Weekend Happenings!

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So, this weekend was quite special indeed! It began Friday evening with a house by myself (an EXTREMELY rare occassion here at Casa Schneple…and I’m sitting by my lonesome again right now!!)…so I enjoyed a relaxing evening of reading, soaking in the tub, enjoying candles (I really have an obsession with candles and I’m quite disappointed I rarely remember to light them), and just enjoying solitude. At about 11pm, I headed to Mission Bay because my dear friend Kristen decided to come in town for a weekend away. We stayed up late chit chatting and then headed to bed.
I woke up quite early Saturday to head to a training for work up in San Marcos where I was rewarded with a t-shirt, a Starbucks gift card, AND a American Express gift card!! Plus, free breakfast and lunch. No complaints from this happy camper! Straight afterwards, I headed up to Dana Point where I met up with my mom and Jim to spend a few hours wandering around. We walked (a lot!), talked, laughed, climbed out on the rocks that we used to frequent over 20 years ago (who knew?!), and enjoyed an overall lovely time.
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About 6, I drove back down to San Diego where I met up again with Kristen and we enjoyed a lovely evening it! It begain with a dinner consisting of spring mix salad, sliced strawberries, pine nuts, and some salmon complimented by a glass of wine. For dessert you ask? Hot out of the oven chocolate chip cookie icecream sandwiches (well, the cookies were hot out of the oven). Not soon after, Jen D. met up with us as well and we headed to the jacuzzi where we talked it up with ourselves and this poor guy Rick who was just trying to enjoy some alone time. The three of us staying up and talked, laughed, shared, etc. At some point after midnight, we headed to bed.
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Unfortunately, we were awakened (is that the correct tense?! Yes, this is coming from the English major) earlier than anticipated by the marathon right outside the window – it was crazy: we were at mile 20 and at 8am (read: an hour and a half after starting time), the first group ran by! Despite valiant attempts to go back to sleep, it just wasn’t going to happen. So we got up to enjoy our coffee and chai teas respectively with a light breakfast (yogurt, bananas, and cereal). YUM! About 9:45, we all headed to church. Kristen and I enjoyed a lovely service at Park Chapel and then headed home with high hopes of grabbing stuff to go hiking before meeting friends for brunch. Well, about an hour later and 3.7 miles from original location (see how our morning started and realize there was MAJOR marathon traffic), we opted to turn around and just head straight to brunch instead! I was very proud of how Kristen handled the traffic; we all know she’s not the greatest fan! šŸ˜‰
So, about noon we met up with Heather and Stacey (down from OC), their friend Chantell (who Kristen knew from coaching and who had prank called me the night before), another friend Kate (who I met several years ago and now her and her hubby live down here in SD). We had a great time at Park House Eatery (or something like that) in University Heights. Had a lovely waitress named Blanca who kept the mimosas coming and the guests happy! The food was DELISH and the company amazing! LOTS of laughs and stories told over the course of brunch.
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Late afternoon, we headed back to Mission Bay to tidy up and gather our things. It was an absolutely lovely weekend that was made complete by a few hours of preparation for the week and ended by giving J-Jax a massage to enjoy a little bit of time together. It’s crazy how you can live together and still not have much time to connect. Makes me realize the importance of being intentional in a marriage relationship (come on, Lord- bring him to me! I’m ready!…that’s another story though). So, yes, a sweet weekend with friends and family! Full of joy and laughter. I wouldn’t have it any other way! Thank you, Lord for the people you’ve placed in my life!

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About KarolynK

Hey there! Thanks for checking out my blog! My name is Karolyn (as you probably know) and I live in San Diego with my amazing Husband. I've been teaching Special Education for the bast six years and LOVE it! I am loving life and just trying to figure out if I'm doing what it is that God is wanting me to do....always a process! Thanks for sharing in this journey with me though, I really do appreciate it.

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