Tuesday, June 5, 2007

A visit to So Cal

It's been a while since my last post. We've been busy as usual. Right now we are in Southern California at my mom's house. We flew down on Thursday and the kids did great on the plane. It's just a short trip, but Ava could do a lot of damage in one hour, so I was worried. Luckily she was content to sit in my lap and eat snacks for most of the plane ride.
We're here for another round of weddings and graduations. The first event on our calendar was my friend Laura's wedding in Orange. It was beautiful and the bride and groom are so cute and so in love, it makes me happy just to look at them. We stayed in a hotel that night and my sister came with us to watch the kids (thanks Rae).

Tony and Laura

My mom got us tickets to a taping of Jay Leno for Father's Day and we went yesterday. We got to go onstage and meet Jay afterwards and take pictures because we had a special VIP ticket. No cameras allowed in the studio though, so they'll be sending our pictures in 4-6 weeks. It was cool, but it made me sad to walk by all the people in the standby line, because that's where my friends and I were in NY waiting for Regis & Kelly.

Dan and I even escaped to watch a movie the other night. We saw Knocked Up and it is seriously the funniest movie we have seen in a long time. Of course, we rarely see movies anymore, what with the two kids and all, but still. Very funny.

Next on our agenda, my sister graduates from high school tomorrow. The kids are staying with a friend of mine because Drew is terrified of graduations. Seriously, that's why I've decided not to walk next week in my own graduation. The rest of us will be in the stadium by 6:00 waiting for the ceremony to start at 7:00. I'll probably cry when they play Pomp and Circumstance.

Then we've got our family graduation party on Saturday celebrating my sister's high school graduation, my brother's college graduation, and my grad school graduation. Unfortunately we willl be missing my brother's actual graduation ceremony on Sunday because we are flying back to Sacramento for a wedding that afternoon. Wow.

On our off days we've been visiting local parks and playing in the front yard. We miss all our usual playdates and activities and can't wait to see you all again soon.

Dan and Andrea at Laura's wedding

Me and my Mom toasting the bride and groom

Me and Dan outside the studio


Isabelle's Mommy said...

Sounds like you are having a great time! Miss you!

leslie. said...

Oh my goodness, you look like your mom! First time seeing pics of her, I think. Happy graduation to everyone! I'll be attending my own little sister's high school graduation in a couple of weeks and I'll be taking our new puppy (pics on my blog) on the plane ride...snacks, you say? Not that a dog is anywhere as much responsibility as a little girl. I just need to pick up pointers anywhere I can!

rose said...

i'll be glad when you're home and we can play again! take care, travel safe and we'll see ya soon.

Katie said...

Ummm, can I have one of whatever you and your mom were drinking for the toast? Looks yummy!! See you soon!

kate in ohio said...

blech, jay leno? i hope you shivved him for me. ps miss yer guts.

Molly said...

Glad to hear that your trip is going great! I have to agree with Katie... that drink in the picture looks mighty yummy!