How did I accomplish this task? Well, I had to fly to San Diego for 2 1/2 days to do it. The reason? My sweet niece decided to blow this inversion and get married in the sunny San Diego temple, with a ring ceremony following on a La Jolla beach. I must say, I was crazy skeptical about weather. I was sure it would be windy and gray. No, no....we are talking 80 degrees. Blue sky. Barefoot. She lucked out, since the weekends on either ends weren't super.
Keith and Lori
So....wedding was great. It was just me as Bill stayed home with the kids. I bunked with my parents, which is probably why I got to read an entire book. They are not much on the late night partying. But really, when do I get to throw on PJ's at 6:30 p.m. and cuddle into bed with a book? Really, never. I found this heavenly. Usually by the time I get into bed with a book, I'm trashed and asleep in seconds. My parents and brother/sis in law flew home the very next day after the wedding (which, given the weather, my mom TOTALLY regretted), but I opted to stay one extra day.
Best Day EVER!
Why? I strolled over to Horton Plaza and shopped for jeans. Shopping for jeans is not a quick task, especially with little ones, so I Carpe Diem-ed the day to do this. After that was accomplished, I enjoyed their sweet deals on sweaters and winter coats. I got a fun white puffy coat for $14, amongst other deals.
Next, off to Coronado. I've always said I could survive January and February in Utah if I could just get a quick weekend on the beach in January. Well, I was blessed enough to have this happen, and I have to say, I relished in every moment. I strolled through the del, walked up and down the beach (I should have ditched the shopping bags first, but too bad), I wandered through my favorite little shops, ate at La Salsa, and sucked down a Moo Town shake while sitting on the grass reading my book. The only problem was the guilt I felt that Bill was home in 10 degree weather with the kids and not with me. I got over it.