Monday, October 19, 2009

Weekend Getaway

Jeff and I had a fun weekend together. I'm sure our kids all had a good weekend too. They all stayed at a friends home while we were gone. We don't do sleep overs so this was a treat for them. Jeff and I flew out to California to pick up a car he was buying in Sonoma. He was going to go alone but I said I wanted to come with too. His response? You will only cost me time and money. Eventually he said I could go with. I did cost him time and money after purchasing an extra plane ticket and I suggested we stay an extra day so we could have more time to visit friends and family. He would agree now that it was worth it because we had a really fun time.

Here we are on the airplane.

Mom and Dad picked us up at the airport and drove us down to Sonoma to pick up the car. We stopped at the Jelly Belly factory on the way.

LOVE the view driving down there.

We ate lunch at the Sonoma Cheese Factory and it was delicious.

I don't remember what it was about this house but I was always fascinated by it. We used to live near it and would pass it often and I remember always staring at it. Maybe just because it was so close to the busy road or maybe because it was a part of the farm right there. Don't know.

First stop was to visit Jeff's Grandma and Aunt Tia. He couldn't wait to see his Grandma again.

This weekend was kind of a walk down memory lane for us. This is Al who owns the Baskin Robbin's near where we lived in Rocklin. He is a great guy. He has a really neat family story also about coming to America. We were in so often, Al didn't even have to ask what we wanted because he already knew.

These are our good friends Mike and Kelly Maxfield(and Hailey in the corner). We dropped by their house for dessert before heading over to the football game.

Maxfield family - Mike, Kelly, Nathan, Hailey and Andrew(the newest addition to the family was asleep).

We picked a great weekend to come home. Del Oro was playing Granite Bay. This is always a good game. There were sooo many people there as usual. Both teams were 5-0 (as usual when they meet up). We got there at the end of the third quarter and the score was 21-21. Went into over time but it didn't take long for Del Oro to win the game -Yeah. It was such a good game. My girls would give anything to still be at Del Oro. Oh and that is Mr. Pickle from the local sandwich store handing out candy.

We were racing out after the game because Jeff wanted to get out before everyone else. We had several friends that all met up earlier to go to the game together. Sadly, we couldn't see most of them because of Jeff's rush but we did see a couple Zufelt boys and the girls' friend Chloe. Chloe actually lives in Utah now too but you don't miss a D.O. game when you're in town. We also saw another friend that moved out of state but was there for the game. Something was going on with my camera- this was the best picture I could get.

Saturday morning we went to breakfast with dad then over to see his airplanes. The red plane is his and the blue one is his best friend, Evans. Dad and Tony built this plane.

This is Dad's other plane. He recently bought this one as an investment. The airport needed a plane that was more affordable for people to rent to get their hours in. So far he has doubled what he guesstimated it would bring in. Just so know one asks later because I'm sure someone is going to ask what he got, that is Jeff's new car in the picture also. He's embarrassed to tell people what kind of car he got but he is a car guy and he does love BMW and it beats the 94 Corolla he was driving his doctors around in. It is a near perfect car that he got at a great price.

We also met up with Jeff's brother Mark at a fall festival that was going on in Auburn.

Here he is with his wife Elizabeth and their two kids, Kaley and Joshua.

We loved this scarecrow. If you make it bigger you can see he is holding a smaller scarecrow in his hand and the other hand looks like Freddy's. His face is a metal mask too which looks cool/scary.

Jeff with his best friend in high school, DJ. He is a good guy and was also in our wedding line.

DJ with his wife and kids. Cute little almost two year old girl and a five day old baby girl.

I just love Donna. We worked at Lucky's grocery store together when I was fresh out of high school and in beauty school and going to college. We were bakery/deli girls together. Jeff was working as a courtesy clerk at Lucky's and Donna was his favorite checker(she had moved on to checking when he started). It is no longer Lucky's but she still works there and I am glad because I know where to go to say hi to her when we're in town.

We joined mom, dad, Mena and Richard for dinner at Tony's Saturday night in his new home. As usual it was sooo good. Here he is cooking up the potato hash.

Chicken cordon bleu with proscuitto on top. The potato hash is underneath. Oh my.

Ready to eat.

Our last stop was at the Favero's for game night. We were joined by Jaimi and Brian Favero and Mike and Kelly Maxfield. We used to have a great group that we would get together with often for games, dinner and birthdays. I really miss the good times with good friends.


Fairy Godmother said...

Looks like you had a fun, full weekend...guess I'll forgive you for not stopping by. If you come visit this summer -- you can stop by for a swim...jsut finished our can see it at

rad6 said...

hey, thought you were going to stop by! I know how it goes though, craming everyone and everything in... looks like you had a great time.
Hope to see you next time.