Thursday, August 7, 2014

Looking Forward

Happy Thursday, everyone!  Today is actually my Friday as I took tomorrow off to head up north to my parents' lake home for the weekend.  I don't have many vacation days since I just started a new job so I am going to savor this day off!

It's been awhile since I did a looking forward post, so I figured it'd be a good way to close out the week!

Today I'm looking forward to going for a run after work with Phil and grilling afterwards.  I run with my club Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday but last week it worked well to do a short 4 miler with Phil so hopefully this is something we can continue to do most weeks. 

This weekend I am looking forward to seeing my whole family and introducing Phil to them!  There are 17 people in my immediate family, including spouses and kids, so there are a lot of people for him to meet!  It's pretty rare for my entire family to be together so I am really excited to see everyone.  Phil will be there during the day on Friday as he is going to a friend's cabin for the rest of the weekend but I'm glad he'll get to spend most of Friday with my family.  I am hoping the weather is nice as I want to spend as much time outdoors as possible.  We are having a big family get together with my mom's side of the family on Saturday so it should be a really fun family-filled weekend!

This month I am looking forward to celebrating Phil's birthday.  So far we have plans to do a dinner with his friends the weekend before and then on his actual birthday I'll let him pick between a meal made by moi or dinner out at his restaurant of choice.  I have most of his gift figured out, and like many of you suggested, I went with an experience versus a physical gift.  Hopefully he likes it!

This year I am looking forward to two girls weekends in October - one with my friend Heidi from Austin who will visit for a weekend early in the month and one with my friend Lori from Charlotte who will visit at the end of the month! 

What are you looking forward to?

20 comments:

Gracie said...

I'm looking forward to vacation - we just bought tickets yesterday and get to plan the details this weekend!

Caroline said...

Have so much fun this weekend! That sounds fun to be together with all your family.
I'm looking forward to this weekend's wedding!

Marlys said...

I am super excited for this weekend and hope the weather holds out like it has been! I hope everyone travels safely and am excited to meet Phil! Someone has to remember to take lots of pictures this weekend, as I probably won't think of it! See you tomorrow!

missris said...

Sounds like you have a fun weekend planned! I hope you have a wonderful time and that Phil enjoys meeting your family!!

Nora said...

So much fun coming up for you! I'm looking forward to seeing our family pictures (finally) today. A relaxing weekend. In the coming weeks: seeing my brother, my godparents, a friend's wedding in September and a getaway with the hubs to Florida, too.

Leigh said...

Sounds like you have a fabulous weekend coming up! Hope you enjoy your day off and that Phil meeting the family goes well (which I am sure it will) :)

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

I'm looking forward to a week vacation to Montreal in a couple weeks :-)

Linda said...

Greece at the end of the month!

Good luck to Phil with meeting 17 family members!

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

Yay, have fun this weekend! So exciting that you get your whole family together. I can't believe there are 17 people, wow!

Emilie said...

I love these posts! I always forget about the idea when I'm lacking inspiration. I hope you have a fabulous weekend with your family - how fun to have all of you together at the same time! I imagine that must be hard to do with 17 people.

I am looking forward to a bachelorette party this weekend, a close friend's wedding next month, and my first marathon later this year!

Stephany said...

This weekend sounds like a fun one for you. So cool to have your whole family together at one time!

I'm looking forward to starting my first sewing project, going on a ghost tour later this month, and having a girls' weekend in Orlando later this year!

26dishes.com said...

Your weekend sounds pretty great!

I'm looking forward to Scotland and Ireland.

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

I hope you have fun at the lake and I wish Phil all the best in the family meet up! :)

I am looking forward to a weekend away this weekend and also to planning a vacation for later this month! I am so glad to not have to study anymore, that I am really looking forward to everything!

Lisa-Marie said...

Enjoy the lake! It is clearly your most favourite place!

Here's mine
Today - going out for drinks with friends.
This weekend - I'm working, but tomorrow am I'm having breakfast with my sister and aunt, and on Sunday Dave and I are having proper Sunday dinner.
This week - I'm going to see 'Singin' in the Rain' at the theatre.
This month - my birthday, and a wedding!
This year - a trip to Wales in October for Dave's Grandad's 100th birthday, Christmas, and a cabin trip for new years!

CharisFaith said...

So excited for October!!! I love fun family weekends!!! So glad you are there!

Jeanie said...

Today I'm looking forward to being kidnapped for an early birthday (by Rick); this week, the big day; this month, art camp at the lake with Kate and this year -- everything!

Erin said...

Hope the weekend went well! I can't wait to talk to you about it :) I'm looking forward to meeting my new students (as school starts a week from today) and Labor Day weekend as there is lots of fun stuff going on then---a Pirates baseball game with Gavin Degraw concert afterwards (which will make TWO times I've seen him this year) and then my old roomie's baby shower.

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Amber said...

I'm so glad you got a long weekend with your family! Hmmm, let's see, I'm looking forward to a big family reunion this coming weekend though it's going to require A LOT of travel for just a little bit of time with family. I'm also looking forward to NEXT weekend which is our first unplanned/non-busy weekend in about four weeks. And of course I'm very much looking forward to our trip to San Francisco!

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said...

I am looking forward to reading your blog with more frequency. ;)