So remember how I promised Jared I would update the blog weekly?
Looks like that is more like monthly these days.
May started off with Cinco de Mimosa at work. Apparently, this is a holiday the Friday before Cinco de Mayo where people start drinking champagne really early in the morning. Mimosas are normally with orange juice too, but I didn’t see much of that going around. Ha!
That night, Jared and I drove down to LA to stay with our good friends. Jared has known Christian since freshman year of college and funny enough, his dad actually went to college with Christina’s wife! Small world. These too are the best, and one of our favorite “couple friends”. Not to mention, they are the absolute best hosts! Even though we aren’t always the best visitors… Sorry!
One of the reasons we drove down was to go through the temple with my Aunt. I should grab some pictures from my cousins, but the only picture I took was as we were leaving. When the little ones ran to the window it just about broke my heart. They are the cutest! And, their parents are seriously awesome. Pretty lucky kids.
Think what you will, but this was definitely one of the highlights of the trip for me. I think I may have to open a franchise up in San Jose. #diddyreise
A big part of my month was spent in the pool. Weird considering I barely know how to swim, right?
I was asked to be a lifeguard for a girls summer camp this summer. That means, I spent 6 or 7 evenings during the month of May swimming, practicing “saves”, learning CPR and watching educational videos. Of course it was during the busiest time of work for me, but it ended up being really good, and I’m glad I was able to do it.
The view wasn’t bad either.
Oh, and this is what you wear home when you forget your flip flops and go straight from work. #classy
We also celebrated one of my best friend’s birthdays! Yay for birthdays! That cake was delicious too, and way better than the 3 week old ice cream cake I ate at work one day when I needed some sugar. (Don’t judge.)
Jared also got to celebrate with one of his besties. Lionne has been in the Philippines for 3 YEARS! He was in town, and it was his birthday, so we had to go visit. His parents put together a delicious BBQ and we all just hung out for awhile. It’s always great catching up with old friends.
May seriously was the month to celebrate. Not only did we celebrate with friends, but we got to go down to LA again to celebrate Jared’s Grandma’s 90th! Wow, I can’t even imagine turning 90! This betty’s still got it though.
Again, I’m awful at taking pictures, but here are a few from our visit.
Jared playing with our nephew.
Jared getting a tutorial on how to ride a segway.
It was pretty funny at first, because the lady teaching him was trying to tell him how to get on, but didn’t realize that the segway was off for a good 5 minutes. This was rather entertaining. =)
Even though we were celebrating Jared’s Grandma’s birthday, his Aunt Cathy made a point to get individual cakes for Jared and his mom too (their birthdays are only 2 days apart in June).
This lady is pretty incredible. She organized the whole event, coordinated everyone’s travel, and is always busy making sure everyone is taken care of.
Everyone took off Sunday night, but since Jared and I had Monday off we decided to stay down an extra night.
We woke up to a beautiful sunny day.
Went to lunch with another one of Jared’s college buddies, and his wife. And then took off later that evening.
It’s always so good to see friends who live in different places. It’s so easy to get caught up in the day to day right around you that I often don’t make enough time for our friends outside of San Jose.
Hopefully we will be back home for awhile and will be able to get a handle on life again. Not to mention, make time for a little of this.
Can’t wait for the tomatoes!! #yum