Sit down, peeps. This is going to take a while.
Rylee and fam came over to celebrate her 1/2 birthday. These two are such a mess.
Pa came to visit one night while Blake and I were in town and then also while we were in L.A. We ate dinner on the Oceanside Pier.
Always, always dancing.
The pier was buzzing with activity. Several sting rays caught!
And, a leopard shark.
Widespread Panic arrived and we headed to L.A.
Spotted this bumper sticker. Love. I love my chickens.
(I'm talking about our kids, although, I would enjoy raising the poultry variety, too.)
We stayed in Korea Town. And, picked the hands-down worst hotel ever.
Not because it was in Korea Town. There are nice places, there.
Not sure this is one of them.
This one is. I love a good venue.
"Hollywood and Vine" for the Panic fans reading.
Went down to Hollywood Blvd and checked out the chaos.
Grauman's Chinese Theater. Legendary.
This swanky little bar was attached to our hotel. No idea how that was made possible.
23 pounds lost!
Blake finally found the shirt I've been looking for since Puerto Rico in 2007.
Thank you, random dude with your rock-n-roll hands up, for making this picture awesome.
It was a total blast.
A few quotes:
(all from Blake)
*Please speed up. You're going to get us killed. If there is no traffic, you floor it. Go 80. And, get out of the left lane.
*Pick up your camera before we make this quick stop. This car will be up on blocks in 5 minutes and it will probably be done by that Pepsi guy making his delivery. It doesn't take long. Bring everything in.
And, my favorite:
*Last night included many severe flashbacks to high school. It was like watching someone drink for the first time and making sure they don't do any stupid sh*t.
Thank you, Blake!
We seriously had so much fun. Even sitting in our heinous hotel room having pre-show cocktails. Blake makes me laugh like no other.
OK, so my friend, Kelly, is in town. Had a great visit and will see her Wednesday, too!
We ate at Islands and then shopped at the Carlsbad Outlets.
Later that evening, we cooked out and relaxed in the back yard.
Kelly taught the kids some Hammer Time moves. Carter was horrified.
Finally, surf camp!
Today was day 1 and it was super fun.
shy little guy was front and center, first in line to get in the water. Such a cool kid.
Rather than gliding above the incoming wave like most kids, he now dips and crashes through to avoid more delay getting out and more paddling.
He even falls with a smile on his face!
Summer is full speed ahead and there are several vendors set up we don't see year round.
Our little pro......after 3 hours of non-stop work.
I treated Carter to a double scoop of home made ice cream and then we headed home to see the little punks after Vacation Bible School.
Lots to do this week.
Lainey has a fever. Of course she does! Because we have flights booked cross country on Saturday. I'd rather have it now than then......keep your fingers crossed for me, please.
3 kids + mom have dentist appointments tomorrow. I love getting my teeth cleaned. LOVE. I wish I could do it weekly. (seriously)
Work on Wednesday for me.
Hair cut and color on Thursday.
Los Angeles on Friday!
I'm starting to pack and get things organized. Batman is covered. Mail has been held. Keys are being made for house sitters. Etc, etc.
Off to finish The Bachelorette. Back soon!