Archive for the ‘Friends’ Category

posted by Michelley on Jan 30

Jess and Wes were married on 10-10-10 in Oakland! They had a really fun wedding and we are so happy we got to attend!

posted by Michelley on Jan 26

The month started out with wine tasting in Temecula! (we drank an abnormal amount of booze over a 3 month period!)

wine

Love my girls!

more wine!

Okay, the next two events in October deserve their own posts!

posted by Michelley on Jan 26

September was another fun month…we went to a SD Padres game with a group from work! It was a fun night, but sadly the Padres lost! Yet again, we stayed in downtown. This time we stayed at Hard Rock Hotel. It was awesome!! I can’t wait to stay there again sometime.

hard rock  hotel

Next up was the Brad Paisley concert with Traci and Joe. It was the most fun I had all summer!

concert

Complete with Bud Light tall cans! Typical.

bud light

Good times!!

posted by Michelley on Jan 26

Amazingly I only posted twice the entire year of 2010! Wow, I’ve gotten lazy. My last post was in July so, I’m going to back up to where I left off and start with August.

August was a fun month and quite a blur! I’m pretty sure it was a party every weekend. We started it off by going to the horse races in Del Mar. We went with a group from my office and it was a blast!

del mar races

The B-52’s were the featured concert after the races!

b-52's

Next up we went to a Toby Keith concert in San Diego! We decided to make a weekend of it and stayed in the Gaslamp at Indigo Hotel!

indigo hotel

The hotel was nice and the concert was awesome!

toby keith

Next up was a concert at the House of Blues in San Diego and we stayed in a suite at The Sofia Hotel!

the sofia hotel

And I think that wraps up our August! Stay tuned from September!!

posted by Michelley on Jun 6

We had so much fun at the Balloon & Wine Festival yesterday! We got up EARLY to watch the balloon launch and meet up with my dad, his girlfriend and her daughter.

balloons

After that we came home to chill for a while. My dad came over to hang out too until they could check into their hotel. THEN we decided we had to take them to Sweet Lumpy’s for a BBQ lunch.

sweet lumpy's

I ordered the tri-tip burrito and I have to admit that the nacho cheese was the selling point for me. It came with freshly made fries too! I was only able to eat a little less than half the burrito.

tri-trip burrito

Matt had my fave – the pulled pork sandwich!

pulled pork sandwich

After lunch my dad and crew headed to their hotel and Matt and I decided a nap was in order. What was planned to be a 20 minute power nap turned into a 2 hour sleep-fest. Oops. But we made it back to the festival around 4:30. Just in time for some fun wine tasting and exploring!

wine tasting

Only made it through a couple of wine tastings before I switched over to beer. Shock-Top to be exact. Beer just seemed more refreshing in the 90 degree heat than wine. Although the wines I tried from Thornton and Wilson Creek were ah-mazing!

wine tasting

For dinner I went with a BBQ Chicken Pizza from CPK and Matt had a tri-tip sandwich.

CPK & Beer

Matt says relax!

relax

We met back up with my dad & co and listened to the Gin Blossoms! I think I know exactly 3 of their songs. But it was fun to watch.

Gin Blossoms

After the concert we headed over to watch the balloon glow. Somehow Alyssa and I convinced a balloon operator-guy to let us in a basket. We know people.

balloon glow

I posted all the pics from the day on Flickr, so feel free to go check them out!

posted by Michelley on Aug 27

I’m a little frustrated because this morning I wrote this great post about our ride around Silverwood Lake and now it’s gone! I SAVED the draft because I still had to upload the photos and embed the video. So annoying. I’m just going to blame it on Matt even though he’s been at work all day. That’s how I roll.

Anyways I’m going to make this one short…we rode around Silverwood Lake on Saturday. In Aaron’s Manx. The end.

