Uncle Jesse and Aunt Becky’s Wild Weekend

by Lesley on February 21, 2008 · 6 comments

in family,food,friends,travel

I love three day weekends.

We lived up the big President’s Day in San Francisco with the expert guidance of Jonathan’s sister, Sarah, who is currently spending a semester at Westmont’s Urban House. It’s especially fun for us to have Sarah so close by since she’s normally across the continent studying at Gordon. Jonathan and I went into the city on Saturday morning and met up with Katie, Mikey and Matthew for an all-out sibling’s weekend. (Check out Katie’s blog for Tanner family pictures).

Although I’ve been to San Francisco plenty of times, Sarah’s tour was the best yet because we visited many spots I’d never seen—like Ocean Beach, Twin Peaks (great views of the city), the best burrito restaurant in town, Kara’s Cupcakes (SO STINKIN’ GOOD), and dinner at House of Nanking in Chinatown. (Best Chinese food we’ve had since China. Mmmmm…I can still taste those yummy mushrooms and sesame chicken!) At my request, we also went to Steve & Barry’s because I wanted to check out Sarah Jessica Parker’s new line—Bitten. As promised, everything is under $20 bucks and I got a pair of cute black wedges for $9. Yesssssss!!!! We also spent some time at the Bare Essentuals make up counter, had a Tanner family picnic, and roamed Haight Ashbury, where Jonathan bought me a new book called “The Anti 9-5 Guide”. I’m currently eating it up, chapter by chapter. Does anyone else find it concerning that most of the highlights of my weekend revolved around food or shopping? Oh yeah, and my wonderful family and friends…

Speaking of which…another great part about the Urban House is that Emily Katz lives there as the Resident Director. Emily and I both share a few close friends (Allison Sebek, Lori Lester and Lisa Armour) and so we’ve become friends through them. Lori was also visiting Emily this weekend which made for a great late night kitchen conversation and Sunday morning coffee date.

Our weekend was also refreshing for me personally. I needed time to rest so Jonathan and I rented Gone Baby Gone and No Reservations. I highly recommend Gone Baby Gone. It’s dark and creepy but also thought provoking and keeps you on the edge of your seat. No Reservations is exactly what you’d expect, a cheesy romantic comedy, but I still loved it. The weekend capper was a hot stone massage- my birthday present from Jonathan. Heavenly.

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Amy Vogt
Amy Vogt

ooooh! A hot stone massage? That sounds glorious!

Anna Quinlan
Anna Quinlan

I dedicate this song to you:Everywhere you look (everywhere) There's a heart (there's a heart) A hand to hold on to. Everywhere you look (everywhere) There's a face of somebody who needs you.heart, Stephanie Tanner

SportsFan's Daughter
SportsFan's Daughter

I dedicate this song to you:Everywhere you look (everywhere) There's a heart (there's a heart) A hand to hold on to. Everywhere you look (everywhere) There's a face of somebody who needs you.heart, Stephanie Tanner