9.07.2010

Labor Day Weekend Fun

The plan was to do something fun every day this weekend and that's exactly what I did starting with Friday when I met a girlfriend for happy hour.  It took exactly one glass of wine for me to feel it. I'm such a light weight! Eb and I had a great time chatting and catching up.

Delicious.  I think we will call again.

Saturday started out with some errands, a mani/pedi and something I always love to do.  Shop!  I was lured to Express by coupons.  Those marketing manipulators know what they're doing because I've been falling for it quite a bit lately.   I got 5 very cute cotton tees with my $30.00 off coupon.  The average cost per top was only $16.60!  These tops are casual yet still fashionable which is just my style. We haven't been to a movie in a while so we went to see Inception with Leonardo DiCaprio.  I have a tendency to get lost on overly complicated plots so I was a little reluctant to see it.  I had no idea what the whole first 15 minutes was about but I did better then I thought I would.  I enjoyed it and managed not to be totally annoyed by a lot of it not really making sense to me.  After the movie we got some groceries and by the time we finished we were starving.  Cooking was out of the question! Mj had a craving for some good Chinese food.  There are Mexican taco shops on every corner but hardly any chinese food places right where we live.  He got a suggestion from a co worker via text and we went and got take out.  I normally go to generic places like Panda Express where what I order comes in a bowl and was so excited to order food that comes in those cute little Chinese food boxes they always have on TV.  My beef and broccoli was delicious...and so was Mj's Pork fried rice!  We watched Paranormal Activity that night.  It starts out pretty slow but builds at the end causing me to scream really, really loud.  So freaky!!!

Sunday morning Mj woke up early and went for a 40 mile bike ride with his friends.  I was sitting at home on my butt doing nothing so I figured if he can do 40 miles on a bike then I can at least do 45 minutes on a Pilates video.  Then when he got back we were off to our picnic.  We finally got to use one of our favorite wedding gifts-this easy to pack picnic backpack.  I couldn't have asked for a more perfect day. The sky was such a pretty blue and the sun was reflecting off of the bay.  Our picnics are pretty simple.  We had wine, cheese, crackers, french bread, ham, grapes and cookies.

Everything you need for a great picnic
Perfect day for a picnic





Monday was spent at mom and dad's house where we ate hot dogs, burgers, and other holiday food goodies.  I got to change my nephews diapers.  He has gained a couple pounds in his whole two weeks of life and is so precious.  I had a great three day weekend but as always it went way too fast for my liking. The inevitable return to work always happens but at least it's a short week.

11 comments :

  1. wow - perfect weekend!!! i cannot handle scary movies so i give you credit on that one :)

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  2. Hooray for picnics!! I have to say...mine wasn't as organized as yours LOL!

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  3. How cute is your picnic?! Glad you had a good weekend!

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  4. What a great weekend! I LOVE picnics! You packed the most perfect foods for a picnic.

    P.S. I also cleaned my nephew's diapers! =)

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  5. aww you two are so cute!! The day for your picnic looks gorgeous! And you managed to put me in the mood for Chinese! thanks a lot :-) Hope you have a great day!

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  6. I LOVED Inception, definitely a "thinker" movie.

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  7. Still cannot get over how cute you guys look together! : ) Looks like a pretty perfect weekend to me!

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  8. Picnics are the best...simplicity always hits the spot too. Cute picture of you guys! You look very happy!

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  9. Yes simple is best and we had a great time. It's enough just to be out enjoying the weather and the scenery. We don't need an elaborate menu!!

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  10. Holy cow! That's one kick@$$ picnic basket!! Cool!

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