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Weekending


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Since yesterday was my monthly $10 at Target post, I am bringing my weekend update at you all today. As I mentioned on Friday, it was my nephew's birthday last week, so we headed to the Bay Area this weekend to celebrate the little guy.

But let me back up to Friday. Friday after work, we headed out to run a bunch of errands. First, we stopped off for some lunch and then headed to Target because I still needed to shop for my $10 at Target. Plus we picked up more stuff. Isn't that how it always goes? After Target, we headed to Petco for some dog food, then to Nordstrom Rack to check out their sales. Big mistake. I spent way too much money. I bought some new pjs because I desperately needed some, and two outfits for work which I will be wearing on my trip this week. Finally, we headed to the girls new pre-school/daycare to drop off the rest of the paperwork and get the final run down on stuff we need for their first day. Can you believe they start there in less than a month? Summer is winding down. Ugh.

Then we headed home to the girls and made them dinner. After dinner, we dropped Rory off at the airport to pick up a rental car for us. We decided to use some of our points on a free car rental so we wouldn't put the miles on either one of our cars. Best choice. For two days, it costs us some points and $6.44. Killer deal.

Once Rory got home, I headed out to dinner with a friend to catch up on his life and all the crazy things that he has been going through. I came home early and after watching a show or two, we went to bed.

Saturday morning we got up bright and early to get ready to go to the Bay Area. We stopped in Truckee at Marty's Cafe for breakfast and then made the 3 1/2 hour drive. The girls did great in the car except the last half hour. Then they were getting tired of being cooped up. We got into town around 12:30 and went up to my sister-in-laws house for a birthday gathering.

We ate pizza, opened and played with some gifts, had cake and then took a walk to the park. It was hot outside (102 degrees), but we stayed for quite awhile. The girls had so much fun. They didn't want to leave, but it was getting late, and still hot, so we headed back. After a quick cool down at my sister-in-laws, we headed to our hotel.
Walnut Creek park
Walnut Creek park, toddler fun
Walnut Creek park, toddler fun
first birthday celebrations
first birthday celebrations
first birthday celebrations
Each of the mini cakes was a different flavor and were all so good. Left to right: lemon cake, mocha cake, salted caramel cake and carrot cake 
first birthday celebrations

Once we got settled into our hotel, we blew up the girls toddler travel beds (we use this one and highly recommend it) and then gave them a little bath since it was soooo hot outside. Then we showered and Rory headed out to get some Panera for dinner. While he was gone, Avery fell asleep, but Sutton was awake for some soup and salad. We were watching Toy Story 3 and then she fell asleep. Once both girls were out, we opened a bottle of wine and relaxed.

Sunday morning we got up, got ready and packed. Then we headed to breakfast with the family. Rory and I had to eat clean as we had our life insurance exams on Monday. Total bummer, but the food was still really good. Then we headed over to see the house my sister-in-law has a pending offer on. It was so cute and we really hope it all works out for them.

Then we headed to the Walnut Creek mall, but got there too early. So we walked to Starbucks where I enjoyed their new Nitro Cold Brew. So good and highly recommend it. Once we were done there, the stores were opening. We stopped in Nordstrom, Hanna Andersen, Kendra Scott and Lush before going to True Food Kitchen for lunch. The girls had pizza, Rory had a salad and I had veggie panang curry.

After lunch, we loaded up and drove home. We made it home by 4 pm where we unpacked, started laundry and took the rental car back. Then my parents came over to drop Walter off and visited for awhile. The rest of the evening was spent getting ready for the week ahead, laundry, having dinner and going to bed early.

How was your weekend?

14 comments:

  1. Those mini cakes are adorable! Such a smart idea. :) Looks like you had a great weekend.

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  2. It looks and sounds like a great weekend (minus the heat!!). It's been so hot here lately. Ugh! Those mini cakes are so cute and look delicious.

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  3. isnt it funny how kids will handle the sweltering heat to play in a confined area... but put them in a AC house on a rainy day & its the worst place to be for them? ;) haha

    Love the different flavored cake idea

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  4. Sounds like a fun hot weekend! I love the idea of different flavored mini cakes. Beautifully Candid

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  5. I'm loving the idea of having various flavored mini cakes!

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  6. Oh I don't know which flavor I would have chosen of those mini cakes, all sound good. What a smart idea to rent a car! Sounds like a fun and packed weekend!

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  7. 102 degrees?! Just shoot me now! Ugh. That's how our summer was last year, but fortunately this year it's been pretty mild and has only stayed around mid-nineties. August is usually our worst month, though, so there's still plenty of time for it to get up to 102.

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  8. It was a hot one here this past weekend too! Nordstrom Rack has so much good stuff right now. I've spent too much as well. I cant believe summer is just flying. Zoe starts daycare soon too. Sounds like you guys had a good weekend!

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  9. That heat sounds awful. Goodness. It's supposed to get hot hot hot here this weekend. I'm not complaining that it's getting even warmer since it's been a weird summer so far and not seemed super warm, but whew. I'm sweating already just thinking about it. Glad you had so much fun at the party. And totally worth using points. Yay for family time and travels.

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  10. Wow what a fun, busy weekend you guys had! 102 and playing at the park?! What champs!!!!

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  11. It sounds like you had a busy and fun weekend! That's awesome that you got to spend time with family!

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  12. I don't even know how I'd handle that heat. It has been high 80s here and I am melting. Their hats are so dang adorable. Hope the week is going well!!!!

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  13. What a fabulous weekend that sounds like!! Those mini cakes are TOO CUTE! Oh my goodness! & thank you so much for sharing that toddler travel bed, I'm gonna have to snag one :) Have a great weekend!

    xo,
    Amanda
    misslulupearlblog.blogspot.com

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