California Lovin'

September 27, 2011

Sorry about the lack of posting....I've been in California the past few days! I went for a work event, but managed to squeeze in some fun along the way.

The best part of California? Seeing some of my favorite people! As soon as my plane landed I hopped in my rental car and drove out to Fashion Island to meet my friends Erika and Rebecca. I've been friends with these girls since I was 6 years old.

 Erika brought along her 6 week old baby girl MJ. SO precious! Erika is such a great mommy and answered all my baby questions. 

 Rebecca got to love on MJ too....although I did hog her all to myself for most of lunch!

 Can you blame me? Look at that sweet little face! And that headband! I officially have baby fever.

Towards the end of the afternoon we got her to wake up and give us a few smiles. It was so great to finally meet MJ and catch up with old friends. 

I rushed from lunch to my aunt's house for dinner....but didn't take a single picture. Fail.

The next day I had to work all day and then Erin picked me up to do a little shopping and go to dinner. I was nearly in tears the night before trying to navigate down town LA at 10:00 at night by myself, so having Erin pick me up was the best thing ever. Erin is expecting a baby in March, so it was fun to see her little baby bump and catch up!
 
 We stumbled upon an Anthropologie...so excited! Here is Erin getting to know a little more about the trees from her homeland. 

 They had tons of cute stuff...like this adorable apron. 

And this cupcake tea towel. I basically went crazy over all the cute kitchen stuff!

 And this....not really sure what this is. Weiner dog note book?

And fun glasses. 

It was such a quick trip, but really good at the same time. The weirdest part was being in California and not seeing my mom or staying at her house. I decided not to drive by her place because I think it would have been too hard. Luckily I can now see my mom whenever I like...but man, I miss that house. Also weird? Getting upgraded to a suite at the hotel....while staying by myself. Nothing like a huge empty room to yourself to make you feel lonely! I'm lucky that every day I was there was jam packed with friends and family.

On a side note, I could use your prayers today. I have to take our cat, Henry, to the vet. I think he has an infected tooth that needs to be removed. The last time I took a cat to the vet it was one of the worst days ever. Please pray.

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22 Responses to “California Lovin'”

  1. Keep us updated with Henry!!! Hugs!

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  2. It was amazing seeing you this weekend. I LOvED it... Although now I wish I could see you whenever I wanted! Send Henry my love... I'll be praying for him.

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  3. My friend got that apron at her bridal shower a few weeks ago! I love it!! I'm jealous you got in some good friend time, but it's nice that you can mix business with pleasure!!

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  4. oh praying for sweet henry! pets are like children! and the entire time i was reading this post, i kept thinking about how many cool shades there were! sounds like such a fun trip:)

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  5. What a fun Cali trip, catching up with all your friends! Will definitely be praying for strength for you today as you take Henry to the vet!

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  6. Looked like you had a blast on your trip. Loved the apron! :) And I'm keeping y'all in my prayers today...Hope Henry's tooth feels better, soon!! xoxo

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  7. Looks like you had an amazing time and that baby is precious! Will say a prayer for your Henry!

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  8. Aw. I will be praying for Henry! You guys could sure use a break in that department. I'm sure everything will be OK with him though! On the plus side, Cali looks like it was awesome. I want to get out there so badly!

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  9. CA looks like it was fun but I'm sending prayers and positive thoughts your way for Henry! Hope he's ok!

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  10. Fuuun! I grew up in Newport...love Fashion Island! :)

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  11. Fun time, beautiful baby and prayers heading your way for Henry...that all will go smoothly and he will be good as new!

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  12. Sounds like you had a great time in California! I left an award for you on my blog, congrats!

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  13. Sending kitty prayers your way! :(

    Yay for LA. I love living here but depending on what neighborhood you were in at 10pm, I may have been crying also lol!

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  14. looks so fun and you have the most amazing hair!

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  15. I didn't know you and Erika were friends. Her husband and I have pretty much known one another from birth. Small world. And Miss MJ is just too cute. Her little nose it adorable.
    And if I could I would just take the whole kitchen section of Anthropologie and put it in my house. I could spend hours just looking and dreaming in there.

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  16. Praying for you and Henry!! I am so sad I missed you on your trip :(, but looks like you had a great time.

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  17. Aww will be thinking of you! On another note- baby plans yet with the fever =)

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  18. The look to the side got me. =) What a face. So adorable. God bless. And your blog make me feel inspired to blog more. Im following now, and maybe you'll visit me some day.




    thebookness.blogspot.com

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  19. Glad you had such a great time in California and got to see so many friends, how fun!! But I think you really need to plan a work trip to Atlanta soon!! :)

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  20. The last pic of the baby is just precious. So funny.

    Praying for your cat! I'm sure everything will be fine :)

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  21. Oooooh I love those sunglasses so much!

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  22. SO GREAT TO SEE YOU JULIE! I promise I will make it out to you someday! Thank you for holding my little MJ, she had a wonderful time. Please say hello to your mom! (and I am SO glad henry is OK....oh how we love our pets!) :)
    -erika

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