Monday, May 17, 2010

Even great weekends must come to an end

It's Monday morning, back to the grind. =( This weekend was fantastic! It was chock full of friends, food, and of course wine. Here's a quick recap with pictures:
On Friday after work, Brandon and I went to our local farmers market. We stocked up on all fresh, locally grown produce as well as some fantastic flavored nuts. mmm lemon almonds mmm. Then we went out to celebrate Kristen's graduation. She now has a masters in clinical psychology and is going on to get her doctorate next fall! If you have a chance, hop on over to her hilariously witty blog and send her some words of encouragement and congratulations. She deserves it! The celebration consisted of getting plumped up on margarita pizza from Bucca di Beppo and throwing back some glasses of vino. If you've never tried that pizza, I highly recommend it! yummo
Saturday was absolutely GORGEOUS! I took advantage of the California sun and did our laundry by drying all the clothes outside instead of using the dryer. We don't have a clothes line, but I improvised. I'm sure it was a sight to see having all our shirts, socks, pants and undies hanging from our patio cover, and over our chairs. They dried in to time at all and it felt great to have a green laundry day. While the clothes dried I soaked up the sun and read my new book. That night I saw "Letters to Juliet". Please friends, don't let the cute commercials/previews fool you, this movie is not worth the $11.50 it costs to see it. Probably one of the cheesiest, and most predictable movies I've seen in a long time. We contemplated leaving on multiple occiasions, but hoped that it would get better. It didn't. On the other hand, "Date Night" is hilarious, I recommend seeing that one instead.
We had two parties on Sunday. The first was for baby Jackson's first birthday, and the second was a wine club pick up party. We are members of Malibu Family Winery's wine club. Once a year they have a pick up party for all the members with free food, entertainment, and wine. The event was held at the Saddlerock Ranch, a gigantic ranch property tucked away in the hills of Malibu.

There were acres upon acres of vineyards and had many different animals residing there too: horses, zebras, camels, llamas, sheep and more. I even saw my own personal National Geographic/Discovery show as a llama made love to a camel. I couldn't believe what my eyes were seeing!

That was one very confused llama!
Here's to another work week - lets hope its a fast one! Cheers!


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  2. Aww cute!! Thank you!!!

    PS I look like a bad mom drinking wine while I'm pregnant...