The weekend was a blast. It's always great to spend time with family and I have a growing fondness for driving whenever possible.
Not only did we celebrate my cousin's soon-to-be born little baby boy (can't wait to meet him!), but I got to hang out with one of my closest friends from college, and bonfire it up for my other cousin's birthday.
I'd love to show you pictures of the weekend, but I completely forgot it on the kitchen counter. I know that seems like a weird location, but I just had to take pictures of homemade pizza last week.
Instead, I'll improvise with a few verbal "pictures" (a.k.a. descriptions) for you.
Friday: Driving across the state, after a little meander through Redmond. It was lovely little side trip. Catching up with my cousin's wife, who tagged along for the ride.
Saturday morning: My cousin's shower, full of lots of food (because that's how we roll), family and friends, and some really adorable baby gifts.
Saturday afternoon: A visit to the organic farm for pumpkins and u-pick flowers. Games at the friend's house. Hearing about exciting life changes. Drinking homemade strawberry lemonade.
Saturday evening: scoping out my cousin's new tattoo, his delicious birthday dinner and present time, and a bonfire with 50 or 60 of his closest friends. Also featured at the bonfire, a pitcher of margaritas shared by my sister and I.
Sunday: Mostly spent driving across the state after watching Bridesmaid with the aunt, sister, and a completely different cousin in the morning. Finishing up a video for work. Watching some TV and snuggling with the Jamaica-dog.
That brings me to Monday. During which I worked and did a little more driving. It was a blast, thanks for asking.
(I really should come up with nicknames for each of my cousins so it's less confusing, but I don't have the energy for that right now.)
Now onto the rest of a week, which includes work, class, and a to-do list a mile long or so.