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Labor Day Weekend

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).

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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).

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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.

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

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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!

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

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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

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Verdict = delicious!

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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.

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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!”

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Hope you guys had a great weekend too!!

Be well

Labor day camping!

 

Time to get on the road!  It’s wild how much stuff it requires to sustain 5 humans and 2 dogs for the weekend.  A. Lot.  The car ride was filled with the usual, ABC game, stories about conception, and witty banter.  The newest addition: Family Feud.  Super fun game 🙂
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First things first, let’s get the Wifi

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Just kidding, no wifi and no reception for 3 full days.  Well except when we went into town to buy me a sleeping bad because I had forgot mine.  #camping101 #wheresmyheadat

Next up, Charlie gettin’ cozy time.

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Time for a little cribbage

IMG_6666I was thinking of just letting you guess what this next picture is about:
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But then it would be WAY more fun to tell you about ear candling.  It is 100% not recommended; the research says that it’s not harmful, but that’s it’s also not really effective.  Although, we all tried it this last weekend and it was very relaxing and seemed to work.  It’s a hollow candle that you light on fire on one end and put the other end in your ear.  Essentially it’s suppose to clear out excessive cerumen from your outer ear.  It. Did.

Chillin’ yo!  You may notice the propane fire, yeah there was a ban on wood fires, which we figured out the second night (I’ll let you connect the dots on that one).IMG_6663

 

Time for bed, let’s get cozy.

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I basically slept with yoda this weekend.

IMG_6660Breakfast on the way home always tastes super delicious.   Breakfast lovers!!!

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I feel like there is a direct correlation with the number of days you’ve gone without showering and electronics and the level of satisfaction derived from that first shower when you get back home 😛

Camping was awesome, can’t wait for the next trip!  I have a ‘camping workout’ to share with you all soon!

Be well.

 

 

 

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