To kick off our three-day weekend I got together with some of my in-laws for a lovely lunch. It was great to see with my grandma, mother and two sisters [on Mike's side] and catch up. I hadn't spent time with them since getting back from all our holiday fun.
A large part of my weekends now consist of volleyball, which I love. With the end of college football, I'm now in full swing with the BYU men's volleyball team. We played the [former] No. 1 team in the country on Friday and it was quite the night. The Smith Fieldhouse was packed... and so dang loud. Our boys pulled through, rather easily, and topped the defending national champs. Round two was Saturday night and we swept UCSD in no time at all. I'm happy to say after four matches, I'm finally feeling confident in all my stat-keeping and monitoring abilities. And if not, I always have my four pages of step-by-step instructions for the multiple programs I have to run :)
Mike and I have been a little under the weather lately so the rest of our weekend consisted of laying low and a lot of movies [in addition to football, of course], mixed in with Red Mango runs and Monday morning waffles. I love my new Belgium waffle maker from Williams-Sonoma from my mom. Their Begium waffle mix is a must! My favorite way to fix them up is with strawberries and homemade whipped cream.
I picked up my sweet niece Gwen for a girls night and had so much fun! Although I'm not sure McKenzie is every going to let me steal away her little girl after all the sugar she ate! We stopped at 7-11 and I had a hard time saying no. Little did I know she'd eat it all... a slurpee, sour patch kids, chips ahoy, a popsicle and a doughnut later, she still said she was hungry! [I'm sorry Kenz!] To say the least, she's going to be strung out on sugar all night! She is so sweet, when we got home, Mike asked where his slurpee was and she felt so bad and said we had to go get him one :) So back in the car we went! We watched Tangled, until Rapunzel and Flynn Rider saw the floating lanterns, then she wanted to watch Pocahontas. She was pretty impressed with my collect of Disney movies [thanks mom!] Mike had to take her home before we finished the movie and I'm not sure who was more disappointed, me or her. Can't forget we had a little nail painting party! Gwen is a girl after my own heart, there's nothing better than some fun-colored nails!