Monday, May 20, 2019


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This weekend was hard. It was hard because we said goodbye to a relative and the girls were just acting out around us. Around family, they were fine, but around us, they were defiant, wouldn't listen and it was just tough. But we made it through and hopefully this week is better. Fingers crossed.

Friday after work, I got some lunch and then went to Target for some new mascara and body wash. Then I headed home and folded laundry (glamorous) and picked the girls up from school. I got them ready for swim class and then headed there. 

The girls practiced floating on their backs and going under the water for 10 seconds.

After swim, I took the girls to pizza where they saw their classmate and played with them while we waited for our pizza. After eating, we headed home and gave Rory our leftovers. He was golfing with work that afternoon.

Then we did some packing, bathed the girls and went to bed early.

Saturday, we were up bright and early to head to California for a memorial service for Rory's cousin. But first we stopped in Truckee for our favorite breakfast at Marty's Cafe.
This was Rory's burrito. I had grilled ham, a potato cake, a biscuit and eggs.

Then we made our 4 hour drive to the Bay Area for the service. It was pouring when we got there and it didn't stop. Kind of fitting since we were there for a service. We hung out with family, reminisced and grieved.
 The view

 My nephew climbed into the ice cream truck and "drove it". We are now the proud owners of this baby. The girls LOVE it.

Cousin and my niece. She clearly wasn't having it, but she looked sooo cute.

After the service, we stayed and chatted for awhile and then headed to dinner where our hotel was. We ate, watched the Warriors game and then went to our hotel.

Sunday morning woke up and slept in a bit which was nice. Then we got ready and headed to breakfast. Breakfast in the Bay Area is expensive and small. Ha.

Then we went shopping since we were in the area and I really wanted some new Le Creuset cookware. We bought the 5 qt braiser and the 2 3/4 qt dutch oven. We really wanted to replace some of our pots and pans and I have been searching for the perfect ones. I own a bunch of Le Creuset items from our wedding, but the braiser and the dutch oven were on our list. With the braiser, you can saute things, make spaghetti, risotto, pan fried chicken, etc. It is very versatile. And the smaller dutch oven that we got will replace our sauce pan that we use for rice, mac n cheese, pasta, etc.
 Le Creuset 2 3/4 qt dutch oven
Le Creuset 5 qt braiser

We also stopped at North Face, Columbia, J Crew, New Balance and Samsonite.

The girls were having meltdowns, wanted food, wouldn't listen and were knocking things off the shelves. It was a disaster, so we left and headed home.

We drove the remaining 3 hours and stopped once along the way for gas and coffee.

We got home around 4 pm and then unpacked. While unpacking, I went through the girls toys and books since they got a few from their cousins. I packed everything up and took it to the donation place before going grocery shopping. Then I headed home, cooked dinner and then we got ready for the week ahead. And put out a few tantrum fires along the way.

How was your weekend?


  1. So sorry your weekend was so difficult. I hope next weekend is much better! And I hope Rory is doing okay.

    1. Thank you so much. It was a tough weekend, but hopefully it gets better!

  2. I'm so sorry you all had to say goodbye to a loved one... & yeah, when the weather is like that, it just feels appropriate.

  3. I'm so sorry for your family's loss. It's been a hard year for you guys. I'm glad that you guys got some new Le Creuset though! Those are the very best dishes.

    1. they are the very best dishes. I agree. I hope the next few years don't have any deaths in them. Ugh.

  4. I know the weekend was draining and hard and I am so very sorry but I hope you can look forward to this three day weekend coming up and that your week goes smoothly!

  5. Oh, friend. Sounds like a doozy of a weekend. I'm so sorry to hear about Rory's cousin -- wishing your family peace. And trust me, we've had plenty of similar weekends kid/tantrum wise. This one will be better. <3 xo

    1. Thank you so much. I really do hope that the girls calm down a bit and it gets easier. It has been a doozy lately.

  6. I'm so sorry for your loss. And man I think the weather makes E crazy sometimes. I have that dutch oven and freaking love it!

    1. It is the best. I love the braiser even more now!!! thank you so much. I think everything has just been tough lately and hopefully it only get better.

  7. Sorry to hear about your family's loss and it being a hard weekend!

  8. I am so sorry for your loss. And sorry they were acting out. I am glad you got to treat yourself with some new pots!