Benny’s spring/summer hangout.
since i’ve been pregnant, i have been crying about all kinds of things. well, i like to say that my eyes are sweating. but let’s be honest, i’m crying. i’m crying all over the place. crying over the ridiculous, the valid, and the touching. here is a sample of just a few of those things.
and there you go. a short list of tear-inducing situations. i know they tell pregnant women to stay extra hydrated. in my case, i wonder if it’s because of all the moisture i lose through my near-daily tears.
bacheloretting in new orleans
was a blur of fun, food, laughter, swamps, music, and friends. there were 11 of us who went, all from different phases of my life. i have repeatedly heard that one of the best parts of getting married is having so many loved ones in one place. and if this weekend is any preview of the wedding weekend, i completely and totally believe that. there were many moments over the past weekend where i was just overwhelmed with love and happy feelings seeing so many loved ones getting to know each other and having a great time.
we ate ourselves silly (i had crawfish etouffee four times. why is crawfish etouffee so good?), befriended many people around town, listened to music on frenchmen street, explored voodoo and witchery shops, vintage shopped, drank (well they drank, i drank a lot of water) all day and night, went on a swamp tour (which really felt like that disneyland jungle tour except it was with real live alligators and wild boar and other creatures. by the way, nature scares the crap out of this city-dwelling girl). basically, we had a blast.
Holy shit that’s a wild boar begging for marshmallows. (at The Swamp)
one month until the wedding…
one day until my bachelorette party…
…and one trimester of growing our little baby in my stomach down. [holy crap we are going to be parents (!!!!!!!!!).]
*to say there’s been a lot of excitement, hustle, and bustle going on over here would be a gross understatement.
this weekend consisted of all kinds of lovely things (especially lovely after our highly enjoyable but highly hectic past week):
this weekend might have been a great one. but i have a feeling next weekend will be one that will go down in history. bachelorette party consisting of a trip to new orleans with 11 of my very favorite people. oh boy (i’m so excited i can hardly take it).
our return to the bay area was completely epic.
we ate all our favorite things: bi-rite ice cream, many treats (including that tres leches cake with a croissant crust [you heard that right]) from tartine, ramen, udon, dim sum, misc. japanese treats, dungeness crabs and garlic noodles, burma superstar, delfina pizza, 2/3 of the menu at blue plate.
we did all kinds of fun things: walked 6.5 miles between the mission and the richmond (with a slight detour through golden gate park) to get to burma superstar, hung out on our amazing roof garden deck in the hot hot sunshine, meandered all over the mission, met new babies and saw old friends, hung out with family. oh yeah, and attended just a wee bit of a conference.
it was everything i wanted and more.
and the more came with a quick trip home to do more of the same - eat my favorite foods and visit with my favorite people.
- I have one suggestion for what to do if you visit Chicago in April. Adopt a dog and spend all your time walking her.
I’m joking, but April really is a fantastic time to take long walks around the city, as long as it’s not raining. You can meander the elaborate flowers planted between…
i spent this past weekend with brady in san francisco. and i can tell you firsthand: this lady knows how to live life right. so please do take her advice. you will not be sorry.