Monday, April 25, 2011

A Riddle Easter

Our good friends Mara and Aron Riddle came to see us for the weekend. (Thursday evening until this morning.) We met them in Utah a couple years ago and have become closer and closer. They got married in January of this year. Theirs was the wedding I stayed in Utah an extra couple of weeks for during our move to CA. And they moved to Reno a couple days after their honeymoon, so the 4 of us relate well when it comes to change and things happening (too) quickly.

It was a fantastic trip from the minute we saw them. I haven't had this much fun in months. Last night as Paul and I were going to bed, (at 2:30AM after we all played games and laughed until it hurt,) I was about to say to Paul, "I've laughed more this weekend than I have the whole time we've lived here." but he beat me to it and said, "I don't think I've laughed this much in my whole life."

It's always interesting to spend several days with friends who, in the past, has mostly been meeting for lunch, going out to dinner, or spending an evening with them and a group of other friends, etc. Needless to say, the Riddles and the Whites can have a great time for 3 and a half days straight! And we probably could have gone on for a few more. It was sad to say good-bye. And we are so looking forward to seeing them in Reno for 5 days in July.

We made breakfasts, ate out, went to an antique street fair, watched a vintage dog costume contest, the guys went golfing and the girls ate lunch on the golf course patio, went to church, had Easter lunch at my in-laws house, went to the beach, had dinner overlooking the ocean, ate the best mexican food in LA. Although its the best, you don't need to make reservations. ;) Made Easter cupcakes and bird nests, and played cards for hours and hours and hours. I don't think any of us made it to bed before 2AM all weekend. (Except Garrett, he beat us to bed every night by about 4 or 5 hours.)

Lunch at the golf course.Waiting to eat some carnitas. I wish I could explain how amazingly funny this night was, but I just cant.Antique street fair and dog show.A beautiful afternoon at the beach.Some Easter treats that Mara and I made.My charming little man being a good sport for some pictures of him all decked out.Bunny faces.'Mister Charming' in his new onesie and fedora from Aunt Mara and Uncle Aron.Such happy memories we'll have of this time together and we look forward to many more visits back and forth, and vacations together.

I hope you all had a wonderful and happy Easter as well.


maranoelle said...

Aron and I read this approx. 5 times... it really warmed our hearts. We feel the SAME way and will be booking tickets back after July. :) xoxo.

RGS said...

I am going to do a trip down to Santaquin next week to visit some cousins, and I was going to ask you to send some updated pictures; however, the ones in this post were perfect. So glad you had a great you, Auntie

Dana said...

Oh Andrea, he's so wonderful. And so are your friends. Love it. And you guys. Happy Spring, it's snowing here! Bleck.