Friday, October 26, 2007

California Trip

Having a hard time keeping the blog updated these days! At the beginning of October, Lauren and I flew down to the Bay Area for my dear friend Shalene's wedding. It was hard to leave Aidan and Ryan at home, but they had a great time together and did cute things like bike rides, haircuts together, etc. I've known Shalene since elementary school and it was so wonderful to be able to see so many people I was best friends with growing up. There is absolutely nothing quite like spending time with old friends. We even got to stay with my best friends frcm college, Leslie and Sam (who started dating right when we got to college--13 years ago now, eeek--and have been married for 8 years) and meet their new baby and see their 4-year-old again. We had tons of fun getting a manicure and pedicure with the bridal party (Lauren sat on my lap), watching the rehearsal at the beautiful Berkeley Botanical Garden, driving around, getting stuck in traffic on the Bay Bridge, shopping at some awesome stores in Walnut Creek that we don't have here, and eating dinners and talking with Les and Sam.

Lauren and me with Les and sweet baby Maren

In Les and Sam's back yard before Lauren and I left for the wedding

Babies together! It was funny to have Lauren be the bigger kid...she is always the little one around here!

Getting our nails done at the salon, with Lauren on my lap. My beautiful friend Hilary, whom I lived with in Santa Cruz along with our friend Amy, is the one standing up. Hilary and Amy were the maids of honor in Shalene's wedding.

Cutie pie Lauren at the reception in Oakland


molly w. said...

That last picture is just wonderful -- she's all dressed up and looks so happy!

Joe and Jane said...

Sounds like a fun trip! My cousins are from Walnut Creek - great place!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a fun time- you guys look SPECTACULAR!! Hugs to you! js

Andy & Rebecca said...

What a great trip!! Girlfriend time is always so refreshing isn't it??? :) And Lauren is just beautiful in that little dress. What a sweetiepie.


I-Chwen said...

She is so gorgeous in that little dress!! I am glad you had some girl time - that's good for everybody.