Tuesday, June 1, 2010

My 24th Birthday Weekend Recap!

I had a great birthday and a great weekend! Thanks for all of the birthday wishes :)

On Thursday after my fun "work" birthday I headed home to my parents house for the weekend. We hung out and had dinner and then headed to bed, a simple nice relaxing night.

On Friday, which was my real birthday I slept in late, hung out in my jammies, and even took a nap! It was glorious! Then at 5pm we had Bocce Ball reservations at Campo di Bocce! We've been there before and had a great time, and you can play for free on your birthday, so we headed on over!

The Bocce Ball Court
Dad, Clay, and my Mom walking to the other side of the court
Josh and Clay being dorks
Beautiful Livermore Valley
Joshy and I :)
(wearing my new clothes from my shopping trip last weekend!)
We played in teams - Old People vs. Young People and my parents killed us, their score was 2X ours haha... we even tried cheating but nothing worked.

After Bocce we went out to dinner and then got some frozen yogurt at TCBY! Then we headed home so I could open my gifts!


My parents gave me a certificate to have the Jetta serviced! Thank goodness because she hit 75K miles awhile ago and is in dire need of an oil change and 75K mile service! Yay!

My brother got me the board game Balderdash!
And Josh totally surprised me and got me a new camera!!!! I have been wanting one forever! I'm so excited because my old Canon was 6 years old and only had 5 mega pixels hahaha... can you say ghetto??! The new one has 14 mega pixels and panoramic picture options! Such an improvement! :) Thanks Joshy!!
After presents we headed to bed because we had big plans for Saturday!

We got up bright and early and headed to San Francisco. We have already seen all of the major attractions in SF so we thought it might be fun to give the Duck Tours a try.

It is this old war time vehicle that can go on land or sea.
Josh, Dad, and Mom waiting to get on it!
On The Duck!
The tour took us all over SF!
We saw Alcatraz
"Rice a Roni" Hill
Fun Murals
China Town
All the while we quacked on the nerdy quackers they gave us haha
Then we made our way into the SF Bay
And I even got to drive it! I made a huge turn too, it was pretty neat!
We drove past AT&T Park - Home of the SF Giants
Joshy and I
Dad and Mom
Saw a bunch of ships!
Then after the Duck Tour we headed over to Pier 39 for some lunch!
We ate at WipeOut, which was yummy and had HUGE portions!
The we had to get ice cream! :)
After walking Pier 39 for a bit we headed over to The Walt Disney Family Museum which is also in SF
They only allowed pictures in this one room, which displayed furniture from Walt's Disneyland Apartment
The museum was interesting and really informative, but because the weather was abnormally AMAZING for the city it made being in a museum kinda over rated so I wasn't as impressed as I would have been on a boring rainy day haha, but we got to learn some neat facts about Walt and his family so not all was lost.

After SF we headed home. Josh was kind enough to drive while my dad, mom, and I all took naps in the car haha. When my brother Clay got home from work he had his new 'girl friend' come over so we could all meet her. She was really nice and stayed for dinner - which my mom had made French Dip YUMM!!!

Then after dinner we played a game of Balderdash up in the turret of my parents house. We had such a great time and almost peed our pants a few times from laughing so hard!


Then it was funfetti cake time, and then bed!

On Sunday Josh came over to my parent's house and we went for a bike ride in the vineyards!
It was 95 degrees out - so beautiful!
Cheese!
We even saw the neighbor's baby cows
The house with our flag out for Memorial Day!
Then Josh and I watched/sorta helped my dad renovate his camper, I got a sunburn, and I gave the dogs a bath.

Then we filled up their doggy pool for them to cool off in, Bo was really happy :)
He loves laying in it!
After playing with the dogs a bit we headed home, unpacked, ran a few errands and then called it a night because I had to work on Monday.

All in all it was a WONDERFUL weekend!! I had such a great time seeing my family and relaxing away from work! I hope everyone else had a great Memorial Day Weekend too!

-Katie

15 comments:

JessBay said...

Looks like you had a great weekend and birthday! I love the pictures it makes me want to come to California even more! Have a great week!

Jamie Pickle said...

Sounds like a busy weekend. Glad you had a good time!

Shanna said...

Fun bday weekend! We have the "ducks" here, too!

Chocolate Lover said...

What a fun bday weekend! You took me down memory lane with your SF pics :)

Steph said...

We did "Ride the Ducks" in Seattle and had a blast. Looks like you had a beautiful weekend.

That's Sassy said...

Sounds like you had a fun and adventurous 24th bday weekend!!! Great presents too!

Jules said...

I'm glad you had a nice birthday and were able to celebrate with everyone. We have the same ducks tour here in Philly. It looks cute!

You got some great gifts and the cake looks so pretty :)

Erin said...

So glad you had such a great birthday weekend! You deserved it! That picture of Bo laying in the pool is hysterical!! :)

Beach Bum & Baby said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!! What a great post!! I'm loving all of the pics. Your new outfit is so cute!! And what awesome presents you got! A new camera is always so exciting! And how sweet of your parents for the car service - what a smart gift! I love it!

I'm glad you had a good weekend! It flew by waaay too fast! :) xoxo

Selma said...

Looks like you an amazing day girl. :) Love the cake. :)

Awesome pictures!!!!!!!!

xoxo

MrsB said...

what an AWESOME birthday weekend!

Maryellen said...

Aw, you had a wonderful birthday weekend! Your whole weekend seemed like vacation. Very nice! I think it's AWESOME you guys did the Duck tour!

ApachesPrincess said...

It looks like you had a great birthday! Happy late birthday :)

Crazy Shenanigans said...

It looks like you had a super fun Birthday weekend!! Your cake was too cute!

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

looks like an awesome weekend! AND AH! I love bocce! i'm an italian girl so i grew up playing!