It felt like a busy weekend. Probably because we had to give talks on Sunday and no matter what I do to prepare, I never feel relaxed until it's over. Friday night we took Sophia to Pick Up Stix and frozen yogurt. There's something about going out as a whole family that I LOVE... even if Sophia is a little crazy, incredibly sticky, and full of mostly yogurt and very little chicken when it's all over. Saturday we went on a real date with our friends Ryan and Kodi to dinner AND a movie... a rare thing these days (fitting in both.) We had to start at like 4:45 to do so, but we got to see The Bourne Ultimatum which, to no surprise, we LOVED... and Sophia got to hang with, not just a babysitter, but also Kodi's two adorable little girls of almost 4 and almost 2 in their fun house with their fun toys. Felt like we all won.
So now it's Monday and I'm feeling like this week will fly by as quick as the weekend did. I had a dentist appt. this morning :( mostly because either I'm going through a pregnant/quarter life chrisis, or my teeth really are rapidly changing from straight to saber-toothed after enduring braces as a kid. Ahhhhh! So I found out that for a mere $700 I wasn't planning on spending... I could get some spring- something-or-other retainers that might help the problem. *Sigh*. If only I were under 20 and Ross' child instead of wife, insurance would cover a bit. I guess they figure, phsyically it's all down hill from here anyway so if I want to keep my smile I'll be willing to pay for it. (*Another longer sigh*.) What to do.
On a happier note, tonight I have a MUCH NEEDED hair appointment. Figured I was just hating my hair lately because of the twenty pounds that's probably managed to change even that (my hair.) But then I realized that I'd accidently gone about twice as long as I usually go for highlights. Maybe because it's summer and it's either in a bun going to the pool, or in a pony going to the gym. But I'll be so happy to be refreshed tonight. (*Good sigh*... like the kind after a drink of cold lemonade. )
Another piece of good news is that I leave on Wednesday to go to Laguna Beach to stay with my sister... Yay!! It's really about time, she's lived in this house for several months now and I've yet to even see her furniture in it. And with her decorating sense, that alone is reason enough to make a trip out there. So Sophia and I will have a couple of days to play with Melisa and Heath, and then Ross will come down to join us Friday night. Saturday we head to Oceanside to meet Ross' family for our week at the beach which I can't wait for since Ross will be off the whole week and the house is RIGHT on the sand which means pure convenience for all day play plus easy naps... etc. Not to mention a whole week with cousins, grandparents, aunts and uncles for Sophia to play with, two nephews I haven't seen yet, a birthday to celebrate (Sophia turns 2 on Sep. 2nd) and hopefully Missy and Avery (and Devin??) will come meet us for some fun in the sun?!! (Without the triple digits.)
Lot's to look forward to. But wait, there's more. Remember how I live out in the boonies with NO shopping whatsoever. GUESS what's coming to my neighborhood? I'd never heard of it either, but the structure's up, and I saw a sign so I googled it, and I'm SOOOO excited.