I haven’t done one of these in a while! We have been in California for a couple of weeks now and we’re enjoying a little break from the snow.
We had a fun week, despite the chilly, rainy days. Of course ‘chilly’ and ‘rainy’ are relative in Southern California! Haha.
On Monday, we spent most of the day doing school work, and I made a smoothie from the Oh She Glows cookbook! We ordered in Cheesecake Factory and had a lazy night.
Tuesday is farmer’s market day! We hit the market early in the day and then met up with our friends Erin and Maddy in the afternoon. We had a little mall date that started with Crate & Barrel’s incredibly convenient pick up service and ended with H&M. I also finished the socks I started on our trip down here!
On Wednesday, my dear friend Samantha drove three hours with her family to come have lunch with me – on her birthday! I made her my version of a Fab Fit Fun box and included the socks I knit! We spent the afternoon at Twinkle Twinkle Kids Cafe, easily my favorite spot to hang out with friends and kids in the South Bay!
I casted on new socks pretty much right away and set to work on those on Wednesday night (I’m still working on them now). We had some late night bonding time with our guinea pigs. They are just the sweetest little ladies and we all love them so much.
On Thursday, we met up with Erin and Maddy again for a night at Kid’s Concepts! It’s an indoor playspace similar to Twinkle, but not as fancy. You know I love the low-key fun too, so Erin and I visit this place with the kids pretty often too! We even crawled into one of the climbers for some pictures. You know, because we’re 17.
Friday morning, I hit the library with the kids! Richard had to print something for school and we made a little adventure out of it. This branch has become our part time library, we visit it when we are in California but actually I prefer our local library in Salt Lake.
We had a little coffee tasting party of some of the coffee we picked up at the farmer’s market on Tuesday! I’m working on a blog post about it for this week.
Then, we went to my California bestie Tami’s house with the kids for a Minecraft party with her kids. It warmed up and stopped raining, so the kids spent most of their time outside. We didn’t exchange Christmas gifts until today, whoops! Last year we sent gifts to each other, but this year we wanted to celebrate in person. She framed one of the earliest pictures of all our little kids (we have 4 little kids and and 3 teenagers between us), and this way cute cassette tape snowflake and beautiful Anthropologie earrings. She knows I am such a sucker for Anthro. I’m madly in love with everything in that store.
Our Friday ended with a trip to Yogurtland, which Daphne has taken to calling Gogurtland!
Saturday was more school and knitting and dinner at Elephant Bar! Richard ordered the lamb and reminded me just how long it’s been since I’ve made lamb. I’m a terrible Greek woman, obviously.
We spent all of Sunday working on school work and and videos. We still had a little left to do, but we were sooooo close to finishing!
We had originally planned to go home this past weekend, but we ended up staying another week, so we have one more week or adventures here in California before we go back. It’ll be chores and cooking and baking and Utah friends and field trips and school and SO MUCH SNOW when we get back so we’ll soak up the sunshine while we have it here!