A Nice, Long Weekend

7.08.2013

The truth is, preparations for deployment are in full swing in our house. Jesse has been packing and we've also been trying to take care of all those little last minute things that always seem to pop up. But that didn't stop us from enjoying our long weekend together!
On Thursday we hit up an outdoor mall for a little bit of shopping and lunch at The Cheesecake Factory. I've heard such great things about it and I couldn't wait to try it. It definitely did not disappoint.




We were so full from our lunch that we couldn't even think about eating dessert. But don't worry, I got cheesecake to go. And yes, I think it probably was the best cheesecake I've ever had.

That evening, we decided to head into the town next to us to watch their fireworks display. 

We were going to go to the park where they were holding the actual event but then I read that they were expecting 10,000 people! It's not a huge park so I was worried it might be too crowded. Instead we parked at a local shopping center that had a perfect view of the fireworks. Emerson loved it!


Friday was a day of errands and other deployment prep. We had breakfast at Chick Fil A (yummy!) and hit up Target for a few things. It was also a day for a long nap for all of us! Nothing beats an afternoon nap. :)

On Saturday we headed to Oceanside for a little boy's first birthday part. On the way we stopped for mexican food. I told Jesse we must be trying to eat our way across San Diego before he leaves. :)

Sunday was filled with more errands, hanging out at the house, and getting ready for our family pictures. We met our photographer (my beautiful friend Jamie) at the park and she got started right away. I was worried how Emerson would do, but she loves Jamie so she was awesome. I've seen one sneak peek so far and I am in love. I am just dying to see the rest.

And since Emerson was so sweet during the shoot, we took her out for frozen yogurt. She couldn't get enough! (And threw a major fit when it was time to leave- but that's a story for another day!) ;)
It was a great weekend and my only complaint is that it went by way too fast!

April said...

Glad you liked The Cheesecake Factory. :) Emerson looks too cute in all the patriotic outfits.

Emily said...

E is so cute! Isn't The Cheesecake Factory awesome!? Their menu does overwhelm me a bit though, it's just so long!

~Dawn~ said...

Such a fun weekend. Can't wait to see your family pics. :) Emerson's outfits are so festive and cute. :)

Jennie said...

I love the Cheesecake Factory!! Its amazing! We don't have one in our town but where my husband parents live there is one! I go almost every time we visit =)

Jennie said...

I love the Cheesecake Factory!! Its amazing! We don't have one in our town but where my husband parents live there is one! I go almost every time we visit =)

Natalie said...

The great weekends always do go by too fast!

Sarah said...

What a great 4th of July! Was this Emerson's first firework experience?

And Boo to deployment prep :(

Rebekah said...

I'm praying you guys enjoy this time through the craziness! I love all the pictures of you guys. I can't wait to see pictures of the photo shoot! And now I want cheesecake :)

Rachel and John said...

At least her meltdown was AFTER the photos! looks like a lovely weekend!

J and A said...

Sounds like a great weekend. LOve the photos and I cannot wait to see the professional ones!!! I'm glad you got cheesecake to go!! :)

Allison said...

The cheesecake factory is the BEST! LOVE.

I'm glad you're able to do fun things together before Jesse leaves. I hope you're able to enjoy your time as a little family.

I cannot wait to see your pictures, I have no doubt they're going to be perfect. :)

Gabriella said...

Emerson looks adorable in her dress! Can't wait to see the pictures! And you can never go wrong with cheesecake and froyo! :)

Michelle said...

Cheesecake Factory is my favorite!!! There putting one in my state this fall, hallelujah!! I seriously considered shipping a cheesecake to myself when I was pregnant. I'm so jealous you got to eat there!! I'm glad you had a good weekend!

Natalie said...

oh man, I can't believe you've never had Cheesecake Factory!! So glad you got it! I always only eat half my meal or less to save room for cheesecake ;) And even then I can only eat like 1/3 of that, it's just soo rich!

the workaholic momma said...

What a fun weekend!!! I love Cheesecake Factory...there food is delish!!! Emerson and Addie share the American flag skirt...its super cute and I love that it has the shorts built in!!! I'm glad you guys had such a fun weekend...thinking about you with Jesse's upcoming deployment:(

Mandy said...

So glad you guys had a nice, long weekend to spend together before he leaves. Boo for deployment prep. :( I am so excited to see pictures!! Love the one of you guys on the 4th. Precious!!

Jessica @ Better Together and Forever said...

Oh my gosh, Emerson looks sooooo tall in that photo with her adorable dress on! :) Isn't the Cheesecake Factory's menu overwhelming!?! So many choices, but you wont go wrong with any of it. Oh and cheesecake to go is the best thing because you always walk out of there after dinner feeling like you need to be rolled out. HAHA!! Sad to hear Jesse is leaving soon, but you have good company with "us" bloggers and he will be home sooner than you expect.

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