Saturday, June 26, 2010

Summer Stay-cation

Have I mentioned how much I adore these people?

JJ & Cari

Milo & Judebug

I met the Freitags a year and a half ago when I started babysitting for their then six-month-old son, Milo (the mischievous blonde pictured above). In that time, they've become some of my best friends in California--not only do I adore their (now two) boys, but Cari and JJ are one of my favorite couples in the world. They are funny and kind and generous and some of the friendliest people I know, and I am so grateful to have them in my life. Plus, I'm getting VERY EXCITED about the upcoming Jackson Browne concert Cari and I are going to!!

The Freitags live in Marin County (a stone's throw from San Quentin), in a beautiful neighborhood right on a . . . lake? river? inlet? In any case, it's on water, and their amazing back patio overlooks the water and Mount Tamalpais. Also in their neighborhood? A POOL! Which they graciously shared with me this week as they've been out of town. I didn't take any pics, but suffice to say it was AMAZING and I am happily sun-tired and a little bit red. :)

My dear friends Anna and Rebecca had birthdays Thursday and Friday respectively, and while a bunch of us were out getting celebratory cocktails at the Paragon Bar on Thursday night, we decided that Friday afternoon at the pool would be a perfect continuation of birthday weekend, so we all headed up to San Rafael on Friday and had a day/night of pool time, wine drinking, game playing, and girl talk. It was incredible! A perfect birthday/bachelorette experience (Rebecca's getting married next month!).

The timing of our little stay-cation couldn't have been better. My rugby player and I pretty much called it quits on Tuesday night, so a mini getaway with the girls was most definitely in order. Seems like I'm becoming an expert at break-ups. :( So over it! Nothing like good friends, a pink bikini, and some wine to yank you right out of a breakup slump, though!

Hope your weekends have been just as fun! xoxo

22 comments:

Heather {A Measure Of...} said...

sorry to hear about your breakup slump, thank goodness for your wonderful friends and your staycation hehe.
sending big warm love your way, beautiful!

Hope Chella said...

Awe, this is beautiful...I say, no regrets on your experiments and good for you, having a girl's night out. I wish my girlfriends were closer for that :(...On a happier note, someday Claire, you will find a nice guy who is worthy of you and you'll be that awesome couple..and we can meet up (assuming we have money and time to travel) and not weird out our significant others by saying we know each other from "online" (Jeremiah laughed at me the other night, lovingly of course, when I told him I was exchanging job horror stories with a blog friend) AND drink lots of wine, go back to our respective lovers and everything will be groovy!!!!!

I hate being in limbo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
xoxoxo

Rasha said...

Sorry about the breakup :( but yay for good friends and trips!

shelly said...

ahhh so sorry to hear about the break up. stinks...but yes, good girl time with pull you right through it.

karaoke- YES! super hot karaoke guy host- YES YES YES!! i can't wait to go again :)

shari @ little blue deer said...

Sorry about your breakup, but it's great that you have good friends to cheer you up! You're right, who needs guys when you have good friends, bikinis and wine (and Jackson Browne, jealous!!) XO!

Faiza said...

Loved reading about your everyday happiness and pleasures in people, life and lessons being learned. Beautiful.

Meghan said...

Aww! The kids are so adorable! Glad you had a wonderful weekend!!!

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

darlin girl...

i wish that i was visiting my in-laws in Mill Valley so that you and i could hang out and drink/eat/laugh our troubles away!

x

Erika said...

What a perfect way to spend the first weekend of summer; though I'm sorry to hear about the breakup. You'll find someone even more fabulous in no time, my love!! :)

Diana Mieczan said...

Ohhh sweetie I am sorry about the break-up but I am so happy you had friends to make you feel better...I have to say you had a fantastic weekend with the girls:)
Good for you:)
Kisses darling and see you very soon:)
Ps: The right guy is just around the corner...I bet!

Dancing Branflake said...

Yay for good friends to put a smile on your face! I love Marin County- so beautiful and serene.

bananas. said...

so that's cari :)

please send a big thanks to her for recommending nicole @ savvy to me. i can't thank her enough. AND i got used her name so hopefully she'll get a big fat discount next time she goes.

hope you had a good weekend lady! xoxo.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

Awesome! I love families like that and this makes me miss babysitting. Sounds like you are getting the bride-to-be ready!

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

I'm so sorry darling, hope you're not too sad to be single again... honestly I think it's better to be single in the summer! :D
Good luck finding Mr. Right! I know he's coming! :D
xxx

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JenRem said...

Boo for break-ups :( At least you got to have a super fun girls weekend after, that always helps the heart :)

Tangerine Fairy said...

Sorry to hear about your break up, but Yay for girl's weekend!!! You are probably better off anyway :)

BTW, these two little darlings are adorable!!!

Cat said...

Sorry to hear of your break-up but on a positive note, it sounds like you are on to more positive things and lovin' life! It is so good to have great friends in your life...they just make everything run so much more smoothly!

xo Cat

ps. I adore your blog btw :)

Bathwater said...

A stay-cation not going anywhere almost sounds fun when you put it that way. Now if only I had a stay-cation partner.

Down and Out Chic said...

i'm sorry about the breakup claire. i'm glad you had good quality time with your friends (by the pool!). it always makes things better.

Everton Terrace said...

What lovely friends. Pool is a big bonus too! Sorry about your break-up. My daughter was mending a broken heart when I arrived in Seattle for my visit but looks like things might be back on - so glad those dating days are long gone for me now. It's an adventure for sure.

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

Listen Claire,
Don't worry for the animals, if one is spotted there is a whole cavalry of rescue boats that come and pull them. The dolphins are the hardest to catch, but these teams are relocating them to aquariums and other ocean areas.

drollgirl said...

i'm so sorry about the break up! but hanging out with the girls seems to cure almost all woes! they help so much!