Happy Birthday Dad and Grandpa Jimmy!

Good morning beauties 🙂

palermo coffee shop ventura ca

This weekend was very, very full. Which by the way, I’m so grateful for. I love it when your weekend feels long because you have so much to do.

Friday started off meeting with a couple of my girlfriends at Palermo. We met early, like 6:15.

la fitness ventura ca step class

After coffee I headed out to meet my Dad for my favorite Step II Class. I snuck a picture so I could share 😉 I was one of the first one there – this class fills up!

While at class, I shared with my Dad about his Birthday plans! His Birthday is TODAY along with my new Grandpa-in-law’s. We celebrated Jimmy yesterday.

texts from my Dad

Right after class, this text was waiting for me 🙂 This made me so happy because I now know how much it meant to my Dad for us to plan him such a special night. Tonight is going to be so fun! I’ll try and take so many photos and share tomorrow 🙂

We made reservations at Brophy Brothers in Ventura with 25 others. He’s turning 60, so we really wanted to celebrate him and make him feel special!


soul keeping john ortberg

Now into Saturday. Sat morning started off with meeting my friend Karen at Palermo for chai-tea. After tea, we went to a new book group that just started through our Church. The book we are reading is called “Soul Keeping.” I’ll let you all know how the book is. The group is what I am most excited about! To get connected with such a sweet group of women.

beth moore breaking free study

Another study I’m getting involved in is “Breaking Free” by Beth Moore. Anyone gone through this before? This one starts next Monday for me. I’m really excited to dig in.

sumo sushi in ventura ca seaweed salad

After the Soul Keeping group on Saturday morning I headed out to meet my cousin Holly for a Sushi date. We used to do this so much when I was younger. I got a seaweed salad to start. YUM! You must try one…!

sumo sushi ventura ca roll

For my roll, I chose a Caterpillar roll which was deeeeeelicious. Mmm-mmm good! I haven’t had sushi in so long. I’ve been deprived! Haha.

jim and robs fresh grill ventura ca turkey burger

I met up with Marco after lunch and we went to the beach together. He took his surfboard and surfed while I relaxed in the sun, and then we jumped in the water together for a while. It was so nice here in Ventura this weekend. After the beach, we went out to Fresh Grill in Ventura and got burgers. I got a turkey burger (they have my favorite turkey burger) and fries, which I shared with Marco.

After dinner we went home, did laundry together, and watched the movie “Surfwise” about the Paskowitz family that lived in trailers growing up (9 kids in a 24-food trailer). That was a really interesting movie.

homemade dinner

Sunday, after Church, we came home and I made us a home-cooked lunch. Lavash bread quesadilla’s with leftover cooked veggies stuffed inside + kale salad with peanut dressing. Our Church, by the way, is doing an awesome series called “It’s Complicated.” It’s about relationships, sex, and money. They sermons are about 27-30 minutes long if anyone is interested in hearing them. Click to the website so you can see their logo and everything and then search there name “Mission Church” Ventura in Podcasts.

yogurt in a cup

After lunch, Marco fell asleep for a while and I got hungry from cleaning our house. I made myself yogurt in a cup. Plain greek yogurt, honey, sliced strawberries, and gluten-free granola on top. This was a bit too big, so I saved some and threw it into a fruit smoothie later on in the day (this worked great!).

fruit smoothie

My fruit smoothie had strawberries, frozen banana, leftover yogurt, and water. It was yummy! I sipped part of it in the early evening and the rest later on at night when I wanted something sweet.

hawaiian party marco and paige

Later in the evening we went over to Aunt Leslie’s house to Celebrate my new Grandpa-in-law’s Birthday! He’s 66!

homemade mojito hawaiian party

He made us homemade mojito’s to celebrate. And yes, that is a woman on a pole, haha! He’s always got jokes for us.

dinner hawaiian style

For dinner we had in-friggin-credible Hawaiian BBQ’d chicken, rice with pineapple, pineapple salad, grilled pineapple, and Hawaiian rolls. Pineapple!


For dessert I had pineapple greek yogurt (ice cream style) and a chocolate covered macadamia nut from Hawaii (they just took a trip).

To end the night, Marco and I watched another Netflix Movie. We love Netflix!

Today is now both my Dad and Grandpa Jimmy’s Birthday. Happy Birthday to both of you! Now, it’s time to Celebrate my sweet papa-dad! I’m going to Step with him this morning, and am eagerly awaiting his Birthday that we’ve been planning all week! 🙂

I’ll be back tomorrow. Sending you all tons of hugs.


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Love, Paige

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