Sunday, July 26, 2009

Birthday Week

Ready or not another birthday arrived this week. I still don't know if I like to "celebrate" them anymore. On Monday all of us in the office went out for lunch to Portofino's to celebrate the July birthdays. We always have a fun time together. My actual birthday was on Tuesday which ended up being very busy and I was sitting in training for most of it. It was a stressful day that didn't end too well but that just happens sometimes. Wednesday afternoon the office had the July Birthday party with lots of goodies.

I was looking forward to Thursday since the Myers' we coming to town for the weekend. After taking Alyssa to her doctor appointment in LA they met me at my house after work. We drove to downtown Fullerton and walked around the farmer's market and then picked up a few things at the store for dinner. Friday I took off as a vacation day so I could spend time with them all day =) We had a lazy morning then for lunch Donna & Greg made the veggie & tofu pizza, I made the salad and Grace and Jon brought the drinks. We sat outside under the trees and enjoyed a wonderful lunch together. It was a perfect summer afternoon spending time with the kids and hanging out together. That evening we went to our favorite restaurant Lucca's Cafe in Irvine to officially celebrate my birthday. It was so good as usual. Our favorite waiter Oliver took great care of us and we enjoyed an amazing evening of wonderful food and family.
Saturday after breakfast Donna and I went on a nice little hike with the kids. Then after lunch we drove out to LA to The Grove and Farmers Market. That is always an interesting experience. So many different kinds of food! That evening we barbecued and had another great meal outside under the trees. I love summer!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Summer Team - Weekend 3
Timothy, Monica and the kids spent the week in Sacramento attending a conference. Margie & David enjoyed the pool almost every day and also got to go to the train museum. Friday afternoon Jeri and I drove down to Huntington Beach to meet up with Abby, Michael and baby Kate. We had a fun time babysitting Kate while her mom & dad were boogie boarding. It was fun to see her reaction to the waves and the water.
Saturday morning David, Margie and I made breakfast while Timothy & Monica got to sleep in. We made blueberry pancakes, turkey sausage and eggs...mmm! Later, Aunt Grace and Margie helped me make lunch. Margie was excited to have Aunt Grace give her a lesson on how to use a knife to cut the veggies for the salad. We all had a fun relaxing day together. They all hit the road to drive back to Imperial around 6 pm. Next weekend the Donna, Greg, Alyssa & Josh will be coming into town for a little visit and I'll also be celebrating my birthday! Let the summer fun keep going!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Summer Team - Weekend 2
Last weekend was the second week of fun for the "Summer Team". David, Margie, and Aunt Ruth make up the summer team =) Yes, we do have a few honorary members like their mom and dad and Aunt Grace and Uncle Jon. We decided to meet half way in Carlsbad for a fun day at the beach. Grace and I got there bright and early to find a good spot and set up all the stuff. What a great day to lay out, enjoy the sun and catch a couple of waves with the boogie boards. Bring on weekend 3!!!

Monday, July 06, 2009

Happy Fourth of July!!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

From 2009 June - Visit with the Cosentinos

While I was visiting last week, Luca entertained me with his favorite frog song =) Click on the picture to see the video!