basically every 18 months, they take all the engineers away for a weekend..
the men have a meeting on saturday morning and we all have a fancy dinner on saturday night.
sometimes it is in yosemite, santa cruz, pismo, but this time it was in santa barbara.
it was incredible. and so beautiful.
on friday night we went out to state street in santa barbara & had dinner at the cutest little italian restaurant.
i decided to splurge this weekend & ordered this phenomenal artichoke heart/shrimp/amazing pizza.
and a lemon drop.
both were excellent choices.
i would love to replay that entire dinner.
we also got a nutella pizza to share for dessert.
however, by that time, not only was i stuffed, but i felt guilty for the splurge, so i had a slice and called it a day.
plus, nutella isn't my fave. i know. I KNOW. i'm the minority.
i just don't like hazelnuts.
saturday morning, scooter woke up & went to his work meeting until noon.
i had big plans for the day. eat breakfast, get ready, go to the pool & lay out & read books.
maybe even meet desirae for some shopping.
and then i turned on HGTV (we don't have cable so this was a TREAT).
and didn't get out of bed until scott called me at noon when the meeting was over.
it was GLORIOUS.
i didn't move for 4 hours.
except moving the fruit from the plate to my mouth.
and brushing the mascara wand onto my eyelashes.
it was so good for us to be away for a few days.
we just had such a good time.
we rode bikes along the ocean & the pier.
went for walks & drives & popped into anthropologie.
drank diet cokes.
i watched HGTV every chance i got.
i'm a new big fan of "love it or list it", you guys.
and have been begging scott for cable ever since.
and saturday night we went to the fancy dinner.
we had so much fun getting all snazzed up.
we played poker & lost.
and we really enjoyed hanging out with our friends.
it was such an enjoyable time.
thank you to my mom who came down for 3 days to watch my kids.
that is a big thing for her to take on by herself but everything was so peaceful when we got back.
when sunday rolled around, i was ready to see my kids again.
but i think it is good to be refreshed like that now & then.
we have a lot of exciting things on the horizon and i am looking forward to all of them.
peace out, santa barbara!
you were GOOD to us.