Marital Ref

by Heather on May 28, 2010

Happy Friday (finally)!!! This week has been so busy yet so slow at the same time…does that even make sense?

Last night I had an impromptu dinner with my friend Stefanie last night in Boulder.  Originally we were planning on going to a rooftop patio at The Rio, but there was a 45 minute wait, so we ended up going to Centro, which was just down the street:

I was so excited, I’d never been there before!  First off we started with water (it’s all about hydration, y’all):

And some cucumber infused mojitos:

SOOOOOOOO good and sooooooooooo refreshing!  Since Stef is friends with the manager, he also hooked us up with some of their fabulous lime cured white bass ceviche:

The only other time I had ceviche was in Dallas, and I swore I would never EVER eat that crap again.  But since this was free and a gift of sorts, I tried it anyway…and LOVED it!  Turns out the stuff in Dallas was cured in lemon juice, which is just too tart, and didn’t have any other seasonings!  This had tomatillo sauce, fresh avocado, and jicama in it too.  I am now a ceviche enthusiast :)  We also split this asparagus, spring mushroom and queso oaxaca quesadilla:

Once again, incredible.  It had a tomatillo-avocado cream sauce served with it, and there was a party in my mouth :)  I think I’ve found a new favorite restaurant!  We just sat and talked for a while, then decided to walk down Pearl Street Mall since it was so nice out.  Once we got down to the other end we both needed to use the restroom, but since there are so many homeless people that hang out there, all of the coffee shops and restaurants will only let you use the restroom if you buy something.  We stopped at a coffee shop and each got a shot of espresso :)

I haven’t had one of those since my Starbucks days!  It was good though, and I was thankful for the restroom :)  More sitting and talking, and then we decided to walk back.  This is where things get REALLY exciting though…

I have been looking and looking for a frozen tart yogurt place nearby, and I had just about given up when all of a sudden…BAM Maiberry shone like a beacon in the night and beckoned us in to try its yogurt.  And I am ever EVER so glad that I did!  First of all, it’s amazing, second of all it’s really affordable, and third of all it’s actually good for you!  Sounds like a winning combo to me :)

Breakfast this morning was a GM in a Hawaii mug because I’m doing everything I can to pretend I’m on a tropical vacation these days:

Always the perfect breakfast :)

So first of all, thank you all for your sweet comments on yesterday’s post…I’m thankful that I’m in all of y’alls thoughts and prayers!  There could be some big changes ahead for Nate and myself, but it’s all in God’s hands at this point!  I’ll keep you updated when I can :)

Marriage Ref Friday

Today’s Marriage Ref question has to do with dogs…and if you’re a cat lover I’d still love it if you voted anyway!  So here goes:  big dog or little dog?


Which do YOU prefer?!?!

Happy Friday!

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1 Heather May 28, 2010

gah-neither. although we have a dog, i’m a cat person.
I guess I’m a cat person, because I “relate” to cats more.
Dogs are like, “hey- pay attention to me!! i’m high maintenance!! pet me pet me pet me!”
Cats are like, “leave me alone. When I want you to touch me, I’ll let you know. Otherwise, just let me do my thing.”


2 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is May 28, 2010

Big dog! I really don’t even like animals and hate cats, but I really want a big dog.


3 Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) May 28, 2010

I prefer bigger dogs, but I love all dogs and animals in general.

Your dinner looks absolutely mouthwatering!! I’ve never had ceviche, but I’ve been seeing a lot of it lately.



4 Mary @ What's Cookin' with Mary May 28, 2010

I definitely prefer a larger dog… I grew up with an australian shppard and then a yellow lab (my all time fav kind of dog).
My husband grew up with small white dogs with names like Buffy and Snowball ;P …so, he likes little white dogs…
WEIRD, I know… lol


5 Janet May 28, 2010

Little, definately


6 Anna May 28, 2010

I grew up with big black labs, so I love big dogs. BUT…one of my dogs right now, Baxter, is a small dog– I never thought I’d want one, but he wandered into our lives (literally…off the street), and I LOVE him. I love how easy it is to carry him around and snuggle with him!

So…I guess I vote for one of each! lol


7 LeeAnn May 28, 2010

Big dog for sure!


8 hundredtenpounds May 28, 2010

The BF and I are planning on getting a dog someday soon. I have 2 cats. My only stipulation is that they dog has to be good with cats and it can’t eat them!! :)

The BF wants a pug. I like French bulldogs or a lab–something I can run with!


9 Jessica May 28, 2010

We have a little rat terrier and love her to death. I wouldn’t mind a big dog though.


