this weekend has been a whirlwind! it's amazing and i don't want it to end!! so here's a quick recap to get us up to speed to-date:
tuesday night, flew back to NJ
wednesday, worked in NJ and then.... went to my first yankees game in the new stadium!! i'm just gonna say it once, but it is nothing compared to the old stadium - this new place is like an amusement park with ZERO charm :(. but nonetheless, still great to be at a home game again. AND, i didn't drink a single beer or eat a single french fry, which made my trainer very proud of me, and made me realize i really can live through food temptation :)
awesome seats on the 1st base line, personal photo
freddie sez even sat next to us with his pan and spoon! personal photo
thursday night i took it easy and worked on a game for my friend erin's surprise "bachelorette" night which was coming up the next day. more on the game later this week.
friday my 3 best girlfriends (they're also 3 of my bridesmaids) from home came down to jersey to stay with me - they got stuck in tons of traffic though so we decided when they finally arrived not to drive to the shore for the day - instead, we laid out at the hoboken pier for the day and drank champagne! later that night we threw a surprise "bachelorette" party for my friend erin who is getting married on july 10. we had a nice night out on the town and it was so great to hang out with my girls!
the girls in our room at the W, personal photo
i'm sure the girls will be much happier with this photo :). personal photo, from left - christine (maid of honor), betsy, me, erin
after the dress fitting, we went back to the hotel to get ready for phase II of the day - pat's mom, aunt and sister-in-law threw me a shower for all the NJ/NY people to attend! how sweet/wonderful/amazing of them! i was very nervous and for the first time in my life, shy! i was meeting all of pat's mom's friends and people i had heard about but never met, and it was great - everything i could expect and more. i couldn't be more thankful to them for their hospitality and generousity!! (more this week on how to transfer gifts from NJ to CA!)
gorgeous flower arrangements - made me second guess the table arrangements we've chosen for the wedding! personal photo
chatting with a future sister-in-law and niece!! personal photo
all my lovely lady friends!
me and my two little helpers - hannah and riley, personal photo
sunday i headed up to guilford to be with my dad on father's day and i also got to see my grandfather - it was so nice to spend time with family and friends throughout my visit that i am really dragging my heels to get back to san francisco. it's an awesome city to visit - but to live? well, it's just not home.
hope everyone else had a great weekend!