen her smile so much and I am so happy for them!

After the wedding, we went downtown with friends to some bars. It's great to be able to walk from our house where it's a little quiet and sleepy, to a few blocks over where it's downtown and bustling. We tried a cigar bar for the first time, grabbed a slice of our favorite pizza in the area, and made our way to our favorite bar where they serve absinthe. They laid a slotted spoon across the top of the glass with a sugar cube and poured the absinthe over top. After it was drenched with alcohol, they lit the sugar cube on fire and it glowed blue with red smolders. Off to the side was an absinthe fountain filled with ice water. The base was silver with a gilded woman holding up the taps. The bartender opened a tap and let the water slowly drip over the sugar cube until it disintegrated. It was a theatrical show that ended in licorice goodness. 

On Sunday, we started the morning with a doggie photoshoot. Our wedding photographer, Live Happy Studio offered to do a family session for us since we have our new addition, Mordechai. We took her up on it because we would love some photos of him with the both of us! Normally, I'm behind the camera or I persuade S to snap a few shots of me and Morty. 

Later in the day, we had doggie training! GPA GO recommends a company that had a great introductory, at-home training session. Turns out, we have a quietly dominant dog on our hands. He tends to ignore our commands and does things on his own time. The trainer taught us training techniques to show more leadership with Mordechai so that he realizes that things will be on our time. We're already seeing progress with him walking by our side steadily, but we still need to work on the "come here" command. But overall, he's a sweet dog who needs leaders to teach him the way. I'm already proud of his little accomplishments! 
This past weekend was surely a whirlwind. Friday we went out for dinner together at a pho restaurant we've been meaning to try. Although it wasn't the best pho broth that we've ever had, the meal was a great deal for our dishes and a bottle of sake to share. It was nice to go out to eat, just the two of us, trying a new place like we used to do all the time. 

Saturday, we brought Mordechai to GPA GO which  is where we adopted him so that he could visit with some of his kennel-mates. We also had a wedding that evening for a friend that I went to college with. She and I had classes together every semester so naturally, we'd always sit together. She was the first person that I ever met that had a blog and by being able to chat with her about it, it gave me the confidence to blog as well. She was there for me during my entire wedding planning process, so it was wonderful to see her own wedding day come together. Her reception had twinkle lights strung on the ceiling, just like our reception did and it was a magical ambiance. I've never seen her smile so much and I am so happy for them!

After the wedding, we went downtown with friends to some bars. It's great to be able to walk from our house where it's a little quiet and sleepy, to a few blocks over where it's downtown and bustling. We tried a cigar bar for the first time, grabbed a slice of our favorite pizza in the area, and made our way to our favorite bar where they serve absinthe. They laid a slotted spoon across the top of the glass with a sugar cube and poured the absinthe over top. After it was drenched with alcohol, they lit the sugar cube on fire and it glowed blue with red smolders. Off to the side was an absinthe fountain filled with ice water. The base was silver with a gilded woman holding up the taps. The bartender opened a tap and let the water slowly drip over the sugar cube until it disintegrated. It was a theatrical show that ended in licorice goodness. 

On Sunday, we started the morning with a doggie photoshoot. Our wedding photographer, Live Happy Studio offered to do a family session for us since we have our new addition, Mordechai. We took her up on it because we would love some photos of him with the both of us! Normally, I'm behind the camera or I persuade S to snap a few shots of me and Morty. 

Later in the day, we had doggie training! GPA GO recommends a company that had a great introductory, at-home training session. Turns out, we have a quietly dominant dog on our hands. He tends to ignore our commands and does things on his own time. The trainer taught us training techniques to show more leadership with Mordechai so that he realizes that things will be on our time. We're already seeing progress with him walking by our side steadily, but we still need to work on the "come here" command. But overall, he's a sweet dog who needs leaders to teach him the way. I'm already proud of his little accomplishments! 

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  1. Dang, girl! Sounds like an awesome weekend. I sat on the sofa all weekend (fine by me, actually!). Can't wait to see the photos from your photoshoot!

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    1. as soon as my wedding season is over, all i'll want to do is sit on the couch - so looking forward to that!

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  2. what a great weekend. i feel more cultured just reading about yours! oh, doggy training. we are still working with marla on a few things (big things). really i just think she is very, very stubborn because she is also very, very bright. but there are some things she just does not seem interested in. i've heard little dogs are harder to train (smaller dog, bigger ego) - and after a year with marla, i definitely believe that is true! can't wait to see the pics! xo

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    1. we definitely had a fun and full weekend. we've had some trouble training m too but its bc he ignores us believe it or not! the trainer helped us with that as well :)

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  3. Your weekend was WAY more fun than mine! :) We're currently getting ready to move to a new city here in Australia and just focused on slowly packing things away. (Kalgoorlie, look it up! Smallest city I've ever lived in.)

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    1. i recently moved so i feel ya! best of luck on the move and i will definitely look it up. how did you end up moving to this small city?

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  4. wow, sounds like a busy weekend! haha. That's so sweet that you got family photos done with Mordechai, I do hope you'll be sharing them with us. ♥ & that's good that you got him into dog training as well. I know I had to do that with my golden retriever...he was very stubborn to do things his way especially when I would walk him. haha. I hope the training continues to go well! :)

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    1. yes - stubborn is the word! mordechai wants to do things on his own time, and while it isn't hurting anybody, he needs to know who is boss :)

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