Brunch on Monday

Happy hump day!

This past Monday was pretty great, I had no class! Monday I usually have just one class, at 4:30pm but this past Monday was Martin Luther King Jr. day so the university was closed. Since Monday is also Matt’s day off from work, we decided to go back to California and visit our parents!

We caught the very first flight to Burbank, out of Phoenix, at 8:45am. It definitely wasn’t fun getting up before the sun on my day off, but it was defintiely worth it! We got into Burbank at about 9:15am, my mom picked us up! I, of course, took the typical “traveler” photos; you know, the ones of the clouds or the typical “scenery with airplane wing”. I just love taking these kinds of pictures!

From my house we went to brunch at First Street Family Restaurant, and met my aunt Debbie there! First Street Family Restaurant is the cutest little restaurant, that look like a house, in Simi Valley. It was definitely a great place to catch up with my family. We spent about an hour or so just talking and catching up over great food! It was the perfect way to spend my day off, and the highlight of the day for me! It’s always a good time when my family gets together; it always brightens my day!

Afterwards, my mom and I went through all of the jewelry that she brought from my grandmother’s house back in November, and the pieces that she was given throughout the years. It was amazing to see all of the pieces that my grandmother had collected, and even made, throughout her life. It was so nice to catch up with my mom, the last time I saw her was in New York in November, and it wasn’t a “happy time” trip.

We took the last flight out of Burbank, back to Phoenix. We got back at about 7pm, and then I knocked out with my Mac n Cheese, in the middle of a Twitter chat.

It was so wonderful to see my family, especially after not being able to see them during the holidays. It was also a great surprise for my aunt to join us for brunch! I can’t wait to see them again, hopefully soon!

How did you start off the week?


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  1. Michaela Quigley
    January 20, 2016 / 10:07 pm

    Such a fun little trip! What a great way to start off your week!

    • Lauren Douglass
      January 22, 2016 / 6:54 pm

      It was definitely fun!

  2. Annaliese
    January 21, 2016 / 12:59 am

    What a fun day trip!! I always take those types of plane pictures too ;-)xoxo

    • Lauren Douglass
      January 22, 2016 / 6:54 pm

      I'm glad I'm not the only one!

  3. A Peachy Sonder
    January 21, 2016 / 1:08 am

    I wish I was off on Monday! This sounds like a lovely way to spend your day. Also, I'm glad I'm not the only one who loves taking in-flight photos like that!

    • Lauren Douglass
      January 22, 2016 / 6:55 pm

      It was so nice! I mean, when there isn't much to do, pictures are great!

  4. Jadoregrace
    January 21, 2016 / 2:40 am

    Hahaha, I love the little detail of you passing out on mac & cheese and while participating in a twitter chat. Sounds like a great weekend!Jadoregrace

    • Lauren Douglass
      January 22, 2016 / 6:55 pm

      Even funnier, I had tweeted during said chat that I felt like it was going to happen. It was great!

  5. Kayla Rivoli
    January 21, 2016 / 3:59 am

    So glad you had the chance to see your family! I also went home over the long weekend and it was lovely. Hope your week has been going well!Kayla |

    • Lauren Douglass
      January 22, 2016 / 6:58 pm

      I'm glad you got a chance to go home as well! I hope your week is going well too!

  6. Ashley Vickney
    January 21, 2016 / 1:56 pm

    Oh my gosh what a fun opportunity to see your family! I wish I had a long weekend, I could have used it haha! Good luck with school this semester!xoxo

    • Lauren Douglass
      January 22, 2016 / 6:59 pm

      Thank you!

  7. Kayleigh Adam
    January 21, 2016 / 3:26 pm

    Looks like such a great time! It was so great to have a day off in the beginning of spring

    • Lauren Douglass
      January 22, 2016 / 6:59 pm

      It definitely was great to have a day off in the beginning of the semester!

  8. Fairy Princess Jord
    January 21, 2016 / 5:41 pm

    This sounds like the perfect day off! I always love enjoying a random weekday off, it makes the week go by SO much faster!

    • Lauren Douglass
      January 22, 2016 / 6:59 pm

      So true, it really does make the week fly by!

  9. Kristine C
    January 21, 2016 / 6:18 pm

    That sounds like a super enjoyable day off. I had Fridays off last semester and really loved being able to take a long weekend to go home.

    • Lauren Douglass
      January 22, 2016 / 6:59 pm

      It really was so much fun!

  10. Lauren Ashley
    January 25, 2016 / 5:16 am

    This sounds like so much fun! I love days off like this. <3 xolauren

  11. Rittz Reyes
    January 25, 2016 / 8:59 am

    This is definitely a fun day to spend your day off, I would do the same thing :). Fly and see my parents and spend time with them and help them finish some of their house projects as they don't have as much strength lately. I'm glad you had a good time! Thanks for sharing!

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