Just kidding. So I’ve been wanting to get a helmet cam for Matt when he rides his motorcycle, but I didn’t really want to spend the dough on a good one. Well, I found an Action Cam on Amazon Gold Box a few weeks ago for $50 and ordered it. I wouldn’t say it produces the greatest quality videos, but for the price it’s awesome! The camera will record 1 hour with a 2GB SD card. OK, back to the ride…Matt had the idea to attach the camera to the Manx so we could shoot our entire ride. We ended up with over 5 hours of video, so Matt sped it up to make a short 22 minute video. I’m pretty fond of the part at about 11 minutes in when all the guys are running to the bathroom. I suggest you watch the entire video, but make sure you set aside 22 minutes of your life first. Oh and wait 30 minutes after eating to watch otherwise you might get sick.

Silverwood Lake Ride from Matthew Wedeking on Vimeo.

To view the photos of the day you can check them out HERE.

posted by Michelley on Aug 7

Matt and I did’nt really have any plans for the 4th of July this year, so I decided to call up my friend Tracy and invite myself to do whatever she was doing. That’s how I roll. I’m not ashamed. Her and her family just so happened to have a drive up to Santiago Peak planned for that afternoon. And we were invited to meet them up there.

Matt and I didn’t even know Santiago Peak existed before then. They were all headed up through Orange County, while Matt and I found a trail that started in Corona. It took us at least 2 hours to make it up to the peak. It was so much fun!

There are several antennas on the peak.

The views from the top were amazing. We could see downtown LA, San Clemente, Palomar, Ontario…all over southern CA!

We a fun picnic lunch and a little wine at the top! So fun and I can’t wait to do it again. Although parts of the trail going up were questionable in the truck. So, on the way down we followed the Carlsons back down through Orange County.

posted by Michelley on Jun 24

Matt wasn’t involved in these shenanigans, but I got to attend Tracy’s bachelorette party weekend in San Diego a few weeks ago. I met the ladies in Orange County Saturday morning and we drove down to the Carlsbad outlets to get a little shopping in.

After our shopping extravaganza we made our way to the Marriott Hotel and Marina in San Diego. The hotel is now on my list of faves and I will be back there soon!

We had dinner at Dick’s Last Resort…too crazy! We had a blast and a few shots. 🙂

After Dick’s we headed to The Double Deuce. What a fun place. Poll dancing, bull riding and a little twangy music…what could be better?! Oh and more shots.

The next morning we all woke up at 7 a little groggy. The comment was made, “you know you’re getting old when you go to bed at 3 and still wake up at 7.” So true. But we rallied and made our way to Lips for brunch wearing the bachelorette shirts we made. The shirts are based on the movie Anchorman. Go watch it.

Brunch was fun…the pregnant Cher was my favorite part.

posted by Michelley on Jun 23

Wow, I haven’t posted in over a month! Bad girl!!  So, what have we been up to? Well, we went to Vegas Memorial Day weekend and saw our good friends, Tracy and Anton, get married on a Harley.  Yep, they drove through The Little White Wedding Chapel on the Harley.

The official wedding is coming up soon…in Puerto Vallarta!! They had to make it legal in the states, so they decided to do it while we were visiting.  Others in attendance include the brides brother and his wife.

I got to play Maid of Honor, which basically meant I got to carry Tracy’s crap around in my purse all night! But I didn’t mind because I’m nice like that. She also shared a ginormous cocktail with me.

Congrats Tracy and Anton! We are so glad that we got to be apart of your (un)official wedding!

posted by Michelley on Feb 5

By the time Sunday morning rolled around I really wasn’t feeling well.  My headache started out small but grew worse throughout the day.  But I managed to power through it.  Tracy and Anton hosted a fun Super Bowl party at their place.  I helped a little bit and made my artichoke dip and wrapped the gifts for the prize wheel.  (I ended up winning a cute football tray!) One of Tracy’s friends baked a cake shaped like a stadium, so she got to decorate it!  It turned out really cute!

I had planned to take more photos during the party, but my body wasn’t having it!

We left their house on Monday morning, happily missing the Sunday night traffic! We made our traditional stop at Freed’s Bakery before leaving town.  They have the best cakes!  We got 3 slices to go…Oreo Cheesecake, Carrot Cake and Strawberry Wedding Cake!  All were delicious as usual!!

Oh and I ate some Funjuns.  Really.

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