Monday, February 13, 2012

Weekend {love}


It was hard to wake up this morning. Not only were we sad to end such a wonderful weekend but it has been freeeeeezing here and it sucks to get out of a warm bed. Luckily I am home this morning before catching a flight to San Jose this afternoon for a tradeshow. Normally I get bummed having to travel since I am a major homebody but Jon is meeting me there on Wednesday :-)

So this weekend...

Friday: I didn't get any pictures (ugh) but we had our whole family over for dinner, including my grandparents. It was a blast! I loved showing them our cute little house and best of all, cooking for my grandparents. I made the French fried onion spaghetti bake I posted on my blog along with a new delicious side and appetizer (recipes to come!). My gram had a sweet little gift for me and Jon and it is really special. I brought Jon up to Chicago to meet my extended family after we had been dating a couple of months. I found this little guy at my grandparents house and told them "this is a Frenchie! Jon and I want one someday!". Well of course they remembered that and now that we have Ernie...they gifted it to us :-)

Saturday my little brother had a basketball tournament with a cheering section of 11 people just for him haha. I brought my camera and took almost 400 pictures between the two games (my camera has an awesome shutter speed setting where it can take 6 pics a second, so cool).

Brother

Sisters

We spent the evening at my parents house playing games, eating, drinking and having an absolute blast. Seriously we have so much fun with my family and I am so thankful for that. The men actually braved the low 30's weather and played a couple games of corn hole! After dinner, we played the game Telestrations which is a mix between Telephone and Pictionary. My heart hurt SO bad from laughing throughout the whole game. If you see it at the store...buy it! 

(Cori's father in law with his hilarious 4 legged turkey)

My dad will be skiing with my brother next weekend for his birthday so we did a little birthday celebration for him as well


Saturday night Jon and I slept 10 glorious hours and decided to live stream our church service because it was too darn comfy in our house to go out. It ended up sleeting in the afternoon (oh and today's high is 68 haha). We spent the rest of the day catching up on the hours of Dateline/2020 episodes we recorded (our favorite on weekend afternoons) and then went to see The Vow. We were both in unmatching sweats, it was awesome, and devoured a burger and fries at the theater. I won't give any of the movie away but it was good. Not best movie of 2012 good but it was cute. 

Since I will be gone tomorrow for Valentine's Day, Jon and I did a little celebration last night. Our gift to each other is going to San Francisco but we still wanted to do something cute. Jon made me this...


How cool is that?

Jon and I met almost 3 years ago while working at a software company called NetQoS (which was later bought by CA Technologies for you techies). We have had an unopened deck of NetQoS cards and finally did something with them. We split the cards in half and each wrote 27 things (we kept the jokers in) that we love about each other. After we were done, we shuffled and read them one by one. 


Hope you all had a fabulous weekend too! I will be MIA this week so don't forget about me :-)



23 comments:

Michelle (michabella) said...

Y'all are too cute!!! And I must get that game! Sounds super fun!! :)

Amanda said...

YAY for a great weekend! Safe travels this week, and have so much fun in SF with your man! That card to Jon is too fun! I wish I could get crafty like that on my comp. We're going to start contact breeders this weekend, so get excited ;)

Carolyn said...

Looks like a great weekend! :) The Frenchie statue is SO CUTE! :)

aislin said...

have fun in san fran!! can't wait for those photos! also, love the moustaches buttons!! don't know if they are brand new or not, but they are adorable!!

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Amira said...

Ruthie, I LOVE how close you are with your family :-) I'm the same way and I love seeing others with a big close fam!

Courtney said...

Love the deck of cards idea! Sounds so cute! And the card he made you is fantastic. Very impressive! This whole post is just filled with so much fun I feel happy just reading it. Thanks for sharing your fun weekend and happy travels to San Jose!

Breanna Hohenstein said...

Glad you had a great weekend :) I love what yall did with the cards, such a cute idea!

GingerPeachT said...

Woohoo!! What an awesome weekend.
Love your deck of cards idea....I may use that for our vday gift. Lol
I love that game! I used to play that in youth group before it even was a popular game. We just had strips of paper and sat in a circle to play it.
You live in Austin right? Ummm...did you know that les miserables is coming to Austin like in may? Be prepared for us to come and stay the night with you hahah jk. It's like an 8 hour drive from us and I really wanna see the musical....so maybe just maybe we can have a blate with the hubbies?!

Christina said...

Sounds like a good weekend. I saw The Vow too. Also not my favorite, it wasn't what I expected.

KRISTIN said...

What a great weekend. That playing card idea is about the cutest thing I've ever seen. :)

Karla said...

You guys would totally be the main characters on a super ROMANTIC movie!I love the card idea!

Katie {katie lately} said...

oh my gosh Ruthie! you and jon are seriously the cutest thing ever. Have so much fun in the bay [my home!] so glad you got to host your family..it made me so homesick for my fam when I read your tweet on Friday. and I love the card thing!! similar to my gift to Z.. :)

Daisy said...

That is such a cute idea! Love it :)

Julie Keller said...

What a cute early Valentine's Day celebration! I've played that game before, and also laughed so hard that I was in pain. I think playing games like that with family is the best, it's where inside jokes are made! I remember I started writing German when playing The Game Of Things with my family. That joke has been around for a long time now. Family is by far the best!
Have a safe trip, and a wonderful time in San Fransisco!

Michelle @ The Vintage Apple said...

First...when is your husband offering classes to teach all the husbands out there, including mine, how to be more romantic?!?! LOL!!!

That deck of cards thing? PRICELESS. How adorable!!!!!

I love that card he made for you! And yay! that he gets to join you this week!!!!

xoxoxo I just love you. Your posts always make my day.

Sami @ The Lotus Thrives Anyway said...

I'm with Michelle, your guy needs to be teaching romance classes. The card idea made my heart swoon.

Lauren said...

Sounds like a great weekend Ruthie! I love reading your blog :) You guys are so sweet!! Not sure if I mentioned it but I have your button on my blog now :)

Meg {henninglove} said...

sounds like a great weekend and live streaming church is a great idea when the weather is all nasty outside, thank goodness for technology so we can still see our pastor's sermons. enjoy san jose and lucky that jon gets to go. i want to go up to san jose right now to visit my cousin!!

Ashley said...

Love these photos! So cute. Pictionary is the best, isn't it?! What a fun weekend!

Alana said...

Ok, your weekend at home sounds amazingly perfect. And the card idea is so cute! Now I'm wondering if I have a spare deck lying around...

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

Have a wonderful and safe time! Hugs!

Erin said...

What a great weekend! :) How insanely cute are Jon and you...the cards....melt my heart much?

Jamie said...

The deck of cards is the cutest thing ever, you two are adorable! I hope you have a fabulous time in San Francisco!

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