Saturday, November 15, 2008
My friend Carolyn emailed out a week or 2 ago about Nordstrom's annual holiday makeup trend show. I'd gone with her a few years back, and figured it would be a pretty nice to have a girlie day away from the kiddo. So this morning I woke up early to get to the mall by 8am where I met up with Carolyn and 2 other friends, and we were served raspberry champagne and red velvet cupcakes (yes, at 8am) while we watched a runway show put on by many of the big makeup labels talking about the latest products and trends coming out for winter (did you know they're now selling vibrating mascara??). Then we got our makeup done at the Dior counter, did some shopping, watched famed celebrity photographer Steven Khan take pictures, and had a fabulous lunch at the Nordstrom's bistro that I had never known was even there. Zach brought D with him to the mall so he could feed when needed, and then they two just hung out inbetween. It worked out well for Zach, too, as he found a bar that was playing the Texas game and D fell asleep long enough for him to watch a decent portion of the game. Yay for father-son bonding time. ; )
Steven Khan at work, and the madness in the Nordstrom cosmetic department:
We got home with enough time to take care of a few small errands here at home before my friend Pat came over for dinner. It was my first time seeing her since we moved back, and so it was pretty great to get to catch up a bit. I'm now pretty dead tired from the day's events, and dinner with a good friend tends to lead to a later-than-usual bedtime (helping ensure that tomorrow won't be an energy-filled day, either) but I think it was worth it.
I must say, I'm pretty grateful to have a husband who was so very willing to take care of D all this morning, and who insists we should do this sort of thing most weekends to give me some time on my own. That Zach, he's a pretty great guy. ; )