Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Park Day

A couple weekends ago I took Robert (to give my mom a break!) and met up with my friend who has 3 little boys that she has adopted.

Robert is 5 and her boys are 8 and twins that are 4. Before the boys she had her two girls who are Jessica's age, never fought, got fantastic grades and were angel children.  Now she has three boys haha. It's so funny to see the difference.

So we met up at her house and then I followed her over to the Ripon water park (Mistlin). When we first got there the water fountains weren't on so the boys just played on the playground. Then they turned on the water for the first time this year. We didn't even know that they were off or getting turned on so we timed that just right. It wasn't very crowded and I'm sure that's because no one else was in the loop either! The boys had a great time playing in the water, throwing Frisbees and rolling down the grass and then the playground equipment too.

 You'd never know by looking at these boys rib cages that they eat NON STOP

2 second break

We were there for HOURS. Before we left my friend told the boys they could ride their scooters down this long bit of concrete. They let Robert take a turn too since we didn't bring one for him.

This is my friend walking down to talk to one of the twins that THREW HIS SCOOTER when his big brother "won" on the way back. He was so mad he got off, threw it, then after a minute or so he picked it up and THREW it again lol. I had to try hard not to laugh. Bad kid! He broke it too. Too bad for him!

I some how got completely sunburnt on my face even though I'm pretty sure I sat in the shade most of the day. Darn it! Peeling faces are so pretty.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Wedding in Kirkwood

One of my co-worker friends got married a few weeks ago. She got married in a meadow at Kirkwood Resort which is on the way to Lake Tahoe.

I booked us a night there so we wouldn't have to worry about driving home after the wedding (it's almost 3 hours away). We got there a couple hours before the wedding which was just enough time to relax before we got dressed.

I don't have any pictures of the meadow wedding since they asked people not to take pictures but it was cute (and hot) and a nice ceremony.

The reception was back up in one of the lodges next to ours. The patio was all set up for dinner and there was a little bar inside with cheese and crackers and such. Wine, champagne, open bar, NICE!


boss friend and her son

Me, my horrible hair cut and the bride :)

1st dance, pretty sure they practiced lol

another co-worker

and another :)

we hung out until the party was over, fun times!

Our room was pretty nice, although they don't have AC since it's mostly a winter resort. Thankfully they do have fans. Our room had a little kitchen area too although I didn't get that in the pictures.

Out the window & door was a view of the lifts. Scott didn't want to open the door at night because there might be bears (never mind we sleep in a tent when we go camping...)

In the morning we tried to go to a little restaurant down the road for breakfast. It was dark and not friendly so we left and then tried another place down the road where it was light but people were complaining a lot and after half an hour we only had coffee and hadn't even put our order in yet so we left there too. Eventually we got to Jackson where I was like we eat or I'm going to die (one time I didn't pack snacks). We ended up eating at the Indian casino, but not at the buffet like we were thinking because that was $30 a head and we are cheap.

After lunch we went and walked around the old part of Jackson and looked in the antique stores but it was over 100 out and so hot going in and out of the stores. I was glad when we got home and could just hold still with the AC on! 

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Graffiti Night

I was excited that we could actually go to Graffiti night again this year. Melissa was dating a car guy at the time so Scott and I had a bit of a "double date" with the two of them, which was fun :) We need to remember to sit on the other side of the street next time though. The sun was in our eyes almost the entire time.

After we saw all the cars go by a few times everyone was hungry. We left and then stopped in Ripon on the way home to try out Pizza Plus that people are always raving about. It was good but I think I like other pizza better ;)

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Floating The Day Away

I can't remember which weekend this was but it was fun! We all got our floaties out and hung out on and in the lake for the day. Talk about a great day! This was the day of gin & tonics, while in and out of the lake haha. I remember later thinking we should have planned more food if you know what I mean. I think for dinner I had chips and more gin and tonics. What's fun about being out on the lake and dock is that more and more people just show up and hang out!

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Bev's Party

My friend Bev had a birthday and we were going to come hang out and go floating. I showed up in my swimsuit with a short dress over the top and then realized that it didn't really look like we were going to make it out floating that day. I sent Scott a text to come hang out and "please bring my shorts" lol.

I had made a cheesecake with fresh strawberries on top and it looked absolutely horrible so I didn't take any pictures of it but it sure was good! Everyone raved about it so that was nice. 

We spent the day hanging out and eating and drinking. Hard life and all.

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Friday, July 22, 2016

A's Game Fancy Style

A few weeks back Scott and I got invited (on Father's day) to go to the A's game with some friends. Our friend Dave has season tickets and one of the perks to that is being able to get a deal on some boxed seats. For $20 each we got to get in on the fun!

Scott and I took BART to the game and met up with the group who were tailgating in the parking lot. We had a few beers and then went in to watch the game in the "fancy seats". Scott sat himself right in the middle where the window was open and spent the next few hours yelling at the team. I was slightly mortified at how he was acting but I think he had fun.


The A's ended up losing so he wasn't much of a happy camper. We ended up staying a bit after the game chatting and finishing up the "snacks" aka beer before we left (don't worry we took the train). When we did finally leave it took us quite awhile to figure out how to get out of the stadium because the gates we usually go out of were closed up for the Warrior's big playoff game. That was a sight to see! All the fans coming off of BART and walking towards the Warrior's stadium.

A few weeks later Scott's friend wasn't able to go to a game they were going to go to together. He asked me to join him so I did. I was like where's our seats? Oh in the bleachers.... Talk about one end to the other haha.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Fourth of July Part 2

For the actual 4th of July I debated all of us staying home because Trevor had spent the night before being sick. We were supposed to go to my brother's house to swim and bbq. Melissa still wanted to go and Scott volunteered to stay home with Trevor so the two of us went.

Going to my brother's house means being entertained by the little ones. Mostly the twins, Emma and Vincent. They are like little energizer bunny destroyers lol.

This is Teddy who belongs to my sister in law's mom (and my mom)

When it was getting closer to sun set Melissa and I left to go meet up with my friends and neighbors at the Costco parking lot in Manteca. We hadn't planned on going originally so I didn't have chairs. I took out a beach towel and we just sat on the ground. This huge group of friends came in one gal's big RV. Fun times! They had drinks and snacks and it was like half my neighborhood was there lol.

The fireworks started and then after a few minutes just stopped. We were like what the heck? I was sure something must have happened for them to stop like that and sure enough later I read that someone on the fireworks squad got burned by a firework that didn't fire off right or something like that. What a let down for a lot of people that paid money to get into the park (and spent hours waiting in parking lots!) but at least no one was injured too badly. Sad for the guy that got hurt!

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