Life in Pictures | Week of 6.22.14 Last week was a whirlwind of events! So much good stuff going on! On Sunday we had date night with my girlfriend from Jr. High and our husbands. It’s so crazy to sit and talk with a friend about your kiddos, school and play dates and in the same breath swap stories about when you both had a crush on Greg Orselli in Mr. Haminishi’s 9th grade History class. Seems so long ago, yet it doesn’t. Lol!  I guess, because we moved so much when we were younger, I really appreciate the friendships I have that have spanned decades! Anyway, for date nite we had dinner at Gyu Kaku, an amazing Japanese BBQ restaurant where you grill your own food right at the table. The food is excellent and it’s fun and interactive. A great spot for a double date . . . As you can see, I was so hyped to eat that I dug in before snapping a photo, a true testament to it’s tastiness. You can see for yourself here. On Wednesday evening I attended Giga Savvy’s Fireside Chat on basic retouching for your photos. Gigga Savvy is digital marketing and advertising agency in Irvine. The office had such a fun vibe and decorative layout. The fireside chat was headed up by La La Castro, Gigga’s Social Media Director, and we were given thorough tips and pointers by Charlene Strand, one of Gigga’s Senior Designers. On top of that we were treated to the most amazing food! The cucumber + ginger chicken rolls were fantabulous, as was the champagne, but I digress. These ladies really know how to serve up knowledge and goodies in a pretty package! Rob’s oldest brother, Fernando, and his wife, Detra, celebrated their 30 year marriage vow renewal this past Saturday. They live in Texas and came in earlier in the week. It’s always fun when they come to town. On Thursday night we had game night, I can always look to learn about new games from them. Have you guys ever played Apples to Apples? It was my first time, but I had a blast. Then on Friday my sisters and I hooked up and spent the day together before the vow renewal. We did a little shopping, eating and hanging out. Detra even got me to get on the Ferris Wheel @ Irvine Spectrum. For those of you who are unaware, I thoroughly enjoy my feet firmly planted on the ground. Not too keen on heights. But, I got on and we had a great time. Even have the photographic proof to show ya! ( hence the extra photo of myself showing the peops walking on the GROUND BELOW ME.) The fact that my brother and sister have been married for 30 years is phenomenal to me. Anyone who is married can attest to the fact that its not a bed of roses all the time. With anything in life, there are going to be good times and bad times. But Detra and Fernando’s love for each other is almost palpable. There were testimonies, songs (my hubby sang two!) and lots of laughter shared. There was even a dance battle between the tables. Sad to say our table didn’t win, but I sure put my all into it!! It was such a perfect day, and definitely and inspiration for those of us who are relatively new to the journey that marriage is. That day will forever be etched in my memory. Just thinking about it makes me smile. ♥

What did you guys do last week? Are you enjoying your summer?


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