Sep 24 2012

Amazing Weekend!!!!

Published by joyofstamping at 12:05 pm under Life

I don’t even think I had unpacked my little suitcase from last weekends trip from ScrapFest when it was time to pack it for a jam packed weekend.  It all started at 4:30 friday morning when I had to pack my bags for a quick and mini road trip with my friend Chelle.  I had to pack early since I had to be at work at 7:00 am but as soon as I got home at 4:30 pm, we were suppose to hit the road ASAP.

As soon as Chelle arrived, we jumped in her card and our adventures began. :)   Chelle and I have both been a little busy lately, so we haven’t gotten together as often as we use to.  But, with a friend like this, it is always nice to be able to pick up right where we left off.  She is such a kind and thoughful friend.  We had quite a few laughs throughout the ride…. we thought we even saw a werewolf, a Pterodactyl, and other things on the road.

I even busted Miss Starbucks drinking some Coffee Bean Tea. And of course, a girls road trip would not be complete without some singing… we sang our hearts out to wicked and even did some throwback songs from the 80′s and 90′s.  Good thing for singing… kept us awake until we reached Arizona at almost 1 in the morning.

We woke up to a beautiful day got ready to spend the morning/early afternoon with tim, mj, alain and justin before the wedding.  MJ made the most amazing lunch… so scrumptious and delicious.  And we got to relax a bit and chit chat.  I even spent time in the hammock… something that I was afraid of falling out of. Thanks tim for helping me “get over” my fear! :)   It really was an awesome afternoon with amazing friends.

Then, it was time to get ready for the wedding.  Chelle and I had quite the adventures getting ready.  But, I wouldn’t have changed it for anything. :)   The memories were priceless.

It was nice to see everyone looking so handsome. (click on any of the photos for a larger view)

MJ3 and Sara were gorgeous and they had such an adorable wedding! :) MJ’s sons really made us feel so special… like family.  So sweet!

Chelle and I were so happy to be able to attend the wedding.  It was tough to leave our friends after such a short visit….

By 10:30 pm, I had to sadly nudge her to go since I had to be home early in the morning for another event.  We got back in the car and headed home…. another 6 hour drive.  Chelle was such a trooper and drove the whole way.  She let me sleep during the drive, since she knew that I had the Race for the Cure in the morning.

She dropped me off around 4:30 and then I hopped in my car, drove to my sister’s to pick up our shirt that we needed to iron on a logo for.  My other cousins arrived promptly at 5:30 am and we got to work. :)

This was my first ever Race for the Cure…. and I was so touched… so humbled by the people there and their stories.  I see grandmothers wearing their survivor shirts with their grandsons helping them get through their race.  Tears in  my eyes throughout the day.

It was such a beatufiul day in Newport Beach and I enjoyed the time I got to spend with my sister, her boyfriend, 2 cousins, and 2 friends.

Here is 1/2 of our Team:

After that, us girls treated ourselves to some Pinkberry! :)

I got a little nap in last night, but I didn’t want to throw off my sleep too much….

On this Monday, I am tired from the “race” and lack of sleep…. but once again, I feel BLESSED.  I spent another weekend with FAMILY… Prescott Family and SoCal family.  I am surrounded with amazing people in my life that do amazing things…. again, I’m a lucky girl!

 

XO!

~joy

8 responses so far

8 Responses to “Amazing Weekend!!!!”

  1. Rosann says:

    We’re to have to start calling you the “Energizer Bunny ” ! Thanks so much for sharing. That night photo of the farewell was awesome !!

  2. Kaz says:

    OH WOW!!! loved all your adventures joy!! I just got to work out how to sneak in your suitcase! :0) xx

    mwah

    kaz x

  3. Chelle says:

    M.E.M.O.R.I.E.S. of a lifetime!!! happy to share it all with you, my amazing friend!!! so very B.L.E.S.S.E.D.

  4. Joy…thanks for sharing your weekend of memories with us. Blessed is such a wonderful word, isn’t it? So happy that you were able to attend MJ3′s wedding and spend some quality time (though short) with your other family. I think it’s wonderful that you made it back in time to participate in the Race for the Cure. Glad you made it back safely. Again, thanks for sharing the photos and the memories. :) <3 Candy

  5. Christina B says:

    Sounds like an awesome weekend Joy. Glad that you had so much fun and also participated in the Race for the Cure – fantastic work! Thank you for sharing :-)

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