This past weekend was packed! Not only was it a three day weekend, but it was Valentine’s Day AND my friend’s 30th Birthday Bash. Whew~
SOOO many fun moments and memories that I can’t wait to share with ya’ll~~ Soo…I’m pretty stoooopid and I accidentally deleted all my pictures from January and February this year =( whyyyyyyy~~ I have no nice SLR photos and just a few from my phone to share. =( *tear * Markel bought me a portable hard drive for Valentine’s Day (romantic right?!) and well…I messed up the transfer process and ended up deleting my pictures =(
Sad…but I’m grateful I at least have these babies from the weekend to share!
Friday Night Markel and I celebrated Valentine’s Day early. He made the most delicious meal and we had a quiet meal to catch up, talk and just enjoy this last Vday together before Baby Blair makes her arrival. The best part of Valentine’s Day for me is that Markel always goes above and beyond to make it special. One year he decorated my apartment and room, wrapped a necklace and also made the most AMAZING surf and turf meal. Last year he surprised me with roses and dinner reservations to a new place we hadn’t tried (we’re creatures of habit and tend to go to the same places). This year Markel had been traveling back to back weeks and still came home to make an amazing steak dinner (what i had been craving), opened a bottle of wine (which i only got to smell =T) and just focused the night on us. He always makes me feel so special on these holidays~~~~ I’m a very lucky lady. ^^
Oh and what is this below you ask?? This was one of the last pairs of shoes that fit my feet. #__# I was in a meeting with my boss and when I looked down I saw that my shoe had split open like I was a hobo!! =( WTF. BOTH my shoes were split open but my left foot was worse. For some reason my left foot is also more swollen than my right. *shrug *
Over the last month my feetsies have been fitting in fewer and fewer pairs of shoes. Besides these espadrille flats from Gap, Flip Flops and Mike’s slippers were about all that I could squeeze my swollen feet into. UGH ANOTHER fun part of pregnancy.
OK back to the meeting…when I saw my shoes were split open i carefully put my feet together in hopes that no one saw my split open shoes and bee-lined it to my office. In there I tried to macgyver my shoes together by bringing the strings together below (fail), stapling it shut (fail) and then FINALLY~~~ I found a hot glue gun with JUST enough glue for both shoes (win!). The rest of the day I made sure not to walk around too much and safely made my way home. *sigh *
SO, what is the first thing Markel and I had to do Saturday? BUY ME SOME SHOES! I’ll make a long long sad story short at the shoe store and jump to the conclusion that my feet are an entire shoe size bigger. To be honest, I’m probablly 1.5 shoe sizes bigger but I was way too much in denial to go there. I got one pair of nice flats for work/nice events and one pair of berkenstocks. The same pair of shoes that I had been adamant about never buying. =*(
Sorry that was just a sad story about my feet. NOW moving on to my fun fun weekend!!
Saturday Markel and I got to spend the day with General Byon who had come down for a short 36 hour trip. We ate our hearts out and then accompanied GB to get an impromptu tattoo!! Just BEING there made me feel like I had gotten one. LOL how sad huh? I’m so risk and pain averse there is no way I can get one. BUT I really love tattoos and seeing them on other people.
Saturday evening we celebrated a very special lady and her 30th Birthday~~~ xoxo This is going to be such a big and beautiful year for joycie, can’t wait for all the happiness and celebration this year will bring!!
Sunday (our last day with GB), we went to Pine and Crane in Silverlake for lunch. I have to say, the second time around was better than the first. I’m not sure why since we ordered the same things, but the second time just tasted better. weird right?
group pics =D notice how HUGE i am now?? *sigh * pictures are not kind to me right now. BLAHHH.
The rest of the day was spent shopping and lounging with Markel. The weather was super hot and it was really nice to take a slow day with my partner in crime. we took lucy on walks as well and the little one was just PASSED OUT most of the weekend. gf can’t handle too much excitment. lol
Monday~~ a day off that i REALLY REALLY needed~ dee and i tried Sqirl in silverlake. I had been DYING to try this place and well…it didn’t live up to the hype. The brioche toast was delicious but the pesto bowl was…meh. Sweet Lattes by G&B coffee was a total hit though. love their sweet lattes!
The rest of monday I slowly picked up around the apartment, watched a sickening amount of TV and tried to fully enjoy my last day of the long weekend. Since I’m trying to save all my vacation and sick days for my upcoming maternity leave, I haven’t taken time off since I got preggers. =*( I REALLY need to take a break from work and take a weekend trip with Markel. Hopefully for our 22nd Year Anniversary in April I’ll get a chance to do that! =D
Below are Valentine’s dessert and meals that I tried to make over the weekend. Nothing really quite turned out well…but at least I tried? LOL I normally love doing stuff for the holidays and this weekend was the first time I felt normal again (or pre-preggers). Too bad my skills in the kitchen haven’t improved or become more motherly. EEK. Luckily ugly food still tastes good. =)
This past week went by incredibly fast. Work has been INSANE and my nights have been incredibly restless. BLEH. I’m SOO looking forward to the weekend and the NOTHINGNESS that Markel and I have planned. We blocked out all of saturday morning/afternoon for errands just personal time together. The past few months have been such a blur with obligations, it’ll be really nice to have an unplanned day this weekend and then spend a few meals with friends and family. <3
Happy Friday Ya’ll!! xoxo