Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Chels and Beth's Excellant Adventure (Guest Starring Old Friends From High School)

Did I mention before that Chelsea came to play this weekend?

I know, my universe is tiny, my best friend is rad, and that is really, REALLY a thrill for me, anytime and anywhere. But particularly when she comes 'home,' to the land of our first chapters of friendship... and we hit all the local hot spots from back in the day... and we play with all kinds of amazing old pals. It makes me miss the yesterday of my life so much it hurts.

Awe, you feel left out? Welllll, DONT YOU WORRY, we took LOTS of pictures!!!! (That way you can feel REALLY left out, ha!)

So, yah. She got here Friday afternoon at NAP TIME, so we enjoyed a quiet house and a burrito. I know, it started off with a BANG! ;)

Friday night we thought it would be fun to hit the Mid State Fair, because, c'mon, how could we NOT! Plus, Jon Bartel (an old friend from high school) was playing an evening show with a surprise guest appearance by one Taylor Odenwald (an old friend from high school) so we thought it might be a fun opportunity to drop by and be supportive... see some familiar friendly faces etc. I know I already posted a bunch of fun fair pictures, but here are a couple more that Chels got:

Saturday we decided to do Downtown San Luis for the shopping experience and the good eats. The reason Chelsea decided to visit in the midst of her own hectic life schedule with a full time work load, a master's degree in progress, and a little something else she's doing (PLANNING A WEDDING, GAH!!), was to attend Jamie Sherbon's wedding (an old friend from high school).

Of course, that posed the question: what to wear? I remembered seeing lots and lots of pretty sale signs at Express when I briefly wandered thru last weekend between 2 appointments. I suggested we start there, and my amazing bargain whore of a husband printed $10 off $20 or more coupons good for that day from Spofee.com (I know, he rules). Then, he said 'have fun girls,' and took the kids to Mitchell Park with Jamba Juice while we had pillow fights in the dressing room to celebrate all the freaking amazing clothes that were super cheap (seriously, could he be any better if I had programmed him myself??). Oh, did I mention everything fit AND I happened to have money at the moment? The best part came when we went to check out and Chelsea's new FREAKING hot dress, matching shoes, earrings, and dress shirt rang up to $25. Oh, yes my friends, you read that right. $25!!! The best things in life are on sale at Express. I also managed to score a new dress and 2 new shirts for $30. Needless to say we were flying as we skipped down Higuera St, made our way to Firestone's for lunch, and then hit Sephora so I could blow my gift card on this AMAZING purchase I've been looking forward to making since Chelsea's last visit when she FORCED me to try it which of course caused me fall passionately in love with it:

So, with our shopping purchases combined we were officially ready to be seen.

And sorry to say for everyone at the wedding... Im afraid thats exactly what happened.

THIS is Joel Stitzer (an old friend from high school) and his freaking hot/smart/funny/ everything I look for in a lesbian soul mate of a girlfriend, Jessica. At least I THINK I remember thats what her name is...

Too bad they are moving out of state soon... I totally saw our lesbian life partner adopted children in her eyes. I think I may have told her that (multiple times?).

AAAAnnnyways.... Jamie was (duh) a gorgeous bride, with a beautiful ceremony complete with a special song her Dad wrote...

Immediately followed by a ROCKING after party.

The happy (hot!!!) couple:

My little 'Sonshines:'

The 'reunion tour:'

Enter: magical blue love brew (Note to self: next wedding... OPEN BAR!!!):

And then, all of a sudden, everything seemed really funny...

And Tyson got scared...

Poor, sweet Tyson. A table of hot, drunk girls, and an almost-seven-year-old ball and chain on his finger.

What a good sport. There is no man on earth who could be as accommodating and patient with me.

Especially when I do stupid things, like force the innocent local weather man to take a pimp picture with us...

I am posting the evidence here for my own punishment and humiliation. Also, if anyone would like to purchase an 8x10 printout, email me. Special orders also available.


Needless to say, the wedding was fun... and we slept in until NINE FIFTEEN Sunday morning. I dont think that has EVER happened to me. EVER!!!! It was amazing. And I needed it... because I woke up allergic to daylight... hard to say why...

Anyways, after a nice warm shower and a bottle of Advil, we met Melissa (an old friend from high school) for breakfast. She is due end of August with her first baby ... and looks amazing!

After our visit with Melissa, Seth (old friend from high school) and his wife Skylana and their adorable baby girl stopped by for a visit, and after that we loaded up the kids and drove to Cayucos to meet Jerad and Stephanie (old friends from high school) for some Sea Shanty lovin.

Also, Stephanie said something about needing to be somewhere safe where there were a lot of other people around... weird.

And, what would a get together with old friends be without a PLAYGROUND?

Jerad threw the HUGEST tantrum when we told him he had to take turns with the other kids...

Luckily he's easy enough to 'redirect...'

Stephanie and I practiced 'being married' on the swing set...

And after that... everyone heard their adult responsibilities calling them, and we all parted ways with renewed energy to face a world full of Mondays. I dont know about everyone else, but after a weekend like that, my week so far is a little more bearable.
Old friends are the best friends. I cant wait for next time... like Chelsea's wedding in January, EEEEEEEEEEE!


lucinda! said...

wow. thats ALOT of old friends from high school. kinda bummed that we couldnt go see john bartel play. i know noah would have loved to go. when ever chelsea is here, you can never find a picture that she isnt smiling in.

The Bitchy Wife said...

Oh, what a neat weekend! It is so cool that you have all stayed friends and stayed in contact. Kinda makes me sad when I think about how my friends from high school are all SO spread apart and haven't really kept in touch with each other. So jealous Beth, so jealous. Most excellent! (Man I LOVE that movie...)

Beatrice Blount said...

you are ALWAYS trying to make me jealous with your other lesbian soul mates. poor tiffy. who will have me now?

skylana said...

seth and i are pretty sure joel has a new girlf since the last time we saw him. i guess this means my chance has passed :( ahhahahhahaha!