I find that some weeks I look at our calendar and there is almost nothing going on and then we have a week like this one. I am already stocking up on coffee and snacks because busy weeks while fun always need a little bit of extra fuel. So what am I looking forward to this week?
Wicked! Yes I am finally getting out on a week night with a friend to do something fun. When you have two little ones this is a rare occurrence and I am so excited to get out. I also can cross Wicked off my bucket list. This show has been on it since I found out about it when I lived in Boston and had no money to go see the show when it was literally in a theatre two blocks from my dorm. Fun fact: there will be $25 Wicked tickets prior to each performance!! In short, patrons need to arrive 2.5 hours before the performance to put their name in the barrel and ½ hour later, names are drawn to purchase a pair of tickets (don’t forget your cash!)
New Seasons Slabtown opens this week! Okay so who else loves to visit new grocery stores? There is something about a brand new store with all of it’s organized displays and it’s clean and new and fresh. I just love grocery shopping in general so if you say new store you’ll be I’ll be there for the opening. Oh and I’m getting a sneak peek of the new store tonight so follow me on instagram [@runwithtongs] and snapchat [lindsayingalls] for a sneak peek too!
Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon! I won’t be running this half (this year at least) but I am so excited to head out to wine country and cheer Neil on. This will be Neil’s 5th half marathon and I couldn’t be prouder of him. He used to tell me that he could never be a runner but he obviously has proved himself wrong. So excited for this event!
In edition to these three events we also have three birthday parties and will be spending time with friends before they head back to Germany. I feel like August is just our month with so many great things going on. The one thing I am not looking forward to is packing because packing with two little ones is less than ideal but alas it has to be done some way, some how.
Photo Credit: Oregon Wine Country Half
Wicked is on my bucket list too! I do hope I will get a chance to see it eventually, but in the meantime, I am looking forward to read about it from you! 🙂
Oh it was so good! Hope you are able to see it soon!
Erin @ Platings and Pairings
Wow – Sounds like you have a SUPER fun week ahead of you. I can’t wait to hear more about the Slabtown opening!
Yes fun and oh so busy. I’ll share more about the opening in next week – it is such a great store!
Ah, I love all of this. I LOVE Wicked and like a weirdo have seen it perhaps 6 times. It is amazing. You’ll love it! And I also am so excited for the New Seasons opening!! Good luck to Neil this weekend!
I can see why you have been to Wicked so many times! I wish I had the time and funds to go again while it is here in Portland. It was amazing.
Wicked is such an amazing show! And I am really excited to be living so close to the new NS!
Yes to both! Wicked was great and the new NS is such a nice store – enjoy it!
I hope you enjoy Wicked! I saw it a few years ago and thought it was great fun!
It was really amazing so glad I went!
Have fun! And good luck with the half marathon.
So happy to hear that New Seasons Slabtown is finally opening, the ones I know about are at least 30 minutes away by transit and the one in Slabtown is more accessible to me. I’m in love with a lot of their specialty deli items that they make themselves
The Slabtown store is one of my favorites so far. It is really beautiful and has lots of fun little details.
My in-laws are going to see Wicked and I’m so jealous!
It was amazing – tell them to bring you with them 😉
Marlynn Jayme Schotland
I’ll miss the NSM opening tonight but maybe I will see you at the Oregon Wine Country Half on Saturday! Should be a great day for it!
I ended up missing the OWCH due to Neil hurting his foot and us just being overwhelmed with moving. Hope you had a nice time!
Something I can add to my bucket list next year for my current “healthier me journey.” Oregon Wine Country Half must be a goal. Sounds Fun! I dream of running long distance again, I can remember the feeling of finishing 8 miles so clear. Running today feels nothing like that. Holding on to that memory keeps me trying. Goals!
I have the Oregon Wine Country Half as a bucket list goal for myself. Running this year just isn’t happening the way I had hoped this year between a knee injury and now a broken toe so hopefully next year will be my year. Keep on running!
I really wanted to see Wicked while it was in town, but alas we just didn’t have the time or the funds during the period it was/is here. boo!
I can’t wait to hear about it from you!
Wicked was amazing! I am so glad I went and if I could afford to I would have go a second time.
Jenni Bost (@jennibost)
Can’t wait to see your recaps of Slabtown and the Oregon Wine Country Half! It sounds like you have a ton of fun coming your way. Enjoy Wicked!
Such a busy week! We didn’t make it to the Oregon Wine Country Half due to Neil getting a foot injury 🙁
I really like New Seasons stores, especially new ones, like you. Never seen Wicked, but have heard good things. Sounds like fun! This post reminds me to look anticipate things more in my life. Life is better when you have things to look forward to, even small things.
Wicked was amazing and the new New Seasons store is beautiful. I love having a few things to look forward too