We had a fabulous weekend in Tucson with my parents. I took a half day Friday and headed down (after a nap, of course) so that I could go to the dedication at my mom's school. it's really quite an amazing transformation. The school used to be a Cluck U Chicken fast food restaurant. When the Scottish Rite bought it for the school, the elderly masons gutted the place to make classrooms, a kitchen, and staff work spaces. It wasn't long before the school was at capacity. With the grant from Angel Charities, they again transformed the building into staff offices, speech therapy rooms, and work spaces. One classroom was also turned into a child-parent resource center, with snuggly places to read and play. The new building across the courtyard now houses 4 classrooms, giving the school room to grow and allowing them to cut down the waiting list by adding more new students than ever before. Pretty awesome. And the best part? The school was dedicated to my mom and the director of the Speech and Language Center. It was a very proud moment for all of us.
After the dedication, we went out to celebrate my mom's birthday in downtown. We got bottles of champagne and fresh squeezed margaritas, then had a late dinner. My mom has a really fun group of coworkers and friends through work, some that I've known since back when she worked in Marana. So it was fun to go out for a girls' night.
Saturday, I hung out with my mom and did some shopping. Dan came down around 2 and my grandparents and aunt and uncle came for dinner later. I hadn't seen them all in a while, so it was good to see them. My uncle had been to ill to come to our wedding, and it was great to see him feeling so much better. After dinner, Dan and I watched The Hangover with my parents. Awesome movie. Seriously.
Yesterday was our big outing to a spring training game. i have to say, I would have enjoyed it a lot more if I hadn't felt like my personal space was being intruded upon by the people around us. While I love lawn seating because you can stretch out, having people almost on top of you is not fun. But we had a good time hanging out and chatting and watching the game.
We only have less than 2 weeks until my sister's visit/parents' anniversary/Mom's birthday party. We've got a lot to prepare, and I've got some crafting to do. And I only have 5 weeks (from today) until my final assignment (ever!) is due for school. I've booked a weekend staycation for me and Dan to relax poolside while my parents take the pups to Tucson. I've got a lot to look forward to in the next couple of weeks!