What a weekend. I think this is the first time I’ve been able to sit down and collect my thoughts in a couple days. Between friends, family, a golf tournament, and a football game it’s been a bit crazy. In a good way though. I feel like there is so much to do all the time and every once in a while it’s fun to try to cram in everything you want to do. Although I must say a lazy weekend will be in order soon. This girl needs some downtime!
The weekend started with hangout time with our friends. Stayed up playing Rock Band into the wee hours, but it was really fun and totally worth the sleep deprivation. After five hours of sleep, I joined my dad and father-in-law for a golf tournament in Post Falls. It was my first (and most likely last) time playing this season (sadness) but it made me want to practice and get better for next year.
All in all, it was a lot of fun, and any time spent with my dad is great. The fact that John was able to join us made it all the better. Gotta love dads.
After that my dad and I packed up the Mustang (love my dad’s car!!) and headed down to P-town (Pullman for those unfamiliar with the lingo) for my first Cougar football game of the season. Definitely hoping it’s not my last. To make it better, it was homecoming weekend, so festivities were on high. We played UI and totally kicked their asses all the way back to Moscow. I don’t even feel a little bad (sorry to my UI friends out there!).
It felt great to be back on the Palouse. I miss all the excitement and camaraderie. Every time I cruise down 95 I relive my weekend drives to and from Wazzu. The excitement of turning the corner and seeing the lake and resort in the distance (home sweet home!), the fun road trips with my friends listening to music and singing at the top of our lungs. So many awesome memories of Pullman.
I think most of all, it was just great to spend a day with my dad. I have a really special and close relationship with both my parents. I think it’s because my sisters are so much older than me. I didn’t hang out with them much, and really sometimes it felt like I was an only child. But because of this I really treasure the time I get to spend with them. Especially the rare one-on-one time; it really doesn’t happen enough. There’s no better way to hang out with Dad than golf and a Cougs game.
After a sleepy drive back from Pullman, Sunday morning wasn’t all that welcome. But it was Race for the Cure day, so Kyle and I were up and at ’em by 7:30. We rode the beach cruisers down to NIC and brought Juneau for her first race experience. Her and I played photographer and cheerleader for the morning and she was thrilled with all the extra attention. Boy that dog loves pets :)
Kyle did great, finishing second in his age group. Woot, woot! It’s awesome to see the community come together and support a cause. Both of our works had teams there and we saw a ton of friends and acquaintances. I think if the blog ever becomes something larger I’d like to have a presence there. Would you join the SINI team if it existed? Hmmm… perhaps next year that will have to happen.
Hope you all had a fantastic and fun-filled weekend like I did! Tell me about it, and tell me what you’re doing in weeks to come. I always want to hear from you guys.