How was everyone's weekend? Ours was pretty spectacular. We went to Seattle this weekend to check on our house and most importantly, spend time with one of Z's best friends and his wife. We checked out the sites like:
Visiting the original Starbucks, seeing the Space Needle.....
Going to the Public Market Center to watch them throw fish...(I had random throwbacks to Real World: Seattle when I went there)
And walk around pretty parks that are scattered throughout the city.
However, the most wonderful part of our trip was hanging out with friends. We've been pretty spoiled these last two weekends by seeing old friends and each encounter has helped us so much. Last weekend, it was just so good to see and enjoy an old friend. This weekend, J and S reminded us that its okay to get out of the rat race.
I'm sure I'm not alone in this feeling and that other people experience this in other parts of the country and world, but sometimes I think its hard living in Palo Alto-everyone is always doing something incredible and always so busy. It makes Z and I feel like, in order to be productive or a part of a community, we need to always be doing something every night and have our weekends filled to the brim with activities. Z and I never used to be like that in DC, so it's been a hard adjustment period that I'm not sure that I've ever been comfortable with. But J & S showed us that it's okay to not be always going and how nice it is to just hang out with your husband every night after work. They have a little routine that we got a sneak peek at and decided that we wanted it as our own. For instance, every weekend they cook big breakfasts together and then decide what they'll get into after that-so sweet, nice and relaxing. Z and I both left this trip with a goal of making a few changes in our lifestyle choices, which will include a lot more hanging out, riding bikes, and stepping back.
Thanks again J & S! We can't wait to see you again soon!