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Monday, December 21, 2009

Birthday Parties and the Balboa Light Parade

4 MORE DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS!!!!

I really want to be six again! Yesterday my niece Alysse turned the big six years old and she was the cutest Snow White Princess I have ever seen :) 

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Of course I am her favorite Aunt on the Trujillo side (her only). 

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She was so excited to get our Christmas Card because she loves Bosco! 

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I got her a Bosco of her own! A little T-Cup puppy that she can carry with her always. 

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This just looks so natural ;) 

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Too cute! 

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I love my Lysse she is just getting sooooo big! HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET GIRL!

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After the party we headed off to the annual Balboa Light Parade with fun friends! 

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Hubby and I had Subway on the drive down so when we saw this Yogurt shop on the island I knew it was time for dessert! I got a little bit of all of my favorites, pumpkin, chocolate, peanut butter and banana.  I added some Heath Bar and Graham cracker crumbs on top to make it perfection!

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Then it was time for the Boat Parade! We saw a few less boats this year, not sure why but all the ones we did see where pretty spectacular! 

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This is our 9th year getting together for this festive evening! 

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After we watched the parade we walked around the island and admired the homes that were all DECKED out! 

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We even had some very entertaining side walk performers.

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I wanted to steal this adorable little golf cart! 

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Our friend Syd actually lives on the island so after we were pooped from walking we stopped by his house to sing some carols with his rock star brother! 

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Hubby even got up and sang a few, he can sing some wonderful Johnny Cash songs that melt my heart! 

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The boys 

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As if all of this fun wasn’t enough we headed over to a local coffee shop called The Gypsies Den. I ordered a delicious cup of decaf.

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Hubby ordered the Chicken Nachos, I had my share as well (minus the cheese).

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We sat around chatting late into the night and then we said our sweet goodbyes and called it a night. 
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What a wonderful night, I miss all of these people!!! My new years resolution is to see them ALL a lot more!  

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I slept in until 8:30 and laid in bed catching up on my google reader, man you were all so busy this weekend loved reading about your fun filled weekends! When I finally rolled out of bed I made a beautiful bowl of Cranberry Pumpkin Scone Oats!

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I have no “REAL” plans today:

  • Organize Room + Bathroom
  • Wrap presents
  • Organize AD stuff
  • Get baking list together
  • Teach Kickboxing

See you all soon!

P.S. Remember to finish strong out there, I have a great workout I am posting at lunch!

11 comments:

Rose said...

Wow. Those houses are all decked out! Love it :)

Leah said...

Your neice is adorable!
I love when the Christmas lights go up! Makes everything so much prettier!

marathonmaiden said...

i love driving through neighborhoods where every house gets into it! and your niece is adorable!!

katie said...

Nice update!

Nachoes, frozen yogurt and parties!

Awesome!

Happy Monday!

Katie

http://katiechangesforkatie.blogspot.com/2009/12/slim-secrets-bars-giveaway-extended.html

Lisa said...

Wow those Christmas lights look AMAZING!!! What a great evening :)

Runeatrepeat said...

So, your Bffs are preggo - is there pressure on you to be next?

Danielle (Coffee Run) said...

You've inspired me too keep exercising! It seems that everyone else is saying "oh it's normal; tis the season" but I like your approach :)

Jenna said...

yummm that yogurt looks so good- glad ya had a great weekend!!
Jenna

Rachel said...

That light parade is awesome!! I would love to find something like that here!!

Lauren said...

Awww your niece is too adorable and how sweet you guys all look together!

What a fantastic evening. I think that fro-yo may have been the best part though. :) Holy yum!

Wow, I think that is one of the first time I heard you say you have NO plans!!! YAY!!! I am so happy for you!! :) LoL, you are one of the busiest girls I know, so you totally deserve a day of absolute nothing.

Go relax and have a blast doing it! :)

just me said...

ohhh...i remember seeing those houses when i was a kid! i shoudl totally try to make my way out there before i leave!