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!

3 comments:

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

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

xoxo

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! :)