MY WEEK IN PHOTOS: SEPTEMBER 2–8, 2019!
Labor Day with my parents, outdoor theater at the Getty Villa, visiting Star Wars Land for the first time, thrifting outdoor furniture at the flea market, and celebrating Gabby’s birthday.
Labor Day, office is closed and the sweat after my run was REAL.
My parents wanted to check out a rug store in hopes that a Labor Day sale would convince them to finally get a new rug. Their renovation is nearly complete after a year or so.
So many rugs, so little time. Well, so much time was spent in there, over an hour…no final decision was made but they got close with some options.
A big Monday feast: steamed fish, salt and pepper shrimp, orange chicken, noodles…
BABY IS GETTING A THIRD LEAF
Orchids still doing well through summer, I was waiting for the flowers to stop blooming to repot but look at them SHIME still
Tuesday night pottery, had an off throwing session
Second try at the vase for Kiki
A long day
Continued to editing and leftovers at home
Watching the Heal, this year’s Villa Outdoor Theater play. It was directed by Aaron Posner, who put on another show Zach really liked a few years back in Pasadena. Was fun to see his take on the Greek classic.
Night night Villa
Tiny burgres for dinner
Washing out our chosen popcorn bucket of choice for our big Disneyland day in the morning. Finally going to check out Star Wars Land.
GOOD MORNING. We are serious. Let’s get out of the house, asap.
Driving into the sunrise
Parked in the new lot…not sure why this felt so exciting.
It was also the first day of Halloween time at Disneyland, so there were pumpkins galore.
The park officially opened and a line formed walking towards Galaxy’s Edge aka Batuu
From Wookiepedia: “Batuu was a remote terrestrial planet on the edge of the galaxy’s Outer Rim Territories, in the Batuu system of the Trilon sector. Millenniua before the rise of the Galactic Empire, prior to the invention of hyperspace travel, Batuu was a popular stopping point for those traveling to Wild Space and the Unknown Regions. However, the opening of hyperspace routes caused the planet to be bypassed, resulting in the deterioration of the planet’s reputation into that of a forgotten backwater world.”
We headed to ride Smuggler’s Run aka the Millennium Falcon ride.
Love this blurry photo of where Chewbacca played chess.
You can be three different roles in the cockpit (a pilot, engineer or gunner) and the first time we rode we were the gunners…not my strength. But it was fun! I kept reminding myself to enjoy the ride and not worry about shooting when told to, ahah
The view with the falcon is just so cool.
Peeked into one of the restaurants, pretty empty.
Spent way too long in the shop, looking at all the details.
Surprised and happy by the amount of Star Wars Episode I-III merch available.
Living his truth
Walking through to the marketplace
Had a hard time passing these all up
Managed to walk away with nothing purchased. YET.
Into the droid factory
They recruit kids now too?!
Went on the Smuggler’s Ride once again, the second time we got to be pilots which was a true challenge and very fun.
Had a breakfast sausage wrap that looked
Salacious Crumb in the flesh
Headed out of Star Wars Land to ride Thunder Mountain
Then Indiana Jones! Weirdly not a crowded day, we just walked right on.
Our time slot for the Cantina came around and we rushed over.
I got the Fuzzy Tauntaun, which has this mysterious “buzz” foam on top that did seriously tingle it was so weird. But I enjoyed.
Finally rode the Casey Jr. Circus Train, a ride that somehow in our many years coming here we both never did together.
Chicken sandwich at the Hungry Bear
Delightful Halloween goodies
What did you say?
Cutting through to get to New Orleans Square
Zach convinced me to go on Splash
We got soaked.
Lychee mint julep
So many great pumpkins
To California Adventure and Carsland
Pickle popcorn, my usual
Trying out the appetizers available at the Italian restaurant in CA Adventure.
Meatballs and cheese!
Through Pixar Pier to ride Incredicoaster
We wanted to see Galaxy’s Edge one more time at night, so we made our way through California Adventure and back to Disneyland
Night in space
Tired after a long day at the parks, but ready for fireworks
My Disney souvenir
The next day we went to check out a pottery fair at the Craft Contemporary.
I was really overwhelmed by all the creative genius and talent and it was just awesome to see all the artist’s and their work up close.
Got an Italian sub on the way home
Truly a great sandwich
We moved the top half of a cabinet we bought at the Rose Bowl Flea Market a few months back. We use the bottom half for a TV stand, and this has been sitting around waiting to find a purpose. But I think it looks ok!
Made double rosemary chicken to bring to the potluck for the annual Hollywood Bowl night
Not sure why this looks like my parents are in two separate photos
Back to the Rosebowl Flea Market, this time to find some outdoor pieces.
Wish I got the pumpkin
Love this rolling cart, we’ll use it as an end table
Outdoor coffee table acquired
Stopped at home to see my parents and the progress they’ve made on my childhood bedroom
Kitties being happy cuties
Dragged my mom to the San Gabriel nursery
And then back to the nursery for a few more things
Zach is obsessed with the carnivorous plants
Looks chaotic, but it is my chaos. Places to sit around the fire place to enjoy the end of summer.
Potted this little Mickey looking plant for Gabby’s birthday
Japanese food, lots of sushi to share.
Picked up this bat at the flea market as well. Get the spooky season going.
High five if you’ve made it this far! This was a long post. Are you still reading? HELLO? *Shouts down a dark hallway* -ELLO -ELLO -ELLO -ELLOOO
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How was your October? It’s been a while. Hi! I went to Japan! So much to share with you all soon.
Much love friends.