Monday, June 27, 2011

Irvine or Bust


I went missing for a couple of days, but I have a stellar excuse. Dave and I took a last-minute trip to Southern California Wednesday, where we met Todd at my parents' house in the desert. After a short but enjoyable visit with the two of them, we headed out to Irvine, rented a studio apartment, and went a good way toward furnishing it. Not a bad weekend's work! Todd and I will finish the job in mid-July.

Friday night we drove over to the campus and walked around a bit. It was fun to imagine our son hurrying through those halls––and hospital corridors––in the white coat he will receive in a ceremony next month. (Sadly, he's allowed only six tickets for that event, but he hopes to beg or borrow a few more so the whole family can attend.) Needless to say, every one of us would love to be there to support him.

=)

PS. We also enjoyed our two nights in Matt and Heather's home. Those grandkids of ours get cuter every time we see them. (I offer no excuses for not taking pictures. Mea culpa.) Saturday morning, everyone enjoyed a delicious but shamefully gluttonous brunch at the Original House of Pancakes before going our separate ways. As is my custom, I ordered the Dutch Baby. (Don't worry; it's a German pancake.)

Can't wait to spend a week with the whole gang in Newport come July.

17 comments:

blueviolet said...

What an exciting time for him. I'm glad you ran off for a quick weekend visit.

karen said...

I'm glad you were able to get so much done! And don't you just LOVE the Original House of Pancakes? My fave? - the Hawaiian pancakes, of course.

Renegades said...

Sounds like a busy but fun weekend. Glad you accomplished so much.

Stacy Crawford said...

I love furnishing new spaces, it is always so much fun. Hope you bump into some more tickets.

Katie Blacker said...

Hey the Avondets are going to Newport in July too! We love that place.

Brian Miller said...

nice...sounds like you had a great trip! dutch baby...must look that up...

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

What a great getaway!

LeAnn said...

This is such a fun time for you all. I can just imagine how proud you are of him and I know that he will have some awesome experiences. It is so good when you can just take off and enjoy those moments.
Update me on your sweet Mom; I hope she is doing well.
Blessings and hugs to you!

Cherie said...

That is exciting and I really think it is neat that you can be there to help him along the way.
Yum a Dutch Baby sounds good!

Donna said...

so fun.....

Grandma Honey said...

What a wonderful adventure for you...getting to see where your dreams for your son will come true. Keep us posted.

Dixie Mom said...

So exciting!! We all get to live vicariously through Todd's experience now! I know he'll do well.

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

It sounds like a productive weekend! It's so awesome to see how connected and supportive your family is. I am not at all surprised that one of your children will now become a doctor! :)

Jocelyn Christensen said...

How exciting!!!

Kristin said...

Wow - how awesome - so many events to look forward too - happy decorating!

Kristin

Darlene said...

You really did have a busy weekend. I am so glad you got everything finalized. I'm particulary happy that Todd got an apartment that I'm certain he will enjoy being and studying in for his first semester. He may want to get a roommate next semester once he gets acquainted with his fellow medical students.

myorii said...

How exciting it must be for both your son and for you and your husband!

If you don't mind me asking, which medical school did he get into? Is it UCI medical?

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