Monday, August 31, 2009

One hot weekend.

Oh so remember when I said I had no plans this weekend? Yeah well I was sort of right. It was still sort of a doozy.

Friday: After a loooong day at work (only eight people in the office can make it drag on) I headed on over to Matt's mom's house in La Canada. Yes the same La Canada that is being encompassed by flames and massive smoke and wo. It was sort of crazy. We had some dinner, drank lots of wine, watched Yes Man (which I sort of really liked), caught some fire updates on the news and eventually some friends made their way over. Eventually we all took off and made our way to a veiwpoint where we could see all of the fires and everything, it was breathtaking. I only got one decent picture but man I can't even begin to describe all the flames and the view of the city and the pops we heard when power lines caught fire.


so crazy.

Basically it was a crazy night of inhaling fumes and watching the mountain burn. It was a little nuts.

Saturday: Slept in a bit (hark! I love sleeping in), then before we knew it we were off to check out some potential wedding venues. It was sort of exciting. I even think we found a place we both liked so that's sort of awesome. Afterwards we did some errand running, tried not to melt and relaxing for a bit before heading back over to Matt's mom's house. Oh yeah and this was what I saw going over there:


it looked like a bomb went off, so crazy.

Seriously, so crazy. We had dinner, watched after the house (it's not in immediate danger but we were there just in case). Afterwards we came home and played some Wii! Seriously we're Wii addicts, it's sort of awesome. So yeah we played some, had some wine, watched some TV and enjoyed the evening. Twas loverly.

Sunday: Slept in again (Hark to the second!) then did some errand running for my cousin's bridal shower with my mom, that I'm hosting next weekend, yes NEXT weekend, ah! (ohmygoshwhatdidIgetmyselfintoandwhydidIwaitsolatetoplanit?!). After shopping and gaping at the smoke still I came home to relax a bit, do some cleaning and some organizing and yeah, awesomeness. The only other thing I really did was go to my aunt and uncle's house for my uncle's birthday and then talk about the bridal shower (thank goodness for crafty aunts!). Then Matt and I spent the rest of the night hanging out and mentally prepping me for my week free of cheese, haha.


And how was your weekend? I hope if you're in SoCal you're free of fires and staying safe!



happy monday!

21 comments:

Baby said...

I seriously HATE wildfire season. Hopefully we get lucky and this years not that bad *crossing fingers* stay safe girl!

Chrissy said...

The 2nd day of the La Canada fire are sky was so brown we couldn't see the mtns... and we're 30 min. west. of it... Now, we're all fightin' these darn ants.

emrlds said...

you said hark, twice. for that, you're my hero.

Jane said...

Wow, the fires are scary. Stay safe!

Jenn said...

Can I be honest? The fires and earthquakes are really making me nervous about moving to LA.

AshleyD said...

Wow, those fires really are crazy! And Hark! You are so cute.

J said...

Let's see... my weekend was filled with a parade, a wedding reception, a chicken bbq and lawnmower races. Yeah I said lawnmower races!

San said...

Damn, if there is one thing that sucks about CA it's the fires!

La Petite Chic said...

I've been thinking about all of you Southern CA girls and hoping you're okay!

Rachel said...

well at least you got to sleep in right?? :)

Allison M. said...

watching those fires is scary but you are right near them, it's got to be even more scary.

I'll be there in a few weeks. I'm hoping we can meet up.

Gerty said...

EEK! What wedding venue did you like!?

nory said...

1) Glad you got to sleep in, twice.
2) I kind of loved Yes Man, too =)
3) I hope Matt's family will continue to be safe; how scary!
4) Good luck with the week without cheese. You can do it!

Mandy said...

Those fires are scary and I couldn't imagine living so close to them. Stay safe! Good luck with the final preparations for the shower, I am sure it will be fabulous!

LiLu said...

I had a cheesesteak last night for dinner.

BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

xoxo

Phil said...

I'm really, really hating this fire season, and hating that it keeps growing and getting closer to everyone (including me)! Boo fires!

Chrissy said...

In response to JENN... Nothing to fear I hAve lived here all my life, I am 55... If u are worried about fires- don't find a house in the canyons... simple... Earthquakes? don't happen as often as people suspect... I've lived thru 2. the 1994 one was bad, we had cosmetic damage only... Anything built in the 60's did not do so well.. Now everything is retrofitted better... No fear... Make that move. Fires by the way are usually started by teens who have no respect or knowledge of how to take care of a camp fire.. Other fires are started by careless people or the now infamous arsonist...and that can happen in any state.

amanda said...

ahh. that's so crazy. when i heard about the flames-i thought of my CA bloggers. makes me nervoussss!

and i've eaten so much pizza...so sad about your whole no cheese bit.

Therapeutic Ramblings said...

I just saw the fires today!! I was walking through the waiting room and one of the guys said the flames were 80' tall!!

Bayjb said...

Wow I saw pictures of the fires but that is crazy. I can't believe how close it is and how bright it still is at night!

Hillary said...

the second photo is freaking scary!