Couples Weekend

Phoebe: So, how was the honeymoon?
Monica: Oh, so much fun. But the best part is we met this incredible couple on the flight back.
Phoebe: That was the best part? [To Chandler] Good honeymooning, Tiger. –Friends

Last weekend I finally started to feel like myself. My stupid rash was almost gone, and Match and I had the whole weekend off together which we spent with some of the different couple friends we have. Saturday we drove to the East Bay with Couple Wife and Baby to cheer Couple img_5720Hubby on as he competed in Autocross Nationals. For those of you who don’t know, Autocross is car racing around a track set up by cones in a giant parking lot. It’s actually much more fun to watch than Nascar where they just drive in circles. The track has lots of corners and sometimes the cars spin out. Match was in little boy heaven watching all the nice cars and getting to stand with the guys between runs.Meanwhile, I was in Auntie heaven playing with Couple Baby who is cute as a button. Oh, and Couple Hubby won! Yay!  Also, Couple Wife was back to her old self, and I think Match was right when he said she was just having an “off day”.

When we got home, Match and I packed up our stuff, including Monkey, and headed to his parents house. They were out of town all weekend, and we got to enjoy the luxury of their pool and gorgeous backyard. Can I just tell you there is nothing better than skinny dipping? I love the fact that their backyard is so private we didn’t need our suits! I still felt like we were being naughty, breaking some sort of rule running around naked, splashing each other and laughing like crazy. The water was 80 degrees and it felt amazing.

img_5732Sunday I planted myself poolside for the entire day. We had a BBQ in the afternoon, and B, Drama Chick, Lax Guy, and Baker Chick came by. I hadn’t seen LAX and BC in forever, so it was nice to hang out. They got along great with B and DC too. The guys gathered around the BBQ while us girls swam in the pool and chatted. It was nice to hang out with other couples, and it felt great to escape the heat. It was in the upper 90s all weekend! It was hard for me at first to get into a bathing suit in front of other people and not feel self conscious, but then I finally relaxed and just enjoyed myself. I knew starting this week I’d be able to work out, so I just tried to forget about my body issues and have fun. And you know what? I did.



    It sounds lovely! I do wish we had our own pool!


    Yay! That’s great! Glad you had such a good time and that the rash is finally going away! 🙂 Also love the quote!

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