Memorial weekend: Saturday

Our Memorial weekend was SO FULL….

So full I feel like I needed to take the rest of last week off to recover

I must be getting old.

My parents got into town late Friday night, and then early Saturday morning Andrew had to go to work …

My only plans for Saturday were to go grocery shopping for the weekend. Super low-key.

So Saturday morning, Andrew went to work and the other 3 of us kind of just lazed around the house. I gave my parents the full house tour since this was their first time seeing it, coffee, showers, a little interneting, a friend came by to borrow one of my lenses and we chatted a bit ….

And then I guess my dad got antsy because he kept asking me what he could do…. I showed him our FULL to do list hoping to put him off, but instead he just picked a small task and set to work….

There is a LOT of work to do around our house – it was vacant for a year – so my dad occupied himself with weeding the front yard patches that need it and digging these whatever-they-are stalks out of the back.

While he was doing that, my mom started cleaning…. even though I told her to stop!

He thought about tackling another project that would just be too much work to do with the tools we currently have in the house…

Thanks dad!

In between bouts of yard work, though, …. He kept sneaking up to Andrew’s office to “borrow” CDs to put on his iTunes….

while my mom got started cleaning one window …. and proceeded to clean all the windows downstairs….

Once you see the dirt, you can’t UNSEE it!

And what was I doing during all of this?

Taking photos, of course.

Oh, and prepping food.

We had plans to have a bunch of people over for dinner on Sunday night, so I wash/dried/prepped 2 heads of lettuce and made some other food preparations…

Once it started to get dark, they both finally came inside ….

For the rest of Saturday night, we got Stonefire Grill takeout dinner, watched 3 or 4 episodes of the first season of Downton Abbey (so good) and Andrew finally got home about 9p or so….

I was already tired after Saturday, and we still had 2 more days of a 3 day weekend to go!

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day used to be fun …. when I had the day off.

But since we moved back to California, Andrew has had to work that day fairly often, so I have volunteered to work the last few years (my office needs 3 people to cover the day).

It’s not terrible. I get extra days off (or extra pay), and since Andrew will be at work anyway, I don’t usually feel like I’m missing anything.

But this year, we headed up to Andy and Julie’s for breakfast (since Andrew and I had to be at work around 1:30p) and had to tear ourselves away while everyone else stayed to hang out… . We made the best of it and the morning (and food) was certainly fantastic!

Anyway, here are some fun photos of the morning….

Between the Schuberts and cousins and all … there was something like 15 people there!


(coffee outside in the backyard is one of the most perfect things ever)

Photo below by Jenae

I stayed inside to help Julie make breakfast for all these people – and take photos. Obviously.

Those are Jenae’s hands below, chopping potatoes!


making scrambled eggs (my assignment)

Thank you, mom, for teaching me how to cook.

quiche (with broccoli and tomatoes) and french toast casserole

Also pictured below … biscuits and gravy. Which I haven’t had since elementary school, I’m sure.

It was all delicious and I got WAAAAY too full!

Breakfast is one of my favorite things!

(an attempt at a group photo. Really, Andrew.)

Hope you all had a lovely Memorial Day!!

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