What a wonderful couple of days it has been. To be able to have a three day week and a four day weekend is always nice, like a mini holiday!
Graeme and I both finished up our Wednesdays and enjoyed our afternoon together and then got the chance to take some of our good friends to one of our favorite movie theaters. It's the luxury kind, where the chairs recline all the way back and you can order food throughout the movie (it's the simple fun things in life for me!). It was kick to see how excited Ally and Ben got over the whole experience; thanks again for the champagne guys, it was a great choice!
Thursday Graeme and I decided since our big plans weren't until later that we were going to enjoy the day. We adventured off to our local coffee place and wandered around an art gallery we had been wanting to check out. Then we spent a good chunk of the afternoon laying out by the pool reading (it has been a while since we both have had this much time to read something that wasn't work related). We headed off to Dana Point, where we ventured around the harbor people watching and enjoying the afternoon's festivities. It has been great over the last three years to experience different coastal cities' celebrations, Dana Point is unique, because we found that almost everyone was on the water. There was a HUGE water fight taking place with at least 75 boats in the harbor; from water balloons, buckets, squirt guns, anything to get the other boat occupants wet.
We then met up with some friends and headed out on a boat to watch the fireworks from the coast. This was so much fun, purely for the fact that it was Graeme's first time getting to see 4th of July fireworks up close. The first year we ended up seeing them from a playhouse a couple of miles away and then last year, because of the cloud cover they were only partially seen and really only in the distance, which resulted in us watching the New York fireworks on TV.
I married the right guy in and of the fact that I love movies and so does he, so again, we took advantage of not working on Friday and caught an early showing of Monsters University (great prequel!) Then we came home and got ready for a garage sale we were having with some friends on Saturday morning and a bit of baking (some lemon basil butter cookies, oh so delicious!).
Once we finished up that we headed off to a picnic in the park with some old and new friends. It was a great time to catch up and celebrate all the exciting things that are happening in each others lives!
Saturday was a 5:00 am start for us, as we set up the garage sale at our friend's place. I haven't done a garage sale in AGES, just because I have never had the right place for it down here, but our friends have a great set up and it was so nice to be able to go through a ton of stuff, throw it out on the lawn and hope for the best! It was a fun morning of spending time with people, making deals, and even making a little bit of money.
Then it was off to San Diego county for some good friend's wedding. This wedding was particularly special for me because I had walked enough life with the bride to know her dreams and heartaches, and to see her walking down the aisle to the best suited best friend for her was just so fun! Weddings bring out two emotions in me these days; one: that I am so happy that I never have to plan my wedding again and two: it reminds me of the vows I made to Graeme and how true they are to this day, always a nice reminder.
So here we are on Sunday. It has been a great "lava" day. Haven't really changed out of the clothes I slept in, except to get in my swimsuit and swim in the pool for a bit. All in all it was a wonderful weekend with friends and my best friend. I realized this weekend how truly patient Graeme is with me and all my craziness; life would be a lot more boring without him that is for sure.
Happy 4th of July! Happy Birthday 'Merica! Happy Let Freedom Ring Weekend!
Now off to conquer my Monday...