Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Best Weekend Ever?

My amazingly awesome weekend is coming to an end and it could be considered one of the best weekends of my life.  Last time I blogged was on Wednesday night and it has been non-stop since then.  Thursday was full of work because I knew I probably wouldn't step inside my office for the next 5 days after.  By the end of the busy day, all I had time for was this quick picture:

May 26th, 2011 - Day 146

Friday began the preparations for the parties so that meant a TON of cleaning around the house and setting up.  Luckily, the day ended with some actual fun as my out of town family started arriving and a bunch of us went out to dinner at Mas, my favorite Mexican restaurant, for some good food and mariachi music.  By the time we got out of there, it was pretty late, and combined with the long day of work, I was exhausted.  Not having taken a picture yet, I got a quick pic of C3PO. 

May 27th, 2011 - Day 147

Saturday was my big party!  Although it was one day early, we celebrated my 33rd birthday in style with our 3rd annual tequila tasting party.  We had somewhere around 30 friends and family show up and between the good company and great authentic Mexican food, we had an amazing time.  And that is not even counting the 13 different tequilas we sampled and rated!  Not even the rain kept a good time from happening.  And once the party was finally over, all the tequila was mine!

May 28th, 2011 - Day 148

Sunday was my actual birthday, but we celebrated by having my sister's baby shower!  Lil' Dude is less than a month away from coming into the world and we are all so excited.  I stayed behind to take pictures of the shower.  Check out the baby carriage my dad made out of fruit!

May 29th, 2011 - Day 149

Still, the day didn't go without some celebration of my birthday.  Jess, my folks, and my cousins accompanied me to Tex Wasabi, one of my favorite restaurants in town.  That made 3 birthday dinners for me in a row!!!

Monday, we continued the fun with lunch with my cousin before they went out of town and then a barbecue at the Matteonis!  Prior to all the fun, I took a few pictures of a Guerrero statue my Grandparents own for my cousin.  Guerrero is their surname and it means warrior in Spanish.  The statue perfectly depicts that and it was fun to take pictures of. 

May 30th, 2011 - Day 150
And today, I guess I could have gone back to work, but Jess was also on her last day off so I opted to have a lazy day on the sofa with her.  I still worked while we watched TV, but didn't get as much done as I could have.  And tomorrow is also the 1st of the month so reality will really come crashing down tomorrow.   Hell, I haven't even taken a picture of the day yet and I am already freaking out about tomorrow.  But I wouldn't trade the fun I had the last few days for the world. 


Miss Sassy Pants said...

Again I am reminded - all the festivities, company, help and love over the past few days - how completely and utterly blessed we are with our family and group of friends. I wouldn't trade them for the world.

Excellent pictures to commemorate a fantastic weekend.

Tara said...

That sounds like one hell of a fun birthday weekend!

I love that warrior statue, and the watermelon cradle is so creative!

laura b. said...

Sounds like such a blast, Manuel! Everyone should get at least a weekend to celebrate their special day.
Great photos. Something about the CP3O one made me laugh. The angle of the shot or something makes him look sort of geeky, yet noble, like all the best fellows.

Mom said...

I love how you have no clue sometimes about what to photograph and yet when you do, the pictures are amazing. Even a toothbrush is artful.

This was a definitely fun, fun weekend. I think the most action-packed weekend in a long time. I think the fun definitely was because we were surrounded by people we love!

I was exhausted but worth every minute of it. Great pictures darling!!