We had fun with Jen, Justin, and Zoey doing Baby #2’s photo shoot. Zoey was a leeeeetle crazy, but not so much that we couldn’t get a few real smiles out of her. She seems to have gone from super duper shy and not wanting to look at the camera to super duper fun and thinking it’s a game to not look at the camera. Two is a definitely an interesting age to photograph.
Sure did. I kicked that plane in the you know where and showed it who was boss!
Here’s just a taste of some of our awesome adventures in San Francisco. More to come when Chris gets done with his edits and gets impatient enough to start in on mine while I’m doing other things.
(You know it’ll happen, OSF.)
The following takes place on May 7, between 8:30pm and 8:35pm.
Jordan: That journal cover reminds me of Mandy.
Sonia: Really? I think that one looks more like Jenna.
Jordan: No, when I think of Jenna, I don’t think of so many colors. Like maybe three colors. Bright colors. But just three of them.
Jenna: I like that cover. I would get that.
Jordan: No, it looks like Mandy. Look, this is what you look like.
Jordan: Only with pinks.
Jenna: Really? I would think that would look like Mandy.
Sonia: I think that one looks like Jenna, too.
Jenna: Here’s mine! (Holds up a journal entitled Keep Calm and Eat a Cupcake.)
Jordan: No, here’s Jenna for sure.
We rang in the year with some of my favorite people!
Jen and Justin are all moved into their fabulous new house, and with some prodding, they decided to have New Year’s at thier house… and invite a whole bunch of us over to celebrate too. We had snacks, drinks (Jesse created a new drink: the Melted Slurpee), and played Catch Phrase until we were sick with laughter (and the drinks). (“Lady who helps people… Mother Teresa!”… “It means crazy, and… and… the other word for ‘it’… Wild Thing!”)
Awesome. I love my old friends.
Woot! New year ahead!
So our day at the Getty was rainy, non-slippery, and full of naked statues. While I’m not a huge museum fan overall, it definitely was an interesting place to spend a few hours. I think a non-rainy day would have been more fun to explore the grounds though. Next time, I suppose.
After the Getty, Chris, Ryan, and I went back to Sarah’s apartment to settle in for the evening. We stopped for Peruvian food, which was good, but pricey, then made it back to her place right when the rain was really getting crazy. The rest of the day was spent watching TV, making Pioneer Woman’s pear crisp dessert (in which we had get to get creative, substituting crushed pecans with bran cereal– Chris’ idea), and stringing some new jewelry (me). It was a nice cozy night, just resting up for our final day of Staycation… Disneyland!
Second annual. Woot! I like making new traditions.
After Target, Sonia, Lauren, and I did a quick stop at Michael’s for beads and frames, then it was home for naps, much to everyone’s relief. I hadn’t been looking for anything big anyway, and I found nearly all the little gifts on my list- only have Ry left to buy for now!
Because we do! In fact, that’s where we are right now!
Road Trip 2009 has begun. Faithful readers may remember a brief mention awhile back about Ryan’s brilliant idea to travel north for a viewing of Spring Awakening (which we all know is our favorite) and a new musical based on Green Day’s American Idiot songs (which just so happens to feature three actors from the New York Broadway cast).
Well, the weekend has finally come. The others began their day by meeting us in Anaheim at seven this morning, but Chris and I came up a day early to celebrate his birthday at Disneyland (and collect $72 in Disney money since he’s got a pass). We both had to work the first part of the day, so making it up for our 3:30 Blue Bayou reservation was a little stressful… but luckily we made it with ten minutes to spare! (Unluckily we chose not to use those spare ten minutes to run to Space Mountain for fast passes, but that’s a different story.)
The Blue Bayou was pretty fantastic. Expensive. But fantastic. It’s a nice break from the hustle of the park, and any place that keeps bringing me rolls and butter is a happy place for me. Because of the price, we split a main meal- the jambalaya dish- which was excellent, and came with one of my new favorite restaurant salads (even rivaling Olive Garden’s!). Chris got a chocolate mousse automatically for being born on that day, so I ordered tiramisu (which is what he really wanted), and we switched. Well, the waitress knew what our plan was, I think, and she switched them when she came back to the table, and put the birthday candle in Chris’ tiramisu (which came in an adorable ceramic Mickey Halloween cup that Chris then had to carry around the rest of the day).
Sadly, when we had finished and made it back to Tomorrowland, the fast passes were all gone. Dang it. So we had to wait in line for an hour and a half to go on the new and improved Halloween style Space Mountain. Which really wasn’t that great, and actually kind of demonic feeling for Disneyland.
We hit up Haunted Mansion next, and we saw the cutest Halloween costume ever on a little kid in the elevator. He was dressed like Boo from Monsters Inc., and all you could see was his little face peeking out from the blue monster outfit. He. Was. Adorable. That is totally going to be my kid’s first costume. (Yes, Jedi got bumped to second.)
So that was our first day of vacation. This morning we met the others at Disneyland and headed up to San Jose. Got here in record time, and now we’re all just chilling and starting to get ready for dinner and then the amazing Spring Awakening tour cast. We’ve got our cute theater clothes, our Spring Awakening books, multi-colored Sharpies, and the hopes to get upgraded to better, closer, and maybe even onstage, seats!