Thanksgiving in LA, 2015

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Hello everyone! I am finally getting around to Thanksgiving, just squeaking by before Christmas.

This year we decided to go see my friend, Kristi. She was my roommate in art school, so we have known each other a long time, at this point in our lives. She comes down for most of our family events, so I was happy to return the favor and make it up to see her for this festive holiday.

Plus, LL thinks that she is the coolest person I know (I think). She definitely talks about her a lot. Not to mention, she’s the one that brought a massive, box of three train sets for the kids on the day we celebrated LL’s 3rd birthday. Another thing I am reminded of regularly.

Our day started off with breakfast at home, packing up the car and then heading out. Hit some LA traffic, per usual, arriving for our holiday fun around 11:30am. We relaxed, played, and took pictures for our holiday cards. It was amazing and I loved it. You see, Kristi studied photography while we were in school, so my plan was to have her take our family picture and it totally worked. Lucky us, because the tripod and timer gig was proving to be a no-go with two kiddos and a dog.

Eventually, her friends and family arrived and we all got to overindulge ourselves with lots of yummy food. The special treat was having our third roommate there, Sarah. She recently moved to LA from Chicago and we are thrilled to have her close to us. Even LL approves. The day after Thanksgiving she was sitting next to Sarah at lunch, turned to her and said, “I like you.” More than likely with her cute, almost embarrassed, smile. I didn’t see it, but I sure did hear it and it warmed my heart.

Sadly, I didn’t take any pictures. We were having such a great time that I didn’t think about it. When you get the three of us together there is always plenty of chatting and laughing going on. I feel very blessed to have these two girls just a couple of hours away. I have missed feeling like I have “family” close by to celebrate with and make the west coast feel even more like home.

So, next I will share the pics we took for our cards. Enjoy!

Front of our card, it's the best we could do.

Front of our card, it’s the best we could do and I love it.

Can you tell which one of us has a photoshopped 'new' face?

Can you tell which one of us has a photoshopped ‘new’ face?

This one didn't get used, but I like it. Plus, another photoshopped face!

This one didn’t get used, but I like it. Plus, another photoshopped face!

These cars were a huge hit for the kids. They are almost parent-proofed. You see the bruise on Cecitos forehead that I had to clean up for the other shots?

These cars were a huge hit for the kids. They are almost parent-proofed. You see the bruise on Cecitos forehead that I had to clean up for the other shots?

They are good pics, but man was I disappointed that I forgot my makeup. This is me in all my Mom Glory with fresh clean face right after an amazing shower that I got to take alone without interruption. Perfection.

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