Tuesday, April 24, 2012

weekend lovin

What a busy, fun-filled weekend! Friday after work, Melis and I met up at our usual spot - good old Oreganoes for dinner and drinks. So much fun catching up!

Then, after coaching my little gymnasts on Saturday, I went to one of my best friend's baby shower! Sarah and John just bought a house too, so it served as a shower and open house. Their beautiful home was filled with lots of guests who came to celebrate with the couple. Sarah is due in just 3 weeks, so exciting! For more photos from their shower, check out their cute blog, Baby Brooks and Us.

Later that evening, Dave and I went to dinner at Carlsbad Tavern and got our fave dishes - Mac & Cheese. Then met up with the Chapmans and had a few drinks at DJs, our regular dive bar in old town. Dave and Jacob showed up wearing nearly the exact same outfit: white polo and bright plaid shorts. Too funny.

Sunday evening, we had a wedding to attend at Sactuary. I was Dave's guest and it was a beautiful outdoor ceremony overlooking the city. We all had a blast during the lovely sunset cocktail hour and on the dance floor!

I wish we would have taken some candid photos to capture more of the fabulous memories. I'll have to work on that next time!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

monday funday

Dave and I went to our first Dbacks game of the season on Monday night. Great game, which we won, but we all know baseball is more about the experience, food and the atmosphere. At least, that's how I see it. I'm pretty sure most fans wouldn't agree with me though. :) And speaking of food, there's an iphone app now where you can order from your seats, get a text when your food is ready and pick it up in the express line. No need to try it on a Monday night, but that might come in handy on the weekends.

Apparently, Dave prefers Helmet Sundaes for his ice cream of choice

~ Love ~

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

weekend fun

This past weekend was one of those great three days that you wish would never end. In fact, it was so fun that pictures were pretty much forgotten. Which is why I almost decided not to post about it. But then decided, I wanted to be able to look back and remember!

Friday night was spent in my favorite way ever - ordering in pizza and just chilling with Dave. I love staying in on Friday nights after a busy workweek. Then I feel refreshed and ready to go for the rest of the weekend. We tried Chizona's Pizza - amazing! You can read my review here.

Saturday after coaching my little gymnasts, I grabbed lunch with my brother at Pita Jungle. Who doesn't like Pita? My fave salad there is the Mediterranean one and I have my brother hooked on it too. After some shopping and relaxing, I met up with Dave and he took me out to a BBQ dinner and then we capped off the evening with cocktails at Sanctuary. Great band, great conversation, great atmosphere - and it made for the perfect night.

Sunday morning after I facilitated a Ch. 3 segment for work, Dave and I went to church. I've never been a huge church person, but we've found a place we both really enjoy. After making sandwiches for lunch, lounging and doing some Target shopping, we grilled burgers and rented Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. The movie was interesting and kept my attention - but was  crazy intense and some scenes, I couldn't even watch. There's your warning.

Here is our one, blurry iphone pic from the weekend, at Jade Bar

Monday, April 9, 2012

monday bliss

Monday and bliss don't often belong in the same sentence together. However, this was one blissful Monday. After a crazy March, I finally had time to take a day off. I spent the day doing some Europe research for an upcoming trip, getting a much needed mani/pedi, met my boyfriend at his office for lunch and found some great shoes at Last Chance. Here's a few more things that made me super content today:

 ~ my mom gave me some beautiful daffodils overs the wknd, love ~

 ~ an afternoon of juicy pineapple and catching up on magazines, yes! ~

 ~ the bright watermelon colored hue on my toes ~

 ~ what is it about the outdoors that instantly makes you happy? ~

~ riesling and a good book...can't remember the last time I had a few minutes to read! ~