Friday, February 27, 2015

Happy birthday to me!

Happy 31st birthday to me!!! OK, actually it was last Monday, but this week has been crazy so I'm just now getting around to updating. Even though I have mixed feelings about now being officially in my 30's, I had a wonderful birthday weekend.

On Saturday I got together with a group of my girlfriends from college and we went to a long lunch at a really cool downtown restaurant. We sat for almost four hours and just talked and laughed and caught up. Plus one of my friends brought her new baby, so I got some newborn snuggle time!

On Sunday we had our good friends and their kids, plus my parents (who were in town for the weekend) over for pizza and beer. The boys went crazy running around and playing and it was nice celebrating while we relaxed at home.

Monday was my actual birthday. I"m so lucky because S took both Monday and Tuesday off so we could spend time together, and so I could have a couple days of having a break. On both days he got all the kids up, fed and off to school while I slept in. Seriously, best birthday present ever. On Monday I spent the day shopping with my mom and then my parents babysat while S and I went out to dinner. 

(sorry these pictures are so blurry!!! My mom hasn't totally gotten the hang of taking pictures with a cell phone!)

We got home early enough to have cake and presents with my parents and the boys, and then stayed up watching movies. Like I said, it was pretty perfect!

Monday, February 16, 2015

A February Cali trip!

How was everyones three day weekend?

This is how I spent mine, so I'd say ours was pretty good!!!

We hopped in the car on Thursday and headed down to California for the long weekend. I have to say, at first I didn't really want to go. Life has been so busy lately that I was really looking forward to a nice relaxing weekend at home. But as usual, I ended up having a great time and am glad we went.

Unfortunately, the three pictures above are the only pictures I took all weekend. I guess we were just too busy having fun! On Friday S and I left all three kids at home with his parents and went out for the whole night. We haven't done that since L was a baby! S got us a hotel room and we went to a nice sushi dinner and saw a movie, and then just hung out enjoying some quality time just the two of us. I missed my boys and couldn't wait to get back to them the next day, but it was really nice to have some alone time! The boys also did great without us overnight, which makes me feel better about leaving them in the future!

The rest of the weekend was just spent relaxing, enjoying the beautiful weather (it was almost 90 degrees!) riding horses, going to the beach, and seeing friends and hanging out with family. The boys love going out to Poppa and grandma;s house and we were all sad to leave this morning!

Back to real life tomorrow, although I'm taking a slight break from reality this week since next Monday is my birthday and I am a firm believe in the celebration of the "birthday week"!