Jam Packed Weekend

Last weekend was jam packed.  Where do I begin...Ok Friday night.  My friend Fe was a bridesmaid in my wedding and I haven't seen her since.  She lives out of state but was in town for work and I was so excited to get a chance to see her.   We met up for happy hour and got into some great conversations about life, love and work.  Just what a girl needs every  now and then.  She hasn't seen our house yet so she stopped by.  It was really good to see her.

Our party bus for the night
Saturday night was Mj's company holiday party which I very much look forward to every year.  It's a chance to dress up, eat, drink and be merry on the company dime.  The party was at Loew's Coronado Bay and Resort.  Their rooms average about $380 per night so yeah...we didn't stay there.  The four of us took a cab bus there from our hotel which was also pretty nice.  We had a good time.  The food was delicious.  They had a Macaroni & Cheese Martini Bar station.  Need I say more?  Band's are nice for ambiance but overall I think they're pretty lame for dancing so I didn't do too much of that.  We left around 9pm once it became clear that we would not be winning any raffle prizes and went downtown where we finally got the chance to get our groove on.  We found a club with a good DJ and a wide open dance floor and basically danced all night long.  We had a blast.  I won't go into the gory details but I definitely drank too much.  When will I learn that I cannot drink nearly as much as I seem to think I can?  I have no idea what time we made it back to the hotel but I think it was pretty late.

Me and my mac and cheese martini

Dancing the night away
Sunday morning we met Laura and Rob for breakfast then Mj and I went to the Bills v Chargers game.  We had great seats but it's still so hard to find the ball while watching a live game.   Luckily the sun was facing us so that kept me warm through most of it.  It was fun watching the Charger girls.  The home team won; Mj wasn't too happy about that.  I was pretty tired by then so I was really glad to finally get back home.  Not so glad to have to take a test for school but at least I got it over with.  One down and one more to go.
Chargers V Bills

It went against every fiber of my being to go out on a Monday night after work.  It was cold and rainy and I'd already had a full weekend and a very long day.  Mj's friend's cousin was doing stand up so we met up at a nearby burger joint then went out to comedy night with his friends.  I forgot how vulgar and nasty comedy can be but it was fun and funny.  Tonight there are no plans unless you count the gym.  The weekend was exhausting...but fun!  I'm a homebody so a lot of times I just want to stay home but I think it's good for me to get pushed out the door and pushed past my limits every now and then.  Life is meant to be lived....even if I often don't  feel I actually have time to live it!  But we sure made time this weekend.  I hate to say it but we still haven't decorated our poor little Christmas Tree.  Hanging head in shame.


Natalie said...

Mac & Cheese martinis? Amazing!

Faith said...

seriously, you had me at mac & cheese martinis ... haha.

you looked gorgeous! and looks like such a fun time! i love holiday parties!

get that tree decorated! that's an order :)

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Sounds like such eventful weekend! Love that you saw your friend after such a long time!

Kathy C. said...

That was definitely a busy weekend!! Glad to hear you survived though!! :)

Steph said...

Busy, busy. Great pictures!

Anonymous said...

I love your blue dress! It's so pretty, you looked beautiful!

And your scarf is really cute too!

A comedy night sounds so fun! I wonder if there are any around where I live that isn't expensive to go to! I'll have to check that out, thanks for the idea!

Glad you had such a good time and got to catch up!



Dancy said...

Oooh pretty dress. That's a good color blue on you.

Ameena said...

You look stunning - in every picture! Really, blue is a fantastic color for you.

A macaroni and cheese bar? That sounds delicious. And Lowe's is such a gorgeous hotel...I suddenly feel the need to drive south. :) It's been a while!

Kristin said...

Hmmm.. the last time I was in San Diego downtown, I had a little too much to drink too :) Something about that place!