for the long weekend, i jumped on a plane and headed to the land of eternal sunshine. aka, san diego. it was a busy weekend full of friends, laughter and fun. i always love going home, regardless of how tired i am when i return.
i made the trip for my good friend kelsey's wedding. seriously, cutest. ceremony. ever. the wedding had a boardwalk-meets-1950's theme and my good friends, many who i've known since kindergarten, were there for the festivities. it was so great to dance, catch-up and drink good wine.
i spent the rest of the weekend making time for family and friends. i was finally able to meet cammie, my sweet friend's daughter over brunch and some much needed girl talk. i went to a great roadside farm stand on our way to the race track. it's claim for fame? wolfgang puck buys his produce there. everything was heirloom, organic and triple the cost of a grocery store. i of course, had to take pictures.
we ventured to the race track. i bet on the horses with the coolest names and prettiest colors. i think luck was on my side...i won $3! i helped my super-crafty sis* make invitations for a birthday party, took my other sis on a death march-turned-girl talk, had a fabulous barbecue with the inlaws, sister in law and niece. there was swimming, fire pits and make-believe.
saying good bye is always the hardest part. so i ventured to the sister-in-law's with family in tow for one final hoorah (and the yummiest ice cream ever). after getting caught up in chatter and niece/nephew playtime, i nearly missed my flight (not that another day in san diego would have been a bad thing) and left san diego in the manner i arrived & played...full speed ahead.
i won't be back until christmas, but these little weekend getaways always remind me how good it is to be home!
*in 15 minutes, my super-crafty-sis managed to teach me, her computer-illiterate sis, a thing or two about photoshop. she's a genius. i learned more from her in 15 minutes than i have in a month- you can thank her for the most-awesome photo montage.