Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Jamie's Bachelorette Party, Random Giada Pics, & Backyard Catch

And the 3 week countdown has begun.....to Jamie's wedding.
We celebrated this weekend in SLO. Well actually Avila Beach.
We rented a beach condo that was right on the main drag.

Our view from the deck.

Our beautiful bride

It was a great weekend full of laughs, cocktails, dancing and ALOT of physical activity. Those of you that know Jamie - know she likes to exercise. So we had a walk on the beach, a 4 mile run , and a hike up Bishop's Peak. Funny though, I was the only one who did all of those with her...am I crazy!!??

Friday night we had some dinner and drinks at the house before heading to SLO Brew for a Jackie Green concert. I had never heard him before- he is a Jack Johnson type I guess you could say, but it was good times, and Jamie was thrilled. Then we were off to Bulls of course (new Bulls not nearly as good as old Bulls), then one last stop before heading home. We had some issues with the ride home....so Sara and I had to run a mile(took off the heels and ran barefoot) to get a car(Sara was sober, don't worry), and then head to get the girls and back to Avila. And before we know it - a late night snack later, and its 4am. I had been up for 24hrs- Geez! I'm tired again thinking about it.
Jackie Green Show!

Jackie Green - Who by the way I didn't think fit his name at all!

Saturday Jen, Jamie and I had a nice walk along Avila Beach, it was a beautiful morning.

I promised Jamie a run that morning too, and after the fact was glad we went. We ran all through the campus, which was fun since they have made so many changes lately. And for you softball girls, we even ran FREDRICK'S! Good memories!! Then it was back to Avila for some beach time and getting ready before the wine festival.

Wine Festival
I'm not sure why in all these photos I look so huge, I didn't feel tall around the group. Or like Mike said when I showed him the photos.....yeah you are right, you look like the teacher in a photo with a group of 2nd graders. :)

Have an hour to kill before dinner....we might as well do some shopping - right girls?
Especially when the store continues to pour us vino!

After a LONG wait at dinner we headed back to SLO for some Firestone's instead, which of course never disappoints.

I crashed as soon as we got back, it had finally caught up to me.
Then Sunday morning we were off to hike Bishops. It was a beautiful day. I apologize again to Jen and Adj, I didn't remember the hike being that tough-honestly!
Carrie and baby Schafer- thanks for joining us!

Horses on the trail...

And we made it....

And before leaving SLO - I got a new computer! Whoo hoo for my new Mac! Mike was in town for an engagement party, so it was so nice not to have to drive alone.
Thanks again mom and Jeanne for watching Giada all weekend!!

Random pics of Giada from last week.
She climbed right up to the front to hear the story at library story time.

Reading to herself, in her bedroom, I thought it was too cute.

AND....look at this HUGE raccoon Mike caught in our backyard. This is what has been digging up my flowers, dragging them all around and eating all Syd's food. Don't worry animal lovers, he was released and probably causing trouble elsewhere!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Birthday, Avenue of the Vines, Weekly Giada pics!

Yet another busy week.
This past Friday I turned the big 3-0 or as we like to call it in Lodi the 29.1
So I decided I'd run a half marathon on Sunday- Avenue of the Vines and then have a few friends over for mimosa's and brunch.

Friday- I went to see Bodies Revealed, and went to a nice dinner in Sac. I was craving fish and McCormick and Schmick's did not dissapoint. I had wanted to see Bodies when it was here last time and missed out, and since it was back I figured I'd check it out. Interesting is the best word to describe it. Glad I saw it, not something I need to see again. But if you are a smoker, go see it. They have good lungs and bad, and a place for you to drop your cigarettes afterward when you decide to STOP smoking!! Encourage everyone to go check it out!

Happy Birthday Mom!

Yet another cake..

Avenue of the Vines- 13.1 miles - starting and ending at Woodbridge Winery. Beautiful day, great weather, finished better than my March Shamrockin time, and I had the best cheering squad. Thanks girls you really helped keep me motivated!!

And I'm off...
Still feeling good...
And thats a rap!

Great to see this face after running for 2 hours!

These amazing girls biked all through Acampo meeting me every 2 miles with signs, hugs, encouragement and COLD water. I'm lucky to have such amazing friends!

Thanks Linds for all the help and yummy asparagus!
Dylan wanted to test out this - "riding the dog thing" Giada is always talking about. :)

Lucca came over to play
And so did PeytonGiada and Dylan continued to play well for hours, maybe they have finally bonded!
Lookin good D!
And another cake....
Thanks Reich both were SO yummy!

Diehl Family
Early one morning we played with the sand/water table.
I couldnt believe she kept the hat and glasses on- too cute!

Earlier this week we had a playdate with Lucca, Mateah, and Macie. Once Mateah started playing in the crib, they all wanted to do the same, and were jumping all around. Later in the the day we went to Mateah's bday party. Happy 4th birthday Mateah!

We also went to Kaili's birthday this week. Horse Theme! Happy 2nd birthday Kaili!Everyone got a chance to ride the saddleYeehaw!It's that time of year- yummy!
Giada loves jumping on this zebra, and this week has started giving rides to her dolls.