Monday, December 1, 2008

Weekend in California

Joshua and I went to California three weekends ago to visit my dear friend Marissa. She had actually just surprised me recently for my birthday by flying to Alabama, but this time around it was for her special occassion. Marissa and Adam are expecting a baby girl the end of January and a shower was held in their honor. Well, actually the shower was just girlfriends, but you know what I mean.
Marissa and me

Joshua and I left early Friday morning, hung out with Marissa and Adam that afternoon and evening, then on Saturday my mom came over to watch Joshua while we went to the baby shower. It was a wonderful afternoon filled with friends and family and lots of gifts for baby Gracie. We also enjoyed a yummy Italian meal and some great strawberry cupcakes. The hostesses went all out on the set-up too. It was a lot of fun.

Adam, Joshua and Marissa
(and yes, it was hot enough to wear shorts in November!)

Sunday we hung out in the morning and then went to Marissa's parents home for dinner- a home cooked Thai meal. Yummy. I had been looking forward to this forever and it did not disappoint. Marissa's Dad entertained Joshua the whole evening, or maybe Joshua entertained her Dad, not sure which one had more fun. He is definitely ready for a grandbaby. It was cute. He kept following Joshua around not wanting him to hurt himself by crawling, standing or anything for that matter. It has been awhile since they have had little ones in the house. It was fun to watch them.

Then, Monday morning we got up and ready and headed back to the airport to return to Alabama. We had such a good time visiting with our friends. It was a short weekend, but so worth it. I am glad I was able to take part in Marissa's baby shower and am looking forward to Gracie's arrival in January.


Lauren W said...

Brave girl! Flying alone with joshua. I will be doing it soon enough, I suppose, and I will be calling you for tips.

Stacey said...

Awww I'm so glad you got to go for her shower! I know how wonderful that must have felt to be in the company of such wonderful friends!!!