Monday, February 21, 2011

where everybody knows your name :)

I made a quick trip to San Diego for President's Day weekend while Joe made his way out to Salt Lake for a ski trip. It was so nice to be home for just an ordinary weekend - no holiday gatherings on the agenda, no last minute Christmas shopping and no holiday meals to be prepared - it was so nice and relaxing! I flew in on Friday night and as soon as I got in the car, my dad had to play me his new favorite song - Ce-lo - Forget you - oh my goodness, he was belting it out and all - I have some pretty fun video footage of it. On Saturday morning, the fam had breakfast together and then my sister and I made our way over to my lovely grandparent's house to say hello. They're adorable :). We got to their house at about 11:30 and they were just hanging out doing their usual word puzzles and cross words. My sister and I sat down and started chatting and before we knew it Grandpa had roped us into helping solve his word puzzle - he's so cute, he makes my heart melt. As we went about unscrambling the word 'Zinnia' my Grandma went into her closet and pulled out her skeleton pants - did I tell you guys about those? Silly lady bought a pair of black sparkly pants -she thought the sparkly designs were flowers- but they were in fact skeletons, so look what she did...

She stitched a bunch more gems on by hand - one by one - and now, well they're some serious bling, bling pants!

This is my Grandpa's spot - he's got a shelf next to him that is fully equipped with an atlas, a couple dictionaries, word puzzle books, a thermometer and the remote control :). Cute man isn't he?!

Look how beautiful my Grandma is! I love her - skeleton sparkly pants and all :).

How cute is this? My Grandpa is a big sports fan - he especially likes baseball, golf and basketball. Sometimes games go until late at night, and these days, my Grandpa's bed time is pretty early - so when he goes to bed before a game ends, my grandma - who is a night owl, stays up and writes the final score on a piece of paper and puts it in the bathroom so my Grandpa can see the final score first thing in the morning. I just love this super simple but super sweet display of love - absolutely warms my heart.

After a little bit, my sister and I hit the mall to do some shopping - I've been looking forward to this since I booked my tickets home. My sister and my mom are my absolute favorite shopping partners in the world and it was a treat to get to spend a Saturday afternoon shopping with my sister! I love all the giggling and dressing room sharing etc.

Saturday night, I got to see the San Diego F4lies for Curran's 30th birthday.

I am so thankful for these women and the friendship that we have shared since we were in elementary/middle school. We went to this super fun Russian/Georgian restaurant - I had a big bowl of Borscht and the birthday boy got to write on the restaurant walls. After dinner we made our way to the Triple Crown pub where we played a crazy group ping pong game until 1am (way past my old lady bed time these days) - it was a blast!!!

On Sunday, I got to meet the boy that my sister is dating - ooooh he is super sweet and I hope that things work out between the two of them - I wanted to take a pic of these two, but decided to be the cool sister instead of the embarrassing sister - you're welcome Jess :). My mom and I did a little shoe shopping in the afternoon and then it was off to the grandparent's for Pizza from our favorite, local spot and Amazing Race :0.

Monday morning my mom and I got to do some Yoga together - I love getting to do Yoga with her and I am glad that we got squeeze a little in.

It was a Happy President's day weekend indeed, hope yours was too and here's to short work weeks! Bring on the next weekend already!


Tanner Blake's Blog for school. said...

Warming my heart miss Sarah!!!! I wish I could say more...but Henry beckons!!! :)


dancingkitchen said...

your grandparents are so cute! looks like a perfect weekend at home!

Tanner Blake's Blog for school. said...

Still loving this post! :)