Oh how I love holiday weekends. Especially when they include a paid day off of work!
Friday at work we were all hoping that we'd get off a few hours early. Our boss was gone, the VP was gone, and it was just us 3 girls working in Customer Service and our brand new CEO. Too bad none of us felt comfortable enough around him to ask if we would be getting off early. The day dragged on and on and of course we had no work to do because everyone else had already gone home for the holiday weekend! We kept hoping the CEO would surprise us and tell us we can go home, but that moment never came and we worked all the way until 5pm. Boo! After work, I came home and Mando and I made tacos for dinner. YUM! I will be posting my mom's recipe for taco meat one of these days... you really can't beat it. My Mexican boyfriend even agrees! After dinner we took a trip to my favorite place in the world... TARGET! I am so incredibly lucky to have found a photographer through Craigslist who's looking to build her portfolio and offered to do a free maternity shoot for me as long as I give her rights to use my pictures on her website. Of course I jumped all over that! So we have our shoot this Thursday night around sunset in a gorgeous woodsy/flowery area near my house and I needed an outfit to wear. She recommended I get a flow-y type skirt and a sports bra type of top to show off my bare belly so off to Target I went on a search. Luckily, they had everything I needed so I didn't have to spend my entire weekend looking for something to wear. I ended up with a black top and a gray skirt that goes to my knees. I'm hoping to also take some pictures in my yoga pants (way more my style), but we'll see what the photographer says. When we returned home we just ended up relaxing and watching a movie and then going to bed.
Saturday morning we woke up and I was instantly bored. Since becoming pregnant I find that I wake up with all of this manic energy and I need to be DOING SOMETHING all the time! This drives my boyfriend crazy. I decided to take a trip over to my momma's house and visit for a little while, so we got ready and drove over there. We mainly spent the afternoon playing with my baby nephew (<3) and hanging out with my mom, sister, and her friend who's visiting from England. We had lunch and talked for awhile and then around 4pm we drove back home. Mando had plans to go to a friend's house to watch the UFC fights and BBQ so he left pretty much right after we got home. I took a nap, watched the Laker game all by myself (WE'RE GOING TO THE FINALS BABY! WOO HOO!) and then went on the computer and worked on the baby blanket I'm knitting. Mando got home around 10:30 after stopping to get me cinnamon rolls (I had a craving...) and then we watched Avatar before bed.
Sunday I slept in a bit and lounged around the house. Pretty soon I was bored again and decided that now was a good time for Mando and I to clean the whole apartment (he was thrilled of course) so we scrubbed and dusted until every surface shone! After that we went out to lunch at Red Robin and then went to see Sex and the City 2. I was so not impressed. I LOVED the first movie, but I thought this one was just so cliche and way too long. And I didn't get why the whole movie randomly took place in the Middle East... Anyway, after the movie we ran some errands and returned some things that had been sitting in our room FOREVER, and then came back home around 7 or 8. I don't remember what we did after that, but I'm thinking just watched TV before bed :)
Yesterday for Memorial Day I slept in until 11:30am, haha, and then woke up RAVENOUS. I had been craving carne asada nachos from this place in Costa Mesa (quite a drive from our area of residence!) and decided that I HAD TO HAVE THEM. We drove all the way down there for the blessed nachos and then straight over to my momma's house again for some quality family time. We watched the Hangover and ate nachos and played with my sick baby nephew. Then I had the urge to bake (this always happens when I go to my mom's house... she has every kitchen gadget known to mankind... ice cream maker, espresso machine, bread maker, and every stainless steel KitchenAid appliance invented) and decided to make some oatmeal raisin cookies. They came out yummy, but I overbaked them a bit so they weren't as chewy as I would have liked. I'll post a picture blog soon with the recipe, I promise! After that, my mom BBQ'd some steaks and made corn on the cob and baked potatoes. We ate dinner and then went back home to relax before an early bedtime!
Today I'm back at work, which sucks, but I feel very well rested so I'm trying not to complain. It's been pretty slow at work, but the day is going by surprisingly fast so I'm a happy camper. I'm looking forward to my maternity photo session on Thursday and realllllly hoping the pictures turn out good. I am SO not photogenic. I also joined an online book club via Twitter which I am SO excited about! I've been wanting to join a book club for ages and I really hope this one works out and is active! I also convinced my mom to join a scrapbooking club with me and we'll start going in June. I've had hundreds of pictures and mementos from Mando and I's first year together and I've been wanting to put them in an album forever! I also want to start making a baby book for Cayden so that will be my next big project! I'm loving all this energy and creativity that comes along in the 3rd trimester. I never feel like I got it in the 2nd trimester, so I'm enjoying every second of it now!
Until next time!