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Monday, December 21, 2009

Birthday Parties and the Balboa Light Parade


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!


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!  


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!


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!


Happy Monday!



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!!

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!