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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year!!!  Hope 2011 is treating you all well and that 2010 went out with a bang!  For Seth and I, to end the year, we flew to Los Angeles for the weekend to visit with my sister Marissa and her fiance Peter.  The trip was really fun and, seeing as we are really trying to finish saving for the wedding, we tried to cut corners...which led to some great stories :)  To start, we got a small rental car which, even after Seth put the seat all the way back, his knees still touched the dash haha...and we drove it all the way over to...the Econo Lodge (which we booked on Hotwire through the blind bidding process) in WeHo.  After we checked in, my 'diva' side (as Seth likes to say) came out and we checked right back out (and got a refund cause, for real, it was ghetto!) and headed back to Marissa's where we stayed the next two nights :)

Peter, Marissa, me, and Fergus

Our view from Jamaica Bay Inn...much better than the Econo Lodge :)

We went down to the beach, did some shopping in Glendale, and enjoyed the California sun with friends.  On New Year's Eve, we checked into the Jamaica Bay Inn in Marina del Ray and met up with our friend's Ryan and Emily to ring in the New Year.  We chilled at the hotel for a while and then headed down to Main Street in Santa Monica where we danced the night away at Finn McCool's Irish Pub (and SO random, the first person I see when I walk in the pub? a guy from my law school class back in D.C. - I guess it really IS a small world after all!)  Anyway, got up the next day and headed to the airport to go back to Salt Lake for one last hurrah with the family!  We had dinner at Chrissy's house and then ended our trip with traditional smothered burritos before it was time to leave back for the East coast.  After an hour and a half delay of our flight (due to a broken toilet in first class haha) it was up and away and we made it safely back to D.C.

Ryan, Emily, and Seth pre-partying at the hotel!

Dayton, me, Seth, and Jack :)

Seth is now back hard at work and I am enjoying one last week of relaxation (mixed with job application and gettin 'er done) before the new semester starts!  Thanks to all of our family and friends who made our Christmas Part 2/New Year so wonderful!  I hope that this finds you all well and that your 2011 has started off great!  I love you all so much and look forward to sharing another year with you :)  Til the next time - xo!

2 comments:

Munchy's Mama said...

"For real, it was ghetto" Haha. I love you guys!

Brandon Roman said...

and we love YOU :)