Hope everyone had a great labor day weekend!!!  We had a lot of fun seeing family, friends, and some unexpected wildlife!

I definitely prefer to plan my weekends, but this time around Dave was adamant that we keep things low key and make very few plans….so we ended up doing a whole bunch and made a ton of plans ;P  It was glorious (don’t worry, Dave thought so too).  Friday we headed up to grandmas to try and get Scooters situation under control, to no avail.  We’ll be heading to the vet this Friday (my preference anyways, let the professionals help).

Scooter

Saturday morning we woke up and did a great hill run that I found on cakes and carrot’s blog.  It was very adaptable to the area around grandma’s since she lives at the top of a hill.  After that we went to a friends place for a block party, it was very relaxed and fun.   Sunday was definitely the low key day Dave was craving, we stayed home pretty much the entire day (save for a trip to get coffee, target, and softball practice).  We did some netflixing, watched Birdman and Tig’s HBO special “Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted,” both were amazing and I absolutely recommend them.

Monday turned out to be filled to the brim, but in the most excellent way!  First stop, Portola Coffee Lab the best coffee we’ve found in Orange County thus far (I say thus far, because we will be continuing the search).

Portola

My aunt, uncle, and cousin ended up coming out to the beach for the day so we met up with them to hang out and catch up.

Dave & Mika Dave

It was great to see them!  Mika really enjoyed Dave’s story about the sting ray and looking at his scar.

Sting ray

After meeting with them we headed to our friends house for a luau party she was throwing for her mom’s birthday.  She did such a great job with the decorations!

beach balls drift wood Pineapple spam

Look at these cute sandals!!  She used icing and nutter butters, what a great idea.

Sandals

Dave has been craving, and I mean CRAVING, a pina colada.  As soon as we got there, Lena and him got down to business.

Dave & Lena

Dave makes drinks

Verdict = delicious!

pina colada

Picture time!  The selfie stick came out, I’ve never seen a selfie stick but this thing was pretty awesome.  The best was when Lena used it to take a regular photo.

Selfie stick

Josh and selfie stick

We finished off our labor day weekend with a visit from a most unique insect.  I’ve never seen a real life praying mantis, it didn’t like Dave’s foot but I really wanted a size comparison in the picture.  I love how you can tell that it’s looking at Dave’s foot and pretty much saying “woah, back off buddy!”

praying mantis

Hope you guys had a great weekend too!!

Be well

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