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Spa Day!
Friday, Liz & I went to the cult gym (good!) and then went to Ole's for breakfast (no so good.) Packed up our bag of books and munchies and drove up to Calistoga for a day of relaxation.



We got to Calistoga around noon. Checked into Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort. Spent the next two hours lounging around. OOOh! I do love swimming!

At 2:30 we got The Works. Mud bath with facial mask -- and very cold cucumbers over eyes and very cool towel across my head. Ahhh... =). Then after a hot shower, it was on to the bubbly mineral bath. Sauna - lots of icy water to drink and very chilled towels to lay across forehead. Cool down nap while all swaddled up in a warm blanket. Then I got my massage. I was all relaxed at that point and I kept dozing off. I tend to keep all my stress in my shoulders and neck (as Gayle would say "No Kidding!!!") Massage therapist did comment about my muscle tone - yay! Another acknowledgement that gym thing is working! I definitely fell asleep the last few minutes. Hopefully I didn't snore too loudly *weg* Was informed that I should do more stretching. I was just a wee bit tight. (yeah, yeah, gayle's been telling me that for years)

While waiting for Liz, I read by the poolside waterfall. Very, very relaxing.

It was after 6:30, so we wandered down the main street, did a bit of clothes shopping for the kids (oooh lovebug t-shirt for Alani plus a purple frilly dress!; Kyle got a new space t-shirt and a hawaiian motif shirt). We checked out the menus on the various restaurants and finally settled on Brannan's. Liz said she was craving a steak, but after hearing the specials, she chose the grilled sea scallops served over spinach/mushroom/pine nuts stuffed raviolis. I had the grilled salmon served over grilled asparagus and pesto mashed potatoes. Started out with the grilled polenta with carmelized mushrooms in a balsamic demi glaze and crispy calamari and rock shrimp served with zucchini shallots with chipotle sauce. Oh yum!!! Split the peach tart for dessert. I had the Echelon pinot grigio and Liz had the Frank Family chardonnay.

Got to listen to a jazz trio - piano, bass and xylophone. Cool!

As it was after 9pm - and basically past Liz's bedtime, I, as copilot, needed to keep the pilot awake. Her radio doesn't work very well, so after much chatting, we sang - and laughed. The problem was: we knew the tunes, but not the words. Lots of la la la la bits.



Went to my cousin Chris' wedding yesterday. It was held at Our Lady of Peace church in Santa Clara. Catholic wedding. Service was only an hour long - it only seemed longer *weg*. All the guys were in traditional Philipino dress shirts - Brett was saying it was made out of pineapple or banana fiber? Very, very fine weave. The bridal attendents were in dresses with cream colored off the shoulder tops and a rich burgandy skirt with matching stoles. Patty, Chris' mom, was also wearing a jacket of the same type as the groomsmen. Abby was gorgeous - Chris said he was overwhelmed when he saw her walk down the aisle =)



The wedding favors were wooden fans - they thought it would be very appropriate as the weather was supposed to be very hot (it wasn't !!!). After the service, Mike had thoughtly fully brought out two ice chests full of bottled water. It was much appreciated.

Reception was held at the Biltmore Hotel. Munchies were served before the actual dinner - (families knew that the wedding photos might take much time so they planned for it). Enjoyed the toasts by the two "best man". Told the story how they "knew" that Chris had found the special lady. Chris telling them that he & Abby were going to the mall and going shopping. Willingly. Chris hates going to the mall and truly hates going shopping...

The cake cutting - ah, it was supposed to be sweet. What actually happened?
Chris accidently got a bit of frosting on Abby's nose. (somebody said something and he turned and...)

So when it was Abby's turn to feed him the cake... Oh well... *weg*


Then he kissed her and there was frosting everywhere!!!
Photographer stood right in front of me so I didn't get that picture. Karen did I think.




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Tonight we're having a wee party for Kyle. Cake, pizza and pasta and some prezzies. I need to go out and get his present and pick up some balloons or some other decorations. Star Wars... Also a goodie bags for next Sunday. Maybe I'll make some up for the adults too.

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