Monday, October 13, 2008

Nothing says weekend like good friends and wine.

Oh what a weekend, granted I say that after every weekend but really, what a weekend. Although my sometimes stuffy nose and occasional sore throat threatened to put a damper on it all, I made it through in one piece and still in need of a long nap, haha.

Friday: I got home from work and Matt and I really didn't know what we wanted to do for dinner. So we hopped in the car and drove to Monrovia and checked out the restaurants there but nothing really stuck out so we headed back to Pasadena and over to Roy's Hawaiian Restaurant to check it out. However those plans were halted when it turns out the whole place was booked for the night, so instead we headed to the bar and got some drinks and checked out a menu for kicks....yeahhhhh...about that.....I wasn't too impressed with the menu and it's expensive prices. So we headed out and over to Paseo to PF Chang's which has yet to disappoint. So by ten we finally ate dinner and just had fun. Twas a lovely little date night indeed. We ended the night with some wine and History of the World Part I and it was superb.

Saturday: Oh what a busy day. We woke up to some football and breakfast then headed to Smart and Final (Matt) and the grocery store (me) and back to the apartment to get ready for the day. Remember last week when I said nothing like a friend's kid's birthday to make you feel old and want one and then change your mind in two seconds? Yeah well one of my best friend's son turned two and man was it a good time. Lots of high school friends came up for the celebration and the birthday boy was all over the place and all in all in a great day at the park:

Kat and her little birthday boy

four best friends reunited again

and just as silly as ever

the HS girls all together

and throw in some HS boys

me and the cutey patootey birthday boy

Seriously the weather was awesome, there was a ton of Filipino food and delicious funfetti cake for dessert, quite the birthday party. After the party Matt and I headed home to watch the end of the USC game (go Trojans!) with my friend Courtney and relax a bit. Afterwards Matt and I went to my aunt and uncle's house to have a big family dinner (so much fun). I love my family and every time we get together it's always a fun (and delicious) time. Sadly I couldn't stop sneezing all night and was a bit drowsy so Matt and I headed home earlyish. Matt and I had some friends over for some drinks (and Jell-O shots), some baseball and more than enough laughs. Seriously, it's nights like those that I love having my own place with Matt, it's loverly.

Sunday: Apparently my remedy of wine and Sudafed didn't sufficiently kill the cold so I stayed in bed as long as I possibly could until I had to get up, eat, shower and meet a friend and her kids for lunch. It was great hanging out with her since I hadn't met the new baby (that was born in March) and seeing all the renovations on her house, man I can't wait to have a house and a family one day, it will be awesome. After lunch I rushed home to change and meet my mom and aunt to walk at the Rosebowl. Nine miles later and I'm pretty sure my feet wanted to rebel but I did it and I made it and I'm starting to feel more and more ready for this half marathon in five weeks, woo.

After walking I came home to make dinner for Matt and I (since he makes dinner during the week). It was the first time I actually planned a meal and made it for us and I only managed to burn one pan, haha. I made prosciutto covered chicken, cheese bread and salad. Even if the chicken wasn't throughly cooked when I first finished it was nothing that a little time in the oven couldn't fix. And I must say, it was pretty tasty. However Matt and I both agree that something else could be added to make it tastier we just don't know what exactly.

Matt's not quite sure about my meal, haha

cheesy bread and prosciutto wrapped chicken mmmmmdelish

Clearly we made it through dinner alive since I wrote this post, haha, and it was tasty. The rest of the night was spent watching some girly TV (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Desperate Housewives and Brothers and Sisters), drinking some wine, hoping my legs would not be sore today and praying to the gods of nasal decongestants to cure me. Twas wonderous.

And how was your weekend?

happy monday!


Princess Extraordinaire said...

Sounds like a full weekend - the pics are adorable! I didn't know you're in the Southland like me - I am down in Mission Viejo....

Grits said...

Sounds like a fun filled weekend! Glad you are feeling better! :-)

rialeilani said...

mmmm Filipino food. makes me want to call my dad and bug him to cook for me ;)

Mandy said...

Weekends with friends are always the best! Hope you're feeling better!

Jane said...

You guys are so cute. I hope that you are back to 100% soon!

Amanda. said...

Jam-packed! With lotssss
of fun stuff! Just how
a weekend should be.
The birthday boy-too

Your dinner looked delish!
Glad it was yummmy.

And I love Sunday night
shows. I was too busy watching
the Phillies lose to the
Dodgers to watch, but I
DVR'ed I'll catch
up today!

Allison M. said...

anything with prosciutto gets my vote.

rs27 said...

I've never been to Pf Chang's.

I'm ok with that.

sarah marie p said...

Yay for funfetti cake! And parties! And cooking! And the weekend! Sooo much fun!

Emily said...

i really wanted to hit up the flea market, but the fire seemed to be near that area and the smoke was horrible in beverly hills! glad you go to go though :)

Dana said...

i had a good weekend but it went way to quick..

Looks like you had fun reuniting with old friends - that's the best!

And your chicken looked great - cheesy bread too.. You're making me hungry!

Auburn Kat said...

I'm still enjoying my three day wknd =)

I only watched Brothers and Sisters last night, I am extremely behind on my tv!

Blicious said...

sounds like a great weekend! boo for Monday!

Bayjb said...

That is so sweet that you cook for Matt on the weekend. I would eat your dinner :) It's the thought that counts.

Susie said...

You alwaysss have fun weekends and I'm alwaysss jealous!

However, I had a pretty awesome one, including a whole Saturday spent at BlogHer Boston. LOVED it!!!

Phil said...

I love Mel Brooks. We were sad we missed you this weekend! But, good news, we'll be hanging out again soon. My goal is to make it into one of your weekend recaps, hehehe. :-P

La Petite Chic said...

Friends, football, wine and a homecooked meal...that sounds like a perfect weekend to me!!

kay* said...

as usual - your weeknds = the best. it was a long weekend here for thanksgiving so i ate...A LOT! lol.