Monday, March 18, 2013

In the Spirit of St. Patrick's Day... *an alcohol-related post*

I got drunk.

Okay, not really.  But I did drink all weekend.  And that's festive, right?

We spent the weekend on a little vacay from our normal routine because Joey surprised us with a weekend stay at the Marriott hotel.  It was a nice change of pace and allowed me to relax and unwind a little.

My grandmother's birthday was on Friday so we all got together and celebrated it on Saturday at Ladera Towers, where she lives.

Celebrating with the family.

Just some of the women in our family.  Trust me, there's LOTS more.  And can you spot the cups?

I had to squat on the ground since his leg is still fragile.  For some reason, he looks ultra skinny and I look like I have a huge head in this picture.  Annnnnd another cup.

There was tons of food on the table and lots of drinks to go around.  I had a couple glasses paper cups of Pink Moscato and Red Velvet Wine, both of which were delicious!  Our kids are great swimmers so they were in the pool all day, only breaking to eat and sing "Happy Birthday".

Saturday night we went back to the hotel and ordered in from Outback Steakhouse.  It had been a long time since we'd eaten there so I was finally able to get my Bloomin' Onion fix.  We stuffed our faces full and then called it a night.

On Sunday, we checked out early and drove down to Joey's mom's house and spent the day in Merizo.  The kids were still itching to swim so Joey's dad took them to the Merizo Pier and we followed.

 Joey and I watched the kids swim and hung out with his cousins under the shade.  We ate a little and drank a little.  I had a couple beers - and I usually don't drink beer because it usually gives me gas - but it was St. Patrick's Day so... #YOLO!

Joey had a baseball game Sunday night so we spent the evening at the field.  Since I had had my fill of beer earlier in the day and that's the only alcoholic beverage they serve at baseball games, I decided to sneak in some of my own drink.  I felt like I was back in high school pouring mixed drinks into an empty plastic bottle to sneak into a game...

Don't judge me!  I never said I was a good role model.  Don't follow my lead, kids.  Bad things may happen.

The girls and I left the game early because it was a school night (see, still got my priorities in order!) so we didn't get to see the end of the game.  Thankfully, they ended up winning - their first win so far - and the whole team was stoked so they ended up celebrating in the parking lot last night.  So while the kids were sleeping, I celebrated with more margaritas!

I'm not fully hungover today (thank goodness) but I'm still really tired and lazy so I'm ending this post right now.

♥ Duckie.


  1. Red Velvet Wine sounds yummy! :)

  2. looks like a fun weekend for you guys! i can't wait for swimming weather. :)

  3. I need to find those Watermelon Margaritas!!

  4. Is the Red Velvet wine by Cupcake? It's one of my FAVES!

  5. Margaritas?? Where do I sign up?? haha Seems you had a lot of fun, the weather was beautiful also. By the way, I am loving your necklace, you doll! :) Hugs!!

  6. Your kids are super brave! I hope to meet them one day!!
    Oh and you too, I guess hahaha.



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