CONGRATULATIONS to Paul and Suzi!
was a wonderfully relaxing day and the weather was gorgeous. After
Aric got back from school, we met with James and Grace at Starbucks
in Lake Forest. The guys had an errand to run, so Grace and I enjoyed
a cup of coffee...Eggnog Latte...mmmmmm!...while our lil'
ones shared a muffin, scone, and some milk.
Heritage Park in Irvine is really lovely. We sat around, ate, and fed the ducks and birds. Even though I have a tendancy to get shat on (or get physically assaulted by the feathersome creatures), I truly enjoy feeding them. James brought an umbrella for good measure, and I am happy to say that I didn't get pelted on today. WOO-HOO! =D
lunch and bird-feeding, we took the kids to the playground. Ashlyn
had her first experience on a slide, teeter-totter, and in a sandbox.
Boy, she be trippin' hard!!!
and I got home around 4pm. I spent the next 5 hours making the home-made
Christmas gifts for Aric's coworkers - making and canning Guava Jam.
I didn't think it would take THAT long, but it did...and had I known,
I wouldn't have done it. You have to be incredibly patient waiting
for the fruit to achieve the jam setting. Not just waiting, but you
have to stand there and constantly stir the boiling and bubbling mixture.
I got burned several times by the spattering mixture. *OWIE!*
After Ashlyn went to bed, Aric and I popped in "Men in Black II" on DVD and enjoyed some quality time together...sadly, I fell asleep halfway through the movie...and woke up during the ending credits. =/ Aric had also fallen asleep...guess we were both really tired!
Aric's coworker, Suzi and Paul got maried today. We missed the festivities. I don't know why we didn't go. I think when we originally got the invitation, we didn't think we would be around this weekend. I guess we were wrong. Regardless, best wishes for the happy couple.=D
For the first time in a while, we're going to bed by midnight on a Saturday. Wild, huh? hehehe
Pictures from today:
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