Last night I drove 80 miles south to have dinner with my college friends and to celebrate my friend Gloria’s birthday.
Everyone is scattered and living all over Southern California, so the good half way point for everyone was the PF Chang’s restaurant in Carlsbad. (I was just there shopping last week).
The drive wasn’t bad at all because I carpooled with my friend Cher, who lives in L.A.
Everyone was craving the Oolong Seabass dish, we ordered 2 plates of our favorite dish. We first fell in love with this dish last year at Sarah’s bachelorette party.
We also enjoyed other tasty dishes.
My plate below included sea bass and garlic spinach with a side of brown rice.
It was also a special night because the birthday girl just gave birth to her cute baby Samantha and most of us were meeting her for the first time.
We enjoyed Samantha’s company while also eating birthday cake.
We chatted and played catch up throughout dinner but it was too early to end the night so decided spontaneously that we wanted to watch a movie.
We watched Just Go With It. It was funny and light hearted and something you would expect from an Adam Sandler movie. It had me wanting to go to Hawaii really really soon.
It was a great night hanging out with just the girls. We haven’t seen each other since the holidays and we try to hangout when everyone’s schedules allow it and try to celebrate each others birthday together.
Baby Samantha was really good and stayed asleep throughout the movie. Ooops, I guess Mommy and the aunties lost track of time and kept her out late.
This morning, after being out late last night, I needed to drink strong coffee before heading out to the gym. I am loving Trader Joe’s Gingerbread french pressed coffee right now.
I did 45 cardio, 30 minutes on the treadmill and 15 minutes on the elliptical.
When I am rushed and hungry and have 15 minutes to shower and get ready for church…breakfast has to be simple. Enter oatmeal, cinnamon and stevia.
After church, I met up with my family for lunch.
I was excited to see my niece Jazzy and hangout with her. She is very affectionate and loves being silly. Today, she wanted to wear my jewelries.
She loves the camera, can you tell? If I’m not taking pictures of her, then she will take pictures of herself.
I asked her to make different face expressions for me.
Oh boy, my sister will have her hands full with this one
After lunch, I took my niece home with me and we continued with more fun shenanigans at home.
I had an enjoyable weekend. Being able to hangout with my friends and family on the same weekend made it very special.