Thursday, August 21, 2008

Belated weekend recap

I know it's almost the next weekend, but I've been battling the 3rd trimester exhaustion a bit and haven't felt up to doing more than veg on the couch.

But I'm here now!

And this won't be a full weekend recap - I'm just going to focus on Sunday when Brent and I decided to finally check out The Getty Museum in Malibu. It couldn't have been a more perfect day, in terms of weather, and we were able to score day-of tickets, which are free but have to be reserved.

The museum portion is relatively small, but the grounds are expansive. We walked into the garden and Brent said, "Now is it really too much to ask for something like this in my backyard?"


I preferred the outdoor decor and art more than the indoor stuff myself. Check out the trump l'oeil hallway.

fake bug

Brent took more pics of the grounds and other stuff he found visually interesting, but I'm just going to share pics of peeps - namely us.


Outdoor belly

After getting what we call "museum tired" (tiring ourselves out by wandering aimlessly), we headed up the Pacific Coast Highway for some delicious seafood.

We chose Malibu Seafood based on lots of great reviews. We got there just in time because when we left, there was a huge line out the door.
malibu seafood

We hadn't eaten a real meal all day, so we were STARVING. We started with shrimp cocktail.

Then I had some yummy fish and chips.

And Brent enjoyed fried oysters.

But I was most pleased with my own catch o' the day lifetime. Heh, heh.
hottie hubby

"So Ryan got promoted to Corporate. Where he is a little fish in a big pond. Whereas back here in Scranton, I am still top dog in a fairly large pond. So who is the real boss? The dog or a fish?" - Michael, The Office


  1. Oh my gosh. I have been meaning to go to the Getty in Malibu since it re-opened. Hopefully now that I live 10 minutes from it, I'll make it. Do you need a reservation like at the main Getty?

    You have great weekends!

  2. Oops I'm a nerd. You say you need a reservation! Grrrr being tired.

  3. you got museum legs! it's a technical term in gallery design. really.

    i love malibu seafood. the bear and me used to go pretty often.

    oh, and love the grounds of the getty. so pretty.

  4. i've never heard of malibu seafood! i must try.

    too bad the teen won't touch anything that swims. we usually have her with us when we head out to the malibuage.

  5. Very GQ, that last pic.
    Does Brent read comments?
    Hi, GQ Brent!

  6. great pictures!!! glad you had a wonderful weekend - and the beautiful weather to go along with it!

  7. Great photos of you Nanette! Some yummy food pics too. mmmmm fish and chips!

  8. aw, you are so sweet when talking about your hubby. you guys look way cute in the pictures. oh, and the pictures of the fish totally have my tummy growling like crazy... time to go eat some breakfast!!

  9. wow that garden is amazing!!! I hope you are getting rested!

  10. When I was in Malibu we went to Gladstones. Is that still there? I will go there one day again! I liked the valet parking!

  11. I love the Getty Villa, like you more for the ambiance than for the exhibits. You look great in these pictures, definitely have the pregnant glow :) And the seafood looks like it was the perfect way to top off the day!

  12. Yum! I love Malibu Seafood!

  13. i have always wanted to go to the getty. glad you had fun and i love the pictures :)

  14. It looks so pretty! The grounds, the food, and the hub. :)

  15. That looks like fun! The last time I was at the Getty in Malibu was for a junior high school field trip in 1989. WOW. Long time ago.
    You guys really are adorable together.

  16. Last time Marc and I went to Malibu Seafood, we were stuck on PCH for 1 1/2 hours. And it was so hot, ugh. The food and setting can't beat though ;)

  17. You're so cute. Brent's so cute. And I heart the Getty Villa!

  18. Great pics! I've always wanted to go to the Malibu just inspired me! You look so beautiful prego and in pink!

  19. Everything you just described is my perfect day. Also, you are one of the most beautiful pregnant women I have ever known. You absolutely glow!

  20. 'museum tired' HA! that's like the story of my life ;)

  21. Thanks for posting this as it reminded me that we need to go to the Getty Villa! I have been trying to plan a trip there all summer!

  22. you two are SO DANG CUTE!

    em dash has a lot going for her in the cuteness dept. ;)