I had mentioned in my last post that my sister was overdue, and I was hoping she would go into labor while I was home this weekend. And she did! My nephew must have sensed from the womb that his favorite aunt was in town! The 'little' guy was born on Saturday, all 9lbs 14 oz of him! (<----yes really!) I can't wait to spend more time with him this summer. I am now Aunt to FIVE nieces and nephews. I hope my sisters never stop reproducing.
It's hard to top a new addition to the family, but the rest of my weekend was not too shabby either.
I made it back to PA Friday evening just in time to head to a birthday party for a dear old friend:
We clearly love each other
Many moons ago, before I moved to Baltimore, I used to work with this crazy ginger! She is one of the funniest, wildest, spunkiest, and also loveliest people I know. She was probably one of my favorite people ever to work with. Every day at the office was a party with her. She is the kind of person who makes friends everywhere she goes and I feel like she missed her calling as a comedic actress. I hadn't seen her in probably 10 years?!?! And we picked right back up where we left off! I'm so glad I made it to this.
I woke up the next morning to cooler temps and wanted to take advantage of the great running weather. I wasn't sure how I'd feel after that night of debauchery, but I actually felt GREAT! Fueling up with cocktails will be on my next training plan. I got 6 miles in around my parents neighborhood, which is the longest I've run in weeks, since I've been focusing on more strength and cross training lately.
One thing that's always a certainty when I go home, is that there will be 10x more food there than at my place. My dad's garden was in full bloom so I'm pretty sure I ate several pounds of these over the weekend:
My sugar snap pea picking strategy goes like this: Pick one, eat one, pick one, eat one. Like a 5 year old.
The reason for my trip (other than subconsciously willing my nephew to make his appearance) was to spend Father's Day with my daddio. I spent some time in my parents' basement over the weekend going through old photos which was really a good time. There is nothing better than reliving moments like this:
The 80's were a great decade. Everything was bigger back then. The cars, the hair, the glasses. It's pretty clear to see where I got my striking good looks and sense of style. My Keds and crop top are on point there.
I biked 13 miles Sunday morning and then we had dinner at my parents' house with my grandparents and Aunt before I headed back to Baltimore. You think I'm kidding when I talk about the quantity of food my parents prepare, but I do no such thing. The list of items consumed include: salad, grilled veggie kabobs, asparagus, sweet potatoes, garlic bread, shrimp cocktail, bacon wrapped filets, and angel food berry shortcakes. HELLOOOOOO. Do any other families still do Sunday dinner?
I hope you all had great weekends celebrating your Dads and the longest day of the year yesterday. YAY for Summer officially being here!
What were you up to this weekend?
Did you enjoy the 80's as much as I did?!
What's your favorite summer produce?