MY WEEK IN PHOTOS: DECEMBER 25–31, 2017!
Christmas day has arrived. Spending a week with my family at home, on our annual wine-tasting trip to Paso Robles area, and preparing for a New Years Eve gathering at Kiki’s. Aryn comes down to visit and Tubby is happy. Enjoy and Happy New Year!
Good morning! Merry Christmas, boyos. Warming themselves by the fire.
Tree looking beautiful and sparkly
A Christmas miracle, a side by side touching moment.
Let’s go in and exchange gifts!
I’m still getting Santa gifts, I’m a good elf.
Dad very happy to receive some High West whiskey.
Got my mom a new ornament
Enjoying some coffee and sitting by the fire.
Then it’s off to my mom’s friend’s place to make mochi
Gotta eat one while its fresh.
Over to my cousin’s house for the big family Christmas gathering.
This year we did a gift card white elephant.
What’s this egg?!
She always asks to take photos with my camera, future photographer?
Love all the chaos in every frame.
Tuesday! We left pretty early and drove up to San Luis Obispo, our family meets other family friends up here every year after the holidays.
From winery to brewery
Dinner at the hotel
Waiting for cheese
Stopped by Firestone brewery to bring back a growler
Creek walk through downtown San Luis Obispo
More sights around downtown SLO
Avila Family Farms
Feeding some goats
Horse close up
From the farm to Linn’s in Cambria
Thursday, heading back down to Los Angeles.
James Dean’s last stop
Picked up the dogs from my auntie
Headed back to my apartment for the eve
Zach’s back from his sister’s farm! We finished up the advent calendar.
Cutest little gifts from Zach’s family
James came over in costume ready for Tristy’s 2017 themed party. Guess what he is?
SpaceX and zombie Taylor Swift
Kiki as the little girl who interrupted her dad’s interview (video here)
Proud of this last minute paper bonnet
Being a melachony handmaid
Mustard day to make some returns at the mall
Finding new items to replace my returned goods
Friday, took my big little cousins to get ramen
Used my giftcard to treat the littles
Next we got boba
And then took some cuteass pics
Went to find a photobooth. Success!
Mochi icecream break
Took Kiki to get a Lucky Boy breakfast burrito
Quick coffee stop to get ready for party prep
99 cent store goodies
Cutting up 99 cent store decor to make other cute decor
Aryn arrived from the Bay in time to cuddle Tubby for the first time in a few years.
Tubby + Kiki
To the mini golf course
A beautiful day for some golf
It’s a dangerous game
Dinner with my parents
Sunday morning face mask
Bye Tubby, bye parents. Always love spending time at home.
Back to my apartment. Cleaned up Christmas decorations.
Found this fake plant on the side of the road years ago, kept it…and now decided to let this sad broken thing go. To 2018!
Put my crime scene terrarium a little lower, maybe it needs more sunlight to thrive.
Trimmed my semi-dead bamboo with the hopes it will revive
Setting up a new puzzle
Peanut comes over to hang out for the evening
Over to Kiki’s to set up for the NYE gathering
Our sad little DIY tassles
Testing out that selfie wall
Happy New Year!
Ladies getting glammed
Pulled a card for the new year. “The Four of Swords shows a period of rest and recovery after a time of challenge, with the promise that, once recovered, you can and will return to the challenge. In the meantime, the Four of Swords provides a new challenge – to stay silent and inactive. This is the time build up your mental strength. Meditate and spend time in a calm atmosphere. You need to replenish your strength and spend time in spiritual thinking. You need to rest and relax.”
My friends are too beautiful.
Gotta get that lighting just right
Time to break the pinata
After we got the candy out we went back upstairs and I got my soba together.
Thought it was supposed to be the first meal of the New Year, but I think it was supposed to actually be the NYE meal. Close enough. #YonseiFail!!!!
Happy New Year! May your 2018 be the best year yet.
Much love friends.