When we left church, we decided to have lunch at the Steak&Grape, and some family friends ended up meeting us there, which was fun! It was great catching up with them and just having more company. It always makes for a fun afternoon.
When we finished lunch, we ended up going to Sweet Surrender, a local bakery shop, for their open house event! One of Oprah's favorite things in her magazine this month was their Lemon white chocolate cake, and they were having samples and other goodies, so we thought we'd check it out. They had tents set up with samples, lemonade, ice tea, and a big decorative cake, thanking Oprah for the recognition! It looked really fun and springy. I tried a slice of the cake, and it was delicious. Perfect for this time of year! We looked around the store a little while, and I found a shirt to wear to the Idol show on Wednesday, which I'm super excited about, then we left.
I thought I was going to hang out with a friend, but that didn't happen, so I just kept cleaning my room. I was going to Sam's Club with my parents, but they were closed, so we ended up driving out to a park clear across town. It's a gorgeous little park, where you can see the river, surrounded by mountains, and is probably one of my favorite places in my city. There's usually no one around; it's so peaceful and quiet, and allows you to get away from the chaos. We took some pictures and spent a few minutes taking in the scenery, then got back in the car to head back down to the city. It was the perfect time to go; sunset. I easily could have spent several hours there, just being still and listening for inspiration, but maybe some other time. One of the things I'll miss when I'm out of the house and on my own is the random trips I'll take with my parents. I love how they're usually up for an adventure as much as I am, or they're willing to go along with it, if it's something I want to do. It's something I take for granted A LOT, but I'm learning to appreciate more and more.
Awesome weekend! Now, to see what the rest of this week holds...