Weekend Recap

Tomorrow is our meet n' greet at school. AHH! I can't believe this day is already here! I feel confident that my room is ready to go and I'm excited to meet the little ones. I just don't know if I'm ready to wear grown-up clothes or to wake up at 5:15 a.m. again. Ugh! Anyways here's a little recap of the weekend...

Friday was an extremely busy day because it was my last chance to finish my classroom and to make sure I was ready for Monday. I was stressed to the max but Stephanie (my 2nd grade teaching partner) and Jenna (our 2nd grade assistant teacher) were amazing and helped me so much! THANK YOU!!  You saved me lol! I got home around six and Mark had prepped dinner for me. Thank you!! I had lots of help this day! I had bought a Tri-tip last weekend at Costco and was waiting to eat it all week. I had made a BBQ rub from the Against All Grain- Meals Made Simple cookbook. I'll post a recipe soon. It was delicious!! I picked up my dad from the airport and we had the tri-tip, roasted potatoes and sweet potatoes, and steamed asparagus. Everything was yummy! We watched most of Interstellar and then went to bed.

On Saturday morning I made the guys some breakfast of our leftover tri-tip, roasted potatoes, and over-easy eggs. I met my friend Heidi at a cute little nail salon in Encinitas where we treated ourselves to mani/ pedis. This was a much needed treat! :) It was nice to have some girl time as well! The guys golfed in Mission Bay while I was gone. Then we headed out to a late lunch with Greg at Harbortown. We each had burgers and they were delicious! The guys headed to the Sheraton hotel where the MMA fights were taking place. This was the main reason for my dad's visit this weekend. I ran errands trying to find some new work clothes (fail) and ended up going to the commissary. I figured it would be nice to take something off my plate for Sunday. The commissary was empty which was awesome, because who shops on a Saturday night lol?? I watched the season finale of Astronaut Wives and caught up on some reading. I picked the guys up later on and finally met my mom's cousins, which was great! Pretty chill night!

Sunday morning consisted of breakfast at Wonderland with Emily and James. I'm soooo glad I finally got to see them. Every time Emily is in town it doesn't work for us to get together and I miss her dearly. Move back already!! :) She gave me the book The Light Between Oceans and I cannot wait to read it. I've heard great things. Then we headed to Balboa Park to go to the Natural History Museum. They have an exhibit right now called Maya and I really wanted to see it. My dad and Mark are huge history buffs so I knew they would be excited about seeing it as well. I really liked the exhibit and I was glad we made time to go. Then it was time to drop my dad off at the airport. I hate saying goodbye, I always get emotional even though I see my fam quite often.

It looks like my eyes are closed but I'm just squinting because of the light haha

Look at these cuties!!

For the rest of the day I ran errands and got ready for work tomorrow. I prepped a bunch of food and tried to iron my clothes for the week. Let's see how long that lasts haha! We ate steak, fried potatoes, sautéed mushrooms, and a spinach salad with cherry tomatoes, bacon, cheddar cheese, and red onions... YUM! Then Mark and I took a walk at the cliffs (my fave!) and went for some fro-yo. Great end to our week! I hope everyone has a great day tomorrow!!

From our walk...this is Mark's "normal" face :)


  1. This is my favorite post yet, in part because I get to make a cameo! I love you so much and soooo happy I got to see your beautiful face this weekend. You always bring a smile to my face!