I get it now.
Why people live in California.
Who wouldn’t want to wake up to this every day all year??
But even more reason to love Cali is this:
Carolyn is one of my very best friends. Since high school even. “Old” friends are the best. They know you, they know your history, what makes and has made you who you are. We know each other with a love and closeness that time has only grown.
She moved to California to go to college (on a swimming scholarship!) and settled in. Another reason I’m so thankful for the death of “long distance” phone call charges!
I had never gotten to go visit her world there. Until now! She treated me to a grand Los Angeles tour!!
Here’s a quick round up of a very full weekend!
I had never eaten sushi before. I wanted to, but how do you even know where to start? Enter Carolyn. Who ruined non-oceanside sushi for me forever! 🙂
She took me to Nobu in Malibu. Let me just say eating sushi while you can hear the ocean isn’t half bad!
I get the sushi obsession now! It’s so stinking yummy!! Just looking at it now is making me crave it!! We did soooo many fun and great things, but this was for sure the highlight I think!
I also discovered The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. Yummy!! Try it if you get a chance!
Fun farmers markets!
We went to what was apparently a big party, even by LA standards! Charlie Ebersol turned 30 and made his yard into “CharlieLand.”
There was a map…
This Kansas girl was starstruck by this party! Saw Kellan Lutz and Sophia Bush! But even better I got to meet some of Carolyn’s friends. She has great friends! I loved seeing her world!
There were games that you bought tickets to play. This group of girls won a huge bear and decided that I needed to fly home with it for the kids.
I’m not sure how this morphed into it, but somehow they decided that ALL three kids needed THEIR OWN bear! I tried in vain to explain that I was FLYING home. But this didn’t faze them…they all remembered how badly they wanted to win that bear that was bigger than them at AstroWorld when they were little!
So while these pictures were taken when we still just have one bear, we left with THREE! (but obviously ALL of our arms were too full with life size bears to take a picture! Haha!)
I got home late Sunday night and we set the bears up at their chairs (that Carolyn and I STUFFED into the suitcases and hoped they weren’t opened by TSA…they would have hated us when they had to get them back in!)
And they couldn’t be more attached to these bears! Her and her friends were so right!
(One of the rules for “show n tell” is that it has to fit in your backpack. So the next day SP took this picture instead!)
This is then every night!
While I was away Brian let Becks camp.
Then it got moved outside. I think it was like 30 out there, so that didn’t last long!
The girls spend some time at B and Howdy’s so they boys could do boy stuff (like camp!).
SP was B’s sous chef!
And Boo was true to her weirdness
Thank you Carolyn for the best weekend ever!! And for being my friend! 🙂