Hello from HOME SWEET HOME!
Yep, that’s right, we have an OFF week and are loving every minute of it, although it’s flying by. We got home late, late Monday night and spent yesterday trying to quickly adjust to east coast time and take care of some pressing matters. We had friends over last night for an impromptu dinner party and it was such a fun time. That’s really what we love most about being home–seeing our friends and family. Then, instead of spending today unloading suitcases, washing clothes, and going through our mail, we agreed to let the Golf Channel come spend the day filming us. Most of you have probably seen ‘Inside the PGA Tour’. It’s a weekly show that airs on the Golf Channel, showing an in-depth look at a tour player’s life. They called this past weekend and asked if they could film us, and of course we couldn’t say no. So, for 9 hours today, they sat in our house and followed us around Raleigh. Hughes will be making his television debut in 2 weeks when the show airs, so you should definitely watch it for that reason alone.
As for LA, it was such a fun tournament! Ok, so going out at zero-dark-thirty on Saturday morning to bogey 18 and miss the cut by 1 was no fun at all, but the rest of the week was such a good time. The missed cut meant we got to spend the weekend enjoying Manhattan Beach, so that was a pretty good consolation prize. I loved walking into downtown, getting treats at a bakery (yes, I tried every one of them, twice), and taking Hughes for walks on the strand. What a place.
On top of that, Riviera is quite a place. It is a visually stunning golf course and Chesson loved how firm and challenging it was. He honestly played great on Friday, it just wasn’t quite enough to overcome his poor start on Thursday. He is playing a lot better golf these days and feels a lot better about his game (Top 10s help with that!), but it didn’t alleviate his disappointment for missing the cut. Next year, he will have a chip on his shoulder to take out on Riviera.
Our days home this week are jam-packed with plans before the Florida swing begins. I joked with the Golf Channel producer that Chesson and I rarely see each other when we come home because we both have so much going on that it’s good we leave again so we can reconnect ;). Thankfully, we brought the perfect California weather home with us, so this is a great week to be home.
Tomorrow is a big day in our household and it’s almost a holiday for a lot of Carolinians. When I was single, I had 3 C’s for my potential husband… Christian, Conservative and Carolina fan. It turns out, I got 2 of the 3. (The result of a fallen world, no doubt). If you don’t yet know what I’m talking about, tomorrow is the Duke-UNC basketball game. Battle of the blues, tobacco road, you name it. It is the greatest rivalry in sports and sadly, Chesson and I are on opposite sides of the fence. Most years, it’s anybody’s guess as to who will win, but this year, Duke is the clear favorite. The Heels aren’t having a great year, but that doesn’t diminish my belief that they could pull out a stunner. I will be at the game tomorrow night rocking my Carolina blue and doing my best to cheer those Tarheel boys on to victory.
We’re excited to be on the east coast for a while and hoping Florida brings more made cuts with it. It’s hard to believe the season is almost 1/3 over! Thanks for following the adventure with us!