How is it already May?! Mid-May to be precise. I know I always comment on how fast time flies, but for goodness sake 2014 is well on its way to being half complete! I guess one of the great things about keeping up with our blog is that it gives us a moment to reflect on time and what we’ve done and accomplished throughout the year. It’s also an incredible gift to be able to look back and recall our adventures from years past.
For some reason May has always been a good month for me. Maybe it’s a good month for everyone, but I’ve always felt like good things happen in May. The weather is usually pretty perfect, it often signifies the closing of another school year, in admissions it’s the calm after the storm that is April, and it’s my favorite month to take vacation! In that vein I’ve spent the past few weeks trying to look for a camping spot or hotel for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. Unfortunately, I started my search a little late and hadn’t had much luck with campground vacancies or decent priced hotels. I was a little discouraged about not finding something and had expressed my frustration to Dave. He, being the amazing husband that he is, listened to my complaints and amazingly surprised me after work on Friday by having the car all packed up and a house rented down in San Clemente for the weekend!
I’m usually pretty aware (some might say nosy) so it’s hard to surprise me, but he did! We had a great weekend hanging out at the beach, having drinks on the pier, playing cribbage and doing crosswords on the house’s deck and in general just enjoying a bit of privacy we haven’t had in awhile. It was such a thoughtful surprise and I absolutely loved it!! It also made me even more excited to find our own place in LA, something we’re planning to do early this summer.
In addition to beach getaways we’ve been keeping busy with work and other activities. Dave plays on a soccer team out of LA that has games Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings. He’s also been out golfing with my dad a few times and made some side trips to the driving range to improve his long ball. And on Cinco de Mayo he whipped up some homemade carnitas and for mother’s day cooked up a delicious breakfast feast. While Dave’s been perfecting his soccer, golf and cooking skills I’ve been busy with work, some social activities and a few fun preparations for the upcoming wedding season. A couple weeks ago my high school class hosted its 11 year reunion in Old Town Pasadena and it was so fun to see girls I hadn’t talked to since we graduated back in 2003! The next weekend we celebrated mothers and daughters at the annual Mother/Daughter Luncheon at church. It was fun to be ladies who lunch under the tent with a fun little boutique of homemade goods. A few weeks later my great friend Alexis, who is getting married in July, had her gorgeous bridal shower at the Palihouse in Hollywood. Then last week I was finally able to catch up with my Boston buddy, Rachel, at the Food Haus Cafe in LA. It was so good to see her and get the lowdown on her life. And lastly, this week marks the return of The Bachelorette on TV. It’s one of my guilty pleasures and I’m hosting the girls for the premiere. Hopefully it’s an action packed season for our viewing pleasure:) So many good times with the wonderful women in my life. I’m so happy so many make “girl time” a priority- I never laugh as much as when I’m enjoying a good session of girl talk!
We’ve also been able to have a few date nights and explore some new places in LA. Our favorite was the outdoor biergarten at Berlin Currywurst in Hollywood- reminded us of the good old days! Up next for us is a much anticipated three day weekend, followed by my cousin Alondra’s birthday and graduation party at the end of the month and then my birthday weekend getaway to San Francisco leading into a professional development opportunity in San Jose. I’m sure the next few weeks will fly by as they always do and updates will follow closely behind…Love to all!