Family Meal, Moonrise Kingdom, and a Big Scary Storm

by Laicie

That’s our weekend, for the most part… some good food, a really great movie, and one super crazy storm…

On Friday night, after a long day of car trouble that meant Mark needed to take me to work, we decided to make the best of it all (extra time together!) and make our way to Family Meal.  The diner is the latest from Frederick’s favorite Voltaggio, and the food was just as good as we hoped.  We snacked on some seriously mouthwatering pot pie bites, Tillamook mac & cheese, and adult milkshakes (made with real vanilla — and a dollop of fluff).  And minus the heat, both inside and out, we had a pretty great time.

We went home to watch a little of the Tour and then head off to bed before waking up to a nice day at the pool and a little spinning of our own.  Mark is finally beginning to recover enough to get himself on a bike, as long as it’s stationary, and I think he’s pretty happy not to be confined to the couch.

On Sunday we woke up early for some homemade waffles with strawberries, almond butter, and whipped cream, our favorite (of course, not one thing I’ve mentioned has been on the wedding-approved diet… has it? shit), and hot yoga for me, then dressed up and headed to Silver Spring for a little date night at Cubano’s and the AFI.  I’ve been dying to see Moonrise Kingdom since the moment it hit the theater… and the seriously beautiful little Wes Anderson masterpiece didn’t disappoint a bit.

But let me tell you, big crashy scary storms and worried puppies… they do not mix.  In a bit of a departure from our very relaxing weekend… Mark and I spent the better part of last night comforting our little dude, trying to explain that the (admittedly pretty effing scary) crashing outside wouldn’t make its way inside to hurt us anytime soon.  He wasn’t convinced.

This morning I think we’re all feeling a little sleepy, especially since it’s still pretty gloomy out there… and this is looking like a really nice place to spend the day.

What were you up to this weekend?  And have you seen Moonrise Kingdom yet?  What did you think?!

Any Marylanders out there try Family Meal?