It has been so much fun to have a three day weekend! I think we need to do this every weekend ;)
Saturday started with a fun trip to the dog park. Heidi loves finding other dogs who will romp around with her, which is interestingly harder than it sounds at a dog park! Matt played with the girls at the playground while Heidi and I did our dog thing. He reported that Eloise had a VERY hard time not being so rough with the other kids there. I am not sure what the heck is going on with her. She just wants to hit and push and pull every other small child within a ten foot radius. We can't leave her alone for a second, it's so frustrating.
On Saturday night we went to a friend's wedding ALONE! Without children! A HUGE thank you to Julia for watching our girls and giving us this much, much needed time away. Matt and I had so much fun. I thought about it and I believe our last date night was the night before New Year's Eve. Yes, very sad indeed. The ceremony was held on the roof of a building right on the waterfront, with the Puget Sound and the Seattle city skyline as the backdrop. There were tons of people there, including many of our friends. Dinner was okay and we had to leave before the cake (dammit!). The only thing I was bummed about was that the event seemed so, well, generic. I wished the bride and groom had injected more of their personality in to the ceremony and reception. Matt's dear friend Adam officiated at the ceremony, as he will be at ours, so it was really fun to see him in action.
Yesterday we took a couple of hours to drive around and check out some neighborhoods that could potentially be where we buy our new house! We really fell in love with the south end of West Seattle, where there were plenty of houses in our extremely modest price range. It was such a gorgeous day on Sunday, as well, so I am sure that helped make everything look all pretty and perfect!
Last night I joined my friend Julie and some of her friends and her sister for a dinner out as an early birthday treat. She is leaving next week to go to a hypnotherapy training course for seven weeks and won't be back until shortly before the wedding! Can't wait to have her hypnotize me, hee hee.
I also came to the realization this weekend that wine is NOT my friend. I drank almost three glasses on Saturday night and felt so incredibly terrible. I thought that maybe I had to stop drinking all together because it's just not worth it to feel like you've been hit by a truck in order to drink a little bit. I was telling Julie about this and she said that many women she knows hit a point where they had to stop drinking wine because it made them feel so terrible. I had no idea! So I tested the theory that it was just the wine (and not the alcohol in general) that was making me feel so terrible by drinking a margarita with dinner last night. Alas, I felt fine afterwards. Hurrah!