Monday, August 22, 2011

Weekend Wrap-up and Stuffs

I don't know if y'all are like me and my family, but let's just pretend you are for now, m'kay? When you first meet your special someone you spend all this time together. You go on special dates, you get all dressed up for him, he shaves so his face is nice and smooth...then all the sudden you find yourself married. Now, granted you don't just wake up one day and you are married with no notice...well, not usually anyway! The dressing up and dates and shaving every day become less and less the more everyday life and work and things get in the way. Then you add a baby to that mix and you just want to sleep every chance you get instead of spending time with your hot piece of man candy baby daddy. I can probably count on both hands the number of actual dates Hubby and I have been on since we became parents almost 7 years ago. And I wouldn't even use up all of my fingers.

This past weekend we decided to go on a date. I know, stop the presses! See, my dad, The Cigar Chairman is a cigar nut. The man has hundreds and hundreds AND HUNDREDS more cigars in his humidor at his house. He goes to the cigar shop pretty much everyday except Sunday. Cigars are his hobby, stress relief and just a pure source of enjoyment and relaxation for him. He has made many friends through this hobby as well so that is part of the enjoyment is spending time with his friends at the cigar club. Well the cigar club that he belongs to had an event over the weekend. Usually dad invites Hubby to go up with him if he's not working so they can have a mandate 'manly bonding time'. This time, I thought it would be fun if we did a couples thing instead and so that's what we planned. We dropped Princess off with some great friends of ours who have 3 kids that she loves to play with and off we went to North Scottsdale to the Stag Tobacconist.

This month, they were featuring Casa Magna, Quesada Tributo, and Fonseca Classic cigars. Admittedly, I enjoy smoking cigars occasionally, but I don't know much about them. I usually let my dad or Hubby pick one out for me. The three brands that day were both Nicaraguan and Dominican, and had a cigar for every taste profile (mild, medium, or full-bodied). I myself like the mild cigars. I don't like really 'heavy' = full-bodied taste. So, the rep chose a Fonseca for me. It was mild and creamy. I really enjoyed it.

My mom, Mimi had brought a bottle of wine for us to enjoy in the Members Only Lounge. The cigar shop provides food for these events and drinks, but if you want alcohol you gots ta bring it yoself!

The Chairman and the Hubby hung out with the guys and got to listen to the rep talk about the brands that were featured. I'm sure it was more fun than I am making it sound ;).

After we left there, Hubby and I headed back to our friends house where Princess was. We decided to all do dinner together. They were providing dinner so we brought cupcakes, wine and cigars! Lucky for us, our friends enjoy cigars too so that works out nicely when we want to have some grown up conversation! We can stick the kids inside with toys and a movie and we head to the backyard (of course there is a clear view of the kids from where we sit!). So we had dinner then headed outside for our wine and cigars. We had a lot of laughs and the neighbors are probably wondering about all of us about now, but hey, just cuz we are parents doesn't mean we can't have fun!

Sunday was just errands and laundry, but we had a really good weekend and I was really ready for this morning when things get back to normal with Hubby at work and Princess in school!! I get to spend time reading blogs and goofing off online in peace with only the dog to bug me for anything. This afternoon I am going to head back over to the cigar shop with my dad to help him with his blog so that should be fun ;).

What did y'all do this weekend?

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  1. Cigars and wine -- sounds like a damn good time! (haha, I'm a poet) I'm glad you guys had a date night!

  2. Looks like your weekend was so much fun and the pictures are great! Happy Monday:)

  3. cigars! sounds like a goooood weekend.


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