Archive for the ‘Fun’ Category

posted by Michelley on Jan 31

We had a fun photo shoot on the beach in La Jolla last November…

posted by Michelley on Jan 30

The third day of our road trip started off with my favorite thing…Blue Bottle Coffee Co! I seriously need one of these near me.

Matt and I each ordered a New Orleans iced coffee. Amazing.

After coffee we headed into San Francisco. We took a detour to get some shots of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Next up was Sausalito for lunch. We stopped at a place called Hamburgers. Looking back, I do believe this marks the beginning of my hamburger cravings!

Then it was time for more exploring and more photo ops.

I love driving over the Golden Gate Bridge!

Time to check in to our hotel. I found a great deal online for the Clift Hotel in San Francisco. It was a nice hotel and we would love to stay there again. As with most hotels in SF, the room was small though.

After check in and a little rest we decided to head out for more exploring. We started with a trolley ride to the wharf and Pier 39.

Our traditional snack at Bubba Gump’s on Pier 39…peel & eat shrimp! (that was Matt’s beer)

More sightseeing…

It was COLD!

The last stop of the night was for Matt…Rogue!

He was super excited.

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 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 Apr 6

On Saturday morning Matt and I headed to the desert (Ocotillo Wells) to celebrate his dads 60th birthday!  The Wedeking’s never miss a good party!  We headed out around 7:30am and arrived at camp shortly before 10.  Right after our arrival at camp we had an unfortunate accident…the truck and trailer jack knifed and now we have a nasty dent in our pretty truck.  Oh, the trailer made it without a scratch.

Saturday afternoon I hung out at camp with our nieces while Matt went on a ride.  We usually take tons of pictures, but for some reason we ended up with only a handful…so no pics of our afternoon. But you can see this shot of the beautiful Jello shooters I made!  I think I ended up with about 75 of these babies!

The real party started Saturday night.  Aaron and Velinda brought out a caterer, so we enjoyed some carne asada for dinner.  For dessert we had the cupcakes I made!

The rest of the night we were busy enjoying the party.

Oh and Matt shot off some firey tennis balls with his air launcher.  I will do a separate post about the air launcher!

Sunday morning Matt taught me how to ride his motorcycle! I had some encouragement from my nieces. Maddie said, “Michelle, it’s really just like riding a bicycle” and Ros said, “Come on Michelle, you can do it”.  So, I didn’t really have a choice.  Unfortunately, the pics are BLUE! Somehow the camera setting got changed and we didn’t realize it!

posted by Michelley on Mar 26

Matty’s birthday has come and gone.  Another year older.  This year he is testing out 31.  For his birthday we went on an illegal bike ride around Menifee Lakes.  We didn’t get caught, so I guess it was successful.  Doesn’t Matty look cute on his beach cruiser?

Oh and I’m pretty cute as well…

For dinner we headed to BJ’s and shared some great food and enjoyed a few cocktails.  No pictures to share from that, but I will show you the cupcakes I made for him…

AND the cheesecake I made him…

The boy is way too spoiled.

posted by Michelley on Feb 17

For Valentine’s Day Matt and I headed down to San Diego to pretend like we were locals again.  Our first stop was Honey’s in Encinitas for brunch.  We had never been before and I am so regretting it.  It is the cutest place and our food was amazing! We shared the eggs Benedict with a side of avocado.  Yum!

Then we drove over to Moonlight Beach and people watched for a while.  The weather was a little cool, but I can’t resist the beach!

Next we drove towards Del Mar and then La Jolla.  It took forever to find a parking spot in La Jolla, but the wait was worth it.  We walked for a while and visited the Harbor Seals.  It’s always fun to watch them laying on the beach.

Matt had heard about Hodad’s from someone he works with and we thought we’d give it a shot.  So, we headed to Ocean Beach.  The line for Hodad’s was pretty long and I would guess we waited for almost an hour before getting our food.  We shared a bacon cheeseburger that was to die for!  And we also shared a strawberry malt….HEAVAN!  We will be visiting there again soon.

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