10 Kara @ MyWellnest May 28, 2010

I always thought big dogs were better (it’s what I grew up with) until I got a little dog (Pug) and now I’m more of a little dog lover, but overall, both. I love dogs :-)


11 Kris| May 28, 2010

Awww, I love little dogs. I just think they are less stinky and don’t drool ;) Plus I can snuggle mine easier! haha

You dinner looks fab! I love summer food!



12 Teri [a foodie stays fit] May 28, 2010

big dogs all the way! well, not too big. I like my medium sized dog. :)


13 Lindsay May 28, 2010

Big dogs. Definitely. They don’t have annoying yipper barks like the little ones do.


14 Estela @ Weekly Bite May 28, 2010

If you’re gonna get a dog… get a big dog! They’re the best :)


15 Jacqui May 28, 2010

I say little but that is just because mine is 14lbs!


16 Sarah for Real May 28, 2010

I’ve got a Jack Russell Terrier, which is like a BIG dog in a SMALL package.

The best of both worlds! She’s rough-and-tumble and goes on hikes or runs and keeps up like a big dog, but small enough to cuddle too!

How do I always find a way to answer, “TIE!” on these?


17 Emily May 28, 2010

Wow! Centro looks amazing–I’ll have to add it to my Boulder restaurant list. The avocado-lime ice cream w/ pepita brittle sounds very intriguing…


18 Melissa May 28, 2010

Big dog! We have a rhodesian ridgeback/german shepherd mix – he is a beast! Sweetest dog ever, but he scares some people because he is so large!


19 midgetkeeper May 28, 2010

That restaurant looks right up my alley, yum!

I like medium sized dogs. Probably leaning towards the bigger size I guess. I don’t know I’ve never owned a dog, sad I know :(


20 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday May 28, 2010

I have a cocker spaniel which is a medium sized dog. That’s definitely my preference. I don’t like really small dogs because they can’t keep up on walks and runs. I like big dogs, but they take up so much space in the house!


21 Stacy (StacyGrowsHealthy) May 28, 2010

Big dogs are for sure the best! Little dogs seem to be much more yippy.


22 Mama Pea May 28, 2010

Little dog! The smaller the dog the smaller the messes, right?


23 Megan @ The Oatmeal Diaries May 28, 2010

Centro sounds yummy! And I love your Hawaii mug- sometimes you just have to pretend to be on vaca. I am all for BIG dogs! I have a Golden Retriever and would love a Great Dane someday :)


24 Dana B. May 28, 2010

Definitely big dogs!


25 Katie @ Health for the Whole Self May 28, 2010

I’m voting big, but what I really want is a medium-sized dog. A black lab would be perfect!


26 Kelly May 28, 2010

Oh that’s tough because I can make the arguement for both since I have had both. I am going to bail out of this one…can’t wait to see what the consensus is! :)


27 tasha - the clean eating mama May 28, 2010



28 Tina May 28, 2010

Haha. I cracked up at doing your best to pretend you’re on a tropical vacation. Sounds good to me though!

You’re going to hate my vote – medium dogs! I can’t stand the tiny little yappers but if a dog is BIG I get nervous. Our dog is about 50 lbs so I guess I would have to say Big between the two choices.


29 acountablelife May 28, 2010

BIG! Well, our dog right now is about 55lbs and not at all as big as the “he might be part St. Bernhard” that we were told at the shelter! Thank goodness.


30 Ilana May 28, 2010

That mojito looks spectacular!

Big dogs, definitely. If I want a little pet, I’ll keep my cat.


31 Salah May 28, 2010

BOTH! haha Arnie size to BIG! lol….ps that food looks awesome!!!

I’m going to try making my own mojitos soon and I will def be infusing some cucumber in it!


32 Jill@MySoCalledHealthLife May 28, 2010

Both! I have a little pup but I LOVE big dogs and I want one when I have a yard. I grew up with a mix and they make for a really cute play group :-)


33 Nutritious Foodie May 28, 2010

Big DOG for sure :)


34 Lindsay von May 28, 2010

I’m a medium size dog person, I grew up with Brittany’s but right now we have a mini dauchshund who is suprisingly kind of a rock star. We did several 5-9 mile hikes with him last summer and he only had to be carried on the one we got lost on and went 12 miles and it was only the last half mile or so he had to be carried.

I’d rather have a small dog then no dog at all and with our life right now, small dog it is


35 Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear May 29, 2010

Medium dog ;)

I love mojitos, they’re so refreshing and tasty!


36 Jennifer June 1, 2010

I say big dog. But then again, that question is sorta hard for me. Our english bulldog is 65 pounds, so of course that’s big, but she’s extremely short and takes up little space. So I guess my true answer is medium sized. But since that’s not an option, I say big!


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