Monday, July 11, 2011

The Weekend in a Nutshell

First of all I must thank the weather people for making it an absolutely might-be-worth-the-property-taxes weather we had this weekend.  It was in the mid to upper 70's with a cool breeze...ahhhhh.  I sit here now with my sliding glass door open and a cool breeze blowing in.  It is truly perfection.

OK so I need to back up a little before I get to this weekend's festivities.  Rich's kids are here with us.  Sarah is leaving on Thursday and she is not happy about it.  Justin is going to be with us for the forseeable future trying to get in shape to join the Air Force.  He is doing such an amazing job and I am so proud of how hard he is working.  I don't think I have ever seen him so happy and starting to be at peace.  Sarah really wants to stay and go to school out here as she feels she has been taken away from her dad for so many years that she just aches for a real relationship with him, more than the few weeks here and there.  She does so good out here.  She is eating healthy and getting a lot of exercise and has had only two headaches.  We are so happy to have her here and would love to have her back.  I know it would do everybody some good.

My kidlets are in New York with their dad having an amazing time. 
They got to go to a Yankee game.  Something they have done since they were little.  They are huge Yankee fans.  They went with their Dad and their Grandpa.  What a cool day....but it got even better.

Bella got a ball at batting practice...

...and they got to see Derek Jeter get his 3,000th hit.  Wow.  He just so happened to go on the disabled list, the game the night before theirs got rained out, so they got the winning ticket and got to see history.  What an amazing thing for them.  Andrew and John took some video of the homerun and I'll try to figure out how to upload the darn thing, it is pretty amazing.

So while my kids are off seeing history Sarah and I were off to California Adventure with camp.  It really was a very nice time and we had fun.

I adore this very silly Sarah

Saturday was Rich's birthday so we went down to the L.A. Farmer's Market and walked around and had dinner at his favorite restaurant...Maggianos.  Again, it was such a gorgeous evening and we really enjoyed each other's company and had such a good time.

Darn good-lookin' people if you ask me!!

Sunday was our normal get stuff done day.  Sarah vacuumed the upstairs and Justin did the bathrooms a true family event.  We went to the market and grilled out.  I love Sunday's.

I also got these bad boys in my inbox and wow did they make my day...thanks Michelle.

Be still my ever loving heart.  I think I might need serious help, if I dont' see these people very soon.  I'll be there in August but I'm thinking that might just not be soon enough.
Well a very important UNO game is about to start.  Last night Rich beat all of us by about 100 points.  It is no longer his birthday so it is no mercy tonight.

Wish me luck!!

More Later

 - A Ro


  1. I'm sure the sharing of time/kids is hard, especially as they get older and have their own opinions about things.

    We had gorgeous weekend weather fun to be at the Yankee game, even though I'm a Phillies fan : )

  2. I sort of got annoyed with you when you described your weather (it's 103 here in Louisiana), but after I "got over it" I loved hearing about your summer and the kids coming and going. Can't believe your kids got to see baseball history. Amazing!! Happy Birthday to your hubs! And, good luck to you on the UNO game!

  3. Good luck! Although I reckon it's too late now. I'm glad that Rich's son gets to make a decision about where he lives - and I hope that Sarah can find some peace wherever she ends up. That is SO COOL that Bella & Andrew were at that game! We were watching - I wonder if we could have seen them? Heh. We are Yankee haters in our house, but that Derek Jeter is such a cutie patootie I was thrilled for him.