07 October 2010

a scoop of family and a side of cough syrup


this past weekend we went home for a short surprise visit. a little belated birthday shopping, my dad's big 64th birthday and our anniversary rolled into one mini excursion. it was bliss, despite catching a terrible cold and losing my voice completely. (seriously, i've never been so raspy. it's hilarious.) however we still managed to have a lot of fun. mostly because of all the good company.


this is jason and whit. the cutest couple i know. don't they look charmingly matchy matchy in this photo? i think they should be in magazines. saturday we ate brunch together at our favorite diner in the mountains, ruth's. we had hot cocoa and ruth's famous mile high biscuits. completely out of the ordinary, my whispy whit ordered the steak omelet special. this still makes me laugh. i think she preferred my tomato, eggs and fancy cheese dish. i love when you're with company you can share bites with. it was just as it should be; fall leaves changing, road bikers pedaling and puffing up the hills, and a little bit of catching up over a medley of delicious calories.

it was a a rare indulgence. whit and i got to shop and chit chat the whole day. she picks out the best clothes and always knows how to help me in the fashion department. she is forever the one to listen to my ramblings. even when my voice is hoarse and scratchy. she played trucks with benj and hung out for last minute strawberries and crackers and later sent me to bed to hurry and get better

sunday we saw our families (yay), ate sarah's general conference crepes and ramekins of trail mix. dan was even in a play with my little nieces and nephews. it's a tradional event. the kids run down to the basement, dress up and make up a play before the night's end. later they'll run up the stairs enthusiastically and hang signs to direct us to where the play will be held. we had good seats and paid a penny for each ticket. my dad opened his presents and told us how much he loved us. we all adore him. i love the whirlwind of a weekend with family. just wish it could last longer.

p.s. my mom impressed us all by figuring out how to post a special youtube slideshow to celebrate my dad's birthday. how rad is that? it doesn't get much better than vintage family photographs.

11 comments:

Jill said...

mmmmm...those mile high biscuits...just the mere thought makes my mouth water! love that place!

hope you get feeling better soon :)

polly said...

glad you, whit and jason had a good time together. i love the picture. it always makes me smile when i hear that you two are together. happy that you had such a fun weekend.

Hil said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend! I hope you get feeling better soon.

Megan said...

I loved your father's slideshow. It made me cry. :)

ag. said...

Sounds like you have such a wonderful group of family and friends! I always put on plays for my parents and they definitely had to have tickets to the show!

whit said...

Marta
I had the best time this weekend! Thank you so much for spending some time with me, I know you guys are in high demand so I am honored that I got that brunch, shopping spree action. It was the best. Feel better twin! Love you

Eeny said...

Hope you are feeling better very soon.
I am happy that you had such an amazing time =)

Krista said...

i guess when you go veggie for awhile and come back..you come back big with something like a steak omelet. funny whit

Josie said...

There is just something so cozy about diner breakfasts, with hot chocolate, very divine!

janetha said...

Hopped over to your blog from a link on Then Heather Said. Noticed that "home" to you is also home to me! I saw the Ruth's mug and got a huge grin on my face. I dream about their biscuits. Anyway, I am going to peruse around your blog. Just wanted to say hello!

summer said...

your time with whit always sounds like bliss. of course, bffs are like that. and brunch! mmm. that meal just can't be topped. it has such an extra luxurious feel to it. so glad you got something cheesy.

bonus points for your brunch being in the mountains, at a place named ruth's. totally cool.

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