MY WEEK IN PHOTOS: DECEMBER 26, 2016-JANUARY 1, 2017! (PART 2)
Our annual family trip up to San Luis Obispo after Christmas, hiking to a waterfall with the pups, seeing my mom’s high school self in a gallery show, and spending New Years weekend with my closest friends who came down from the Bay area.

Start with PART 1 if you haven’t! Click meeee.

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Woken up by Sufi

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Worked on my puzzle with gecko’s assistance

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Zach is back from his holiday time in Texas! We took the pups on a waterfall-hunting hike

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Sufi seems weaker but surprisingly he’s the waaaaay better hiker. Tweedy is terrible…was worried he’d need to be carried

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The hike involved crossing a river a few times as we headed toward the waterfall

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Helping Tweedy cross the stream

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The waterfall is in site!

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THEY BOTH MADE IT!!!!!! To the end!!!! so proud.

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Beautiful! So happy to see water here…was worried with the drought that it’d be barren

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Letting the pups dry out in the sun

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The hike back out!

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Got back to the car…somebody had a blast

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^____^

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Zach and I took my mom to Descanso Gardens

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My mom was like…”let’s take a photo” but then proceeded to answer a phone call.

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NOTICE ME MOM

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Wandering the gardens

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My mom wanted to show me the gallery space, there’s a show there about the Japanese Garden at Descanso and surprise! My mom has some photos in it. She worked there when she was in high school!

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Here’s a pic of my mom (she’s in the middle) that’s in the gallery! She served tea to guests at the tea house in the Japanese Garden

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Here’s a photo of my Aunt, my mom’s twin

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Mom and yukata

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They were setting up lights for the light up nighttime event (separate tickets) but we got a preview of the lights

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Lights lights

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Fog and laser show over the lake

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My mom and Zach and I stopped for some Korean food for dinner. We had kalbi (marinated bbq beef ribs), spicy pork bbq, kimchi, rice, bean sprouts, tofu, hot spicy tofu soup with seafood, and assorted pickled goodies.

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Got home and dad was playing with gecko

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Zach and I finally finished Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life….I’ll say that my reaction at the end (to the final four words) was horror and made me mad hahah. UGH. But overall? I enjoyed the series, found myself smiling, crying, loving Emily and Lorelai and MICHELE and being delighted. But yeah…Rory is trash lol.

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Friday morning I brought Glenn with me to babysit my little cousins

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Watched them for a few hours in the morning

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My mom came along and saw a Facebook video on how to curl hair with a paper towel or rags….which is apparently how her mom (my grandma) used to curl her hair

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We played with OSMO! It’s pretty neat, they got it for Christmas. You put a little mirror on the camera, and you can draw (and play other games too) and the game puts them into the scene. Here’s a submarine we drew…

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They don’t like cats or dogs (too afraid) but surprisingly they loved the gecko

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They built him a little house

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The final look ahha not perfect but pretty cute

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My cousin came back so we headed home

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Loving all the rain we’re getting

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Had a nice ramen dinner with my family before packing most of my stuff and heading back to Culver City…friends are coming down from the Bay area to hang out for New Years weekend. SO EXCITED.

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Back to Culver

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Alyssa and Aryn!!!!!! Both live in the bay. But here for the weekend.

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We went to downtown cuz these ladies wanted to dance

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Post-dancing tacos

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Chorizo and al pastor

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Alyssa stayed with me. Good morning!

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Met back up for brunch, but I wasn’t feeling too well so afterwards I came home to have tea and lay down

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Tea and resting while listening to the rain

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Tweedy got a bath

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And Alyssa and I somehow found ourselves watching all of old MTV on YouTube…Room Raiders…Parental Control…NEXT

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We got our shit together and headed back over to Kiki’s to prep for the New Year’s Eve party we decided on last minute

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We got some balloons and other stuff from the Dollar Store

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Not bad for last minute, eh?

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We told people to come at 9, and started getting ready at about 8:30 hahah

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Round fruit to bring into the New Year (Aryn and Kiki said it was Filipino tradition) but HAPPY to have an adorable small apple

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Wowow my beautiful friends

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Gin and tonic and my gemstone dress

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James

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Kiki blinking oopsies

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SO happy

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Roomies in my heart

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Marielle is here from London!

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Mmmm

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Lot of shuffling

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To get the group pic!

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Getting close to midnight! Pop that bottle

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Passed out our glow sticks and what we thought were poppers from the Dollar Tree (they weren’t poppers…they were kaleidoscopes)

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MIDNIGHT!!!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR

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Morning! It’s 2017 weird

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MARIE! She’s back from Mexico City

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Brunch and youtube videos and we say our final goodbyes before they head up to the bay and I head to Japanese New Year eating

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Tempura

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Kobe hates me

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The traditional food table

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The meats and seafood

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First round

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After eating…we…CHILL. Hard.

Happy New Year!!!!!

It’s 2017…so strange. I may do a 2016 reflections post…of just some highlights of the year. 🙂

Much love friends.

Posted by:sarahwaldo

By day I'm a content producer at an arts org in Los Angeles, by night I am the overly apologetic brain and face of sleepywaldo.blog

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